The Photographic Garden by Matthew Benson

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The garden is a rich canvas of visual ideas, all waiting to be skillfully captured and evoked by the camera. With in-depth discussions on creative technique and technical literacy, The Photographic Garden is an inspiring guide for understanding the complexities of light and design in the garden and a primer on the latest digital image-making tools, from cameras to postproduction software.

Professional photographer Matthew Benson shows you how to become a better, more intuitive artist in the landscape; helps you foster a deeper understanding of design and aesthetics; and encourages you to develop your own visual sensibility—through hundreds of his own thought provoking, evocative garden images. You’ll learn how to explore the garden with your camera; how to apply the fundamentals of composition, light, and color to image-making; and how to use digital technology to improve and enhance (and even rescue!) the images you’ve taken. Most of all, you’ll be motivated to see like a camera, work like a professional, and imagine and create like an artist.


About Matthew Benson

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Matthew Benson is a professional photographer, a contributing editor to Organic Gardening magazine, and the owner of Stonegate Farm and Studio, an organic farm and arts center, in Balmville, NY.
Published March 27, 2012 by Rodale. 192 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Education & Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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