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Nature photography

Nature photography

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 4-25, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Introduction to Nature Photography-Canceled

Document and express your delight in the season and winter landscape through nature photography at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Wednesday, February 4. One section.

Out of the Box: You and Your New Camera

Learn the basics of how to use your new camera. Whether a point & shoot 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. Tuesday, January 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m. or Saturday, January 24, 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 15-22, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, January 17, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Smartphone Photography-Sold Out

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 17, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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..

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.

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