By submitting images to the EHS, the photographer provides the EHS with full usage rights for all images submitted. Copyright remains with the photographer.
Are you a photo enthusiast? Do you enjoy taking flower or garden photos? Do you keep photographic records of your garden? Or do you only occasionally get that old camera out and take a snap? Are you interested in sharing with and learning from other photographers? If any of these apply to you, consider joining the EHS Photography Group.
The EHS Photography Group is an informal group of EHS members primarily interested in flower and garden photography with any type of camera or media (film or digital).
The Photography Group plans several field trips each summer to local garden spots to take photos, learn from each other and practice new techniques. Some members help to record EHS activities and programs, such as the Plant Exchange, EHS City Gardeners’ activities, Front Yards in Bloom, the Garden Competition, Open Gardens or even EHS meetings. These photos become part of the EHS photo archives. Some members of the group submit photos to Gardener’s Gate, the EHS newsletter. Occasionally, group members meet to review photos taken and swap advice.
There is no obligation to participate in any activities. Group members can choose to participate in any activity they like or skip those they don’t like or can’t attend, no explanations needed. The only requirement is to be a member in good standing of the EHS.
To participate in the EHS Photography Group, select Photography Coordinator in the Contact us form.
By providing a photographic or other image for use on the EHS Web site, you warrant that you are the copyright owner of the image or have been given the rights to use and share the image and are granting the EHS the right to publish the photograph(s) in the Gardener’s Gate and on the EHS web site, and use them at any EHS exhibition, promotional or educational event in perpetuity. Usage includes the right to make minor modifications, such as post-processing adjustments, minor cropping or fading for a particular purpose, but that do not result in a substantive change to the image.
Other than these specific usage rights, the copyright in the photograph or other image remains with the copyright holder and these images can not be copied or appropriated by any other person. Downloading these images for uses other than the above, without the express consent of the copyright holder constitutes copyright infringement.
The EHS maintains a library of images with a view to making the best images from EHS history available to view in a series of galleries. Galleries are in constant preparation, so check back periodically if you are interested in great flower and garden photos or the activities of the EHS.
Some images in the library go back several decades, both prints and slides. They are currently being catalogued, with the best to be digitized at a later date. As these older images become available they will likely be included in our online galleries for your enjoyment. In the meantime, enjoy the more recent photos from our archives.
In addition to our own galleries, from time to time, we ask EHS members to share their photos of the gardening year. For example, the first blooms of spring or the results of the hail storm in July of 2012. These galleries are found in the Other Galleries list.