Night Photo Tour of Historic Plymouth and the Old Burying Ground

From: $125.00

hosted by Elizabeth "Lisa" Ryan


TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Night Photography * Historic Monuments * Cemetery * Light Painting * Architecture

TOUR DESCRIPTION: This is the oldest town and cemetery in the US, dating back to the early 1600s.

For this private tour we will meet at blue hour/beginning of civil twilight in the tiny square where there are two old churches, in Plymouth. We'll walk through the historic section of Plymouth, stopping to shoot the old buildings, quaint alleys (some of them reputed to be haunted) and making our way to the harbor. At the harbor there will be the option to photograph Plymouth Rock, where the Pilgrims are reported to have first landed, and the statue of Massasoit, an important Native american of that time.

We will then make our way back to the square to go into the Old Burying Ground, a cemetery established by the Pilgrims in the 17th century. This place offers great opportunities for light painting, and lovely views of Plymouth and the harbor.

LENGTH: 3 Hours (meet at twilight, approx 6:45 -7pm, exact time will be given with confirmation)

TRANSPORTATION: This is a walking tour that does not require transportation.

DSLR or mirror-less camera with manual control capabilities, Tripod, Intervalometer, and at least one flashlight. wear sturdy shoes as the ground can be uneven in the cemetery.

PHOTOGRAPHIC FOCUS: While this is not a class in night photography, I will offer an orientation in order to help participants get their cameras set for night photography, with a sheet of information for them to keep to refer to.
I will not be shooting, and will be available to help with settings or other questions along the way.

STRENUOUSNESS: not strenuous



CANCELLATION: Tour can be cancelled by the attendee for a full refund up to 10 days prior to the event. This is an outdoor tour, which is dependent on weather. We will not be able to take photos in rain or snow, but will provide a rain date close to the scheduled event. In case of tour cancellation or rescheduling, a refund can be issued.

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Elizabeth "Lisa" Ryan

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Lisa Ryan grew up in a family of artists and art collectors. A grandfather collected the works of the Danish Impressionists for the Carlsberg Glypotek Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. Another grandfather was the painter John Graham, who taught some of the Abstract Expressionists in New York.

Lisa graduated from Pratt Institute of Art in 1973. For the next 18 months she worked as a photographer’s assistant, doing photo journalism, industrial and advertising shoots, along with darkroom work. During this time she was invited to participate in September Udstillingen, a young artists’ exhibit in Copenhagen.

In 1975 Lisa moved to Boston to study art therapy. This led to a doctorate in counseling psychology from Boston University in 1986.

In 2003 Lisa began using digital cameras. Always interested in night imagery, it was in 2011, during a course in night photography with Kevin Adams, and a workshop in light painting with Lance Keimig, that she found her way. She has been a night photographer since then.

A founding member of the Images Group, Lisa is one of five photographers who enjoy learning from each other and working on projects together. She is a member of the Duxbury Camera Club and has served on the club steering committee. In 2013 she became a gallery artist for the Plymouth Art Guild. She is also co-organizer of the Greater Boston Night Photographers meetup group with Jürgen Lobert. Lisa was recently invited to join the online group Light Painting Lab.

Lisa’s work has won a number of awards in local and regional competitions. She has been published in the Duxbury Camera Club’s book Images of Duxbury, and in South Shore Living, and Early American Life. Her images have been used by AAA and by the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society. Online publications include a NASA Astrophotography Image of the Day, and

Lisa is a workshop leader, lecturer and judge for local camera clubs.

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