PHOTOGRAPHY

Immerse yourself in 1300 acres of rich subject matter, dramatic color, open spaces and abundant wildlife to capture stunning nature photographs. With the Arboretum as your inspiration and your laboratory, you will learn tips and techniques from renowned photographers. Your close-to-home photographic excursion awaits.


 Raptor

Photo credit: John Pennoyer

Raptor Photography: Exclusive Camera Access (750-­10-­08­-16)
Saturday, October 8, 10 a.m. -­ 3 p.m. 
Carlyn Iverson, professional photographer and scientific illustrator for more than 200 textbooks and publications; with the University of Minnesota Raptor Center

Level: All levels
Owls, vultures, and eagles, oh my! Experience a unique opportunity to photograph beautiful raptors in a controlled, safe and natural setting at the Arboretum. Members of the University of Minnesota Raptor Center will bring an assortment of live birds for your photographing pleasure and share stories and knowledge about each. Carlyn will provide helpful instruction on tips and techniques to help you capture stunning images of these magnificent creatures. In class, participants will learn how to control your camera for wow­-worthy images from distances of 5­20 feet away (in class) as well as longer distances (in the field). This special shoot is for all levels--the instructor will work personally with each participant. A portion of the class fees go to benefit the Raptor Center.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Any digital camera
SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT: 90mm and higher focal length lens(es), tripod/monopod (optional), sturdy shoes for walking and shooting over uneven ground

Limit 20, Visitor Center

register $114 member/$134 non­-member, includes Arboretum admission 

 lady's slipper

Photo: Jim Brandenburg

 

Program Donor
Arboretum Photographer's Society


Jim Brandenburg & Michael Monroe
Conservation Through the Lens 2016 
An Inspirational Evening of Minnesota Photography and Music

2 performances!
Wednesday, October 12, 2016; 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. JUST ADDED!

Thursday, October 13, 2016; 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Doors open at 6pm; there will be an intermission 
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - MacMillan Auditorium

Minnesota is home to myriad natural wonders, from wistful Prairies to the dramatic Northwoods. Spend an evening with two of Minnesota's premier artists as they blend their talents to educate and inspire about awareness and conservation of Minnesota's treasured natural resources. Watch, listen, and learn as the evening unfolds to combine world-renowned National Geographic photographer, Jim Brandenburg's images and the rich tones of Michael Monroe's vocals, guitar and flutes to create a poetic blend for eyes and ears.

learn more and register Reserved Seating
$139/$119/$89/$74, includes Arboretum admission
Proceeds benefit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and a portion of the fee goes to Jim Brandenburg in support of the Brandenburg Prairie Foundation

 


 


Program Donor
Arboretum Photographer's Society

"In the Field" Photography Workshop

with Jim Brandenburg 

Friday, October 14, 2016; 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - Grounds and Tram

Join a small group of photographers for an exclusive, once-in-a lifetime experience as you hop aboard the Arboretum's open-air tram for a mobile three-hour workshop experience with acclaimed National Geographic photographer, Jim Brandenburg. Intended for intermediate to advanced photographers who have a high level of familiarity with their digital cameras, this experience will not focus on technical lessons. Instead, workshop time will be spent in the field with Brandenburg, shooting together and hearing his personal stories and philosophies about being inspired, selecting the perfect shot, and the power of capturing an image that conveys meaning. The Arboretum's fall colors will be the intended subject, however, students and instructor allow for flexibility to change location and subject according to the day's weather and shooting conditions. A maximum of 20 students would be allowed to allow for a personable, small-scale experience that allows each student to have one-on-one time with Jim Brandenburg. There will be time after the workshop for signings or photo opportunities with Jim.
This workshop will run rain or shine. Come prepared and dressed for the weather. Limit 22 participants.
SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT: Photographers should come prepared with any and all equipment they would like to use.

