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Josh Taylor


A workshop participant wrote, "Josh is a born teacher, and puts everyone in a good mood because he actually empowers his pupils. Bravo! Such a rare talent to teach photography." Josh brings to his programs and assignments a background of over thirty years’ experience in photography, including newspaper and magazine photography, teaching, and workshops.

Josh has presented photography workshops at the Smithsonian National Orchid Show, U.S. National Arboretum, U.S. Botanic Garden, Brookside Gardens, Virginia State Arboretum (Blandy Farm), American Horticultural Society Garden School, and Longwood Gardens. In addition to teaching in the Smithsonian Studio Arts Program and being a Canon Camera instructor at Ace Photo, Josh speaks at camera and garden clubs, judges photographic competitions, and exhibits his photographs in gallery shows. He is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association, Garden Writers Association, and National Association of Photoshop Professionals, a member and past president of the Northern Virginia Photographic Society. His website is

Artist Statement

Josh’s passion for the craft of photography is the inspiration for his photographic images. His compelling images of architecture, garden and outdoor subjects convey his passion. He hopes that his images will inspire, captivate, and teach others to experience his joy and love of photography. Through his insight and visual perception, common sights in the man-made and natural environment become more meaningful and take on greater significance. In other words, the ordinary becomes the extraordinary through Josh’s photographic vision and personal style. In his work, he wants the viewer to see that a “good” photograph doesn’t just happen; rather, it is made by the photographer.