A passion for garden photos
I love plant photography. It ticks all the right boxes for me as a hobby as it combines colour, texture and composition in all sorts of ways.
Flowers and foliage, landscapes and gardens are filled with such variety there is no better subject.
When I was 12 I learnt how to take a proper photograph. My mumâ€™s old Olympus film camera made the most pleasing ker-chunk and the film seemed so precious that every photo had to be a masterpiece! Since then I have spent some time studying art and design and have found that I most enjoy using a camera to create a piece of art.
Now I use a super-duper Canon digital SLR that takes all the work out of taking photos and still ker-chunks! I also have a macro lens that allows me to take close-ups without disturbing the plant, insect or animal.
BUT, I donâ€™t think it is essential. I have used lots of cameras have got really nice pics with bog-standard ones. My mum has now moved onto a little compact Sony digital and this is an example of what it is capable of! (Before I got my SLR)
Taking pictures is about having fun, recording things and in some cases recording a â€˜work of artâ€™ in the garden or countryside. I love seeing all the photos on this site and there are some amazing garden images here!
Photography got me into gardening and the more I grow plants and flowers, the more I take photos! I love it!
- 26 Jul, 2007
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