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Nature photography

Nature Photography: Light & Exposure

Learn to creatively use light and examine the quantity, color, and quality of light found during the course of the day and the seasons at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, April 8-22, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, April 11 & 18; 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Local Flora: Spring

Learn the names of the wildflowers covering the forest floor in spring at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, April 11-May 2, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Intro to Nature Photography

Gain an appreciation for your 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. Wednesday April 15 and Thursday April 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; 2 Wednesdays, April 22-29, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; 2 Saturdays, April 18-25, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Photography 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. Saturday, May 2, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Nature Photography: Creating Advanced Compositions

Go beyond basic composition and gain tools to create advanced compositions from nature at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, May 28-June 11, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, May 30-June 6, 8-11 am.

Photographing Spring Ephemerals

Learn how to find early spring ephemeral flowers and how to best capture their delicate color at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Tuesdays, May 5-19, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2 Saturdays, May 9-16, 7:00-1:00 p.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. 2 Wednesdays, May 6 and 13, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, May 9 and 16, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Photographing Trees: Spring

Learn to present the different structures, features, and associations of trees in spring artistically and accurately in your photographs at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Tuesdays, May 7-14, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 9, 7:15-10:15 a.m.

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, May 7-21, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, May 9-16, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

The Poetry of Photography

Explore transforming the emotion of photography into words at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, May 9-16, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.