Garden Photography Course

Looking to improve your garden and plant photography? Mark is pleased to announce he will be running his first one day creative garden photography course at the wonderful Waterperry Gardens on 17th May 2017. This course is now full but we will be holding further dates in 2017. Please ‘like’ our Facebook page to see the new dates when they are released!
Mark’s course is for anyone with a basic knowledge of photography looking to create beautiful garden vistas and plant portraits.
Mark has worked as a professional photographer since 1999 and has a wealth of knowledge to      help you improve your photographic skills. Mark is a member of the Professional Garden Photographers Association and has won a number of monthly awards for his images including first place with an image of the Rose Garden at Waterperry Gardens! Mark has photographed the gardens at Waterperry for the last 4 years and many of his images are used by Waterperry to promote the gardens.
Mark’s relaxed and friendly approach starts off in the classroom with examples of his work and how he achieved the results, help in you getting familiar with your camera settings and the afternoon will be spent in the garden taking photographs. Complimentary tea and coffee will also be included.
Students are required to bring the following;
A digital camera of some description that you will be happy to use.
Preferably a 35mm SLR style digital camera with a wide-angle lens to moderate telephoto lens. A macro lens or macro function is desirable if possible.
Bridge Camera with wide/telephoto/macro features
Compact Camera with wide/telephoto/macro features
Camera Phone – not ideal but better than nothing!
In order to see the result on the day a digital camera is recommended with either an SD card or CF card. (Please ensure your card is downloaded and re-formatted and ready to use before coming long to the course)
A fully charged battery and spare (fully charged battery)
A tripod and cable release if owned.
Outdoor footwear, clothing and waterproofs to wear if raining plus large umbrella!
Something suitable to lie on for low angle shots if ground is damp/wet
A notebook and pen
A suitable packed lunch or lunch is available to purchase at the Waterperry Tearoom.

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Head Gardener & her Apprentice, Waterperry Gardens

Recently I visited my favourite gardens on a beautiful sunny morning to photograph the lovely Pat & her apprentice Ailsa. Ailsa has been working under Pat’s tutelage in the gardens & on the famous & very beautiful herbaceous border at Waterperry Gardens. Ailsa was moving on to the celebrated gardens at Kew for her 3 year diploma & I thought it would be nice to capture some images of the Head Gardener & her apprentice for posterity. Here are a few of my favourite images.

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High quality floral greeting cards and limited edition fine art prints now available!

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Welcome to the ‘soft launch’ of Mark Lord Photography Greeting Cards and Fine Art Prints. We are selling these high quality greeting cards  and prints at Waterperry Gardens next weekend but they are also available online now. All cards are 148mm square or A5, printed on high quality 350gsm Tintoretto Gesso paper in the UK using sustainable materials.

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To see the range of cards and prints please go to the client area of our website where you will see the gallery or click here to go straight to the client area and the gallery is at the top. You cannot miss it!  http://www.marklordphotography-clientarea.com

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Look for this gallery album cover!

Please share with your family and friends whom you think would enjoy the images. Thank you.

 

Mark

A lucky moment!

The herbaceous border at Waterperry Gardens looking rather splendid last year. Over 200 feet long it’s a really amazing sight from May to November and well worth a visit. It’s got to be one of the best herbaceous borders around! Here it is June time, a lovely view and a lucky moment as a black cat crossed my path!

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Snake’s Head Fritillary – Plant Photography Oxfordshire

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The snake’s head fritillary is Oxfordshire’s county flower, this one photographed at Waterperry Gardens in April this year. A beautiful and delicate cupped flower that grows to around 30cm in height from a bulb returning year after year. Spring certainly feels like it around the corner when these appear. I was up early one morning laying in the dew in the Fritillary meadow at Waterperry to capture this picture. A wonderful flower to photograph!

Beautiful Wisteria at Waterperry Gardens this Summer

I have been lucky to work at Waterperry Gardens for nearly 2 years and have photographed the gardens throughout the seasons for them, supplying images for promotional material and social media use. Here is the fabulous Wisteria tunnel in the formal garden. I was there together with several members of the public in awe of this spectacular sight. TW-Waterperry May 2015-ML015_003