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Adult programs, Nature photography

Photographing Spring Ephemerals

Learn how to find early spring ephemeral flowers and how to best capture their delicate color at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting April 22. One section.

Creating Advanced Compositions

Go beyond basic composition and gain tools to create advanced compositions from nature at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting April 24. One section.

Field Ecology: Spring

Explore freshwater ecosystems and consider the various living, climatic, and geological factors that create and maintain our water systems at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting April 29. Two sections.

Photo Tram Tour

Ride along with members of the Morton Arboretum Photographic Society as they share their tips for taking photos outdoors. Tuesday, April 29, or Saturday, May 3, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Photo Tram Tour

The landscape of the Morton Arboretum is bursting with color in the spring. Have you ever wondered how to preserve that special moment in time? Ride along with members of the Morton Arboretum Photographic Society as they share their tips for taking photos outdoors. Tuesday, April 29, or Saturday, May 3, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Field Ecology: Spring

Explore freshwater ecosystems and consider the various living, climatic, and geological factors that create and maintain our water systems at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting April 29. Two sections.

Anderson Japanese Gardens: Photography Tour

Join us as we celebrate the colors of spring at Anderson Japanese Gardens. This Rockford, Illinois garden is considered to be one of the most authentic Japanese Gardens in this country. Friday, May 2, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Photo Tram Tour

Ride along with members of the Morton Arboretum Photographic Society as they share their tips for taking photos outdoors. Tuesday, April 29, or Saturday, May 3, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Creating Advanced Color Compositions in Nature

The class will study color theory and color management to be used in creating compositions using color in nature photography at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Wednesdays, May 7-June 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Digital Nature Photo Fundamentals II

This class is a continuation of the Digital Photography Fundamentals focusing more on the technology side of photography. Learn the different types of files, color management, flash basics as well as a comparison of software packages used in photography at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, May 8-June 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m.