Recently I discovered the beautiful photography of Rachel Warne and this post features a selection of her stunning images.
Now London-based, Rachel grew up on a flower farm and this influence, combined with her love of nature, has led her to focus on botanical photography, which includes plants, gardens and also portraits of people in garden settings.
Her photographs have featured in magazines such as Garden Illustrated, The English Garden, House & Gardens and Country Living. Above are two examples from the Plants Details section on her website.
I contacted Rachel to find out more about the lady behind the camera: –
What are your tips for people taking photos of their gardens?
Get up early and don’t be afraid to experiment in different light and weather conditions. Do take photos when it’s foggy or getting dark, as you can get some amazing results.
Also, it doesn’t have to be midday on a sunny day with a clear blue sky for you to take photos. In fact, sometimes the light can be too harsh in these conditions.
Do you have any advice on gardens to visit in the UK?
I would definitely recommend that people visit gardens which are part of The National Gardens Scheme (NGS).
There are over 3,700 gardens in England and Wales which are part of the scheme and they open for charity. Most of them are privately owned and they can provide a lot of inspiration for your own garden.
Gardens: Grantham House
Has your work been featured in any books?
What is your favourite flower?
Forget-me-nots, anemones and fritillarias.
What are your plans for 2011?
I’d love to get more book commissions, plus some more TV work. In 2010, I appeared on the BBC Gardener’s World programme, giving top garden photo tips.
Portraits: TV Presenters, Rachel de Thame & James Alexander Sinclair
It certainly doesn’t surprise me that Rachel was Portfolio Winner as part of the International Garden Photographer of the Year 2010 awards. Click here to view her winning photographs.
I very much look forward to following her career. If you would like to purchase her photos, please contact Rachel direct via the Print Sales email address on the Links page on her website.
(Images : Rachel Warne)