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7th April 2021

"Garden and Creative Flower Photography" was the title of Kathy Henry's talk to Peebles Camera Club. Kathy is a member of the club and gave an insight into her thoughts when visiting a garden to take photographs. Not only showing the gardens at their best but also how she treated each image. Local gardens of Dawyck and Kailzie featured in her talk but as a volunteer photographer for Scotland's Gardens Scheme, she showed examples of this work throughout Tweeddale. Then she went to gardens of Dorset, Isle of Scilly and Inverewe finishing the first part in Singapore's Orchid Garden.
The second part of the talk was on creative flower photography and here Kathy concentrated on individual flowers. An aspect of this is how backgrounds and textures compliment the flower heads and she stipulated that all her backgrounds and textures come from her own photographs; nothing is downloaded.
Some of the photographs were taken on a light pad with a pure white background isolating the flower. She showed how a coloured filter on the light source makes a difference to the final image and how a reflection can enhance a flower. Kathy showed the effects of some photographic skills such as focus stacking, a method she called slow trees and of course macro photography.
Kathy finished the evening talking about Wabi Sabi - the Japanese art of beauty in decay, which were images of flowers that had lost their splendour but still gave a pleasing image.

The next meeting of Peebles Camera Club will be the third (and final) round of the annual club competition on Wednesday 21st April at 7:30.