CPG member Nancy Kirkpatrick will talk to us about the ins and outs of flower photography, whether in a natural setting or with added light modifiers. Ring lights, soft boxes, light tents and light tables, even scanning all open up the possibility of floral photography all year round.
Nancy loves to talk flowers. Their names, their growing habits, their personalities. Her first garden, planted with the help of her dad who late in life became a Master Gardner, was a riot of colorful petunias grown from seed. Her little back-door plot won first place in junior division of a city-wide garden competition.
So it was only natural that Nancy would choose flowers as her main subject when she first took up photography in 2005. Over the years Nancy learned everything she could about her Nikon, lighting, posing people, and creative techniques, but she always found herself turning back to flowers for fun and relaxation.
Nancy and her husband, Al, moved to St Simons in 2009, and Nancy retired from office life to take up photography full time. Fast forward to 2015, and Nancy returned to her favorite subject—flowers.
Nancy is a long-time member of Coastal Photographers Guild, Professional Photographers of America, and local art associations.