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greenhouse photo workshop

Yesterday, I took the opportunity to learn more about photography and plants at a photowalk workshop hosted by Colour Paradise Greenhouses and taught by local photographer Abbi Longmire. It was a great pairing – Abbi encouraged us to experiment with our cameras, and the greenhouse offered beautiful and varied subjects to photograph (and maybe some ideas for future PlanetJune plant designs…)

I used the manual (M) setting on my camera for the first time ever(!) and, after a shaky start, ended up with some half-decent shots. I thought I’d share my favourites with you – bear in mind that composition etc is not my strong suit and I’m very much a beginner at this type of photography!

(These are unprocessed, out-of-the-camera shots – all I did was resize them to blog size.)

Greenhouse Photowalk photo by June Gilbank

Greenhouse Photowalk photo by June Gilbank

Greenhouse Photowalk photo by June Gilbank

Greenhouse Photowalk photo by June Gilbank

Greenhouse Photowalk photo by June Gilbank

Greenhouse Photowalk photo by June Gilbank

Not too bad, are they? πŸ™‚

Thanks to Abbi and Colour Paradise for the inspirational afternoon! I hope I’ll be able to bring what I learnt into my nature photography, and maybe even my pattern photos…


  1. Miriam P. said

    I don’t know, June. I would not say you are weak on composition, judging from these photos. I’ve done a lot of photography and studied a bit – they look pretty darned good to me!

    • June said

      Aww, thanks! But this is the result of an hour of non-stop practice – and only this handful from over 150 photos are any good πŸ˜€

      Before this workshop, I’ve only ever aimed to get the subject and the focal point in the centre of the frame, haha! I love learning new things (it’s just embarrassing that it’s taken me so long to learn this…)

  2. Beautiful! Always enjoy your blog posts!

  3. Katy said

    You said composition isn’t your strong suit, but I think your pictures are beautifully composed! πŸ™‚

    • June said

      Thank you Katy! If that’s so, it’s because I was concentrating on the composition, exposure, depth of field etc instead of the subject matter – that’s why taking the workshop was so helpful; I usually look at the subject first and everything else second πŸ™‚

  4. Reader Debbie Last Marino said

    Thank you so much for all your information and help with Crocheting. Your patterns are always beautiful and instructions are ‘spot on’. Meaning useful and very understandable. Just wanted to let you know YOU are appreciated. THANK YOU!!!

    • June said

      Thank you, Debbie – that means a lot to me πŸ™‚

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