Our Forest in Focus: Tree photography workshop
As a special offering at the 2023 Symposium, Graham Gall will lead a photography workshop for a small group on day 2 of the symposium in which those involved will gain practical insights into his method of producing exhibition quality shots of trees. For the workshop Graham will preselect 3 trees in the Botanic Gardens for participants to work. This will begin with a brief discussion about the ‘Exposure Triangle.’ The nature of the workshop means that only a few can participate in person, but it will be video-recorded so that all can benefit. Participants for the workshop will be selected at random from members registered to attend the Symposium.
About the presenter: Graham Gall
Graham is an award-winning professional photographer based in Canberra. While he shoots a wide variety of genre his passion is Australian flora and fauna. Graham is a Birdlife Photography Australia Gold and Bronze medallist, is widely published and is regularly commissioned for themed shoots for Exhibitions. Of relevance to Treenet is his work photographing trees. Graham was commissioned in 2021 and 2022 to shoot and produce multiple frames for 2 Tree Week Solo Exhibitions (2021 and 2023) for the ACT Tree Network. His clients ranged across Federal, State and Local Government Estates and included both native and exotic species. In 2023 the exhibition featured wildlife and trees thereby combining both his passions. When asked ‘why Graham?’ his Tree Network Clients quickly answer not only does Graham bring great artistic photography skills, his background in horticulture, work as a Park Ranger and past Australian Open Garden Scheme participant means he understands the ‘tree tribe’ intimately. Graham has been engaged locally to run nature photography workshops and is in demand as a speaker. He is also a keen member of the Australian National Botanic Gardens Photographic Group. Graham has a large social media following on Instagram and Facebook – @gallpix. Continuous improvement is his professional goal and continuing to exhibit, teach and sell his work his everyday focus.