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Sue Bishop is a photographer whose aim is to create an image that goes beyond a simple record of its subject and becomes art. Her compositions are a celebration of colour and form, often going beyond reality so that they become impressionistic and even abstract.
Sue has exhibited her work many times, and in 2004 she held a six week solo exhibition at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Lindley Library in London SW1. As well as selling prints of her images, she has contributed photographs and articles to photographic magazines and has sold work for use in travel brochures, calendars and books. Her range of photographic greetings cards was shortlisted for the Henries Awards in 2000, and in the same year her photograph of a wildflower meadow in Andalucia was Highly Commended in the prestigious BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.
Flower photography is a particular passion, and Sue has written two books on the subject, "Photographing Flowers", which was published in Spring 2004, and "Digital Flower Photography", published in Autumn 2008. Her most recent book, "Color, Light & Composition", covers general principles of photography and is illustrated with both landscape and flower images, and was published in January 2010. In 1994 Sue founded Light & Land, a company which runs photographic tours to destinations all over the world. This is now the most successful company of its kind in the UK.
“Unashamedly romantic and beautiful, Sue Bishop’s photographs describe an idealised world, a distant sanctuary from the daily grind of modern life. A painterly sense of light and colour and subtle compositions of striking simplicity elevate these images way beyond the usual clichés of travel photography into a personal art form.” - Joe Cornish
"Through Sue's images, we find ourselves swept away into colourful, abstract worlds. In many of her images, the flower has been used as a metaphor to take us beyond literal understanding, to find new meanings - to become entranced." - Charlie WaiteA selection of Sue’s images can be seen on her website.
Author and acclaimed flower photographer Sue Bishop takes you through every step of the process – from buying the right equipment to composing the shot and enhancing the picture afterwards on your computer.
Covering all the practical skills and aesthetic considerations involved in photographing flowers, this great book explores: technical matters, colour theory and artistic considerations
This visually stunning book focuses on the three most important factors required to create good photographs: colour, light and composition.