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Photographing the Light

– Posted in: Garden Photography
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I love the morning light when photographing gardens.  Gardens are fresh, the air clean, and the light is sweet. It is nearly impossible to work in the hot sunny light when the brightest colors take on a contrasted, metallic look and the shady areas become black holes.  In California where there is little humidity in the [...]

Appreciation and Mimicry

– Posted in: Garden Photography

So far, in these lessons on garden photography, we have explored the rudiments of composition and light in making good garden photos.  In today's lesson (1.4) we step back and begin to analyze why we take pictures so that we can begin to understand when to snap the shutter. Let's assume you are not content [...]

December Calendar Photos

– Posted in: Garden Photography

December is now the most commonly requested calendar photo by my various publishers.  This is because many calendars now include 13 months, adding December of the year it is sold to the 12 months of the upcoming year. So, for my posting here, I thought it might be fun to show the variety of photos [...]