Richmond Blooms Flower Workshop


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May 4 – 7, 2023

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Richmond, VA

Fee: $895 (Workshop & Garden Admissions)

Maximum Attendees: 6

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Imagine yourself in one of the most magnificent gardens in Richmond as the most colorful season of the year comes into bloom. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a place where you can lose yourself in the beauty of flowers at every turn.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers more than 50 acres of spectacular gardens. A classical domed Conservatory is the only one of its kind in the mid-Atlantic. More than a dozen themed gardens include a Children’s Garden, Rose Garden, Asian Valley and Cherry Tree Walk. Pathways draw you to parts of the garden that delight around every turn. The conservatory hosts amazing orchids and seasonal displays that allow you to immerse yourself in and never want to leave.

The gardens will take your breath away and inspire the myriad creative possibilities in the blooms, trails, plants and small critters. From the folds of petals and curves of leaves and vines, you’ll find yourself celebrating every delicate detail and rainbows of color. Take in the flow and scents of the gardens and discover another world.


Photographically, there are endless options for macro and close-up photography along with the intimate and sometimes grand landscapes of the gardens. Express your creative soul with soft focus, multiple exposures, sweeps, spins and blurs. Discover details that delight.  The ordinary scene becomes magical in infrared, and different lighting situations lend themselves to both infrared and color interpretations. The gardens invite you and call you in. This workshop includes in-the-field & classroom instruction, image sharing & critique sessions.

Jamie will share her experience & knowledge of the subjects as well as photographic skills & techniques to help you capture beautiful images. Learning and practicing to “get it right in the field” will save you time on image processing. Learn how to find subjects, refine compositions, get close and creative. Learn ways to control your lighting easily to complement your subject and think out of the box. Spend your days in the field learning to capture what you “see” and share each day’s visual catch during the critiques session!

If being in these beautiful gardens isn’t enough, bring your Lensbabies and all the creative juices they inspire.  As a Lensbaby Ambassador, Jamie can help you learn how to embrace their unique qualities for image making. Some loaners will be available from her vast collection (primarily, Nikon mount). Spending two full days in the gardens will give you opportunities to experiment and play, and you’re able to go back favorite subjects to capture them differently. In the classroom sessions, we’ll learn more about creative post-processing, such as using textures and image blending to add an ethereal feel to your flower photography. If time and weather allows, we may even add another garden to our list of locations.

This workshop will work your creative muscles and help you make your equipment work for you in the field while you’re in the groove. The entire weekend is designed to provide a well-balanced combination of classroom and field work.


Workshop Policies

Workshop Registration is $895 / person (includes garden admissions)
Lodging: Homewood Suites – Richmond West End, 4100 Innslake Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Special Group Rate when you mention New Life Photos
Hotel Reservation Deadline: April 1, 2023

Email for more information or to register by mail.