Adult Opportunities

Photographing the Winter Landscape (online and in person)

Celebrate the season with your camera.

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Capture the shapes and textures of the winter landscape with professional photographer Mike Baker. The cold season brings forth a unique landscape for photographers to explore, full of subtle beauty and dramatic contrasts.

In this workshop, we’ll uncover the secrets of capturing the beauty of winter in a snowy or snowless winter landscape. We’ll delve into the techniques, insights, and inspiration to elevate our winter photography endeavors. 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 intermediate workshop is appropriate for photographers with an understanding of their camera’s manual controls.

This program includes Zoom sessions and an in-person session at The Morton Arboretum.

Instructor: Mike Baker, photographer, 3rdEye Photographic

Age: 16 and older

Course number: P231


Mike Baker, photographer, 3rdEye Photographic

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 in 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 specialty includes 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 he has won awards in international competition. His work has been added to private collections and he continues to create new work. He continues to share his passion for photography via presentations and photographic workshops.

What to Know

This program is held online and in person.

Bring a fully charged DSLR camera to class.

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. For the field session, dress for extended time outdoors.

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

Program Schedule

This program includes the following three meeting times.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 9, 2024, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Zoom and Parking Lot 29


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