PHOTOGRAPHY FOR MAY Seasonal Photo Gallery - This month send photos of gardens or floral images that include water. May Photo challenge - Pick a location. Stand in one spot and take 24 unique photographs while standing in the same place. Do not move your feet while you take your photos. Send your favorite shot.
Calendar of Photo Opportunities
May 2020 - TBA
Photo Techniques and Tips
TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING GARDENS ( condensed FROM GCA)
It’s All About the Light When photographing nature, you have to pay close attention to natural light – it can make or break a great shot. If you plan to take pictures of landscapes, you’ll get better results if you shoot in the morning or late afternoon. The golden hours are at sunrise and sunset.
Weather A bright sunny day is both your best friend and worst enemy. Dynamic weather that is in the process of changing (i.e. before or after a storm) almost always produces dramatic light. After a rainfall is a great time to go out to shoot in the garden. Look for the light being reflected in the raindrops, and how saturated your colors will look.
Camera Direction Watch the angle of your camera. Move around to see how the light changes. Direct light can be strong and dramatic. -- (Tips condensed from Wendy Concannon, Wissahickon GC, Zone V)