Claire Takacs

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Claire Takacs


Claire Takacs, Australia

Light in Gardens and Landscapes – Maximising the Impact of Images

Monday 9.00am – 10.30am  ⇨ SOLD OUT
Tuesday 9.00am – 10.30am  ⇨ $95



Claire Takacs is an Australian garden photographer who has worked in the industry exclusively for the past 10 years. She won the inaugural International Garden Photographer of the Year competition in 2008 and works with leading magazines in Australia, the UK and America.

She has contributed to many books and her first solo book project was published in Nov 2017 titled Dreamscapes by Hardie Grant, chronicling nearly sixty of her favourite international gardens.

She has worked closely with Noel Kingsbury for many years and has photographed the gardens of Urquijo Kastner from Spain and Cassian Schmidt of Hermannshof, featured also at the conference. She sees great beauty, skill and inspiration in the gardens and landscapes she visits around the world, and is known for her use of light and sensitivity in an attempt to capture and share these beautiful and vital green spaces.

Claire divides her time between Australia, the UK and the US.



Claire Takacs is internationally recognised for her artistic work in photographing gardens, and in particular the capture and portrayal of light. Claire’s workshop will explain her approach to bringing gardens and landscapes to life through her lens and she will specifically explore working with light to maximise the impact of images.

Basic technical advice will be covered, including equipment and post processing. Focus will also be directed to looking at landscapes and composition, together with the secrets of light as the key element, to produce unforgettable images.