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PhotoBotanic – An Evolving Website

PhotoBotanic – An Evolving Website

I am changing the membership system at PhotoBotanic and will soon remove the member login. All content will be free. Most of the content was already free but the login member wall became a barrier to easy access and sharing the content. Workshop subscribers will have new ways to get tips and critiques. I want to simplify what I do and spend more time exploring new ideas and creating new work Accessing the content sho... 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.

All photos are available to license and if you don’t find what you need I will find it for you: contact the staff directly.  I especially invite you to explore the Learning Center as a living book where fresh content is constantly added.  You create the subject by how you follow the tags.

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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New Ways to Photograph Plants

New Ways to Photograph Plants

Event: – The Photo Florilegium:  New Ways to Photograph Plants On March 19th and 20th at the Marin Art & Garden Center I will be joined with fellow garden photographer David Perry on a new p... Read More »

Photo Florilegium

Photo Florilegium

Taken from the Latin “flos”, (flower) and “legere” (to gather) a Florilegium is a literally a gathering of flowers, though the botanic illustrations in Florilegia (plural of fl... Read More »

Redouté Revisité

Redouté Revisité

In the 1990s I was asked by an art director in New York to come up with a style to illustrate roses for a series of books published by Smith & Hawken, I tried several techniques and came across a ... Read More »

Visualizing a Composition

Visualizing a Composition

One of the basic techniques that I use in my workshops when teaching composition is about Space and Shape, chapter 5 of Think Like A Camera   When considering how to frame a photograph, when stud... Read More »

Rain Drops Make an Art Print

Rain Drops Make an Art Print

I love these rainy days. Colors are rich, the light is soft, and raindrops glisten. On a recent visit at the U.C. Berkeley Botanical Garden, as I stood under a cluster of Viburnum berries, I ran into ... Read More »

 

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