Sold out. Add you name to the waitlist!
$399 member/$499 non-member, includes Arboretum admission 

 
Proceeds benefit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and a portion of the fee goes to Jim Brandenburg in support of the Brandenburg Prairie Foundation

 fall color

Photographing Fall Color (750-­10-­22-­16)
Saturday, October 22, 1 p.m. -­ 4 p.m.
John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer and popular instructor; view John's work at www.impressionsofnature.net

Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Fall at the Arboretum is always a very special time of the year, featuring both Mother Nature's wild riot of color and autumnal decor arranged by Arboretum staff throughout the property. Join John to learn how to photograph the colors of this glorious season and enhance your images. Topics covered in class will include: composition, landscape techniques, and using white balance to saturate fall colors. After class instruction, John will lead you around the grounds of the Arboretum to capture colorful images, whether of scarecrows or pumpkins or other autumn phenomena that happen along our photography path.
Limit 12, Visitor Center 
Required equipment: DSLR or Higher End Point-and-Shoot camera, wide angle to 200mm lens
Suggested equipment: Tripod/Monopod, Polarizing Filter

Register Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist!
$74 member/$89 non-­member,
includes Arboretum admission 

 Beeswax Where Photographs meet Beeswax: Contemporary Photo Encaustic (125-10-29-16)
Saturday & Sunday, October 29 & 30, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. each day
Clare O'Neill, nationally renowned artist and teacher, featured photo encaustic exhibitor in the Reedy Gallery this August 
Level: Beginners; for anyone with interest in photography and/or interest in creating a new art form

Encaustic, or hot wax, art dates back to the Greeks, was revived by Jasper Johns, and has enjoyed a steady gain in popularity. Contemporary Photo Encaustic is a method in which photography meets hot beeswax, pigments and playfulness. Using molten beeswax, texture and translucency are added to create mysterious elements in the art piece, drawing the viewer further into the work in a remarkable, seductive, and intoxicating manner. This two-day workshop is designed for beginners to learn the basic techniques of Contemporary Photo Encaustic. Limited class size permits Clare to give each student a tremendous amount of attention in this fun and, supportive environment. Day one begins by learning which types of photographs benefit most from the encaustic process, then photographing an Arboretum subject (using a digital camera or Smartphone), printing, and mounting the image onto 8"x10" wooden panels. On day two, you will transform the photographic image into a work of art with molten beeswax. Release your creativity by playing with pigments, using brush techniques, and manipulating drips to create a unique image full spontaneity. Leave class with a completed work of art and a re-awakened sense of creativity and self-expression. Novices and photographers alike will enjoy exploring the creative possibilities of taking photographs to new dimension! Limit 10, Tashjian Bee and Pollination Discovery Center
OPTIONAL: The Bee and Pollination Discovery Center does not have food on-site. During the lunch breaks, bring your own picnic, drive over to the Arboretum Cafe, or skip the line and pre-order a boxed lunch for both days! $24 includes a box lunch on both days with choice of sandwich (turkey or vegetable), chips, whole fruit, salad and cookie.

register

Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist

$195 member NO LUNCH (includes $160 Tuition + $35 Materials)/$240 non-member NO LUNCH (includes $205 Tuition + $35 Materials), includes two days Arboretum admission and all supplies.

$219 member WITH LUNCH (includes $160 Tuition + $35 Materials + $24 for 2 box lunches)/$264 non-member WITH LUNCH (includes $205 Tuition + $35 Materials + $24 for 2 box lunches), includes two days Arboretum admission and all supplies

 

 Bruce Munro
photo: Bruce Munro

Photographing the Exhibit - Bruce Munro: Winter Light at the Arboretum
Saturday, December 3, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. (750-12-03-16)

OR
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. (750-01-14-17-03)
OR
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (750-02-11-17)
John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer and popular instructor; view John's work at www.impressionsofnature.net
Level: Intermediate (For students who have taken John's "Basic Digital Photography" class and/or are familiar with the operation of their DSLR.)

In this age of digital photography, we no longer have to put our cameras away when the sun goes down and the night sky's many wonders emerge. This especially applies to the one-of-a-kind light exhibit, created by Bruce Munro, that will be on display at the Arboretum this winter! During this after-hours class, John will show you how to set your camera to photograph the exquisite, nature-inspired light sculptures and installations throughout the garden and experiment with light painting. After class, you will follow John out onto the Arboretum grounds and apply many of the techniques just learned.
Required Equipment: DSLR camera (or higher end Point-and-Shoot that has White Balance, ISO and exposure adjustments), wide angle to 200mm lens, flashlight, solid tripod, remote/cable release, understanding of how to use the "Bulb" function on camera. Limit 12, Visitor Center

