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Photography

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Botanical Arts - Photography

A Photography Section of a Flower Show is intended to stimulate gardening interest, photographic abilities and NGC goals and objectives. The Schedule of the show determines the type of photography, exhibit, staging and number of entries per class.  All of the exhibits must relate to horticulture, gardening, design or other NGC goals, objectives or initiatives. These may include landscape, conservation, civic projects, preservation, ecology, environment, etc. Other details on adding a Photography Section to a Flower Show is found in the Handbook for Flower Shows, 2017


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Photography Tips Part 1

Painting with Light

Photography is all about light. Without light there is no photograph. The question is how to use light correctly. Your picture will tell you what you did wrong, but not how to fix it. Here are some thoughts that may help you understand how light works in a photograph and how to fix your mistakes

Painting with Light
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More on Light & Exposure

Already feel accomplished as a photographer? Learn more about manipulating your camera for even better photos.

More on Light & Exposure
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Angle of View

Here are some tips to consider getting a more exciting, more creative look to your photographs.

Angle of View
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Photography Tips Part 2

Composing Your Photo

Your photograph should do two things: it must please you and it must communicate your story to the viewer. So how can we do this? Seize the moment. Find a subject that captures your soul, visually explore it, concentrating on the aspects that you find the most compelling.

Composing Your Photo
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Resizing Photos

A contest may require certain file size because the jury needs to evaluate images of a manageable size, winning printed photos will be
displayed on staging of specific dimensions and winning entries must have enough resolution to print well in publications.

Resizing Photos
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NGC Member Photography

NGC members submitted photos in four classes: Near Sighted, Far Sighted, Astigmatic and Color Blind, enjoy these winning entries and special images.

Seeing is Believing Photo Contest
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