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Creative Garden Photography

Making Great Photos of Flowers, Gardens, Landscapes, and the Beautiful World Around Us

Make great photos of flowers, gardens, landscapes and thebeautiful world around usGardens are everywhere, all around us. In this long-awaited guide to garden photography, noted botanical photographer and author Harold Davis tackles the subject of garden photography with an expansive brush. In this book, you’ll find techniques for photographing...
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BOOK AUTHOR

Harold Davis

PAGE COUNT

360 pages

TRIM SIZE

9x9in

COVER

Soft Cover - with flaps

ISBN

9781681985619

PUBLISH DATE

10/2020

  • INTRODUCTION
  • ENTERING THE GARDEN
  • - Understanding Gardens
  • - Garden Styles and Purposes
  • - Different Kinds of Garden Photography
  • - Garden Purpose and Design Informs Photography
  • OF LIGHT AND GARDEN
  • Sunrise, Sunset, Blue Hours, Golden Hour
  • ON LOCATION: THE ROMANTIC GARDEN, SCHWETZINGEN AT SUNRISE, GERMANY
  • ON THE IPHONE: SNAPSEED
  • USING A TRIPOD
  • - Using a Tripod for More Creative Options
  • - Tripods for Garden Photography: Materials, Legs, Types of Heads
  • - Tripod Tips and Tricks
  • BLENDING EXPOSURES TO EXTEND RANGE
  • BLACK AND WHITE IN THE GARDEN
  • - Photographing the Zen Garden
  • ON LOCATION: IMPERIAL GARDENS OF OLD NARA, JAPAN
  • CONVERTING TO BLACK AND WHITE
  • IMPRESSIONISTIC PHOTOGRAPHY
  • - Camera in Motion
  • - Subject in Motion with Camera Stationary
  • - Creative Exposures
  • - In-Camera Multiple Exposures
  • - Post-Production
  • ON LOCATION: PHOTOGRAPHING MONET'S GIVERNY, FRANCE
  • ON THE IPHONE: WATERLOGUE
  • FOCUSING ON REPETITION
  • - Compositions with Repeating Garden Elements and Patterned Spaces
  • Best Practices in Focus
  • Depth of Field
  • ON LOCATION: THE PARC DE SCEAUX, FRANCE
  • FOCUS STACKING
  • DRAGONFLIES, BEES, AND WASPS
  • - Stopping Motion
  • - Getting Close
  • - Dealing with Those that Sting
  • - Auxiliary Lighting: Reflectors, Macro Strobes, LED Lighting
  • WATER DROPS AND SPIDER WEBS
  • - Refractions in Close-Up Photography
  • - Spider-Web Studio
  • MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR
  • GARDENS OF THE MIND
  • PRINTING GARDEN PHOTOS
  • NOTES & RESOURCES
  • - Off-Beat Garden Photography Tools
  • - Places to Practice Garden Photography
  • - Recommended iPhone Apps for Garden Photography
  • - iPhone Workflow
  • - ImageBlender
  • NOTES AND RESOURCES
  • GLOSSARY
  • INDEX

4 reviews for Creative Garden Photography

  • (verified owner)

    I have followed Harold Davis since 2015 and have a number of his books and watch his educational videos on YouTube every chance I get. This is yet another excellent book from Harold; I suggest anyone looking to get better at garden photography purchase a copy!

  • (verified owner)

    This is an excellent books on garden photography. It is more on photography technique than photoshop skills. All technique has been well explained. Another good book from Harold Davis. Highly recommend!! Excellent choice for garden photography!

  • I have read and much enjoyed Harold Davis’ other books on photography, so I am excited about this one on garden photography – especially since we are in the middle of garden season. Also, with our current pandemic, visiting gardens is something we can safely do with our cameras.

    I love his section on black and white garden photography. I think many people don’t envision their flower photos in monochromatic format but he does a great job of telling us how to pick the right subjects and how to deal with the photos post-production.

    I have read other photography books on the flower and garden as subjects but have never seen a chapter like Davis includes on types of gardens, garden design, and gardens as status 🙂 He gives us specific tips using his own gardening techniques as demonstrations.

    The bulk of this book covers just about every topic and subtopic a photographer would ever need to photograph flowers and gardens: he talks about, for example, diffusion, exposure, how to choose a tripod and when to use one, how to achieve soft focus and sharp focus, using tilt-shift lenses, aperture, HDR, multiple exposures, and many, many more topics. This is a superb resource for a flower photographer or even someone who wants just to dabble in flower photography.

    The author gives us a chapter on impressionistic photography which I found especially interestIng. I had not thought about trying ICM — In-camera motion — in a garden setting, but now I will.

    He also discusses other creative exposure strategies such as multiple exposures and out of focus exposures. he tells us how to create an impressionistic multiple exposure photo which, in my experience, is a pretty unique idea. I am eager to try it and happy that we are in garden season right now 🙂

    Toward the end of this superb book Davis talks about indoor flower photography, which is great. Once garden season is over it is convenient to go to the grocery store and buy a few floral subjects.

    The author also gives us substantive sections on macro photography, focus stacking, and lighting. I can’t believe how comprehensive this book is!

    I looked again at the cover and was reminded that the title is “ creative garden photography“. The title reflects the true nature of this book. Davis discusses countless unusual methods of photographing gardens. One could never be disappointed looking through this book for ideas on what to try next :-). Me, I can’t wait to read it again.

  • (verified owner)

    This is another very good book by Harold Davis. It is full of good information on photography techniques as well as interesting ideas on how to get creative in the garden. This book will appeal to photographers of all levels. Definitely an excellent choice for anyone interested in flower and garden photography.

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