Photographing Summer in Black and White

Black and White photography in the summer is often overlooked, but this class will sharpen your skills in finding better compositions - form, light and pattern.  The class will include several methods of converting your images to Black and White, and hands-on time with the instructors to apply those methods to your images.  You will need a laptop with Photoshop for this class and a general knowledge of how Photoshop works.  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.
Instructors:  Willard Clay, nature photographer and Ken Thompson, nature photographer 
Notes: Limit 15
Equipment: A basic 35mm single-lens reflex (DSLR or SLR) camera with adjustable aperture and shutter speeds is required. Digital cameras are strongly recommended.
Certificate Information: Nature Photography Certificate Elective (17.5 hours)
Prerequisite: Introduction to Nature Photography (P001)
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3 Tuesdays, June 10-24, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, June 14-21, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  
Thornhill Education Center

  • Tuesday June 10: Lecture and Assignment (6:30-9:30 p.m. at Thornhill)
  • Saturday June 14:  Optional outdoor photography (7:00-9:00 a.m. Children's Garden);  Classroom work (Classroom work 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
  • Tuesday June 17: Short lecture plus review of images from previous week (6:30-9:30 p.m. at Thornhill)
  • Saturday June 21: Optional outdoor photography (7:00-9:00 a.m. Location TBA); Classroom work (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Thornhill)
  • Tuesday June 24: Presentation of portfolio and critique  (6:30-9:30 p.m. at Thornhill)



Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$178.00 members
$209.00 nonmembers

CALL: 630-719-2468
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.