You need access to a beautiful garden to make beautiful garden pictures but only a single, interesting plant in order to make its portrait. Plant portraits are not the same as garden portraits, although both involve picturing plants. Garden landscapes are all about relationships, plants in interplay with other plants, light and space, and the unique landscape they are planted in. Plant portraits, on the other hand are generally more specific and more closely targeted. Plant portraits are a great place for aspiring garden photographers to begin honing their craft. Making portraits of plants may not require an entire garden, but they can certainly flourish within a garden. Learn how to achieve better results with both.
In this lecture, photographer/storyteller David Perry will explore the very notion of what makes a portrait a portrait, and examine the different types of portraits already familiar to most of us within the realm of people imagery.
He will offer participants a playful new framework from which to consider how best to picture the plants they love, whether through close-ups, group photos, telling details, candids or environmental portraits. Join David as he guides students, teaching them to search out and capture examples of each portrait style within the garden setting.
This subject works both as a lecture and as a hands-on workshop.