Based in our beautiful gardens, students will learn the technical tools to be able to create and express their own garden photographs at a professional standard. Set in the grounds of our four acre Walled Garden, the greenhouse, vegetable gardens, orchard and herbaceous borders provide a beautiful canvas for artistic inspiration. This course will involve both classroom and work in the field. Students will be encouraged to improve and develop their photographic technique to allow them to interpret their own Garden Designs. We will also explore the area of Close-Up Flower Photography.
The tutor, Elizabeth Zeschin has been a successful photographer for over 30 years. Her work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions at The National Portrait Gallery, The Royal Academy, The Arden Anstruther Gallery and The Chelsea Arts Club. Her editorial clients include House and Garden, Martha Stewart Living, Conde Nast Traveler, Vogue, Marie Claire and The Telegraph Sunday Magazine and The World of Interiors. She has taught Garden Photography at the English Gardening School in London.
Students are introduced to the preliminary technical aspects of photography that will enable them to successfully pre-visualize and more effectively photograph their own projects. The choice of Lens, aperture, and lighting will be explored. Photographic accessories helpful to the garden photographer will be demonstrated. We will look at simple tools such as the tripod and reflector as a means to achieve professional results.
Elizabeth will assign achievable photographic projects that will be implemented in the late afternoon in the garden.
Students will continue their photographic projects under the early morning garden light. Back in the classroom students will download, edit and print their own photographic images. Methods of presentation will be explored. The Archival viability and stability of images will be discussed. We will finish with a presentation and critique of student work.