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Having it large: the art of macro photography

As IGPOTY opens its ‘Macro Art’ photo project category, Philip Smith looks at the emergence of macro photography as a major photographic technique – and offers insights into what makes a big close-up an award-winner, illustrated by finalists from last year's macro competition.

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Finding inspiration

As the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition deadline - October 31 - approaches, Philip Smith offers a few tips about photographing autumn

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And the winner is...

After three long months of judging the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition, the dust is settling and the results are in! Philip Smith considers whether the winning images are 'stunning' - or altogether more interesting than that...

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Photographing the winter garden

IGPOTY director Philip Smith is inspired by the colours and textures in the winter garden and suggests some tips and techniques to help you get the best from your chilly images

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That's not really how it was

You are at Kew with your camera and snapping away - but when you get home you may be disappointed - we have tips for you!

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Taking your time

Philip Smith considers his recent workshops and lectures on the theme of 'Better Plant and Garden Photography' and notes that photography, like coffee, is better if it's not instant.

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IGPOTY winners announced!

Philip Smith reflects on a very successful fifth International Garden Photographer of the Year at Kew, and how wonderful it is to see photographers develop their skills and do really well in the competition.

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