All About Lenses

All About Lenses

A camera on a tripod pointed at flowers.
Bill Hill

Dates & Prices

August 14–21, 2024

Fee: $139

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $125

Fee includes all-day admission to the Gardens on the day the class is onsite.

This class is intended as an adult learning experience.  Find out more about our Family Learning experiences.

Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks before the event, and your registration fee, less a $30 processing fee, will be refunded.

To notify us of your cancellation, email us or call 610-388-5454.

Register by August 11, 2024.

Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members save on Continuing Education Courses

A 10% discount on classes will be applied automatically at the time of checkout. 

Join expert photographer Valerie Hoffman in learning all about lenses—from their unique qualities to their creative opportunities—and get your lens questions answered. Lens choice is probably the most important decision you can make regarding image quality and artistic style—and when choosing your gear, you can base your decision on desired results. Learn how to customize your photography experience and build your artist toolkit!

Course Schedule

Online Orientation
Wednesday, August 14, 6:30–7:30 pm

Onsite Session
Saturday, August 17, 7:00–10:00 am

Online Critique Session
Wednesday, August 21, 6:30–8:30 pm

Inclement weather date: August, 18, 2024

Full course content includes both the online and the onsite components.


Onsite at Longwood Gardens with additional online sessions.

This program will take place partially or entirely outdoors. Please dress for the weather and wear footwear suited for walking on uneven paths and through wet areas.


Valerie Hoffman

Additional Info

Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.