Written by Josh McCullough This is the second in a series of posts by Joshua McCullough, the creator of PhytoPhoto, a specialist collection of expertly identified botanical, horticultural and environmental photos; images supplied to a wide variety of print mediums. Josh has been a judge for Picture This Photo Contest on multiple occasions. His work[...]
I am supposed to editing all the photos I took of gardens while I was in Minnesota working with Evelyn Hadden on her “Lose Your Lawn” book. But I just can’t get those prairies off my mind. I do promise to bring this post back around to garden photography at the end. This is[...]
It was the end of a long day. After seeing 8 other gardens in less than 48 hours, with some long stretches of traveling time, I was ready to pack it in. Walking into a graveled courtyard with a minimalistically styled residence, an orangery with a garden shop, a narrow, rectangular pool, surrounding light colored walls and large olive trees in sunken tubs, it was easy to imagine being[...]
I am a light stalker with my camera. Finding the best time and the best light to photograph a garden factors into every shoot. These days I am challenging myself to bring sunlight into my photographs.
Although I’ve visited hundreds of gardens over the years, several of them more beautiful than words can express, it is rare when I leave one having experienced a kind of shiver, knowing that I have just witnessed something rare.