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Garden Photography: Hemant Jariwala

"The morning will be spent building a strong foundation on understanding the process of capturing the beauty of garden design, features and plants, in a photographic image. Garden photography does not require specialist equipment to record private or formal gardens; however, we shall touch on the use of consumer ‘point and shoot’ compact camera through to enthusiasts’ pro-summer equipment. Effective visual communication skill is the key to successful image making and this is introduced through examples from the tutor’s own portfolio from: Wrest Park, Barnsdale Gardens and Chelsea & Hampton Court Flower Shows. Garden photography skill is closely linked with the selection of garden viewpoint, camera craft, image composition and the thought process of a Garden Landscape Designer. During the afternoon, we shall put the ‘theory’ into ‘practice’ – within the grounds of Wrest Park (Silsoe). You will acquire ‘ways of seeing’ garden vistas and detail features from unusual angles. Admission of Wrest Park is additional to course cost and it is hoped that own cars (sharing where possible) will be used to travel."

Tutor: Hemant Jariwala

"Hemant Jariwala is an award-winning photographer who specialises in botanical, garden and landscape photography. Hemant’s images are regularly published in popular photography & garden life-style magazines, greeting cards, calendars and books, around the world. In 1993, he won the prestigious UK Practical Photography magazine – ‘Photographer of the Year’."