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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Whimsy and Provocation

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Garden Visits

We interrupt the regularly scheduled garden photography lesson to bring you some breaking news.  While I was writing this lesson in The PhotoBotanic Garden Photography Workshop, controversy erupted. Provocation in the world of gardens and art !  National scandal in "hip, pretentious art" at the Berkeley Botanical Garden where an on-site art exhibit using recycled [...]