Let’s see how it grows

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Peony Surprise

 

Photography is like gardening, get the science somewhere near right and you have success, take time to play around with the science and the contents and you have art.  As we have rushed headlong into the world of snap and shoot and the selfie culture prevails, we have also become used to instant flower baskets in springtime.

Good gardens evolve with a great deal of consideration and thoughtful planning, as do good photographs. Slowing down the potential snapshot to contemplate how the photograph will look, what it will say to the viewer, what it will say to you, the photographer considers what to include in the frame and what to leave out and becomes engrossed for a time in imagining, visualising in the minds eye the final effects of their design.

Visitors Welcome

 

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Sunday 24th June, 2018, 2-4 pm.

In support of a fund raising event at Little Park End, Simonburn, NE48 3AE,  The Photographers’ Garden will be open to visitors from 2pm to 4pm. Everyone is welcome.

The gardens at Little Park End will be open and serving tea and cakes. The charge is £2.00 per car, payable to Catherine at Little Park End.

Hope you can make it.

Relearning Photography

 

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On Reflection

 

Making better use of your camera by being able to change the settings to be a little more creative using the lens takes a little practice. The next workshop in The Photographers Garden will be on 22nd June, 2018.

We will be a small group with varied experience in taking photographs, aiming to be able to use our cameras on manual settings. Avoiding the ‘snap and shoot’ tendency, through our new learning we can become more thoughtful and creative, adding more enjoyment in using our cameras and creating more fulfilling photographs.

The day begins at 10 am, lunch (provided) around 12.30 finishing with coffee and a chat around 3 pm. There is the option of a free consultation during the weeks after the workshop for further help and discussion about your photography.
The cost for the workshop is £90.

Refining the Visuals

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Making better use of your camera by being able to change the settings to be a little more creative using the lens takes a little practice. The next workshop in The Photographers Garden will be on 22nd June, 2018.

We will be a small group with varied experience in taking photographs, aiming to be able to use our cameras on manual settings. Avoiding the ‘snap and shoot’ tendency, through our new learning we can become more thoughtful and creative, adding more enjoyment in using our cameras and creating more fulfilling photographs.

The day begins at 10 am, lunch (provided) around 12.30 finishing with coffee and a chat around 3 pm. There is the option of a free consultation during the weeks after the workshop for further help and discussion about your photography.
The cost for the workshop is £90.

Being Gentle

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It is a long term plan, not one that I can execute quickly. The design of the gardens here are not so much a planned design to install quickly, but more of an evolution. It is refreshing to learn about gardeners like Bernard Tickner who developed Fullers Mill over 50 years. Now that might be my pace of creating a garden! Although in reality, I don’t have fifty years left, I’m in no rush. Gently and carefully does it.

Sharing Spaces

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The garden is still so very wet, so after cutting back an overgrown rose, I left the cut branches in a heap and thought I would move them out when the grass dries up and I can get the garden tractor in. When indeed it did dry up, I moved the branches to find three partridge eggs. What a wonderful sight. And it was, until the new inhabitants  stripped the leaves off my newly planted out brassicas, heralding the purchase of new nets.

I won’t be so hospitable next spring, be warned.