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Nature photography

Basic Nature Photography

This course is designed for the beginning nature photographer to become confident and focused. You will learn to be familiar with your camera controls, basic composition, transferring and editing your digital images at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, March 19-26, 6:30-9:30p.m., and Saturday, March 21, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Developing Your Photographic Style

In this class, explore the creative process by looking at how nature photographers make use of elements like movement, structure, and rhythm to compose images at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, March 26-April 23; 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Developing Your Photographic Style

In this class, explore the creative process by looking at how nature photographers make use of elements like movement, structure, and rhythm to compose images at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, March 26-April 23; 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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.