Infrared Workshop

with Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis – July 20, 2024

Tower Hill Botanic Gardens 10:00am – 5:00pm, Boylston, MA

Cost = $250, includes admission fee and post-workshop Zoom critique & Processing session

Rhodedendron Forest

Tower Hill’s Conservatories offer guests a chance to experience fragrance and lush greenery in the chilly New England late fall and winter months, from October to May. The Limonaia, or Lemon House, features Tower Hill’s collection of camellias and citrus plants; the Orangerie, an 18th-century-style greenhouse, provides a 4,000-square-foot environment of outstanding plants for winter display.

Join Bobbi & Lee for a day of infrared photography at the stunning Tower Hill Botanic Gardens in Boylston, MA. Bobbi & Lee will lead a small group of 6 participants through the stunning landscape and structures, which are perfect scenes for infrared shooting in either B & W or Color. Upon signing up, participants will receive a 20 minute instructional video about shooting infrared. There will be a 2-hour post-processing/critique one evening the following week, conducted via Zoom, included in price of the workshop.

Cost for the complete package: $250/person (includes admission fee for the gardens and Zoom Session)

Tower Hill Botanic Garden features a four-season display of the finest plants for cultivation in New England. Carefully planned gardens and collections of ornamental, edible and native plants, plus trails that enhance the natural features of this beautiful 171-acre property and a robust program and event schedule make Tower Hill a must-see destination.

View Tower Hill Botanic Garden’s historical timeline here.

Learn more about the history of the land where Tower Hill Botanic Garden is.


Windmill Garden

A sanctuary for native wildlife, the half-acre Wildlife Refuge Pond provides open water drinking and shelter for fish, amphibians, birds and four-legged visitors, and highlights native plants that provide habitat for wildlife.


Enjoy the pleasures of a woodland stroll in the sprawling five-acre field of mixed hardwood trees in the landscaped Inner Park. Antique statuary and temples emerge from the landscape to create dramatic scenes for infrared capture.

Bobbi & Lee provide plenty of one-on-one coaching during our time in the gardens. The group will split into two groups of three each with personal instruction from Lee or Bobbi, and will switch instructors thoughout the day. After the shoot, a special Zoom meeting will be scheduled for everyone’s convenience to provide post processing instruction, and a critique of participants work. Topics covered include:

  • Custom White Balance for Infrared
  • Mirrorless vs DSLR considerations
  • Infrared Landscape Composition
  • B&W and Color – different approaches
  • Shooting Panoramas for Infrared
  • Post Processing for Infrared, in color and B&W

Participants are expected to provide their own Infrared cameras for the shoot, but we will have 2 loaner Fujifilm cameras available for people to try out.

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Limited to 6 participants!


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The dynamic duo of photo-education, Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis, bring two lifetimes of experience, along with enthusiasm and creative techniques to to their fun-filled workshops. Lee is a Photo illustrator and Photoshop Master. He’s shot movie posters in Hollywood, and is the author of  the best selling book Skin. Bobbi, the “Mistress of Light” is renowned for teaching natural and artificial lighting techniques for portraits. Photo Distrct News named Bobbi one of the top workshop instructors. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from the masters

The cost for the workshop is $300 and includes location fees and a post workshop Zoom critique session. Limit of 6 participants