Discover the magical world of photographing gardens at night. Learn more about white balance, light painting, and working with flash to create stunning compositions.

© Linda RutenbergNight photography is a unique art that requires a certain knowledge and shift in perspective. Lighting has a distinct drama and images are composed of subtler nuances. The garden at night is a magical place where the hidden and unknown world of plants and pathways comes alive.

Taught by Linda Rutenberg, "The Lady of the Night", this week-long workshop takes you into the garden, down a country lane and into the storybook world of nighttime.

There are in-class demonstrations, lectures, and daily field trips to local gardens and on country walks. Regular assignments that cover details of equipment, focus, shooting modes, and white balance are given and critiqued. Students practice techniques in light painting, working with natural light and flash, and ultimately learn to create images associating composition and meaning in this unique context. Unveil the little-known reality of night photography with us this summer in Maine.

What you learn:

You learn how to handle all the aspects of night shooting both technical and aesthetic. Framing and composition are emphasized in class and during the local field trips.

Class needs:

Students are to bring a Digital SLR camera and tripod or can borrow one for the week from the Workshops' Digital Service Department. A flashlight (not LED), batteries and a cable release are needed and an external hard drive to store your images. A laptop will also be required for image processing.


Students should have a comfortable knowledge of their camera and love new adventures.

© Linda Rutenberg

Course Dates

This course is not offered at this time.
Check our full workshop listing for other alternatives.

Please email us or call 1-877-577-7700 with any questions.



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