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The PhotoBotanic Learning Center – A Living Book

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Plants Celebrated section of the Learning Center

The Learning Center is the membership area of PhotoBotanic, in two sections described in detail below.  The Workshop section is Premium content for those who want to subscribe to the garden photography course.  The Plants Celebrated section is free content to in depth articles about plants and gardens, beautifully illustrated with original photography and tips on how to capture that special image.

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His images throughout the book are stunningly alive with light.” Rick Darke (American Gardener review of American Meadow Garden)

“Award-winning expert Saxon Holt shares the mental and physical processes he uses to create riveting images in which every element is carefully considered and contributes to the story.”  Evelyn Hadden – Garden Rant.

“I’ve avidly followed his work throughout the years and attended one of his workshops in San Francisco where I learned so much in a short amount of time. I wish I lived closer so I could attend one of his other sessions. However, through PhotoBotanic, I can now participate in online lessons and apply his tips and knowledge to my own photography. Isn’t the Internet grand?”

– Dee Nash—Professional Writer and Blogger at Red Dirt Ramblings

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Four modules of PhotoBotanic Garden Photography Workshop

The PhotoBotanic Learning Center – A Living Book

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Why Join?

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  • Original garden stories with award winning photography
  • Read new books as they evolve every two weeks
  • Learn to master garden photography
  • Learn digital art techniques
  • Access exclusive content, including:

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“Some of my most cherished garden books are illustrated with Saxon Holt’s luscious and distinctive photographs. If you’re a follower of the popular blog Gardening Gone Wild, you’re already familiar with his down-to-earth, accessible teaching style. The Learning Center offers a unique opportunity to learn photography techniques from the master himself!”  – Susan Morrison – Garden Designer, editor APLD magazine “The Designer”

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“Saxon Holt is an amazing photography teacher.” – Kelly Kilpatrick (Fling! blogger and student at San Francisco Botanical Garden)

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What’s it About ?

me-by-©d.perryHi – I am Saxon Holt and this is a brand new world of publishing, where I get to do exactly what I want to do.  I have been photographing gardens for books, magazines, and designers for 35 years, but now I can publish my own projects.  These are exciting times to be a photographer, photojournalist, an artist.

You can read more about me on the About page, but the Learning Center is the core content of PhotoBotanic. Here I am writing new books and explore new techniques.  I teach garden photography, learn new techniques of digital art, create new portfolios, promote sustainable gardening practices, and publish multiple e-books every year.

I hope you like the way I see and will follow along.  Most of the Learning Center is free to members.  In the free, Plants Celebrated section, I write bi-monthly on my new work and develop new e-books.  I am making new portfolios of prints while explaining my digital techniques.  I explore light.  I push to re-define a garden aesthetic to support sustainability.  I let you know where to find gardens to photograph yourself.

There is a Premium membership in the Learning Center where I teach garden photography.  Members are “dripped” new lessons every two weeks and interact with comments.  The same lessons in the Garden Photography Workshop become the eBooks (see below).  You may have already discovered the individual lessons are available as iBooks here in the store. If you are impatient with the pace of Premium membership, by all means buy the books.  Premium members do earn a free copy of each eBook once the course is completed, and have access to the Library of extra lessons found in the Workshop.

Let PhotoBotanic’s Learning Center become your own living book of garden photography. Explore tags and your own interests through deep content and find what most excites you. Comment, make some noise, let me know what you like….

Gardens are the best way to celebrate plants.  I am finding new ways all the time.  I appreciate your support.

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  • Garden profiles – a photographer’s view
  • Light in the garden – plants harvest the light
  • PhotoBotanic Illustrations – follow along as new art is created
  • Summer-Dry gardens – a new aesthetic
  • Public Gardens – where to photograph
  • Plus, with Premium Membership:
    • The PhotoBotanic Garden Photography Workshop
    • Learn garden photography
      • Concepts and composition
      • Any camera any device
      • How to find photos in a garden
      • Think Like a Camera
      • Assignments and feedback
    • Library of special lessons
    • Guest photographers

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  • Garden profiles – a photographer’s view
  • Light in the garden – plants harvest the light
  • PhotoBotanic Illustrations – follow along as new art is created
  • Summer-Dry gardens – a new aesthetic
  • Public Gardens – where to photograph
  • Workshop Tips – snippets from Premium member lessons.

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The Learning Center • Living Books

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Good Garden Photography
Think Like a Camera
Think Like A Gardener
The Camera and Computer
Library

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In the Garden
Plants Illustrated
Light
Summer-Dry
Gardens to Visit
Workshop Tips

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Garden Photography Workshop
(Our Premium Membership)

Book #1: Good Garden Photography – Released once a week

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  • Week 1 : 1.0 Intro & 1.1 “Composition101: Fill the Frame”
  • Week 2: 1.2 “Composition and Balance”
  • Week 3: 1.3 “Finding the Light”
  • Week 4: 1.4 “Garden Appreciation”
  • Week 5: 1.5 “Provocation and Intrigue”
  • Week 6: 1.6 “Telling Stories”

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Book #2: Think Like A Camera – Released every 2 weeks

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  • Week 7 : 2.0 Intro & 2.1 “Framing a Composition”
  • Week 9: 2.2 “Focal Points”
  • Week 11: 2.3 “Leading Lines”
  • Week 13: 2.4 “Point of View”
  • Week 15: 2.5 “Space and Shape”
  • Week 17: “Details and Vignettes”

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Book #3: Think Like A Gardener – Released Every Two Weeks

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  • Week 19 : 3.0 Intro & 3.1 “Design and Space”
  • Week 21: 3.2 “Hardscape”
  • Week 23: 3.3 “Moods and Seasons”
  • Week 25: 3.4 “Using Light”
  • Week 27: 3.5 “Finding a Theme”
  • Week 29: 3.6 “Photographing Garden Plants”

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BOOK #4: Camera and Computer – Released every two weeks

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  • Week 31: 4.0 Intro & 4.1 “Camera Basics”
  • Week 33: 4.2 “Lenses and Perspective”
  • Week 35: 4.3 “Macro and Close-Up”
  • Week 37: 4.4 “Computer Editing”
  • Week 39: 4.5 “Digital Art”
  • Week 41: 4.6 “Sharing and Resources”

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Guest Photographers and continuing Education – Every Two Weeks

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