April 10, 2017 – A Presentation by Anne Belmont: “The Art of Flower Photography”

As a nature photographer specializing in flower photography, Anne’s greatest passion lies in seeing and capturing the beauty of flowers and other botanical subjects up-close. It is the small, often unnoticed details that draw Anne to her subjects. It is her belief that if we slow down and look at nature in a more contemplative way, we will find subjects that convey impact and emotion, causing the eye to linger a little longer. Some of those subjects might even have stories to tell. With a life-long involvement in the arts and her deep love of nature, photography became a perfect way for Anne to share her vision of the natural world with others. Her first career as an art therapist has shaped the way that she views art and has reinforced her belief in the healing power of both art and nature in our lives.

On any given day you will find her in her favorite place to photograph, the Chicago Botanic Garden, a place with bountiful subjects and an ever-changing palette of color and light. She was commissioned by the Garden to do a solo exhibition of her orchid photography, displayed in 20 larger-than-life panels during the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Orchid Shows.

Anne is a member of the Garden Photographic Society and a team member and presenter for Out of Chicago Photography. She presents programs and teaches workshops on flower photography at conferences and groups throughout the country.  Anne partners with Lensbaby, and is passionate about using and promoting their creative lenses to enhance the artistry of photography.

Website: www.annebelmontphotography.com

Instagram: @annebelmontphotography