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.


 winter light
Photo credit: Gayle Fleming

Table full of Tamron lenses for students to borrow for freeBONUS! 
A representative plans to be at this class to lend an assortment of Tamron lenses for class participants to borrow, free of charge, during class.

Winter Light: Photographing Winter Wonders
Saturday, February 6, 2016, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (750-­02-­06­16) 
John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer and popular instructor

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

register 3 spots left
Saturday, February 6, 2016, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 (750-­02-­06­16)
$109 member/$129 non-­member, includes Arboretum admission 

 orchids

NEW! Exclusive Access: Tropical Orchids - Macro Photography (750-02-20-16)
Saturday, Feb 20, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Carlyn Iverson, professional photographer and scientific illustrator for more than 200 textbooks and publications

LEVEL: All levels
Join others to enhance your skills and expand your botanical portfolio! This workshop allows students an exclusive opportunity to get up-close and personal with the wonders of the 2016 Arboretum Orchid Display. In-class time will be spent learning DSLR techniques to create stunning macro images of the orchids, including tips on focus, lighting with and without flashes, background, and composition. The Conservatory will then close to the public for one hour, allowing exclusive access for class participants who will enjoy private, hands-on shooting time to explore the exhibit through a macro lens. Participants will gain confidence in their macro skills and will have the unique opportunity to photograph the orchids during class without photo permit restrictions nor the feeling of being crowded by public visitors.
Limit 14, Visitor Center
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: DSLR and owner's manual, monopod or tripod, any or all of the following: Macro lens, Macro effect lens, or set of close-up filters specific for your camera's lens size
SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT: Through-The-Lens (TTL) flash or built-in camera fill flash

register Sold Out. Add your name to the waitlist!
We also suggest taking Photographing Lady's Slippers and Native Minnesota Orchids, see June 11, below.
$99 member/$119 non-member,
includes Arboretum admission

intermediate lightroom
Photo: See-ming Lee/Flikr

Intermediate Lightroom
Saturday, February 27, 9:30 a.m. - ­12:30 p.m. (750-­02-­27­16)
Carlyn Iverson, professional photographer and scientific illustrator for more than 200 textbooks and publications

LEVEL: Advanced beginner to intermediate Lightroom users
This new class will 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 slide shows 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.
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.

register Saturday, February 27, 9:30 a.m. - ­12:30 p.m. (750-­02-­27­16)
$69 member/$84 non-­member, includes Arboretum admission
 

 night sky
Photo credit: Shutterstock

Exclusive Access: Photographing the Night Sky
Thursday, March 3, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. (750-03-03-16)
OR
Saturday, March 5, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. (750-03-05-16-02)

John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer and popular Arboretum instructor; view his 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. During this unique after-hours experience, participants will learn how to set a DSLR camera to photograph stars, the moon, star trails, northern lights, and experiment with light painting. After 1.5 hours of classroom instruction, participants will be granted exclusive access to the Arboretum grounds after sunset to practice the new skills and techniques. The 12 students plus instructor will be the only people amidst 1,200 acres; an exhilarating feeling! The date(s) of this class were specifically chosen to align with optimal dark conditions for sunset and moonrise, enabling photographers to field-test new skills without having to stay up late. In case of rain or overcast skies, class will use beautifully lit Arboretum buildings as subjects for additional light painting exercises.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: DSLR camera and owner's manual, a good solid tripod, remote/cable release and knowledge of how to use the "bulb" function on your camera, a small flashlight for your use on the Arboretum grounds after dark.
SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT: Your widest angle lens and a lens in the 24mm - 70mm range
Limit 12, Learning Center

register
Thursday, March 3, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. (750-03-03-16)
$114 member/$134 non-­member, includes Arboretum admission

register Saturday, March 5, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. (750-03-05-16-02)
$114 member/$134 non-­member, includes Arboretum admission

 raptor

Raptor Photography: Exclusive Camera Access (750-03-05-16)
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 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 mighty 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 will teach about each one. Popular photography instructor and professional artist, Carlyn Iverson, 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 5-20 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 this class' fees go to benefit the Raptor Center.

