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One day Garden and Flower Photography Workshops

Dahlia Weston Stardust

Dahlia Weston Stardust

 

NEW FOR 2012

 One day Garden and Flower Photography Workshops

2011 has been an exciting and busy year for me workwise and winning awards. Due to interest in my work and requests I am introducing a programme of gardens and flowers digital photography workshops for 2012.

These will be for small groups at inspirational gardens near to Stroud, Gloucestershire, held on a Saturday throughout the year. Please visit my website for dates and further information.

www.stephenstuddphotography.com

The workshops will lead you to feel and be inspired by the beautiful gardens we photograph in. I am a firm believer in the creative process of photography and learning in a fun and relaxed way.

Whenever out on a shoot I feel what I am drawn to and start from that point. Most of my photography is tripod based so it is important to bring along a tripod.

Below is a selection of my award winning photographs.

Blue shed on allotment covered in snow, wintertime

Blue shed on allotment covered in snow, wintertime

 

USA, Arizona, Tucson, Saguaro National Park, Saguaro cacti (Cereus giganteus)

USA, Arizona, Tucson, Saguaro National Park, Saguaro cacti (Cereus giganteus)

Palm trees reflected in pool, Marjorelle garden, Morocco, sunrise

Palm trees reflected in pool, Marjorelle garden, Morocco, sunriseTulip Professor Roentgen

Homage to Edward Weston

Homage to Edward Weston

 

Allium ursinum Wild Garlic Ramsons in woodland, Sroud, Gloucestershire dawn

Allium ursinum Wild Garlic Ramsons in woodland, Sroud, Gloucestershire dawn


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International Garden Photographer of the Year 2011; Monochrome

Just found out today I was awarded 3rd Place in the 4 Seasons category; Monochrome for the image below;  “Homage to Edward Weston”, which is a close up macro view of a tulip.

Homage to Edward Weston

Homage to Edward Weston

The image below entitled; Punk was commended

Punk

Punk

This is a macro view of a Venus fly trap (Dionaea Muscipula),  shot with minimum depth of field as I wanted to just focus on a very narrow section of the fly trap accentuating the black trigger hair and highlighting the traps.

IGPOTY Monochrome 2011; http://www.igpoty.com/competition05/winners_4S_Winter.asp?parent=winners


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International Garden Photographer of the Year 2011; finalist Spring into Life

International Garden Photographer of the Year 2011; IGPOTY, finalist in the Spring into Life category.

This shot of Wild Garlic (Ramsons) was taken in woodland near to my home. A very early pre dawn start when everything is quiet and still, spotted a few deer in the woods, no doubt disturbed by my presence!

The strong aroma of wild garlic permeating the air, sun just rising into the woods, garlic backlit. A perfect May morning!

Allium ursinum Wild Garlic Ramsons in woodland, Sroud, Gloucestershire dawn

Allium ursinum Wild Garlic Ramsons in woodland, Sroud, Gloucestershire dawn

IGPOTY; http://www.igpoty.com/competition04/winners_4S_Spring_13.asp?parent=winners