Camera and Computer

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 do our work. In this section we will cover classic camera functions as well as digital controls and settings. There are lessons on post production – the work done in the computer “post” or after shooting, as well as special effects and sharing.

  • Carrizo Plain Panoramas
    Carrizo Plain Panoramas

    May 3, 2017

  • Gray Card and White Balance
    Gray Card and White Balance

    May 26, 2016

  • Magnolia Exposure – Plus and Minus
    Magnolia Exposure – Plus and Minus

    February 15, 2016

  • 4.0 Intro – The Camera and Computer
    4.0 Intro – The Camera and Computer

    July 30, 2014

  • December 3, 2020


    December can be the least exciting time in the garden and the most difficult month to find photos for a calendar.  It is particularly hard […]

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  • November 2, 2020

    Traditionally autumn is illustrated with New England foliage but every gardener in every region knows a different aesthetic. In the West, with so many different […]

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  • October 16, 2020

    I have heard it argued that California does not have autumn. In fact, I do like to think of California as having only three very […]

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  • September 2, 2020

    After 3 years of working on this book, it is done, and just released in January, 2021. Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates from Timber Press is […]

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  • May 27, 2020

    The Covid-19 pandemic began as spring started, but spring was not cancelled – only humans needed to stop and think about our every move.  Public […]

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  • April 27, 2020

    Once upon a time, before the COVID virus kept us sheltering in the place, we might have spent an April day visiting gardens or traveling […]

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  • March 24, 2020

    Can’t get out to visit gardens?   Visit our Public Gardens photo galleries for a virtual visual reminder of the beauty to be found in […]

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  • March 18, 2020

    Professional flower photographer shares some tips from photo shoot

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  • October 23, 2019

    The Wildlands Conservancy opened the first phase of the Southern California Montane Botanic Garden at Oak Glen Preserve in San Bernardino Mountains in the spring […]

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  • October 15, 2019

    A recent report from the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) indicates 7 trillion particles of microplastic are entering the San Francisco Bay per year through […]

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