Recommended: 90 mm and higher focal-­length lenses.   Limit 20

register Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10 a.m. -­ 3 p.m. (750­-03-­05-­16)
$114 member/$134 non­-member, includes Arboretum admission, meet in the Learning Center

 Galapagos

Documenting the Galapagos: A Science-Based Visual Journey (750-04-17-16)
Sunday, April 17, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Carlyn Iverson, Professional Illustrator and Photographer hired as the scientific illustrator for a 2-month voyage to the Galapagos Islands

LEVEL: Lecture-style photo presentation
Take an armchair journey to the Galapagos Islands, the birthplace of Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection! Popular Arboretum instructor, Carlyn Iverson, shares images and anecdotes from her time on-board a living National Geographic scientific research expedition ship. During the 2 months of the expedition, Carlyn captured over 10,000 images of the extraordinary life of the flora and fauna that are found on these exotic islands...both terrestrial and aquatic. See some of her favorite images from this trip, learn about the evolutionary botany and biology from this breathtaking corner of the world, and become a virtual traveler through her incredible stories. There will be Q&A time after the presentation. This presentation content is designed for adult learners; suggested minimum age is 10.
Watch a video about Carlyn's time in the Galapagos
Limit 180, Snyder Auditorium

register $9 member/$19 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

 basic

Basic Digital Photography for the Outdoor and Nature Photographer (750-04-23-16)
Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer and popular Arboretum instructor; view his work at www.impressionsofnature.net


Level: Beginner to Intermediate

What is it about some photographs of nature that seem to take your breath away? How do you fully tap the potential of your digital single lens reflex camera, making it your strongest creative ally instead of a sometimes frustrating hindrance to getting the right shot? Explore the answers to these questions, and more, during this immersion into digital photography with acclaimed Arboretum instructor John Pennoyer. You will first gather to review best practices and learn the essential operations of your digital camera in the classroom. Then you will immediately put your knowledge into practice during your shoot outside in the beauty and splendor of the Arboretum collections. Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch at the Arboretum Café.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: DSLR camera, Owner's Manual, Tripod and at least one lens in the 24mm-70mm range
Limit 12, Visitor Center

register $134 member/$147 non-member, includes Arboretum admission 

 lightroom

Lightroom 101 - Photo Editing & Organizing (750-04-23-16-02)
Saturday, April 23, 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. Bring your DSLR camera and your laptop to class.
Limit 14, Visitor Center
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

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

 lightroom

Lightroom 201 - Intermediate Photo Editing & Organizing
Saturday, April 23, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (750-04-23-16-03)
Carlyn Iverson, professional photographer and scientific illustrator for more than 200 textbooks and publications

LEVEL: Advanced beginner to intermediate Lightroom users
This new class will 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 slide shows 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.
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 

 wildlife
Photo credit: John Pennoyer

Wildlife Photography (750-04-30-16)
Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer and popular Arboretum instructor; view his work at www.impressionsofnature.net

LEVEL: Intermediate (prerequisite Basic Digital Photography for the Outdoor and Nature Photographer or experience using the manual settings of a DSLR camera)
Learn how to set up your camera for fast focusing, continuous high-speed shooting and other settings to capture that elusive wildlife image. Acclaimed instructor John Pennoyer will talk about some of his "secret spots" where he captures some of his wildlife images. Class will cover not only mammals, but also how to set up backyard perches for bird photography and shooting birds "on the wing." John will set some feeders and perches on the Arboretum grounds so you can practice your new skills right away. As participants learn in this class, Mother Nature is unpredictable, so if birds don't come to the feeders, be prepared and dressed to set out on foot to scout them out in the nearby wilderness areas of the Arboretum. Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch at the Arboretum Café.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: DSLR camera and owner's manual
SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT: lens in the 300mm range or longer, tripod
Limit 12, Learning Center

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

 raptor

Raptor Photography: Exclusive Camera Access (750-04-30-16-02)
Saturday, April 30, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 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 mighty 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 will teach about each one. Popular photography instructor and professional artist, Carlyn Iverson, 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 5-20 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. Presentation content is designed for adult learners; suggested minimum age is 16. A portion of this 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 and fees that go to support Raptor Center  

 lady's slipper
Photo credit: John Pennoyer

Photographing Lady's Slippers and Native Minnesota Orchids (750-06-11-16)
Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer and popular Arboretum instructor; view his work at www.impressionsofnature.net


