photography

A Wild Vacation

– Posted in: Garden Adventures, Garden Photography

I have been on vacation.  No gardens.  No professional camera.  It was wild - which is where I learn the best lessons for gardening. If you have never been to Yellowstone National Park, put it on your bucket list.  Sure there are lots of people there during the summer season, but there are grizzly bears [...]

Stalking Geraniums

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Perennials

When faced with overwhelming choices in beautiful gardens, it is almost essential for garden photographers to give themselves a target, an assignment.  These days, I am stalking geraniums. True, it is great to wander around a wonderful garden, drinking in beauty, grabbing shots, but too often such photos end up as snapshots without a story [...]

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 [...]