July 12-13, 2019 ~ Summer Flowers at Longwood Gardens

July 12-13, 2019 ~ From the Heart to the Lens Workshop: Photographing Summer Flowers at Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, PA)


Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA is one of the best (if not the very best) Flower Gardens and Conservatory in the U.S. and to celebrate the Summer Flower season, I will be holding a workshop at Longwood Gardens July 12 ~ 13, 2019. There is also an option to signup for a post-shoot webinar on finishing your flowers in Lightroom/ACR/Photoshop.

As we photograph, I will teach you “best practices” for capturing  a variety of Summer flowers.  The best thing I can give you is the ability to see” the finished image before you approach a flower you want to photograph.  Elements of photography like f/stop, depth-of-field, shoot-thru, in-camera effects and the use of reflectors/diffusers will be explained and demonstrated in the group.

There will be two hands-on photography sessions available each day.  The morning session (Session A: 9:00 am to noon) will concentrate on “seeing” your subject using a macro and/or telephoto lenses, choosing an appropriate flower subject, approaching the subject to photograph it, using natural light with diffusers and reflectors, and how to dial-in your camera settings to capture the flower.

The afternoon session (Session B: 1:30 pm to 4:15 pm) will concentrate on more advanced camera techniques including double-exposure, capturing water droplets, using a Lensbaby (Velvet 56, 85 or  Optic Swap System) along with using creative angles, backgrounds and lighting techniques to capture your flower subject.

Each session is limited to 4 attendees so that there is ample time for me to work individually with each attendee.


An After-Shoot Webinar

If you are interested in attending a 90-minute “live” online webinar approximately 2 weeks after the workshop, you may also sign up for that.  I will solicit photographs from attendees and work with to images to teach enhancement techniques in Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom and Photoshop. There is a $45 fee for the webinar.  The webinar will remain online for 30 days so that you can go back and re-watch the techniques I will be teaching.

Financial Commitment

When you sign-up you will be able to choose what sessions you want to attend on what day.  Each session is $129 and taking both sessions in the same day is $225.  You may take the same session twice or Session A on Friday Session B on Saturday ($20 surcharge applies for splitting days).  The choice is yours and I encourage you to choose what fits best with your comfort level and budget.

Payment in full is required upon sign-up to ensure your participation in this Photography Workshop.  Admission into Longwood Gardens is also required. More information about obtaining entry tickets into Longwood will be provided when you sign up.

If you are ready to make a commitment to this Workshop, please complete this Longwood Summer Flowers Signup Form.  If you have questions about this Workshop or anything else, please use the Contact Me form.  I hope that you will consider joining me for this special event that will begin (or continue) your Photographic Journey from the Heart to the Lens!