Speaker: Mark Turner, photographer
Gardeners use a palette of plants and hardscape elements to create works of art for their enjoyment or to share with friends, neighbors, or the public. In the process, we develop a mental picture of what our gardens look like and sometimes miss other ways of seeing. Join us as freelance editorial photographer Mark Turner shares his insights into garden photography, and inspires gardeners and garden lovers alike to see their gardens in new ways while learning basic photographic techniques. Using examples from his extensive garden stock photo library, he will show the effects of different qualities of light, composition tools, perspective, point of view, juxtaposition, and seasonal change.
Mark specializes in botanical subjects, especially Northwest gardens and wildflowers. He photographs extensively for books and magazines, both in gardens and in a wide range of native plant environments. Mark is the photographer of the award-winning Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest and Bellingham Impressions. His latest book, with co-author Ellen Kuhlmann, is Trees and Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest: Timber Press Field Guide. He lives in Bellingham, Washington where he also runs a successful portrait business.
Mark is an accomplished speaker and teacher, with a knack for helping photography enthusiasts learn and grow their skills. He teaches at North Cascades Institute, Siskiyou Field Institute, Whatcom Community College, and has given numerous programs to garden club and native plant society groups.