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.


 macro
Photo Credit: John Pennoyer

Macro-Photography Workshop: Up Close and Personal
Saturday, September 12, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (750-09-12-15)
John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer

Level: Beginner to Intermediate
The Arboretum is full of vivid and breathtaking colors and images, and with your macro-lens you can add even more exciting dimensions and compositions to your photographs. Acclaimed photography instructor John Pennoyer will teach you the essentials about macro-photography - and more. Then take what you've learned immediately into the field and apply your skills to the inspiring subject matter to be found at the Arboretum during the lush warm 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!
Limit 12, Visitor Center

register Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist!
Saturday, September 12, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
(750-09-12-15)
$89 member/$109 non-member, includes Arboretum admission. 

 fall color

Photographing Fall Color (750­-10-­10-­15)
Saturday, October 10, 1 p.m. -­ 4 p.m.
John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer and popular instructor

Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Fall at the Arboretum is always a very special time of the year, featuring both Mother Nature's own beautiful pageantry and the decorations that Arboretum staff displays around the buildings and grounds. 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. Note: Be sure to bring your tripod. Limit 12, Visitor Center

register $74 member/$89 non­member, includes Arboretum admission 


 intro lightroom

Introduction to Lightroom 
Saturday, October 17, 9:30 a.m. -­ 12:30 p.m.; Learning Center (750-­10-­17-­15)
OR
Saturday, October 17, 1:30 p.m. -­ 4:30 p.m.; Learning Center (750-­10-­17-­15-­02)
OR
Saturday, January 16, 9:30 a.m. ­- 12:30 p.m.; Visitor Center (750-­01-­16-­16)
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 12, Learning Center (Oct 17), Visitor Center (Jan 16)

register Saturday, October 17, 9:30 a.m. -­ 12:30 p.m.; Learning Center (750-­10-­17-­15)
$69 member/$84 non-­member, includes Arboretum admission 
 
register Saturday, October 17, 1:30 p.m. -­ 4:30 p.m.; Learning Center (750-­10-­17-­15-­02)
$69 member/$84 non-­member, includes Arboretum admission 
 
register Saturday, January 16, 9:30 a.m. ­- 12:30 p.m.; Visitor Center (750-­01-­16-­16)
$69 member/$84 non-­member, includes Arboretum admission 

 night sky

Photographing the Night Sky: Exclusive Camera Access (750-­11-­07-­15)
Saturday, November 7, 4 p.m. -­ 8 p.m.
John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer and popular instructor

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 after-­hours class, John will show you how to set your camera to photograph stars, full moon, star trails, northern lights, and experiment with light painting. After class, you will follow John out onto the Arboretum grounds and apply many of the techniques just learned. In case of rain or overcast skies, class will use beautifully lit Arboretum buildings as subjects for additional light painting exercises. Note: Students should have a good, solid tripod and remote/cable release and know how to use the "Bulb" function on their camera. Bring a small flashlight! Limit 12, Learning Center

register 1 spot left
$109 member/$129 non-­member
, includes Arboretum admission and exclusive access to the grounds after sundown 

 raptor

Raptor Photography: Exclusive Camera Access 
Sunday, October 18, 2015, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (750-10-18-15)
OR
Saturday, November 14, 10 a.m. -­ 3 p.m. (750-­11-­14-­15)

OR
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10 a.m. -­ 3 p.m. (750­-03-­05-­16)
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



This session is canceled. Register for a different session, below.
 Saturday, September 26, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (750-09-26-15)
$109 member/$129 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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Sunday, October 18, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 (750-10-18-15)
$109 member/$129 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, meet in the Visitor Center

register Saturday, November 14, 10 a.m. -­ 3 p.m. (750-­11-­14-­15)
$114 member/$134 non­-member, includes Arboretum admission, meet in the Learning Center
 
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

 winter lightPhoto credit: Gayle Fleming

 

Winter Light: Photographing Winter Wonders
Saturday, January 9, 2016, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (750­-01-­09-­16)
OR
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 Saturday, January 9, 2016, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (750­-01-­09-­16)
$109 member/$129 non-­member, includes Arboretum admission 
 
register Saturday, February 6, 2016, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (750-­02-­06­16)
$109 member/$129 non-­member, includes Arboretum admission 

intermediate lightroomPhoto credit: See-ming Lee/Flikr

 

 

Intermediate Lightroom
Saturday, January 16, 1:30 p.m. -­ 4:30 p.m. (750-­01-­16-­16­02)
OR
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

Prerequisite: Intro to Lightroom, or some experience using Lightroom
If you want a refresher on Lightroom, or want to move to a higher skill level, this class is for you. After reviewing Lightroom's cataloguing and editing features, you will export files to Photoshop for special effects; explore use of type and other graphic features in Lightroom; prepare slideshows in Lightroom; and learn how to export to programs such as iMovie, After Effects, and other video editing programs. Learn how to add music and voice overlay to your slide shows. Limit 12, Visitor Center

register Saturday, January 16, 1:30 p.m. -­ 4:30 p.m. (750-­01-­16-­16­02)
$69 member/$84 non-­member, includes Arboretum admission
 
 
register Saturday, February 27, 9:30 a.m. - ­12:30 p.m. (750-­02-­27­16)
$69 member/$84 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
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Students, visit the Exhibitor Information page to register for your table at the show!

 

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