October Club Meeting


Event Details


Subject:  The Photo-Graphic Garden:  Mastering the Art of Digital Garden Photography Speaker: Matthew Benson

Based on his best­selling book, The Photo­-Graphic Garden, Matthew Benson’s lecture is a comprehensive visual learning experience for the garden, landscape, and still­-life photographer. Geared toward all skill levels, with in-depth discussions and demonstrations on creative technique, technical literacy, and the fundamentals of light and design, The Photo-­Graphic Garden is designed to teach you how to create powerful, dynamic images in the garden, and is a primer on the latest digital image-making tools, from cameras to iPhones to post-production software and apps.

Biographical information:

Matthew Benson’s photography is in the permanent collection of the International Center of Photography, New York, as well as numerous private and gallery collections. His work has been awarded both DESI and Society of Publication Designers Awards and appears regularly in magazines, books, catalogs, and folios. He is on the National Speakers Tour for the Garden Club of America and lectures widely on Garden and Landscape Photography.

He is a contributing editor and television spokesman for Rodale’s Organic Gardening, and writes and photographs frequently on issues of small-scale farming, sustainability, organics, and food justice.  His latest book projects are Urban Farms (Abrams, 2012), The Photo-Graphic Garden: Mastering the Art of Digital Garden Photography (Rodale, 2012), and the Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook by Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman (Workman, 2012).

Artistic Design ExhibitsPlease read “Artistic Design Rules” of this yearbook as well as the 2017 revised edition of the Handbook for Flower Shows.

October Theme: Orange

Challenge: Cascade Design, see Handbook, p. 79 Intermediate: Creative Horizontal Line Design, see Handbook, p. 74 Novice: Traditional Mass Symmetrical Triangle Design, see Handbook, p. 70-71 Open: Designer’s Choice (one entry per member)

Horticultural Exhibits — Please read “Horticulture Division Rules” in this yearbook as well as the 2017 revised edition of the Handbook for Flower Shows 1. Polypodiopsida Frond (Fern) 2. Coleus 3. Ornamental Grass 4. Open (maximum 2 entries per person)