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PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES


“Nourish and Inspire Yourself in Nature – Play Outside” 

FGCV Theme 2023-2025

 

Themes  •  Deadlines  •  Tips

 

Our FGCV Photographers Group is open to all Vermont garden club members who would like to share your photographs with us. You can learn from each other.
 
The purpose of pursuing this venture is to:

  • recognize garden club members’ talent  

  • promote the appreciation of photography

 
Our format for 2023-2025:

  • There will be two display series for 2023-2024 and there will be two display series for 2024-2025

  • There will be a designated time for entry into our theme display series.

  • Our format is to have an overall theme for each series to give club members a purpose when taking photos and a reason to perhaps try something new.

  • The Photography Committee will work to share a photo related to the theme to get you inspired.

  • We hope you will get excited to submit your photos as they relate to the theme.

 
Garden Club Members are invited to:

  • submit a photograph(s) during the twice-a-year display series  

  • see themes and entry details below

  • submit photos via email or phone text

  • photo(s)will not be returned

  • the photos will be reviewed by the Photography Committee   

  • The review information returned to the entry club member will be a positive viewpoint and any critiquing on techniques relative to photography.

  • Photos will be placed on the FGCV website.  

  • In each series, the following photographs will be acknowledged with a gift to the club member’s garden club in the following categories:

    • Overall Best

    • Honorable Mention

    • Best Theme

Image by Annie Spratt

THEMES

2023-2024

 

October 2023
Theme – “Fall in its Glory” – a photo with yellow/orange in the photo
 
April 2024
Theme – “Spring Unfolds it Be
auty” a photo with blue and green in the photo
 

2024-2025

August 2024
Theme – “Summer Garden Surprises” - TBA

 

February 2025
Theme – “Beauty of Winter-Nature up Close” – a photo with winter images TBA
 
Nature Themes

  • Flowers – floral, tree, horticulture photography in any form

  • Landscapes — photos that capture elements of nature, the natural features of land, sky and water. Photographs of scenery, such as farm fields, orchards and gardens, landscape with buildings.

Themes

DEADLINES


October 2023
“Fall in its Glory” – a photo with yellow/orange in the photo     
Deadline: October 31, 2023

Photography Details: Submit original-size photos
Submit Electronically: Doris Van Mullen (djvanmullen@gmail.com)

 


April 2024
“Spring Unfolds it Beauty” a photo with blue and green in the photo
Deadline: April 30, 2024
Photography Details: Submit original-size photos

Submit Electronically: Doris Van Mullen (djvanmullen@gmail.com)


August  2024
Summer Garden Surprises - TBA
Deadline: August 31, 2024
Photography Details: Submit original-size photos

Submit Electronically: Doris Van Mullen (djvanmullen@gmail.com)


February 2025
“Beauty of Winter Nature up Close” – a photo with winter images TBA
Deadline: February 28, 2025

Photography Details: Submit original-size photos

Submit Electronically: Doris Van Mullen (djvanmullen@gmail.com)

Deadlines
Image by Tj Holowaychuk

TIPS TO HELP YOU GET STARTED:

Practice with your phone camera, take a photo of a single flower, close up. Samples below Carolyn Bates has taken on tours, in her garden, and in the Wheeler Park Gardens.

 

  1. You do not need to have the entire flower in the photo

  2. It is best to have even light on the flower instead of bright sunshine 

  3. Look right at the flower from above or from the side  

  4. Try several angles   

  5. The hour at sunrise or sunset, on a cloudy day, a rainy day, will work well   

  6. Try editing on your phone, try lots of different things

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