“Although the book is lovely to look at, it isn’t a coffee-table copy. Instead, Detrick, an award-winning photographer and instructor, has created a hard-working, soft-cover book that plenty of gardeners would be happy to see under their Christmas trees." (Minneapolis Star Tribune
“[A] wonderful guide for photographers looking to take it to the next level.”
(The English Garden
“[B]oth aspiring and accomplished photographers will find just the right information on the basics of taking close-ups, how to used digital cameras to best advantage, along with tips on digital effects, storage, and manipulation of images.” (Journal Enquirer
“[A] beautiful book explaining how we can take stunning close-up photos in our gardens…this book will help bring your garden photos to a new level of quality and effectiveness.”
“Learn the basics of close-up photography with helpful tips, definitions, exercises and case studies covering the features of current D-SLRs, how to compose and more.”
"As an experienced photographer, I found this book extraordinarily helpful, alive with tips and tricks. I highly recommend [it] for photographers who are looking to dabble in macro photography or those who already have some experience." (Washington Gardener
"All of the beautifully reproduced photographs are accompanied by text that helps and never talks down to the reader." (Shutterbug
“Each photo is a short lesson in making outstanding photos. Reading this book is like walking through a garden and seeing through the eyes of a master photographer.”
About the Author
Noted garden, nature, and landscape photographer Alan L. Detrick resides with his wife and business partner, Linda, in Glen Rock, New Jersey. His award-winning work has appeared worldwide in major publications including Audubon, Garden Design, Horticulture, Modern Maturity, Natural History, Reader's Digest, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and Sunset.
An experienced instructor, Alan has lectured and led photography workshops for professional organizations and public gardens including the American Horticultural Society, the Garden Club of America, the Garden Writers Association, The New York Botanical Garden, Chanticleer Garden, Brookside Gardens, and Longwood Gardens. In addition to owning a stock photography agency, Alan and Linda also provide photographic services for landscape architects and garden designers. In 2005 they were honored as Fellows of the Garden Writers Association. Their Web site address is www.alandetrick.com.