Adult Programs

Nature Photography: Prairie Mornings (online and in person)

Capture the quiet splendor of a summer morning on the prairie in this photography workshop with The Morton Arboretum.

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Capture the quiet splendor of a summer morning on the prairie in this photography workshop with The Morton Arboretum. Summer on the prairie is a delightful experience, with blossoms, birds, fluttering insects, and reflective water drops. Mornings are relatively cool, and the light that dances on grasses is magical.

In this class, learn to use your DSLR camera to capture this morning magic using close-up photography. The first class will meet in the outdoor shelter on the Arboretum’s West Side. Then join your instructor in the prairie for a weekend field session. Share your images and questions online in the third session during a virtual critique and celebration of the prairie.

COVID-19 Precautions:

  • If you are unwell, or have been in contact with someone who is unwell in the last two weeks, you must stay home. A full refund will be issued on request.
  • Participants must wear face masks. Face masks are required while participating in Arboretum adult learning programs.
  • Maintain a distance of six feet from others whenever possible. 
  • For more information on the Arboretum’s guidelines, please watch the video at https://www.mortonarb.org/visit-explore/plan-visit/know-you-go-visit-information.
  • The first two sessions will be held at The Morton Arboretum. One session is indoors in a large, well-ventilated room. Masks are required. 
  • The third session will take place on Zoom. You will need access to the internet to participate. 
  • Registrants will receive a Zoom link by email. Click on the link to join the program at the scheduled date and time. 
  • To ensure you receive the link, please add education@mortonarb.org to your address book.
  • New to Zoom? Watch this short video to learn how to join a Zoom meeting.
  • Limit 12

Prerequisites: Basic understanding and ability to use the manual controls on your DSLR are required. 

Instructor: Ken Thompson, nature photographer

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