Black and White Nature Photography

Develop an eye for form, light and patterns to compose dramatic black and white nature photographs.  Learn several methods of converting your images to black and white, and get hands-on time with the instructors to apply those methods to your images.  

The class will include assignments for individual shooting, plus short shooting sessions at the Arboretum. The emphasis will be on a final product: the expressive image in black and white.

Instructor: Ken Thompson and Will Clay, nature photographers
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. This course is designed for intermediate to advanced photographers. Limit 16
Supplies: A DSLR camera is required; bring a tripod if you have one.

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Schedule and Location

Five days: Three Thursdays, February 15, 22, and March 1, 2018, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and two Saturdays, February 17 and 24, 2018, 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$178.00 member
$209.00 nonmember

Registration Information

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted)
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.