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Nature photography

Composition in Nature

Learn to capture the "physicality" of a scene - its shapes, textures, and forms - through composition, which is a cornerstone of photography at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, September 4-18, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, September 6-13, 8:00-11:00 a.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.

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.

Introduction to Nature Photography

Gain an appreciation for the camera's technology and learn the basics of field notes, exposure, composition, and characteristics of light through classroom instruction, hands-on demonstrations, practice in the field, and constructive critiques at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting September 17. Two sections.

Field Ecology: Fall

Explore the natural world of Northern Illinois in the fall session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and time vary starting September 30. Two sections.

Arboretum Uncorked: Landscape Photography

Enjoy a glass of wine and learn about landscape photography at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Photo Portfolio Review

Please register for the portfolio review if you have completed your requirements to graduate from the Nature Photography Certificate at The Morton Arboretum.

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.

Field Ecology: Fall

Explore the natural world of Northern Illinois in the fall session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and time vary starting September 30. Two sections.

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.