Alan & Linda Detrick Photography LLC

Images, web galleries, gardens and the photo world of Alan and Linda.

Macro Photography Workshop

Are you serious about macro photography? A great way to improve while spending time with others who love macro is to attend a workshop.  If you can manage a week-long workshop, so much the better! We have had many requests to describe what’s involved in a workshop like this.  I thought it might be a [...]

Gesture Plus Light

Quite a few years ago, I took a photography workshop in Santa Fe ( with Arthur Meyerson. Arthur ( is one of the top corporate shooters as well as being a great teacher. He stressed looking for that element in an image that elevated it out of the ordinary. It could be ‘in your face’ [...]

True Blue at Longwood

In early March, Linda & I visited Longwood Gardens ( to shoot the Meconopsis in the conservatory. Meconopsis is one of the few true blue flowers. It also happens to be very photographic. As we turned the corner to the display, we were greeted by a dozen or so other photographers with the same idea. [...]

Sarracenia in the Garden

During one of our spring trips, Linda and I had an opportunity to visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond Va. The rose garden was in full glory but too crowded for photography. On our way to the perennial garden, we walked through the Martha and Reed West Island Garden – an area dedicated to [...]

Garden Photography – Spring

As promised, here a  few of the images from this spring’s outings. A Big Thank You to Sandys Plants and Stonecrop Gardens for allowing us the photograph in their gardens. I hope you enjoy them.

Opportunity in Unexpected Places

In February, Linda and I had the opportunity to visit family in Naples,Florida. It was a welcome respite from the record snow in the northeast. After a trip to the newly established Naples Botanical Garden, I noticed a nice selection of  plants in bloom around the entrance to our condo.  It turns out that Christine, [...]

Winter Landscape

The northeast is having a record white winter. As of the end of January, it ranks in the top ten for one month’s snowfall in Central Park in New York City. We have already received over fifty inches. That’s a lot of snow! My preference is about 6 inches of the light fluffy stuff, no [...]

Choosing A Digital Camera

Linda and I gave a program recently for the Short Hills Home Garden Club at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum ( ) in Short Hills NJ. During the Q&A session, one of the attendees asked for advice on purchasing a new camera. I realized this is one of the most frequently asked questions – at programs, [...]

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