Photography After Hours: Christmas Lights

Photography After Hours: Christmas Lights

Angle shot of Exhibition Hall decorated for Christmas, with fountain and two tall Christmas trees in background, and white-lit deciduous trees and plantings of various pink and white flowers along a watery reflecting "street" and brick sidewalks.
Hank Davis

Dates & Prices

November 19– December 2, 2024

Fee: $199

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $179

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 November 13, 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. 

If you’ve dreamt of a quiet, after-hours photography session capturing the magic of A Longwood Christmas, this is your chance to enjoy exclusive time shooting in  indoor and outdoor spaces in our Gardens. Plus, you’ll experience after-hours access in the brand-new West Conservatory the day it opens to the public. Start your experience with an online orientation and a brief discussion of night and low-light photography. Then, meet with instructor Andy Bale at the East Conservatory for an introduction before you are free to roam our Conservatory to capture the magic of the display at your own pace and with plenty of space. Reconvene back at the East Conservatory to conclude the photography session, then wrap up your experience with a friendly online critique and a chance to show off your work! 

Course Schedule

Online Orientation
Tuesday, November 19, 6:00–7:00 pm

Onsite Session
Friday, November 22, 10:30 pm–1:30 am

Online Critique Session
Monday, December 2, 6:00–8:00 pm

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


Onsite at Longwood Gardens with additional online sessions.


Andy Bale

Andy Bale received his MFA from the University of Delaware in 2005, and his BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1994. He has been a full-time Lecturer of Photography at Dickinson College since 2013 and served as an adjunct professor of photography prior to that from 2005 until 2012. Bale's photographs are included in the permanent collections of Caisse d'Epargne in Toulouse, the Photomedia Center and Messiah College in Pennsylvania, and at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia.  

Additional Info

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