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.


 Bruce Munro
photo: Bruce Munro

 

Visitors are encouraged to take photographs  of Bruce Munro's artwork, however any commercial use, reproduction or sale, directly or online, of any images is strictly prohibited and may expose violators to civil and criminal penalties. No license is granted, expressed or implied to make commercial use of any of Bruce Munro's work. Your admission to this exhibition is conditional on your acceptance of these restrictions. Anyone wishing to seek permission for any commercial project should contact Bruce Munro Studio at info@brucemunro.co.uk 

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  1 spot left
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 5 spots left
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 5 spots left
$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 

 

Insect Pollinators - Beyond the Honeybee (750-01-21-17)
Saturday, January 21, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Bill Johnson, National Director for Region V, Garden Writers' Association and Charter Member of the North American Nature Photographers' Association

NOTE: This is a lecture about pollinators...but the photos used in the presentation are amazingly beautiful and nationally celebrated! Photographers, you won't regret attending this presentation to inspire your own nature photography. A bonus take-away will be all the fascinating new insect knoweldge!

Honeybees are incredibly important pollinators for our agricultural system, and often dominate the conversation about pollination. This, however, is not the full story. With the guidance of an expert Minnesotan writer and photographer, discover the beautiful and diverse spectrum of insect pollinators outside the genus Apis. Bill is a contributing columnist with Horticulture Magazine where he writes the monthly column, ‘Insect ID' (2016 marks its 6th year) about insects and their interrelationships with garden plants. His photography work often focuses on plant and insect photography, from full specimen to macro, and has been exhibited in gardens across the country. You will be inspired by his beautiful macro insect photography and grow in awareness and appreciation of the thousands of insect species that pollinate our region's plants. You will leave with the confidence to identify common insect pollinators in your own backyard. Limit 30, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

register WOW! Special BUZZ-worthy price!
$29 member/$41 nonmember
$5 member/$17 nonmember,
 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. 

 

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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