Flower photography tips and hints to help you make better and more meaningful photos you'll be proud to show off.
The Spiritual Garden... There are few places on earth that are as peaceful and as close to heaven as a garden. You might call that energy God, or you might use a different name. To me, it's Spirit. When I'm in a garden, spiritual energy surrounds me like a warm, comforting blanket that I can wear the rest of my day.
Special tips on photographing butterflies. No, butterflies aren't flowers, but they have been called "flying flowers". No garden can exist without the butterflies, the bees and the multitudes of pollinators.
Video - a super way to catch movement, like those dashing butterflies. Want to remember what your garden looked like the best blooming year ever? Capture the whole space with you cell phone camera or your DSLR.
Photo Editing - I love to work in the digital darkroom.
Don't be nervous about photo editing. Jump in
and experiment. With a little guidance (from Yours Truly), you'll be
comfortable, confident and competent creating beautiful photo art from your own photos.
Information about Gardens, Festivals and Celebrations from all over this amazing world of ours.
Information about guided tours to magical gardens of the world. Join up and you'll not only get that vacation you've been praying for... you'll be spending time touring some of the most famous gardens of the world. You'll meet new friends, improve your photography and have a whole lot of fun to boot!
Flower symbolism. Flowers have a language all their own. What flowers mean is sprinkled all through my website. Pick up a few ideas if you want your next bouquet to mean something unique and special.
Photo crafts from your own garden and flower photography. Not just to show off... there's a wee bit of pride in printing your gorgeous images on your cell phone case, on your favourite T-shirt, or embroidered on a cushion for Grandma's Christmas present.
Flower Photography ... from the soul.
Quite often, I meditate in a quiet part of
the garden for awhile before I scout out scenes or specific flowers I
photograph. After I've got a feel for the garden's energy, ideas come
more easily for images that I think would tell a unique story about
Flower photography is a very contemplative process.
Everything in the garden... the birds and their songs, the water
features, strategically placed art, and the plants, create an
environment that has to flood all of your senses. You can't photograph a
garden by rushing through it! It's a slow, gentle, experiential
If you can't get to a garden today, there's always a flower nearby. Even one little
flower can be an awesome subject. A delicate little flower pushing aside the concrete, reaching up to the sun, is a story of strength and courage!
My goal is to help you with your photography skills and show
you how to improve your flower and garden photography. And even more, to
encourage you to slow down and truly enjoy the garden... to see and experience it as you
never have before both with your eyes and through the lens.
Practicing mindfulness for better garden photos doesn't just improve your photos. You'll experience a positive spin-off in all areas of your life.
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