Photo Tours

Callaway Gardens 2011

April 01 - 06, 2011

We had a great time photographing the lovely springtime scenery.

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The Maine Coast 2011

October 09 - 16, 2011

The beautiful rustic coast of Maine is a favorite place for many photographers. Quaint Harbor towns and lighthouses attract many.

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Callaway Gardens 2012

April 06 - 13, 2012

Callaway Gardens never fail to provide an amazing selection of photographic opportunities during the springtime bloom. The Butterfly House is another favorite location.

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The Oregon Coast

August 11 - 17, 2013

Explore this beautiful, rugged, dramatic coast August 11-17, 2013. We begin in Florence, Oregon and mid-week travel down to Brandon, Oregon. Photographic opportunities include lighthouses, sand dunes, tidal environments and the well-known "haystack" rock formations.

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Cars & Gardens: Georgia Style!

June 11 - 14, 2015

Cars & Gardens: Georgia Style!
June 10-14, 2015
$150.00 per person
Join LDPT for 3 days of fun, creative and colorful photo ops in Northern Georgia!
Days 1 & 2 (June 11 & 12)
We begin at Old Car City  where we'll spend 2 days photographing amongst the over 4000 classic cars that make up this gigantic junkyard. Nature has overtaken many of the rusty autos providing an abundance of photo opportunities. Historic buildings and museum displays are also on site. We'll return to our hotel and process images, share techniques and have interactive critique sessions.
Day 3, June 13: Gibbs Gardens & travel back to Ohio.
Morning stop at Gibbs Gardens, in Ball Ground GA.,
We'll stop for a morning/afternoon shoot at these gorgeous gardens. Many flowers & trees will be in bloom.
We'll then drive to Richmond Ky for the night.
NOTE: Drive time from the NE Ohio area to White Goergia is approximately 10.5 hours. Another option is to fly into Atlanta and rent a car. 
The tour starts on June 11 at 9am.
Our 1st hotel room block includes June 10.
If flying, try to book a late afternoon flight home so you can photograph with the group at Gibbs Gardens.

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Oregon Coast Explorer

August 16 - 22, 2015

Explore this beautiful, rugged, dramatic coast Aug. 16-22, 2015. We begin in Florence, Oregon and mid-week travel south to Bandon, Oregon. Photogrpahic opportunities include lighthouses, sand dunes, tidal environments, and the well known "Haystack" rock formations.

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Macro Playground

June 26, 2016

Spend a day at the MACRO PLAYGROUND!

Sunday June 26, 2016 10-4pm 1 day only

$65.00 per person (you will recieve an email with PayPal instuctions after registration)

The Thayer Center of Holden Arboretum

9550 Sperry Road, Kirtland Ohio 44094

(admission for non memebrs included in cost)

You love macro photography, but just can't seem to find enough time to just "play".  Lori will provide trinkets, fabric, flowers & "fun stuff" for you to:

1) immerse yourself and create or:

2) try your hand at macro with fun objects to shoot.

Lori will be there to help you with set ups, and tips to get the "look" you want.

This day is meant to be a day of just plain shooting. No formal lecture or post processing demonstration.

Be sure to bring your tripods, cable releases, lighting if you want(ring lights, flashes).  Most photo stations will have their own lighting.

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Fall Visions in Vermont SOLD OUT

October 08 - 14, 2018

Join Sharon & Lori for a week of fall exploration in Vermont.  Covered bridges & mountain streams await your creative capture.  Starting at the top of Cooper Hill, with a view all the way to New Hampshire,  photo ops will include rushing waters, babbling brooks and historic sites.

Nestled in the Green Mountains, Dover is located between Historic Bennington and Brattleboro in Southern Vermont. Among other stops on the itinerary, we will visit Grout Pond Park, drive Stratton-Arlington Road, and visit the Park-McCullough House in Bennington. Route 100 is one of the most scenic drives during fall.

Our hosts at the Cooper Hill in are true Vermonters practicing poplular Farm to Table philosophies. The rooms are unique and the innkeepers will be making our breakfasts and a few other meals, all gourmet!

Degree of difficulty is very easy, with most locations right off the road. 

Sharon & Lori are excited to share this beautiful area with you.

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TULIP MANIA! The Canadian Tulip Festival

May 18 - 22, 2020

TULIP MANIA!The Canadian Tulip Festival.

May 18-22, 2020 Ottowa, Ontario Canada

With Lori Diemer and Cynthia Sutcliffe

Lori and Cynthia are very excited to offer this tour to one of the world's largest Tulip Festivals.  With over 1 million bulbs blooming in May, the parks and gardens of Ottowa become a colorful mosaic. We are timing this tour for the week after the city wide festival, in order to avoid the massive crowds. Barring any extreme weather, the tulips will still be in peak bloom.

"The Canadian Tulip Festival was established to celebrate the historic Royal gift of tulips from the Dutch to Canadians immediately following the Second World War as a symbol of international friendship. The Festival preserves the memorable role of the Canadian troops in the liberation of the Netherlands and Europe, as well as commemorates the birth of Dutch Princess Margriet in Ottawa during World War II—the only royal personage ever born in Canada." (

In addition to tulips, participants will have the opportunity to photograph architecture, manicured public gardens, street, and night photography. Lori and Cynthia will also be bringing light boxes and textured glass set-ups in case of inclement weather during the tour.

Cynthia Sutcliffe is an avid photographer and studied Horticulture and Floral Design. She was the International Floral Program Coordinator(Canadian Tulip Festival 2000), and served on the Floral Program Board for 3 more years.  Cynthia is a lifelong resident of Ottowa.

Lori Diemer is a professional photographer and tour guide from Willoughby, Ohio.  She started Lori Diemer Photo Tours, LLC., to share her love for traveling to beautiful locations and sharing them with other photographers. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Cleveland State University, Lake Hospital Systems, Frankel & Schickler Law Firm, and Inova Health Care Systems in Washington DC, Georgia and Ohio.

A $300.00 deposit will secure your place on this Fun & Flowerfull Tour!

The small group size of 8 participants will make getting around the city easier.


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