Category Archives for Plantlife

Plant Photography: Techniques at Kew Gardens

Producing stereotyped pictures from a clear-cut brief, with a list of species that can be ticked off, makes the photographer’s job easy since you simply work through the list until it is complete. Ideally, the plants should be photographed as … Continue reading

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Taking Pictures of Plants

From experience, I know that it is unwise to be dogmatic about specifying a particular lens for a particular subject; however, general guidelines may be useful. For taking views and vistas, a wide-angle lens is most appropriate and, in situations … Continue reading

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Taking Pictures of Plants: Getting the Lighting Right

One of the easiest ways of photographing plants is when they are lit from the front, but varying the direction of the lighting can produce far more interesting pictures. Overcast days with a light or heavy cloud cover produce soft … Continue reading

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How to Take Pictures in Glasshouses: Kew Gardens

Photography in hot and humid glasshouses, such as those at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, presents the added problem of cold camera lenses and viewfinders (not to mention spectacles) steaming up. Wiping away the condensation with a lens cloth … Continue reading

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Aquarium Photography at Kew Gardens

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To many people, plant photography appears deceptively easy since, unlike animals, the subjects are fixed – if not always static. However, successful pictures depend on many factors, not least the weather (notoriously fickle in island Britain) and the condition of … Continue reading

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