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Plants Are Not Art

Plants Are Not Art

Plants are not art. So began a provocative Facebook post by Benjamin Vogt this past June 17. I did not have time to jump into the social media conversation that his post sparked, knowing I would say something too quickly, too passionately, or misunderstood. 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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Disturbance at The Sea Ranch

Disturbance at The Sea Ranch

The Sea Ranch is legendary in the history of California Coastal development.  In the early 1960’s, ten miles of the Sonoma Coast was designated for development, in an era before there was any re... Read More »

San Francisco Botanic Garden Workshop – June 11

San Francisco Botanic Garden Workshop – June 11

For the first time in several years I am leading a workshop at San Francisco Botanical Garden.  Coming soon – Saturday, June 11. The workshop, Garden Landscape Photography, will concentrate on s... Read More »

Sketches in John’s Garden

Sketches in John’s Garden

John Greenlee is known as the Grass Man.  His extensive knowledge of ornamental grasses and garden meadow making have led him to corporate commissions and a “go to” consultant for many of ... Read More »

A Revised Photo

A Revised Photo

I suppose this tip is “never stop improving”. Photos I once thought were good can look quite ordinary in hindsight.  I am certainly gratified that my computer skills have improved, but it ... Read More »

Woodland mulched path through naturalistic Virginia garden with spring Rhododendrons; Boninti

Tripod Point of View

I always use a tripod for my professional work.  Not only does a good tripod allow a rock steady camera for sharp photos and good depth of field, it forces me to think carefully about composition. The... Read More »

 

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