The Reston Photographic Society is pleased to welcome Padma to their April meeting.  Padma Inguva is a woman, a mother, a restless soul and lifelong focused student and mentor.  Her photography is wide ranging and always excellent.  Take a look at her website,, to see her outstanding work.  On April 18, 2022 at 7:30 PM, via Zoom, Padma will share her excellent techniques around flower photography.

Program Title: Floral Photography with Passion

Padma will share information about some of her techniques in creating stunning flower portraits. These techniques include photographing flowers on Lightbox, multiple exposures both in Camera and via Photoshop, applying textures to floral images, selective focus, blurred backgrounds, compositional elements, backlighting, and bokeh! This program also includes tips on processing colors which are considered difficult to photograph, like red and purple.

Artist Statement: In her own words “My goal as a photographer is to get people to slow down, unite with the natural world and absorb the beauty of flowers, create an oasis in this rapid, constantly demanding stressful daily life. There is no better way to escape this running-around than spending time looking through a lens. I want to set people on a path of inspiration, hope, joy, and love that comes from an appreciation of these tiny treasures all around us. It gives me immense joy in taking you down a beautiful journey into flowers through my lens where you admire and observe flowers with a whole new perspective and create art that lasts far longer than the flower itself.”