Introduction to Portrait Photography

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Introduction to Portrait Photography

A person in an orange hat kneeling on the ground taking a photograph.
Carol DeGuiseppi

Dates & Price

February 22–29, 2024

Fee: $129

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $116

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.

Registration Closed

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. 

Learn the fundamentals of portrait photography by experimenting with lighting, posing, and beautiful botanical scenery. Then, work with fellow photography enthusiasts to make fun, impactful portraits in the Gardens—be ready to take portraits and have your portrait taken. Any camera is welcome, from smartphone to professional.

Course Schedule

Online Orientation
Thursday, February 22, 6:30–7:15 pm

On-site Shoot
Saturday, February 24, 7:00–10:00 am

The inclement weather date is Sunday, February 25

Online Critique
Wednesday, February 29, 6:30–8:30 pm

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


Online via Zoom
Onsite throughout the Conservatory


Drew Tolbert

Additional Information

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