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Making an Art Print

– Posted in: Garden Photography
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It is such a relief, a release really, when I can stop my crazy production schedule and create something new.  Too much of what I seem to be doing these days is looking back at old work as I put the final touches on The PhotoBotanic Garden Photography Workshops.  My next post will be the [...]

Planning a Workshop

– Posted in: Garden Photography
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Whenever I do photography workshops I visit the garden just before to get a head start on what the students will see.  So it was with great delight I recently visited UC Berkeley Botanical Garden. My workshop is from my new PhotoBotanic Garden Photography e-book, the lesson on Composition and Balance, and I needed to see [...]

On the Path to Art

– Posted in: Garden Photography
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This will be a bit of a challenge.  Photos are supposed to tell a story, so I present a series of photos without comment. The set up:  I was in Hoyt Arboretum in Portland, Oregon looking to add two photos into my lecture "Finding the Photo".  I always try to add photos that are current and [...]

Gardening Is A Sacred Act

– Posted in: Miscellaneous
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"Gardening is a sacred act. When you dig a hole in the ground, and feel the soil in the palm of your hands or as it crumbles between your fingers, you’re participating in a ritual that’s been taking place since the dawn of humankind. There's a rhythm to gardening that soothes our souls and awakens [...]

The Flower Silhouette

– Posted in: Garden Photography
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Recently an editor asked me if I had any bold flowers on black background.  Rather than going through my files looking for something to transform with Photoshop I decided to shoot a new photo.  It's the height of the season after all. Clematis 'Dr. Ruppel' has just coming into full spring glory, twining up into [...]