Elevate Your Garden Club or Botanical Garden Event with Expert Garden Photography Lectures and Workshops

Are you searching for a dynamic and engaging addition to your garden club meetings or botanical garden events? Look no further! Embrace the enchanting world of garden photography and bring the beauty of nature to life with my captivating workshops and lectures.
Garden Enthusiast—With a deep-rooted passion for gardens and plants, I understand the intricate beauty of gardens.
Engaging Workshops—My workshops are interactive and tailored to both beginners and seasoned photographers. Participants will leave with new skills and a deeper appreciation for garden photography.
Photography Mastery—I bring years of experience and an artful eye for capturing the essence of plants, flowers, and landscapes. My portfolio speaks for itself.
Enlightening Lectures—Elevate your event with captivating talks that dive into the art and science of garden photography. Engage your audience with stunning visuals and expert insights.

Burgundy Clematis by Cindy Dyer Photography
Pink Purple Poppy by Cindy Dyer Photography
White Love-in-a-Mist Pink by Cindy Dyer Photography

Garden Muse Offers


Choose from a range of engaging garden photography workshop and lecture topics, from basic principles to advanced techniques, ensuring everyone can participate. 


Discover how to tell compelling stories through your photographs, transforming your garden shots into powerful narratives.


Explore the secrets of capturing the unique charm of botanical gardens, showcasing their diversity and beauty.


My participants receive informative guides and handouts, ensuring they have valuable takeaways from our sessions.

Workshop & Lecture Packages

Don't see what you’re looking for? Reach out and let us create a custom package to fit your needs!

Garden Muse: Capturing the Beauty of Gardens

1 Hour Presentation
Join me for an enchanting one-hour garden photography presentation that will transport you into the world of botanical beauty and the art of capturing it through the lens, whether with a DSLR or a smartphone. This presentation will not only inspire your passion for gardens but also equip you with valuable insights into the craft of garden photography.
Slide Show
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of gardens as I take you on a visual journey through stunning garden landscapes and macro shots of flowers and insects. Each image will tell a story, showcasing the essence and wonder of gardens.
Tips and Tricks
I will share essential tips and tricks, from harnessing the light to composing your shots effectively. You'll learn how to capture the essence of a garden, from wide-angle landscapes to intimate close-ups of delicate petals and leaves.
What's in My Bag
I will share my choice of cameras, lenses, and accessories, as well as discuss how I also use my iPhone for stunning macro shots. Whether you're a novice or an experienced photographer, you'll gain valuable insights into how to elevate your garden photography game.
From Garden to USPS Forever Stamps
I’ll share how 11 of my botanical images ended up on USPS Forever stamps. This has been an incredible journey of recognition and honor for any photographer.
Fee: $400
VA/DC/MD area, within 25-mile radius of Alexandria. Willing to travel for lectures and workshops; contact me to discuss details and rates!

Garden Muse: A Smartphone Garden Photography Experience

2.5 Hour Presentation
Join me for a captivating and immersive 2.5-hour presentation and mini-workshop that will take you on a journey through the world of garden photography. Whether you’re a seasoned garden enthusiast or a budding green thumb, this event is tailored to inspire and enhance your smartphone photography skills.
Slide Show/Tips & Tricks | 45 minutes
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of gardens as I take you on a visual journey through stunning garden landscapes and macro shots of flowers and insects. Each image will tell a story, showcasing the essence and wonder of gardens. We'll begin with a comprehensive presentation on composition, lighting, angles, and the art of storytelling through your lens. I’ll share what tools and accessories I carry in my bag.
Hands-on Shooting | 45 minutes
Get ready to roll up your sleeves! Each student can actively engage in photography using their smartphone, guided by my expertise.
Snapseed App Demo + Q&A | 1 hour
Using the free Snapseed app, available for both Androids and iPhones, I will guide you in editing and enhancing two of your photos. You’ll learn how to adjust exposure, color balance, and add artistic effects to make your garden photos truly captivating.
Contact me for details and pricing; group rate available.
Number 3 - floral design

One-On-One Photography Workshop in the Garden

3 Hour Workshop
Join me for a personalized garden photography workshop, where you'll have the unique opportunity to enhance your skills as a garden photographer in the serene beauty of a local garden.
One-on-One Session
During this three-hour, one-on-one session, you'll learn the art of composition and how to harness the magic of light, whether you're using a DSLR or simply your trusty camera phone.
Immersive Experience
The workshop promises an immersive experience, guiding you through the intricate details of capturing the enchanting world of flora. With individualized attention, you'll receive tailored guidance to help you capture stunning images. Whether you're a novice or an experienced photographer, this workshop caters to all levels of expertise.
Personalized Photo Review
After the workshop, you'll have the chance to showcase your newfound skills. You can submit 3-5 of your best images for a personalized review by me, where I'll provide constructive feedback to further refine your work.
Don't miss this chance to explore the world of garden photography and elevate your skills to new heights.
Fee: $350 per person
Includes the three-hour workshop and the photo review after. If you'd like to share this experience with a friend, they can join for an additional $150 fee, making it a delightful opportunity to learn and create lasting memories together!
Number 4 - floral design

One-on-One Post-Processing in Photoshop

2 Hour Workshop
Step into the fascinating world of post-processing for garden photography as I guide you through the art of preparing your garden photos for online use or print. This hands-on session will be held in my well-equipped photo studio located in Springfield, VA, and will last for two engaging hours.
Adobe Photoshop Demo
In this workshop, you'll learn how to take your garden photos and transform them into stunning, professional-quality images using Adobe Photoshop. We'll delve into essential techniques, including color correction, retouching, enhancing details, and optimizing your images for different purposes. Whether you're preparing photos for your online portfolio, social media, or high-quality prints, you'll gain valuable skills to make your garden photography truly shine. I’ll also share my printing resources and process for prints, canvases and greeting cards.
Follow Along on Your Laptop
I’ll be using a MacBook Pro to demonstrate my process while using botanical images you have provided. You can also bring your own laptop (with Photoshop installed) and follow along with hands-on demonstrations and receive personal guidance to ensure you understand and master each step of the process.
This two-hour workshop offers an invaluable opportunity to enhance your post-processing skills and take your garden photography to the next level. Whether you're a beginner looking to get started with Photoshop or an experienced photographer aiming to refine your techniques, this session is designed to meet your needs. Don't miss the chance to bring out the full potential of your garden photos in a welcoming and creative atmosphere.
Contact me for details and pricing; group rate available for up to three students.
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