Better By Degrees

With every day, PhotoBotanic gets better; and I am grateful for patient members who are helping me improve.  All the experts told me issues would arise that you never expected, and you just have to launch the site and...

Favorite Photos for 2014

I am restarting popular garden blogger's photo contest on Gardening Gone Wild, where I have blogged for 7 years.  The idea is to link together various participating bloggers to see how each handles the contest assignment. January is a great...
One of the fun things I can do with on-line teaching is to easily illustrate a before and after technique. I noticed in critique sessions of the hands-on workshops that students really like seeing how a photo can be enhanced and...

Fill the Frame Workshop

‘Fill the Frame’ is an ongoing workshop theme and fundamental to good composition.  Premium members have read the lesson in The PhotoBotanic Garden Photography Workshop, Book 1 "Good" Garden Photography. I well remember the first time I saw culinary sage...
Members of the Learning Center saw a new article today, Winter Trees, a day of enchantment in the East Bay Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Berkeley, a garden dedicated to California native plants.  I created a new print for the Store,...
The San Francisco Flower and Garden Show has always been a premier event for garden speakers.  Since its inception, a veritable who's who in the gardening world has come to speak on the various lecture rooms and demonstration stages.  Under...
My friend Nora is helping me on The Summer-Dry Project, an effort to expand the photo database at summer-dry.com.  We want to enlarge the efforts begun in the book, Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates.  The best way to encourage...
In this all consuming passion to make PhotoBotanic into a self-publishing site it is sometimes easy to forget the core business is licensing photos.  And sometimes the best way to make a sale is to talk to an editor and...
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...