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Nature photography, Adult programs

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.

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.

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. 2 Wednesdays, October 8-15, 7:00-9:00 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, October 11-18, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m..

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.

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, October 14-November 18, 6:30-9:30 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.

Intro to Smartphone Photography

This class will cover 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, October 18, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Developing Creative Images

Learn how to create a more powerful image by creating diptychs of your images at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Saturdays, October 25-November 8, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Out of the Box: Learn to Use Your New Digital Camera-Canceled

Learn how to use the basic functions of your new point and shoot camera straight out of the box at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 29, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, November 1, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.