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Adult Opportunities

Spring Wildflower Photography Workshop (in person)

Photograph and identify the spring wildflowers of Northern Illinois

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Get to know the spring wildflowers of Illinois with this one-day photography workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Start the day in the classroom, learning the names of common wildflowers and how to capture their beauty with your camera. Then head outdoors to apply your learning. This workshop will cover 

  • techniques and camera settings for close-up photography, 
  • composing photos to draw focus to your subject, 
  • using light effectively, and 
  • wildflower identification. 

Appropriate for the beginning photographer and those looking to explore their camera’s manual settings, this class will also familiarize students with the flora of the local woodlands. Students may use DSLRs or smartphones.

This program meets in person at the Arboretum.

Instructor: Cora Jacobs

Health and Safety: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s health and safety guidelines. Guidelines are subject to change, so please check back frequently. 

Age: 16 and older


Cora Jacobs, photographer

Cora Jacobs is both a nature and a street photographer.  She has been teaching at The Morton Arboretum since 2012.  She is also the nonfiction editor for Allium, A Journal of Poetry & Prose and teaches magazine editing and production at Columbia College Chicago

What to Know 

This program meets indoors and outdoors.

Check the forecast and dress for the weather.

Bring a notebook and pen, your fully charged camera (DSLR  or smartphone), and a sack lunch.

Program Schedule 

Saturday, May 13, 2023, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Thornhill Education Center


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