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Poppy Perspective

I am delighted to have another Better Photos with Any Camera workshop at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, a wonderland dedicated to California native plants. To take better photos, understand what you are seeing and let the camera tell that story.  There...

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Favorite Photos 2016

It's 2017, time to clean up all those photo files, and reminisce on favorite photos of 2016. If you are a photographer, now is the time...

Be Alert to Backgrounds

One of the pleasures of winter for a garden photographer is reviewing photo shoots from earlier in the year and being transported back in...

Avoid “Light Over Your Shoulder”

For interesting photos in bright light, don't follow the Kodak advice that came with the early Brownie cameras: “The sun should be behind your back...

What To Say About Trees

I have been thinking a lot about trees recently. My visit to Arnold Arboretum in October and a recent publisher's request for American tree...

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Better than Lawn

A gardener visiting Minnesota in the summer discovers a climate that revels in big beautiful native perennials.  The influences of the northern prairie can be seen in...

Tough Plants – Tough Climates

I try to treat every garden I visit with a sense of wonder, open to what it reveals, always looking for photographs to present...

Leading into Natives

Native plant gardens are often hard to photograph.  Many native gardeners care more about the plants and habitat than the aesthetics.  This is perfectly...

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