register  Saturday, December 3, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. (750-12-03-16)
$90 member/$105 non-member, Arboretum and Munro Exhibit admission included

 
register Saturday, January 14, 2017, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. (750-01-14-17-03)
$90 member/$105 non-member, Arboretum and Munro Exhibit admission included

register Saturday, February 11, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (750-02-11-17)
$90 member/$105 non-member, Arboretum and Munro Exhibit admission included


winter light

Photo credit: Gayle Fleming

Winter Light: Photographing Winter Wonders (750-­01­-07-­17)
Saturday, January 7, 10 a.m. -­ 2 p.m.
John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer and popular instructor; view John's work at www.impressionsofnature.net

Level: All levels
Winter can yield surprisingly beautiful images - it's one of John's favorite seasons for shooting pictures. Photographers of all skill levels will discuss multiple aspects of winter photography: dressing to protect yourself and your gear from the elements, winter light, correct exposure for winter landscapes, and shooting in very cold weather. You will spend plenty of time shooting scenes outdoors at the Arboretum in the breathtaking light of a winter afternoon.
Limit 12, Visitor Center
Required Equipment: DSLR or Higher End Point-and-Shoot camera; Wide Angle to 200mm lens
Suggested Equipment: Tripod/Monopd, Polarizing Filter

register $109 member/$129 non-­member, includes Arboretum admission 

 lightroom 101

Lightroom 101 -­ Photo Editing & Organizing (750-­01-­14-­17)
Saturday, January 14, 9 a.m. -­ noon
Carlyn Iverson, professional photographer and scientific illustrator for more than 200 textbooks and publications

Level: Beginner to intermediate Lightroom users
One of the best applications available for post­-camera editing of photographs is Adobe Lightroom. This class will introduce you to the program's features and tools and teach you how to bring your imagery to a higher quality level. You'll learn how to make exposure adjustments, improve contrast and color saturation, and bring clarity and focus to an image. You will remove unwanted spots and red eye and discuss histograms and how to adjust them. You will become comfortable making numerous other improvements and leave confident in your ability to make your images the very best they can be. A camera is NOT needed for this class. 

Required equipment: Laptop with Adobe Lightroom subscription/software (free 30­-day trial available at www.adobe.com/downloads.html) OR iPad with free Adobe Lightroom app.

Limit 14, Visitor Center

register $69 member/$89 non-­member, includes Arboretum admission 

lightroom 201

Photo credit: See-ming Lee/Flikr

Lightroom 201 -­ Intermediate Photo Editing & Organizing (750­-01-­14-­17-­02)
Saturday, January 14, 1 p.m. -­ 4 p.m.
Carlyn Iverson, professional photographer and scientific illustrator for more than 200 textbooks and publications

Level: Advanced beginner to intermediate Lightroom users
Delve further into the tools and functionality of Adobe Lightroom. Participants will gain deeper control of their photography with additional ways to manipulate and enhance their images. Hands­-on class time will be spent working on specific edit changes to learn more precise, intermediate-­level skills that were not covered in the introductory Lightroom 101 class. Some of the tips, tricks, tools, techniques and best practices taught will include isolating color fields, making adjustments using channels, developing metadata , gaining additional hands­-on time and practice with making selections and adjustments to masking, learning creative techniques with filters, working collaboratively with Lightroom and Photoshop programs, and making slideshows for export. This class will provide greater artistic freedom to those who want to expand their photography beyond what can be captured with a lens. Skills learned will advance prowess in editing and control settings, providing the photographer with a greater depth of knowledge and confidence. A camera is NOT needed for this class. 

Required equipment: Laptop with Adobe Lightroom subscription or software (free 30-­day trial available at www.adobe.com/downloads.html) OR iPad with free Adobe Lightroom app.

Suggested equipment: Any version of Adobe Photoshop subscription or software (free 30-­day trial available at www.adobe.com/downloads.html), for those who are interested in multi-program editing.

