As a nature photographer specializing in flower photography, Anne’s passion lies in capturing the beauty of flowers and other botanical subjects up-close. It is her belief that if we slow down and look at nature in a more contemplative way, we will find subjects that convey impact and emotion, causing the eye to linger a little longer. A life-long involvement in the arts and a first career as an art therapist have shaped the way that she views art and the creative process and have reinforced her belief in the healing power of both art and nature in our lives.
Anne lives in the Chicago area and her favorite place to photograph is the beautiful Chicago Botanic Garden. She was commissioned by the Garden to do a solo exhibition of her orchid photography for the 2015-2017 Orchid Shows and has exhibited her work in other venues. Anne is a team member and presenter for Out of Chicago Photography. She loves sharing her passion for flower photography at conferences across the county. She is a writer for the learning community Visual Wilderness, where she writes about flower and macro photography. Anne’s eBook Creative Flower Photography: An Illustrated Guide to the Magic of Lensbaby Lenses is sold on the Visual Wilderness website. She partners with Lensbaby to spread the love and creativity of their lenses. She is firmly committed to the idea that we should never stop learning, growing, experimenting and having fun with photography. | annebelmontphotography.com
Previous conferences: Out of Chicago Botanic 2018 | Out of Longwood 2019