LEVEL: Experienced Beginner to Intermediate
The Arboretum is the home to several spectacular varieties of native orchids, including the state flower, the Showy Lady's Slipper. By this date, the Greater Yellow Lady's Slippers as well as the Showy Lady's Slippers are usually in peak bloom...depending on Mother Nature's whim, of course! You can't pick one of these delicate blooms, but that doesn't mean you can't take one home with you! Celebrated nature photographer and popular Arboretum instructor, John Pennoyer, will teach participants how to find these beauties in the wild and will share his favorite (and secret!) spots for finding them. The first half of the workshop will consist of in-class instruction to learn techniques such as location scouting, composition, shooting position, lighting, textures, and lens selection. The second portion of class invites you onto the grounds for a native orchid safari to scout, set up, and revel in photographing the wild beauty of these special flowers.
Note that these blooms are small and close to the ground, so you'll want to dress comfortably for the outdoor portion of class, to allow for squatting, kneeling, or even laying on the ground.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: DSLR camera and owner's manual, macro or close-up lens
SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT: Wide angle lens if you'd like to capture landscapes, tripod or monopod
Limit 12, Visitor Center

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

 raptor

Raptor Photography: Exclusive Camera Access (750-06-11-16-02)
Saturday, June 11, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 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 mighty 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 will teach about each one. Popular photography instructor and professional artist, Carlyn Iverson, 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 5-20 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. Presentation content is designed for adult learners; suggested minimum age is 16. A portion of this 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

register $114 member/$134 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and fees that go to support Raptor Center
 

 woodlands

Landscapes of Woodlands, Waterfalls Wildflowers & Prairies (750-06-25-16)
Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer and popular Arboretum instructor; view his work at www.impressionsofnature.net


LEVEL: Intermediate (prerequisite Basic Digital Photography for the Outdoor and Nature Photographer or experience using the manual settings of a DSLR camera)
This class is designed for the intermediate photographer interested in mastering landscape photography. During the classroom session, acclaimed nature photography educator John Pennoyer will reveal skills like creating a three-dimensional landscape image, how to photograph waterfalls by stopping the water to achieve a "milky smooth" water flow, and how to create dramatic flowerscapes. Two hours of classroom instruction will be followed by 2.5 hours of hands-on shooting time amidst the variety of dramatic landscapes found at the Arboretum. Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch at the Arboretum Café.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: DSLR camera, tripod, macro/close-up lens, wide angle lens
Limit 12, Visitor Center

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

 savage plants

Exclusive Access: Savage Plants - Photography + Botany (750-07-16-16)
Saturday, July 16, 9 a.m. - noon
Carlyn Iverson, professional photographer and scientific illustrator for more than 200 textbooks and publications

LEVEL: All levels
Gain exclusive access to the Arboretum's summer exhibit, Savage Gardens, in this unique photography + botany workshop. Participants will learn about the intriguing Darwinian characteristics that these ruthless plants use to ensure survival of the fittest, often resorting to fascinatingly grotesque predatory tactics. Then learn useful photography tips and techniques before getting behind your lens to capture the evolutionary botany on display during 1 hour of private shooting time inside the conservatory with specimens such as Venus fly traps, sundew, and tropical pitcher plants. Leave with a new appreciation of these plants and spectacular images that showcase their strange beauty. This workshop consists of one hour of botany, one hour of technical classroom photography instruction, and one hour of exclusive access to the Visitor Center conservatory, which will have "strange plants" on display for your photographing pleasure. Presentation content is designed for adult learners; suggested minimum age is 13.
Limit 12, Visitor Center
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: camera, any or all of the following: Macro lens, lens in the approx 70-200mm range, or set of close-up filters specific for your camera's lens size
SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT: monopod or tripod (optional), close-up filters for your camera's lens if macro effect is desired

register $109 member/$129 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and Savage Gardens Exhibit exclusive admission
 

 iPhone

iPhone/iPads for Nature Photography: Tools, Tips and Apps (750-07-16-16-02)
Saturday, July 16, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Carlyn Iverson, professional photographer and scientific illustrator for more than 200 textbooks and publications

LEVEL: All levels
Create quality images and explore the range of function offered by your convenient (and always with you) Apple device camera! Discover add-on devices for your iPhone and/or iPad, discuss in-camera and post-camera editing, and experiment with applications to enhance your photo-camera photography. Several add-on devices will be on hand to try in the field. This class combines 1 hour of classroom instruction, 1 hour of in-the-field shooting practice to try out the skills you learned, and 30 minutes of post-shooting recap, Q&A and critique. Due to the specificity of devices tools and apps, this class is limited to Apple iPhone and iPad users only. Sorry, other Android phones might not find value from this class as many of the tools and techniques may vary from device to device. Presentation content is designed for adult learners; suggested minimum age is 13.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: any iPhone or iPad with a camera
SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT: enough memory on your device to download editing apps and take some new photos, laptop computer to explore photo editing possibilities in class
Limit 24, Visitor Center

register $74 member/$94 non-member, includes Arboretum admission
 

 raptor

Raptor Photography: Exclusive Camera Access (750-08-06-16)
Saturday, August 6, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 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 mighty 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 will teach about each one. Popular photography instructor and professional artist, Carlyn Iverson, 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 5-20 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. Presentation content is designed for adult learners; suggested minimum age is 16. A portion of this 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 and fees that go to support Raptor Center 

 summer macro
Photo credit: John Pennoyer

Summer Macro-Photography Workshop: Up Close and Personal (750-08-13-16)
Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer and popular Arboretum instructor; view his work at www.impressionsofnature.net


