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Nature photography

Nature photography

Fall Color Guided Walk

Take an Autumn Amble through the Ground Cover Garden and immerse yourself in the best that Fall has to offer.

Creating Advanced Compositions

Go beyond basic composition and gain tools to create advanced compositions from nature at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, October 2-16, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, October 4-11,8:00-11:00 a.m.

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. 6 Tuesdays, October 14-November 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Field Ecology: Fall

Explore the natural world of Northern Illinois in the fall session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, October 8-15, 7:00-9:00 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, October 11-18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m..

Local Flora

Ever wanted to know the names of the wildflowers covering the forest floor in fall? Learn the names and characteristics of native and introduced plants flowering in the woodlands, prairies, wetlands, and other areas of The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, September 13-October 4, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Tree ID and Ecology

Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region as you enjoy their brilliant fall colors at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Saturdays, September 6-13. and September 27-October 11, 1:00 –4:00 p.m.

Invoking Inspired Images

Learn to apply the photographic concepts you’ve learned in previous classes by exploring different ways to inspire your photos, including paintings, other photographers, poetry, and possibly music at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Wednesdays, October 29-November 19 and December 3, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photographing Trees: Fall

Take artistic advantage of the challenges and opportunities the brilliant colors of the autumn canopy present, and learn to capture different fall tree structures and features accurately in your photographs at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Tuesdays, October 14-21, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, October 18, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Intro to Smartphone Photography

This class will cover 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, October 18, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Developing Creative Images

Learn how to create a more powerful image by creating diptychs of your images at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Saturdays, October 25-November 8, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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