Join HVGA for the final installment of 2014′s Winter Lecture Series (we didn’t mean to bring winter all the way into April, really!), a garden photography lecture and workshop with local, award-winning photographer, Matthew Benson.
Matthew is welcoming us to his home, Stonegate Farm, for a lecture and workshop on the fundamentals of garden photography based on his book The Photographic Garden (Rodale, 2012). A comprehensive introduction to creating dynamic garden images, followed by a workshop shooting on location and a follow-up on post production.
Stonegate Farm is located in the historic hamlet of Balmville, just outside of Newburgh, and it is here that Benson explores his passion for Growing Beautiful Food, the subject of his forthcoming book to be released next year. The farm provides a 16-week CSA program with shares that include fresh organic greens, heirloom vegetables, eggs, orchard fruit and organic cut flowers.
“I don’t know which part of this workshop is more exciting – the opportunity to study garden photography with one of the nation’s best or touring Stonegate Farm, it looks absolutely gorgeous,” said Hudson Valley Garden Association co-founder, Laura Wilson.
Matthew Benson‘s photography can be seen often in garden books and magazines including House & Garden, Better Homes & Gardens, The New York Times, Garden Design and Country Living. Matthew is a contributing editor for Organic Gardening magazine, and writes a popular blog on their website, The Accidental Farmer, about his efforts to farm sustainably, organically and aesthetically.
The Photographic Garden: Mastering the Art of
Digital Garden Photography Workshop
Saturday, April 12th, 2014 | 9am-1pm | Stonegate Farm, Balmville, NY | $125
Space still available! Register here.
All photos ©Matthew Benson