Adult Programs

Close-Up Flower Photography Workshop (online and in person)

Improve your photography skills by capturing spring in bloom!

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Improve your photography skills by capturing spring in bloom! With online and field sessions, this workshop will explore macro photography, a technique that allows the photographer to get close to the subject and make it appear as large or larger than life size. Macro photography invites the photographer to slow down, look more closely at the subject, and create images that show subjects in novel ways that the casual viewer might overlook. 

You will have plenty of time to practice under the guidance of your instructor during the field session, where you will explore the Fragrance Garden and Joy Path, catching your subjects in the beautiful morning light. The class will focus on flowering trees and plants according to what’s in bloom. Enjoy this chance to slow down and learn to see nature with a photographer’s eye. 

Experience using the manual settings on your camera is required.

COVID-19 Precautions: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s safety guidelines


  • This program takes place on Zoom and in person. 
  • You will need access to the internet via a computer or mobile device to participate. 
  • Registrants will receive a Zoom link by email. To ensure you receive the link, please add to your address book. Click on the link to join the program at the scheduled date and time.
  • Zoom sessions will be recorded and available for a limited time to registered participants.
  • Bring your fully charged DSLR camera. 
  • Limit 16.


Experience using the manual settings on your DSLR camera is required. 

Maria Rebelo

Maria Rebelo has been teaching photography at The Morton Arboretum since 2017. She is a macro and event photographer, currently working on a project with Pousadas de Portugal. Maria is also the photographer for the blog “Salt of Portugal” since 2011. Maria also teaches bookbinding, a skill she became interested in as a way to make artistic books for her own photographic images.



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