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Nighttime Photography
FEATURING GARDENFEST OF LIGHTS

Photographing GardenFest lights after dark can be a challenge. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll take photos of the GardenFest exhibit’s many lighted displays at dusk, after sunset, and in fully dark conditions. Students will need to bring a DSLR camera, and it is recommended to have an adjustable camera and a tripod as the nighttime exposures can be long. By participating in this class with professional photographer, Tom Hennessy, you’ll gain nighttime photography skills that will help you photograph other illuminated objects and landscapes at the Garden and beyond such as light displays, city skylines, moonlit evenings and more!

All programs are subject to change. Pre-registration through our website is required. Class registration fee includes admission to GardenFest of Lights.

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 $55

Register Non-Member $71

Date:
Monday, November 27, 2023
Time:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Details

In the Garden with Tom Hennessy

Students will need to bring a DSLR camera, and it is recommended to have an adjustable camera and a tripod as the nighttime exposures can be long. Please bring a snack or plan to eat dinner before you arrive. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and come dressed for the weather and walking in the Garden.

About the instructor

Tom Hennessy studied photography at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in the late 1970s 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 camera in 2011 and 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.