A look at what’s involved in taking beautiful photographs of plants and gardens with Botanic Garden photographer Howard Rice. This course is aimed at those who already enjoy garden photography but want to find out how they can improve by developing a better understanding of some straightforward techniques. There will be a combination of indoor tutorials and practical sessions outside in Cambridge Botanic Garden. You will be encouraged to ask Howard about particular aspects of garden photography that interest you and problems that you might have encountered.
Howard has had a lifelong passion for both photography and gardening. His passion for photography dates from boyhood when his father purchased a Zeiss SLR camera which he was allowed to use. He holds a joint honours degree in Botany and Geography and studied Woodland Conservation at Cambridge University for his master’s degree. After a short spell as a Trees Advisory Officer at Suffolk County Council, he joined a small team at the Consumers’ Association where Gardening Which? magazine was soon to be launched. He has been a full time garden photographer since 1994. Howard lives near the centre of Cambridge with his wife, Fiona who is also a photographer and a keen gardener.