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Photography Day

A guest taking a photo


Saturday, September 15
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Living History Farms’ 13th Annual Photography Day

Enjoy a day of photography workshops in Iowa’s largest outdoor classroom! Attend classes with local photography experts and test out the newest camera equipment from photography vendors. Amateurs as well as professionals are encouraged to attend.

Capture stunning images of our scenic gardens, grounds and buildings, and catch the action at a historic baseball game at 1:30pm. All workshops are included with admission price to Living History Farms.

Don’t forget to bring your camera (and bring your flash if you have one)!

Event Partner – Christian Photo


2017 Classes

Take a look at the Photography Day Info and Schedule to start planning your day.


Photography day attendees listen to instructor


Avoid long lines and purchase your tickets and lunch in advance!

Tickets available online August 1 at 10am – September 13 at noon. Tickets will also be available at the door. Doors open at 8:30am and the first classes begin at 9:15am. Event takes place rain or shine. No refunds.

  • One Day Pass (Adult 13+) $15.75
  • One Day Pass (Child 2-12) $9.00
  • Two Day Pass (Adult 13+) $25.00*
  • Living History Farm Members Free**

* Two Day Passes allow you to visit on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 at a discounted rate, to practice your photography skills and visit the Farms. Classes and vendors will be on Saturday only.

** Members, register  for express check-in at the event. You may also add a pre-purchased lunch, catered by Hy-Vee to your registration.  



Pre-order your lunch for Photography Day, catered by Hy-Vee for $9.00. Includes marinated grilled chicken breast sandwich with condiments, macaroni salad side, bag of chips, and bottled water or soda. Lunches purchased day of will be $9.50, and availability cannot be guaranteed. Add your lunch order to your ticket purchase. Other lunch options:

  • Have lunch at Living History Farms’ Summer Kitchen Snack Shop
  • Bring a picnic lunch
  • Leave the museum for lunch and return (just keep your admission sticker!)


Visitor interacts with Photography Day vendor, Christian Photo Vendors

‘Test-drive’ the newest camera equipment and accessories. Vendors include Christian Photo, Benro, BlackRapid, Bowens, B+W Filters, Canon, DJI Quadcopters, ExpoDisc, ExpoImaging, Gary Fong, GoPro, Ilford, Induro, Interfit, Joby, Kelly Moore, Limelite, Lowepro, MeFOTO, Nikon, Nissin, Op Tech, Peak Design, Phottix, PocketWizard, ProMaster, Rogue, Sekonic, SKB, Sigma, Sony, Tamron, Tenba, Think Tank, and Iowa State Fair Photography Salon. Vendors will be in the Flynn Barn throughout the event.