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Nature Photography: Intro to Composition

“Composition is the strongest way of seeing.”  - Edward Weston

Develop your skills as a nature photographer through thoughtful compositions. Learn tools of composition and how to use your camera to make an image that captures a moment, feeling or experience in nature.

Through classroom instruction, in-field photography, and critique sessions, you will learn and apply a number of composition tools including:

  • Four corners
  • Thirds
  • “FMB” (foreground, middle ground and background)
  • Leading lines


Composition is a key component of powerful photographs. Understanding the principles of composition will allow you to create images that reflect what you see--and what you want others to see-- in nature.

Instructor: Paul Lucas, nature photographer
Prerequisite: Basic Nature Photography (P000) or a solid understanding of shooting in manual mode
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Limit 15

Course number: 
P110
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION: 

Four Saturdays, March 3 through 24, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Thornhill Education Center

FEES AND ADMISSION: 

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$138.00 members
$162.00 nonmembers
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 

ONLINE: REGISTER NOW
CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be wait listed)
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.