Limit 14, Visitor Center

register $69 member/$89 non-­member, includes Arboretum admission 

 raptor

Photo credit: John Pennoyer

Raptor Photography: Exclusive Camera Access (750-­02-­25­-17)
Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m. ­- 3 p.m. 
Carlyn Iverson, professional photographer and scientific illustrator for more than 200 textbooks and publications; with the University of Minnesota Raptor Center

Level: All levels
Owls, vultures, and eagles, oh my! Experience a unique opportunity to photograph beautiful raptors in a controlled, safe and natural setting at the Arboretum. Members of the University of Minnesota Raptor Center will bring an assortment of live birds for your photographing pleasure and share stories and knowledge about each. Carlyn will provide helpful instruction on tips and techniques to help you capture stunning images of these magnificent creatures. In class, participants will learn how to control your camera for wow­-worthy images from distances of 5­20 feet away (in class) as well as longer distances (in the field). This special shoot is for all levels--the instructor will work personally with each participant. A portion of the class fees go to benefit the Raptor Center. 
Required Equipment: Any digital camera
Suggested Equipemnt: 90mm and higher focal length lens(es), tripod/monopod (optional), sturdy shoes for walking and shooting over uneven ground

Limit 20, Learning Center

register $114 member/$134 non­-member, includes Arboretum admission 

 lightroom 101

Lightroom 101 -­ Photo Editing & Organizing (750­-03-­04-­17)
Saturday, March 4, 9 a.m. -­ noon 
Carlyn Iverson, professional photographer and scientific illustrator for more than 200 textbooks and publications

Level: Beginner to intermediate Lightroom users
One of the best applications available for post­-camera editing of photographs is Adobe Lightroom. This class will introduce you to the program's features and tools and teach you how to bring your imagery to a higher quality level. You'll learn how to make exposure adjustments, improve contrast and color saturation, and bring clarity and focus to an image. You will remove unwanted spots and red eye and discuss histograms and how to adjust them. You will become comfortable making numerous other improvements and leave confident in your ability to make your images the very best they can be. A camera is NOT needed for this class. A camera is NOT needed for this class.

Required equipment: Laptop with Adobe Lightroom subscription/software (free 30­-day trial available at www.adobe.com/downloads.html) OR iPad with free Adobe Lightroom app.

Limit 14, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

register $69 member/$89 non-­member, includes Arboretum admission 

lightroom 201

Photo credit: See-ming Lee/Flikr

Lightroom 201 -­ Intermediate Photo Editing & Organizing (750-­03-­04-­17-­02)
Saturday, March 4, 1 p.m. -­ 4 p.m. 
Carlyn Iverson, professional photographer and scientific illustrator for more than 200 textbooks and publications

Level: Advanced beginner to intermediate Lightroom users
Delve further into the tools and functionality of Adobe Lightroom. Participants will gain deeper control of their photography with additional ways to manipulate and enhance their images. Hands­-on class time will be spent working on specific edit changes to learn more precise, intermediate-­level skills that were not covered in the introductory Lightroom 101 class. Some of the tips, tricks, tools, techniques and best practices taught will include isolating color fields, making adjustments using channels, developing metadata , gaining additional hands­-on time and practice with making selections and adjustments to masking, learning creative techniques with filters, working collaboratively with Lightroom and Photoshop programs, and making slideshows for export. This class will provide greater artistic freedom to those who want to expand their photography beyond what can be captured with a lens. Skills learned will advance prowess in editing and control settings, providing the photographer with a greater depth of knowledge and confidence. A camera is NOT needed for this class.

Required equipment: Laptop with Adobe Lightroom subscription or software (free 30-­day trial available at www.adobe.com/downloads.html) OR iPad with free Adobe Lightroom app.

Suggested equipment: Any version of Adobe Photoshop subscription or software (free 30-­day trial available at www.adobe.com/downloads.html), for those who are interested in multi-program editing.

Limit 14, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

register $69 member/$89 non-­member, includes Arboretum admission

 


To Register for Class

To register online, click on the "Register" button listed with the class. Or call 612-301-1210 to register by phone. You can also view the Spring/Summer 2016 Classes Catalog  to see the full class offerings and use the registration form.

 

Questions?
Call 612-301-1210
or email: ArbEdu@umn.edu

Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply.
 

December Art Exhibit and Sale
Due to a special Exhibit, the "Artistry of Nature" student show and sale will not happen in 2016. Thank you for your understanding.

 

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