SIGC Gets a Lesson in Photography

Susan Soden

The January meeting of the Seabrook Island Garden Club featured photographer Susan Soden who delivered an informative workshop on photographing plants and floral arrangements. Susan is a Seabrook resident and is well known for her photographs of nature and wildlife on the island. Her work has been featured in many of the island’s publications. She is currently being honored as the Photography Club’s Quarterly Featured Photographer, and her work will be on display at the Lake House for the next several months.

Susan’s presentation started with helping individuals become familiar with the camera functions and features available on most phones. She then presented tips for capturing quality photographs—utilize soft lighting, chose simple backgrounds, place floral subjects near a window, shoot from unique angles, create still life scenarios, and look for small details to add interest. Most importantly, her message to the group was to have fun and enjoy the art of photography. Garden Club members were then able to practice shooting photos of the floral arrangements on their tables. In this “hands on” part of the presentation, Susan was available to answer questions and provide additional tips.

The Seabrook Island Garden Club’s next event is the Winter Open House from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Lake House on Sunday, January 29. All Seabrookers are invited to join the Garden Club members for an evening of hospitality featuring light appetizers, desserts, and drinks.

-Submitted by Susan McLaughlin, Seabrook Island Garden Club

(Image credits: Vivien Joklik)