Library

Contributors to PhotoBotanic have this special section of password protected content, personal tips from Saxon Holt of how certain photos were created, and quirky observations of gardens.

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...

Photos on the Road

Should you even try to take pictures when the light is horribly wrong ? This is the dilemma of any garden photographer when traveling or going into a garden that you may never get to see again.  How do you...

Walks With KonaDog

From my personal Instagram account - my daily walks with my dog Kona. Kona is a mixed Border Collie and Australian Shepherd.  Happiest when out walking.  Me too. She gives me the excuse to use take walks with only my iPhone....

Wending and Wind

Almost all gardens, all sizes, are designed with wending in mind.  Don’t you just love that Old English word “wending”  ?  So casual, carefree, and contemplative by inference.  Even formal entries can invite wending. The entry to this garden was...

Capture the Spring

Is it possible for any gardener not to be thrilled to the bone with spring?   It is in the DNA of our marrow to be renewed and hopeful for our Earth when spring rolls around.  The feeling is in our...

Looking for Photos

Come in to my garden this early California spring while I look for photos: Some days you just know the garden wants to be photographed but can’t quite find the photo or don’t know quite where to start. The first and...

Too Much Fun

It was spring. I knew my Ribes sanguineum was crying out to be photographed.  A siren song really.   She beckoned and seduced me away from the solitude of a day indoors, her charms naked and ripe for the...