Nature photography

Nature photography

Intro to Botany

Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Tuesdays, January 19-February 16, 2016, 6:30-9:30 pm

Creative Nature Close-ups

Review the principles of close-up nature photography then challenge yourself and your fellow photographers by bringing in natural items to work with or shoot some items from the instructor’s collection at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, February 3-24, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Intermediate Nature Photography

Document and express your delight in the season and winter landscape through nature photography at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, March 17-31, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, March 19-26, 2016, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Basic Nature Photography

This course is designed for the beginning nature photographer to become confident and focused. You will learn to be familiar with your camera controls, basic composition, transferring and editing your digital images at The Morton Arb2 Tuesdays, February 16-23, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Out of the Box: You and Your New Camera

Learn the basics of how to use your new camera. Whether a point & shoot camera or a digital SLR you will be introduced to focus, exposure, histograms, and how to take a picture in the field at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 30, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Smartphone Photography

Discover the best ways to use your phone to capture attractive images, a selection of good starter apps, and some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton arboretum. Saturday January 16, or Saturday February 13 or 27, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Light & Exposure

Learn to creatively use light and examine the quantity, color, and quality of light found during the course of the day and the seasons at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, January 14-28, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 2016, and 2 Saturdays, January 16-23, 2016, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Photographing Trees: Winter

Trees provide so many opportunities for the photographer – their structure, features through the seasons, and associations in the environment all capture the imagination. Learn to capture these different elements artistically and accurately in your photographs at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, January 14-21, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 16, 2016, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Visiting Photographer Mark Hirsch Smartphone Photography: That Tree! (canceled)

Mark will discuss the inspiration for his book, That Tree! We will have a hands on workshop followed by an opportunity for questions and book signing. at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 4 , 2015, 1:00-5:30 p.m.

Beauty in Photography

Learn how to create a professional, unified portfolio of your images at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Wednesdays, October 7- November 11, (no class October 21) 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.