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Nature photography

Photographing Summer in Black and White-Canceled

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. 2 Thursdays, July 9-16, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 11, 2015, 7:00 a.m.- 1:00pm

Local Flora: Summer

Discover the names of the wildflowers filling the prairies in summer at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, July 12-August 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Tree ID and Ecology

Enjoy the leafy summer canopy and learn in the shade as you become familiar with the trees common to the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, July 12-Aug 9, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Photographing Dragonflies & Damselflies

Learn to identify the dragonflies and damselflies that fill the summer air and then photograph them with an expert’s assistance at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, July 15-July 29, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, July 18-25, 2015, 1:00- 4:00 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Summer

Enjoy a glass of wine and learn how to compose a stunning nature portrait of the Morton Arboretum.Wednesday, July 22, 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Photographing the Beauty of Waterlilies

In this class, learn how best to photograph the delicate nature of an unfolded or just budding water lily at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, August 1-8, 2015, 7:00-11:00 a.m., Saturdays. August 15, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Adult Summer Camp

Are you looking for a fun project to create while your children are in summer camp at The Morton Arboretum. Multiple section. Dates vary starting August 3.

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. 3 Thursdays, August 13-27, 2015, 7:00-9:30 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, August 15-22, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Intro to Smartphone Photography

This class will cover the best ways to use your smartphone to capture attractive images, and recommend a selection of good starter apps for some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Out of the Box: You and Your New Camera

Learn the basics of how to use your new camera at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 8:00-11:00 a.m. or Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.