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Adult Opportunities

Fall Landscape Photography (online and in person)

Capture the shapes, colors, and textures of the fall landscape with professional photographer Mike Baker.

Content Detail

In this class, students will learn the principles of color landscape photography, including composition, light, and camera settings. With two online sessions and a field session on the grounds of The Morton Arboretum, students will have the opportunity to practice under the guidance of their instructor, learn from one another, and get feedback on their work. 

This program includes two live online sessions and one on-site session at the Arboretum. 

Instructor: Mike Baker, professional photographer 

Age: 16 and older


Mike Baker, professional photographer

Mike Baker is an award-winning and published fine art photographer based in the Chicago area. He began his photographic adventures while in the United States Air Force, stationed in Berlin, Germany, merely to document his travels throughout Europe. Since then, he has developed a keen eye for travel, landscapes, and cityscape photography. His approach to photography can be best described as “elevating the ordinary.” He takes what many would deem ordinary subjects and makes them extraordinary as he searches for distinguishing patterns, shapes, light, and shadow. His specialties include creating imagery in monochrome (black and white).

His work has been exhibited in art galleries and shows, published in coffee table books and magazines, and has won awards in international competitions. His work has also been added to private collections and he continues to create new work and share his passion for photography via presentations and photographic workshops.

What to Know

Equipment: You will need a fully charged DSLR camera and a tripod.

Prerequisites: This is an intermediate workshop; foundational photography skills and good manual control of your camera are required. 

Parts of this program will take place using Zoom. A link will be provided to all registrants by email. Click on the link to join the program at the scheduled date and time. 

Please add education@mortonarb.org to your address book. You will receive an email from this address with the link to join class.

Automatically generated captions will be available. 

In-person sessions will be held entirely outdoors; dress for extended time in cool weather. 


Program Schedule

Thursday, November 3, 2022, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: Attend live session online. 

Saturday, November 5, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Attend in person at the Arboretum, Parking Lot 29. 

Thursday, November 10, 2022, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: Attend live session online. 


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