Dylan Smith

TEACHES NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

Camera Settings

Learn all about shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.

Flash Photography

Learn how to use flash to get trendy high-contrast photos.

35mm Film

Learn how to get crisp images using cameras from the 60s.

Volunteer Your Garden!

FOR LOTS OF FREE AND CREATIVE IDEAS FOR YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE

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You Can Brief Our Students for Lots of Free Creative Design Ideas

We run four live projects a year on our Professional Garden Design Course. Each one centres around a real volunteer garden. The client fills out a brief and the students will visit in small groups for usually half a day. You don't need to be there - but you are welcome to speak with the students onsite directly if you prefer. After 6 to 8 weeks each student will have completed their own design package for your garden. This year's students completed the following for each project:

  • A sketchbook of ideas
  • A site survey and site appraisal
  • A master layout plan, acting like a blueprint for a new design
  • A planting plan of a least one planting area
  • A 3D visual to help you to imagine the design or part of the design
  • At least 1 mood board
  • A 5 minute video describing the overall design concept

This past academic year we also provided drone videos of project gardens in case of lockdown restrictions. Our clients also benefitted from this record of their gardens as well as scale site plans. You can see a couple of video examples below:

 
 
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