March 12, 2019 – Joyce Dumas, the Dumas Method of Flower Photography

2019 03 flowers 2Join us for Joyce Dumas’ presentation of the “Dumas Method of Flower Photography”, a very informative and creative approach of taking flower photographs.

Joyce will describe:
• Quality of light
• Light control
• Composition
• How to improve your images
• Post-processing considerations in Camera Raw, Photoshop and Nik
• Equipment used for flower photography

Joyce’s online gallery - https://joycedumasphotos.com/ and her blog - http://joycedumasphotos.blogspot.com/ 

2019 03 flowers 1Joyce has shown her work in regional galleries as well as at juried fine art shows throughout the Southeast. She teaches photography and digital imaging classes and leads photography workshops. She co-founded the Blue Ridge Mountain Photographers (BRMP) guild, chaired the BRMP National Photography Exhibit, and served on the board of the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. 

Nature photographer Joyce Dumas has a career background in both photography and writing and finds she is happiest when she can combine the two crafts. "I find myself thinking about how I'm going to write about a photography experience while I'm in the field shooting. When I sit at the computer, writing about the shoot leads me to thinking about how I can do things differently next time. It's a symbiotic relationship that hopefully improves the techniques of both." The analysis involved in describing the thought processes behind making a photograph was jokingly called "The Dumas Method" by a student and the label, now used in book and lecture titles, took root.