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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 [...]

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 [...]