By Dawn’s Early Light 

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By Dawn’s Early Light 

a sunrise peaking over a green meadow

Dates & Price

April 18–25, 2024

Fee: $149

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $134

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

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.

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. 

First, join instructor Bob Gross in an online orientation during which we’ll discuss the best places in our Gardens to photograph natural beauty in the early morning—and learn some top tips and tricks for shooting in low light. Then, use what you’ve learned by meeting in the Gardens to photograph just as the sun is rising. After class, we’ll reconvene online for a friendly critique and to share our favorite photos.

Course Schedule

Online Orientation
Thursday, April 18, 6:30–7:30 pm

Onsite Session
Saturday, April 20, 6:00–9:00 am

Online Critique Session
Thursday, April 25, 6:30–8:30 pm

Inclement Weather Date 
Sunday, April 21, 6:00–9:00 am

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.


Bob Gross


We recommend students come prepared with a tripod and remote shutter release for this class.

Additional Info

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