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Adult programs, Nature photography

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 May 14. One section.

Adobe Photoshop™ II

In this second course of the Photoshop series, participants will apply techniques from the first class to their own nature images and will use Photoshop tools to import optimally RAW images into Photoshop at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Mondays, May 19 and June 2-23, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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 at The Morton Arboretum. 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.

Beyond the Rule-of-Thirds

In this class learn how nature photographers make use of elements like movement, structure, and rhythm to compose images at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, June 12-26, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, June 14-21, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Introduction to Nature Photography

Nature photography allows you to document and express your delight in a season, flower, landscape, or insect at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Tuesday June 17. One section.

Field Ecology: Summer

Explore the natural world of Illinois in the summer session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 18. Two sections.

Tree ID and Ecology

Enjoy the leafy summer canopy and learn in the shade as you become familiar with the trees commonly sighted in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, June 22-29 and July 13-27, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Creatures of the Night

Develop your skills in photographing insects at twilight at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, June 26, 7:30-10:30 p.m. and Friday, June 27, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Field Ecology: Summer

Explore the natural world of Illinois in the summer session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 18. Two sections.

Close up on Summer Wildflowers

Learn to capture the diverse colors and textures of summer as you develop and refine your close-up photography skills at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Tuesdays, July 8-22, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, July 12-19, 8:00-11:00 a.m.