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Adult Opportunities

Beginning iPhone Photography (in person)

Learn how to take great nature photos with your iPhone.

Content Detail

Whether you are new to photography or new to your iPhone, discover techniques for capturing the season with skill in this interactive photography class at The Morton Arboretum.

Over the course of the class, your instructors will

  • go over your iPhone’s most useful camera functions,
  • provide tips and tricks for composing attractive images,
  • recommend a selection of good starter apps for basic photo editing,
  • provide personalized feedback on practice activities.

This program meets in person at the Arboretum.

Instructors: Cora Jacobs and Diana Chrisman

Health and Safety: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s health and safety guidelines. Guidelines are subject to change, so please check back frequently.

Age: 16 and older



Cora Jacobs, photographer

Cora Jacobs is both a nature and a street photographer.  She has been teaching at The Morton Arboretum since 2012.  She is also the nonfiction editor for Allium, A Journal of Poetry & Prose and teaches magazine editing and production at Columbia College Chicago.

Diana Lynn Chrisman, photographer

What to Know

This program meets indoors and outdoors.

Check the forecast and dress for the weather.

This program is intended for beginners.

Bring your fully charged iPhone, along with a notebook and pen.

Program Schedule

Saturday, April 15, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to noon

Thornhill Education Center


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