Thursday May 16, 2024

Behind the Garden Lens with Ray Cox

Ray Cox is a seasoned professional photographer who has specialised in garden photography for over 22 years. Ray’s deep-rooted passion for horticulture has carried him through a diverse career that includes farming, journalism, and environmental writing. His stunning photography work has graced the pages of national newspapers, magazines, and iconic garden publications. 

Ray shares his journey from his family's horticultural background to becoming a renowned garden photographer. He also shares his creative process to capturing the beauty of gardens across Scotland and Northern England.

We delve into the nuances of garden photography, including the benefits of drone photography, tips for amateur photographers, and the joy of capturing year-round garden beauty, and hear more about Ray’s unique service for creating personalized coffee table books capturing the essence of gardens through the seasons.

Join us as we explore Ray Cox's journey and insights into the enchanting world of garden photography. Whether you're a gardening enthusiast, an aspiring photographer, or simply someone who enjoys nature’s beauty, this episode is sure to inspire and inform.


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