(This course has been canceled).
With the bold variety of color during the fall season, autumn is the time to get in close and photograph leaves. In this workshop, we will capture the structure, color, and design of a variety of leaves, both as a portrait and in abstract. We’ll search the grounds of The Morton Arboretum for different species and produce a photographic portfolio on the art of leaves.
Using your DSLR camera, you will learn and develop techniques to create exciting and beautiful macro images of leaves with the trees at The Morton Arboretum as your muse. Begin in the classroom, learning foundational principles of macro photography and studying examples. Then head out onto the grounds to apply your learning under the guidance of your instructor. Simple tools will also be provided to stir the imagination into the art of seeing a leaf in macro. Then return to the classroom to review images and fine-tune your understanding.
This program meets on-site at the Arboretum.
Instructor: Cora Jacobs, professional photographer
Age: 16 and older