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Photographing the Winter Garden Online Class

Photographing the Winter Garden
Continuing Education

Dates & Price

Onsite and online

Onsite sessions

Fridays, January 28 & February 11, 2022, 7:00–10:00 am ET

Online critique sessions

Thursdays, February 24 & March 3, 2022, 6:00–7:00 pm

Register by January 20, 2022

Fee: $179

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $161

Join us in a thoughtful observation of a garden at rest. With the leaves now gone and shadows growing longer, winter is an ideal time to see the garden designer’s vision. The subtle, strong “bones” of the garden are more evident and the intricate design structures of the trees and shrubs are now uncovered. The show pieces of the gardens become the lines, textures, and colors of stone, bark, iron, and glass. Add just a dusting of snow, and views become a study in high contrast and simple forms. Start your day with a quick outdoor discussion of camera settings and techniques. Before you venture into the gardens, the instructor will share a few images of possible locations and techniques to try during your photo walk.

Participants must bring their own digital photographic equipment and fully charged batteries. Participants should have a working knowledge of their camera. Some activities are not applicable to point-and-shoot cameras. A tripod is optional but highly recommended. Dress for the weather.

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

Inclement weather date: Friday, February 18, 7:00–10:00 am


Bob Gross and Valerie Hoffman


Onsite and Online