David, the eBook designer, showed up with proofs for Book 2 today.  Since it is promised for January 21, it may seem like a tight deadline but we are in a new world of publishing.  I love it. The next...
One of the wonderful - cool things I can do with on-line teaching is to show before and after scenes in the same frame.  I will be using this technique in the Learning Center to show how I find...
March 22 (only), 2015 - The Garden as Creative Source - An intensive PhotoBotanic symposium at University of California Botanical Garden with Saxon Holt, Allan Mandell, and David Perry.  Registration $325. Gardens are playgrounds of creativity.  From design and plant choices to contemplation...
These palm fronds from Brahea edulis, known as the Guadalupe Palm or Palma de Guadalupe (much more romantic sounding I think) were found glowing in Don Worth's magical garden.  They became a lesson in the Workshop for premium subscribers, lesson...
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...