Section 4 of The PhotoBotanic Garden Photography Workshops. Both the digital camera and the computer are tools best learned with practice and experience. The more we know about our tools the easier they are to use and to do our...
The latest post in the Learning Center is about backlight, and culminates with this new print.  Lepechinia fragans is a California native plant, Fragrant Pitcher Sage, and is not used in gardens nearly enough. This print brings it indoors. Subscribers...

The Photo Workshop

I really have been having fun running garden photography workshops. Each class has become a lesson on one particular theme, and students always surprise me with what they find. You too can learn - by giving yourself an assignment, something...
The book received the 2015 Gold Award from the Garden Writer's Association as best overall garden book ! ******************** "Hunting for photos is one of the great joys of garden photography.  It is the distillation of a grand garden experience down...
 If you want to be a garden photographer you need to think like a gardener.  You are not just taking a picture of a landscape, you are photographing a garden. This may seem obvious, but it is important to keep...
Let's begin the Workshop.  Garden photography lessons with Saxon Holt, a professional garden photographer for 30 years.  Saxon has published more than 20 "traditional" books full of "good", often award winning photographs and teach workshops throughout the United States. The...

Whimsy and Provocation

Stop the presses ! We interrupt the regularly scheduled garden photography lessons to bring you some breaking news.  While writing a lesson in The PhotoBotanic Garden Photography Workshop, controversy erupted. Provocation in the world of gardens and art !  National scandal...

How Does That Make You Feel ?

Today is the first day I have walked in my garden or picked up a camera since I fell from the ladder.  Details for the morbidly curious below. This is how I feel today. I need to feel the light. I...

Stuffed Photos

Alert ! I have truly made the big time. Amy Stewart, at Garden Rant called me out, first admiring my Grasses book as garden porn and then pokes me: "Hey Saxon: Do people really stick cut flowers into their borders for photo shoots to...

Prairie Delights

While I was in Minnesota working with Evelyn Hadden on her "Lose Your Lawn" book I could not pass up the opportunity to visit the native landscapes - the great midwest prairie.   Meadows on my mind.   I do promise...