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Floral Portraits

If you like to photograph flowers, this workshop will show you how to set up a tabletop studio to photograph flowers from your garden or from the florist. You’ll have a fun, hands-on day of photographing a variety of flowers using different lights and backgrounds. You’ll spend the afternoon editing your work under Tom’s guidance. Many of the beautiful images in Garden publications, Instagram and on our website are by the instructor, Tom Hennessy. Enjoy a workshop with this talented photographer and walk away with enhanced techniques and photography skills!

All programs are subject to change.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden strives to be a Garden for all and we are committed to offering diverse adult learning opportunities that are inclusive and accessible to all learners. If you would like to request an accommodation to support your participation in an adult learning opportunity at the Garden, please contact [email protected] or call 804-262-9887 x328 and we will make our best effort to help.

Register Member $70

Register Non-Member $84

Saturday, September 9, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Event Details

Floral Portraits with Tom HennessyStudents should have a DSLR camera and a laptop to edit images. A tripod, polarizer and neutral density filters are also helpful.

About the Instructor

Tom Hennessy studied photography at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in the late 1970’s using 35mm film cameras, and had his own darkroom for black and white printing. But his “day job” limited time for photography until his retirement in 2016. He purchased his first DSLR In 2011 became focused on relearning photography in the digital age. He has taken many of the beautiful images of the Garden that you see on the website. He emphasizes taking photographs that require minimal editing. He is an artist in residence at Crossroads Art Center, and travels around the world and the U.S. visiting botanical gardens and experiencing different landscapes.