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Nature photography, Adult programs

Intro to Botany

Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Tuesdays, January 13-February 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photographing Trees: Winter

Trees provide so many opportunities for the photographer – their structure, features through the seasons, and associations in the environment all capture the imagination. Learn to capture these different elements artistically and accurately in your photographs at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, January 15-22, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, January 17, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

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 Thursdays, January 15-29, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, January 17-24, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Smartphone Photography

Discover the best ways to use your phone to capture attractive images, a selection of good starter apps, and some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 17, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Winter Field Ecology

Discover how the struggle to find food and survive the cold shapes the interactions of plants and animals in Midwestern habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Wednesday, January 14. Two sections

Out of the Box: You and Your New Camera

Learn the basics of how to use your new camera. Whether a point & shoot or a digital SLR you will be introduced to focus, exposure, histograms, and how to take a picture in the field at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, January 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m. or Saturday, January 24, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Introduction to Nature Photography

Document and express your delight in the season and winter landscape through nature photography at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Wednesday, February 4. One section.

Creative Nature Close-ups

Review the principles of close-up nature photography then challenge yourself and your fellow photographers by bringing in natural items to work with or shoot some items from the instructor’s collection at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, February 4-25, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Film Noir: Influences in Nature Photography

Learn how to apply film noir elements to create black & white versions of your color nature photographs at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, February 5-March 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Winter

Enjoy the beauty of winter as you spend the afternoon indulging in your passion. Whether painting, photography or floral arranging you'll cure your cabin fever while indulging your creative muse. Sunday, February 22, 2:00-4:30 p.m.