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Adult Opportunities

Photography Workshop: Out of the Box and Into Nature

Get familiar with your camera’s capabilities in this nature photography workshop for beginners.

Content Detail

In this beginner nature photography class at The Morton Arboretum, you will learn how your camera works in order to maximize the quality of your photographs. Your instructor will cover camera parts and function, including memory cards and batteries, program and custom modes, ISO setting, flash, lenses, and focusing. You’ll also get an introduction to essential skills in photography: ISO, aperture, depth of field, and shutter speed.

Whether you recently got a new camera or have been wondering about the features that go unused on your camera, this class is great for beginners who want to get more out of their DSL or point-and-shoot camera.

This program meets in person at The Morton Arboretum.

Instructor: Erica Benson, photographer

Age: 16 and older


Erica Benson, photographer

Erica Benson has been a professional photographer since 2000 and a photography instructor since 2007. She is passionate about her field and looks forward to sharing her experience with her students.

What to Know

This class is for beginning photographers who want to understand their camera’s features and how to use them.

The class will meet indoors.

Bring your fully charged DSLR or point-and-shoot to class, along with your manual. The instructor will not cover smartphone cameras.


Program Schedule

Saturday, January 28, 2023

9:00 a.m. to noon

Thornhill Education Center


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