PHOTOGRAPHY FOR August - PHOTOGRAPH YOUR GARDEN IN AUGUST - SIGN UP FOR UPCOMING GCV PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS THIS FALL
Calendar of Photo Opportunities
2020 - GCV WORKSHOPS Basic Composition with a Focus on Cellphone Photography September 17 or November 5, 2020 Basic Editing Workshop October 22 or November 12, 2020
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)