Bring your camera or your cell phone as Valerie Hoffman guides us through the art of taking photos of gravestones and cemeteries! This two-hour walking tour of Historic Montgomery Cemetery features various stops throughout the cemetery where you’ll learn a little about the history of the cemetery and get a chance to learn some photography tips from instructor Valeri Hoffman. If you enjoy wildlife photography, the cemetery also has a variety of birds and mammals that may make a showing during our walk. We'll be touring and shooting in the evening golden hour with hopes that we'll get a bit of sunset and maybe even a bit of a full moon rising over the cemetery!
Based out of southeast Pennsylvania, Valerie Hoffman is an avid landscape, wildlife, architectural and real estate photographer and photography instructor. With over 40 years of photographic knowledge, she enjoys inspiring people to take their photography skills to deeper and more creative levels.
With almost 6,000 known burials, Historic Montgomery Cemetery holds the remains of some of the most prominent citizens, veterans and reformers in the county and nation. From five Civil War generals to many captains of industry, it tells the story of the nation through the lives it represents.
The entrance to Montgomery Cemetery is at the end of Hartranft Avenue, off of West Main Street, Norristown. Parking during the event will be made available inside the Cemetery gates.
There is no charge for this walking tour. Funding has been provided by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020