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Let the Light Work

Let the Light Work

A streak of sunlight can be a beacon, calling a photographer to action.  In an early morning shoot, here at the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History, a sunbeam broke from between some trees and cast a bright light across the pollinator garden, spotlighting a native sunflower, Madia elegans. A bright streak can be a real problem, it can be harsh and contrasty light, often forcing the camera to make a difficult exposu... Read More »

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Photo of Saxon HoltHello !  I am Saxon Holt and I have created PhotoBotanic as a place to share my 30 years as a garden photographer.  It’s all about celebrating plants through photography and I want you to find that joy too.  Poke around.  Learn what I have learned and see gardens through a photographer’s eye.

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In the membership area of the Learning Center I teach my garden photography workshops, offering lessons and feedback to those who follow this adventure into new publishing.  I appreciate your support.

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Poppy Crop

Poppy Crop

Sometimes the best composition comes from cropping a photo that has too much wasted space. Recently I photographed the pollinator garden at the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History which was full of ... Read More »

Distinctly Western Names- the Occident

Distinctly Western Names- the Occident

I love knowing the botanical names of plants.  I am sure it is one reason I became a garden photographer.  The plants become my friends when I know their real name.  Often the botanic name informs me ... Read More »

E-Book Award !

E-Book Award !

Well this self publishing thing seems off to a good start.  Good Garden Photography, the first book in the PhotoBotanic Garden Photography Workshop just received the Silver Award for publishers in the... Read More »

Harsh Light on Lilies

Harsh Light on Lilies

The Humboldt Lilies are blooming at the Regional Parks Botanical Garden, and wouldn’t you know it?,  the one day I have a chance to get to the garden is bright and sunny.  So how did I get this ... Read More »

New print – Toyon

New print – Toyon

Members of the Learning Center just received an article about how I created this new print in the Extraction series:  Heteromeles arbutifolia – Toyon.  This California native shrub is flowering ... Read More »

 

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