By Dawn’s Early Light: Morning Photography in the Gardens

By Dawn’s Early Light: Morning Photography in the Gardens

a sunrise peaking over a green meadow

Dates & Price

July 6–July 13, 2023

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.

Registration ends on June 29, 2023.

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.

During our online orientation, we’ll discuss the best places to photograph the Gardens in early morning and provide top tips and tricks for shooting in low light. Then, we’ll meet 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 best photos.

Course Schedule

Online Orientation
Thursday, July 6, 6:00–7:30 pm

Onsite Session
Saturday, July 8, 5:00–8:30 am

Online Critique Session
Thursday, July 13, 6:00–8:00 pm

Inclement Weather Date 
Sunday, July 9, 5:00–8:30 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.


Dick Greenwood


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.

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.