Level: Beginner to Intermediate
The Arboretum is full of vivid and breathtaking colors and images, and with your camera's macro lens, you can add even more exciting dimensions and compositions to your photographs. In class time will be spent learning the essentials about macro-photography - and many more of John's nature photography up-close tips. Then join your classmates on a photographic journey across the Arboretum grounds to apply your skills to the inspiring subject matter found during the lush summer season. You will never look at the curve of a leaf or fully blossomed flower the same way, and neither will the viewer of your photos! There will be a break for lunch, so bring your own food and drink or plan to purchase lunch at the Arboretum Café.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: DSLR camera and owner's manual, macro or close-up lens
SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT: Close-up filter; extension tubes
Limit 12, Visitor Center

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

 butterflies
Photo credit: John Pennoyer

Photographing Butterflies and Bees
Thursday, August 25, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Visitor Center) (750-08-25-16)
OR
Saturday, August 27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Learning Center) (750-08-27-16)

John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer and popular Arboretum instructor; view his work at www.impressionsofnature.net


LEVEL: Experienced Beginner to Intermediate
Catch the buzz...on camera! Join other photographers to learn the techniques for getting stunning shots of beneficial insects, without frightening them away. Skills taught in class will include focus, composition, shutter speed, lens selection, steady hand-holding, and how to capture insects while perched as well as in flight. One hour of classroom instruction will be followed by 2 hours of in-the-field time to practice your skills on the Arboretum grounds, which will be a-buzz with dynamic and inspiring subject matter. Participants will appreciate their increased confidence in finding and photographing the beauty of nature's busy little helpers. Note that insects are often found close to the ground, so you'll want to dress comfortably for the outdoor portion of class, to allow for squatting, kneeling, or even laying on the ground.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: DSLR camera and owner's manual, telephoto lens in the 200mm-400mm range
SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT: Macro lens in the 100mm-400mm range, wide angle lens in 24mm to 50mm range
Limit 12

register Thursday, August 25, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Visitor Center) (750-08-25-16)
$109 member/$129 non-­member, includes Arboretum admission
 register Saturday, August 27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Learning Center) (750-08-27-16)
$109 member/$129 non-­member,
includes Arboretum admission

 basic digital

Basic Digital Photography for the Outdoor and Nature Photographer
Saturday, September 10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (750-09-10-16)

John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer and popular Arboretum instructor; view his work at www.impressionsofnature.net


Level: Beginner to Intermediate
What is it about some photographs of nature that seem to take your breath away? How do you fully tap the potential of your digital single lens reflex camera, making it your strongest creative ally instead of a sometimes frustrating hindrance to getting the right shot? Explore the answers to these questions, and more, during this immersion into digital photography with acclaimed Arboretum instructor John Pennoyer. You will first gather to review best practices and learn the essential operations of your digital camera in the classroom. Then you will immediately put your knowledge into practice during your shoot outside in the beauty and splendor of the Arboretum collections. Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch at the Arboretum Café.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: DSLR camera, Owner's Manual, Tripod and at least one lens in the 24mm-70mm range
Limit 12, Visitor Center

register $134 member/$147 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

 lightroom

Lightroom 101 - Photo Editing & Organizing (750-09-17-16)
Saturday, September 17, 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. Bring your DSLR camera and your laptop to 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
Limit 14, Visitor Center

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

 lightroom

Lightroom 201 - Intermediate Photo Editing & Organizing (750-09-17-16-02)
Saturday, September 17, 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
This new class will 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 slide shows 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.
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

 

 


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 theSpring/Summer 2015 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
All 2015 Arboretum Fine Art and Photography class participants are invited to participate in the Arboretum's
Artistry of Nature Student Exhibit and Sale
Saturday, December 5, 2015: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, December 6, 2015: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m
.
Students, visit the Exhibitor Information page to register for your table at the show!

 

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