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 with simply documenting the garden – you want photos to share, not just jog your memory. You will want to have something to say, a story to tell. I hope it does not seem too obvious, but let’s start with appreciation and mimicry. First, let’s show our appreciation of the wonder of gardens, then let’s try to find photos that might inform our own gardens with ideas we can mimic. Continue Reading →