Book Report, Inspirations

In The Garden (and Home) with Stacy Bass

Stacy Bass – Photographer Extraordinaire

While supposedly tending our booth at Rooms With A View last weekend, we sneaked out to meet the hugely talented photographer, Stacy Bass, and get our hands on her beautiful book, In The Garden.  The presentation opened with a gorgeous slideshow of Stacy’s work – both in the garden and in the home – immediately transporting us into the exquisite worlds she shoots.  She then shared some of her favorite tips on how best to capture a space.  Here are some highlights from her talk:

A Garden at Dawn

1.  Shoot gardens at dawn when the sun is rising and stop when it gets too bright.

A Well Tended Bar

2.  Accessories are important and better to have too many than not enough since you can always take something away when framing a shot.

Heavenly Hydrangeas in the Summer

3.  Think about the seasons and what your garden will look like through the windows.

Art in the Bedroom

4.  Invest in art – it’s so important to have something on the walls!

Flowers in the Kitchen

5.  And last but not least, flowers finish a room (just make sure the arrangements you use are of an appropriate scale.)

It was such a treat to meet Stacy and we know we’ll be inspired by her book for many seasons to come.  If you want to see more of her work, we encourage you to visit her site – but be warned, you might get lost in all the beauty!

Photos via CT Post and Stacy Bass Photography




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  • Reply Meghan @ Wishful Thinking November 7, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I just spent a happy lunch hour browsing through Stacy’s work! Incredible! Thanks for the introduction ladies! x

  • Reply designchic November 7, 2012 at 10:51 am

    These are such gorgeous images and wonderful tips. I always feel like when we take pictures of our rooms that they don’t look NEARLY as good as they do in person…can’t wait to see her book!!

  • Reply Jeanne McKay Hartmann November 7, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Looks a fantastic book and I will definitely be jumping over to her site. Thanks for the introduction and these great tips. I’m so excited that you get to go to the Carolyne Roehm event! Can’t wait to hear all about it and am looking forward to your Q&A.

  • Reply Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita November 7, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Looks like a great book and some terrific tips. That bar shot is putting me over the edge – I’m really leaning towards one in the living room …

  • Reply Donna with A Designer's Perspective November 7, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    What a beautiful post and looks like a fabulous book!! I love all your tips as well…and fresh flowers really brighten a room!

  • Reply The enchanted home November 7, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Thanks for your sweet words and concern, glad you are fine and unscathed from wicked Sandy!! I love the tips..thanks, need all the help I can get to hone my photography skills:) That hydrangea picture makes me long for summer….soooo beautiful! Have a great night.

  • Reply l o v e l y t h i n g s November 7, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Looks like a wonderful book…and i love that shot of the gorgeous hydrangeas. I would be quite happy if that were my view out any window. Heavenly…indeed!

  • Reply Marisa/Stylebeat November 7, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    The hydrangeas are unbelievable

  • Reply quintessence November 8, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Love Stacy and her book, which I own!! Great tips!!

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