Mark Turner

Mark Turner self-portrait. Bellingham, WA. © 2015 Mark Turner
Mark Turner, Photographing Your Garden Through New Eyes

Mark Turner is a freelance editorial photographer specializing 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, also published by Timber Press. 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 clubs and native plant society groups.

Photographing Your Garden Through New Eyes. Gardeners use a palette of plants and hardscape elements to create living 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.

In this program professional garden photographer Mark Turner shares his insights into garden photography, inspiring gardeners and garden lovers alike to see their gardens in new ways as they learn basic photographic techniques. Using examples from his extensive garden photo library, he will show the effects of different qualities of light, composition tools, perspective, point of view, juxtaposition, and seasonal change.

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