Revisiting “How to Grow Your Garden Photography Skills”

24 03 2014

It’s (almost) that time again! Time to get out your camera (and your macro lens, if you’re fortunate to have one!) and get out in the garden to start capturing images of early spring flowers. (And if you don’t have a tripod, please get one. As much as you may not like toting one around, they are instrumental in capturing really sharp macro images; trust me on this!)

In my front yard garden, I already have purple crocus in bloom and the Hellebores have been blooming since February (hardy and eager plants, those Hellebores!). The tulips will probably be in bloom in a couple of weeks. Even though spring officially started this past Thursday, apparently Mother Nature has different ideas for us—snow is predicted for our area this coming Tuesday! (UG)

Two years ago I was interviewed and featured on the Nikonusa.com website about photographing gardens. Since the weather is getting warmer every day and early spring flowers are making their appearance in our part of the country, I thought I’d share the article and accompanying photos with you again! Click on the link below:

http://www.nikonusa.com/Learn-And-Explore/Photography-Techniques/gr35ffdt/all/How-To-Grow-Your-Garden-Photography-Skills.html

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Published: The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2014 All-Seasons Garden Guide

7 03 2014

Just received a copy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac  2014 All-Seasons Garden Guide. My photograph of yellow ‘Sweet Laura’ Peruvian Lilies (Alstroemeria) is on page 75 in the “Northeast Ornamentals” section. The Old Farmer’s Almanac has been published since 1792, making it North America’s oldest continuously published periodical. Pretty cool!

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Published in the USA Philatelic catalog!

6 03 2014

I haven’t received my copy of the Philatelic catalog yet, but my friend Ed just shared the debut of my Fern stamp series in the latest issue of the catalog. The accompanying text reads: “Celebrating the elegance of a prehistoric plant, each of these five stamps depicts a different fern species—autumn fern, Goldie’s wood fern, soft shield fern, Fortune’s holly fern, and painted fern—captured in naturally diffused sunlight by photographer Cindy Dyer.”

Pretty awesome!

Fern in catalog





Snow falling on crabapples (view from my kitchen)

4 03 2014

(Doesn’t sound quiet as poetic as that book, Snow Falling on Cedars, does it?)

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