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Beyond the Camera and Into the Garden

written by: Lisa Van Cleef posted: September 3, 2010

September3

This ain’t your average photography class.  Award-winning, Bay Area phenomenon Saxon Holt will be teaching an incredible series of garden photography classes at the SFBG.

Instructor Saxon Holt shows how the master does it.

His photos have been seen everywhere from Smithsonian Magazine to Architectural Digest.  He’s published scores of books and won a pile of awards.  And now, Saxon Holt will be teaching a series of classes at the SFBG.

“We’ll be exploring how the photographer can develop the eye to see the design of the garden.  Understand the subtle design cues that make the garden beautiful.  If you first understand the garden, you’ll understand what will make a great photograph,” said Holt. “Let’s analyze what makes this pleasant, what makes it beautiful.”

Who should take these classes?  Holt hopes to see folks like himself who feel that gardens are important, that the aesthetics of the garden are important.

“Gardens feed our soul.  I passionately believe in gardens and hope to create a community of like-minded people.”

For more info go to our website: http://www.sfbotanicalgardensociety.org/sfbgs_course_template.cfm?s=5074

Or check out Saxon’s site: http://www.saxonholt.com

Classes schedule:

Picture the Enduring Garden, Thursday, September 23, 2010 6:30-9pm
Day Long Master Photography Workshop: September 25, 8am-7pm
Master Photography Photo Shoot: October 4, 11, 18 and 24 8am-12pm

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