Flower and Garden Photography Workshop

April 18, 2023 – April 21, 2023 all-day
The Inn at Mendenhall
323 Kennett Pike
Chadds Ford
PA 19317
Mary Louise Ravese

Join professional photographer Mary Louise Ravese for a flower garden trifecta in this photography workshop based in America's Garden Capital - the greater Philadelphia area. We will visit the area's crown jewel - Longwood Gardens, during the prime time for the spring bulb bloom. This extensive garden on the former duPont estate offers a variety of flower and plant subjects in both outdoor gardens and a large indoor conservatory. Next, you'll have a "straight out of Holland" experience at a tulip farm. Acres of tulip rows of different colors offer a variety of photo possibilities including closeups, shoot throughs, and intentional camera movement. Rounding things out, you will visit at least another one of the area's 30+ gardens - which one will be revealed at the workshop because Mary Louise will select it based on the bloom conditions the week of the workshop.

What you'll learn

In this workshop you'll learn a variety of photography techniques:

  • achieving a selective focus shallow depth of field look
  • maximizing depth of field through focus-stacking
  • shooting intimate landscape vignettes
  • creating painterly looks using intentional camera movement
  • creating ethereal images with a soft glow look - achieved either through using multiple exposures, or a Lensbaby "Velvet" specialty lens to combine sharpness with pleasing blur

The combination of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on photography shooting sessions is sure to spark the imagination, and encourage you to produce some unique and beautiful images. During the workshop, we will have the opportunity to share photos within our group and receive supportive image feedback. In addition, Mary Louise will be available to help you with image editing guidance and assistance choosing your best images.

Who should Attend

Suitable for the experienced beginner, intermediate and advanced DSLR or mirror-less camera user. Participants should understand basic camera operation, and be comfortable working in Aperture Priority or Manual Exposure modes.



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