Photographing Garden Plants

PhotoBotanic Press
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 A photograph of a plant should be as carefully considered as was the plant when it was placed in the garden. The photo should reveal a genuine understanding of the plant in its setting.

Photographing Garden Plants is the fourth lesson in the THINK LIKE A GARDENER series: a collection of exercises designed to extend the photographer's perception of garden design to finding themes and telling stories.  The THINK LIKE A GARDENER series is part three of the 4-part PhotoBotanic Garden Photography Workshop. There are six easy to follow lessons in each series.

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About the author

 A life-long gardener, Saxon Holt spent his professional time as a commercial photographer until 1985 when he discovered the gardening market and could no longer stay indoors. He quickly developed a reputation as a photographer with a distinct vision and understanding of plants and landscapes.

His work has been featured in diverse publications from Architectural Digest and Pacific Horticulture Magazine, to Smithsonian and Money Magazine, and with 20+ books his work is known throughout the gardening world.

Saxon is a popular workshop instructor using the lessons in this series taken from the PhotoBotanic Garden Photography Workshop, which is also found online at He is the Photography Program Director at San Francisco Botanical Garden and a Fellow of the Garden Writers Association.


About PhotoBotanic

All books in this workshop are published by PhotoBotanic: an online resource of garden photography to celebrate plants. Drop by to view our photo galleries, read garden stories, shop for prints or notecards, and join the Learning Center.  It’s free to join. Contact:


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PhotoBotanic Press
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Published on
Jul 14, 2015
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Gardening / Garden Design
Photography / Subjects & Themes / Landscapes
Photography / Subjects & Themes / Plants & Animals
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