Photograph Your Vegetable Garden

Document your green thumb's handiwork this growing season by taking photos of the flowers and vegetables in your garden. Photographer and gardener Joel Heffner has some tips for getting the best snaps of your garden, like filling the frame and getting an interesting angle.

Most people take garden pictures by aiming the camera downward, because it's easier than bending down or crawling in the dirt. The problem is our eye level may not be the best angle from which to take a photo. Try to move around and look for interesting angles—front, back, side, top and bottom views.

Also, Heffner says that cloudy days are better than sunny ones for getting good pics without harsh shadows. How's your garden doing? Post your photos in the comments.


    Although the original article didn't have gardens in Australia in mind, I'm certainly happy that it provided some useful information. To think it was only meant for the folks who live in Staten Island, NY...a world away.

    Happy gardening and shooting!

    Joel Heffner

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