Our loyal readers know “Picture This” has been a popular Gardening Gone Wild photo contest over the years, where we invite professional garden photographers to pick a theme and hand out awards. It has been a great way for readers to learn together and link their contest photo in their own blogs to the GGW community of garden photographers.
Well, the contest is a lot of work for us and our our guest photographers, so it needs to evolve. Rather than simply discontinue the fun, it will run occasionally with our in-house professional garden photographer – me. As I develop my e-book on garden photography I will post how-to lessons under the Picture This category, and invite anyone to post their own interpretation of the lesson on their own blog and link it to GGW, where I would urge each contestant to go and comment.
As a group each of the students will be able to learn from the collective critique and I will do my best to offer follow-up critique myself as time allows. This is a bit of an experiment as I decide what works and how students learn. Continue Reading →