Basic Nature Photography

A camera lens points upward from where it is nestled in the grass.

Become a nature photographer. Move beyond shooting in automatic; learn how to adjust your camera’s manual settings to get the shot you want. Learn basic composition and editing techniques. Apply your new skills on the grounds of The Arboretum, where there’s no shortage of natural beauty to capture. The course includes classroom instruction, in-field shooting, and a critique session.

Instructor: Erica Benson, nature photographer
Notes: Please bring your camera  and camera manual to the first class. Limit 15

Course number


Schedule and Location

Four Saturdays, October 27 through November 17, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. 
Thornhill Education Center


Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$138.00 member
$162.00 nonmember

Registration Information

ONLINE: Register now

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.

Weather Cancellation Hotline
Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.