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Basic Nature Photography

Schedule and Location

Four Sundays, October 27 through November 17, 2019, noon to 3:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$138.00 member
$162.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Become a nature photographer. Move beyond shooting in automatic; learn how to adjust your camera’s manual settings to get the shot you want. Learn basic composition and editing techniques. Apply your new skills on the grounds of The Arboretum, where there’s no shortage of natural beauty to capture. The course includes classroom instruction, in-field shooting, and a critique session.

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Erica Benson, photography Instructor

Erica Benson has been a professional photographer since 2000 and a photography instructor since 2007. She is passionate about her field and looks forward to sharing her experience with her students. 

Course Details

  • Instructor: Erica Benson, nature photographer
  • Notes: Please bring your camera  and camera manual to the first class. Limit 15

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Basic Nature Photography