Gardening Gone Wild

Lens Flare

– Posted in: Garden Photography

At one point or another all garden photographers will have to deal with lens flare.   Too much strong directional light will cause the glass in the lens to disperse the light - flare, and affect the quality of the image. The flare will wash out color and reduce contrast.  It is not always so [...]

Hardscape in garden photos

– Posted in: Garden Photography

To get a good garden photo, look for hardscape to help define your composition and tell the story, a story about the structure of the garden, how it is put together, what elements, besides the plants, make it work. In this lesson of the PhotoBotanic Garden Photography Workshop, we continue the assignment theme “Think Like [...]

Photographing Grasses

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Garden Photography

More than any other group of plants, I love to photograph grasses.  They bring light, motion, and texture to gardens.  They range widely in size and color, and mix well into all garden styles, from beds and borders to meadows and in containers.  Because they are so versatile in blending into gardens they can be [...]