Space and Shape

Think Like a Camera

Book 5
PhotoBotanic Press
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The camera sees in two dimensions. The shapes and spaces created within the four edges of the frame need to be balanced. Those shapes often include negative space that may result when the three dimensions of real life are reduced down to only two in a photo.

Space and Shape is the fifth lesson in THINK LIKE A CAMERA, the second series of the PhotoBotanic Garden Photography Workshop with garden photographer Saxon Holt. The camera is an artistic tool that frames a composition in two dimensions.  Learn techniques of lines, shape, and focal points found in all good gardens to fill the frame with strong compositions.  

"Whether you have a big megapixel SLR camera or just a smart phone, your pictures will improve as soon as you think about what the camera is seeing—versus what you are seeing. Use the camera frame to fill your photograph with only those elements that tell your story."

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About the author

 Saxon Holt has been been photographing gardens for publishing clients worldwide since 1984, is the Photography Program Director at San Francisco Botanical Garden, and a Fellow of the Garden Writers Association.  He owns PhotoBotanic, a garden photography stock library with an on-line Learning Center to celebrate plants and gardens. 

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PhotoBotanic Press
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Feb 7, 2015
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Gardening / General
Photography / Subjects & Themes / Plants & Animals
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