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.


 Basic Digital Photography

Basic Digital Photography for the Outdoor and Nature Photographer
Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (750-04-26-14)
Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (750-05-17-14-02)
John Pennoyer, http://www.impressionsofnature.net/

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? You'll explore the answers to these questions and more during this immersion into digital photography with acclaimed and popular Arboretum instructor John Pennoyer. You will gather first 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 out in the beauty and splendor of the Arboretum collections. Limit 12, Learning Center

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Sat, April 26, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (750-04-26-14)
Sold out. $115 member/$135 non-member, includes Arboretum admission
 

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1 spot left...call (952) 443-1422 to register
Sat
, May 17, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(750-05-17-14-02)
$115 member/$135 non-member
, includes Arboretum admission


 Play with your food and photograph it too

Play with Your Food-And Photograph It Too! (750-04-26-14-02)
Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Carlyn Iverson, photographer and professional illustrator for more than 200 textbooks and publications

Those beautiful fruits and vegetables from the garden won’t last forever. And the fabulous dishes you make from them are soon savored and gobbled up. Add the skills needed to capture the beautiful images of your harvest and creations from your kitchen in this new food-styling photography class. Learn the tricks and techniques of setting up a food shoot and receive the immediate gratification of feedback from your instructor on your shots. Bring your camera and macro lens. Limit 12, Visitors Center

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$90 member/$110 non-member, includes Arboretum admission


 Lightroom

Learning Lightroom to Improve Your Photography (750-05-03-14-02)
Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Carlyn Iverson, photographer and professional illustrator for more than 200 textbooks and publications

One of the best applications available for post-camera editing of photographs is Adobe Lightroom. This class will introduce you to the program, its 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 be able to remove unwanted spots and red eye, and become comfortable making numerous other improvements. We will learn about histograms and how to adjust them in this class. You’ll leave confident in your ability to make your images the very best they can be. Limit 12, Visitors Center

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Sold Out $110 member/$120 non-member, includes Arboretum admission


 Wildlife Photography

Wildlife Photography (750-05-03-14)
Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
John Pennoyer, http://www.impressionsofnature.net/

With the coming of the “digital age” in photography one of the fastest growing segments has been photographing wildlife. Join our acclaimed photography instructor John Pennoyer in a small group to learn how to set-up your camera for fast focusing, continuous high speed shooting and other settings to capture that elusive wildlife image. He will talk about some of his “secret spots” where he captures some of his wildlife images. The class session will not only cover mammals, but also birds and how to set up backyard perches for bird photography, and also shooting birds “on the wing.” John will be setting some bird feeders and perches on the Arboretum grounds, so that during your shooting sessions, you will practice your new skills on the many birds around the feeders and arboretum grounds. Although any lens will work, John recommends a lens in the 300mm range or longer for wildlife photography. This class is designed for the intermediate photographers familiar with the operation of their DSLR camera. Limit 12, Learning Center

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Sold out. $110 member/$120 non-member, includes Arboretum admission


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Special Access: Butterflies Up-Close Macro Photography
Thursday, May 15, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. evening SOLD OUT.

Saturday, May 17, 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. morning 
SOLD OUT
Jillian Bell, professional photographer and photography educator

Thursday, May 22, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. evening SOLD OUT.
Thursday, May 29, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. evening SOLD OUT
John Pennoyer, http://www.impressionsofnature.net/

You and your macro lens will have exclusive access during non-public hours to the special Butterfly Exhibit (May 17-August 17) at the Arboretum. Revel in the beauty and wonder of these most artfully decorated insects in their temporary home at the lush and tropical Conservatory. Learn how to set-up and approach macro shots when working with a live and unpredictable subject. You’ll leave with a deeper appreciation for the beauty found within the fibers of a butterfly wing and how you interact with the natural world. Limit 12, Snyder Building Conservatory

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Sold out. Thursday, May 15, 7 - 9 p.m. *evening  (750-05-15-14) $90 member/$110 non-member, includes Arboretum admission
 

Waitlist

 

 Sold out.  Saturday, May 17, 7 - 9 a.m. *morning  (750-05-17-14) $90 member/$110 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

 

Waitlist

 

Sold out. Thursday, May 22, 7 - 9 p.m. *evening (750-05-22-14)
$90 member/$110 non-member, includes Arboretum admission
 

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Sold out. Thursday, May 29, 7 - 9 p.m. *evening  (750-05-29-14)
$90 member/$110 non-member
, includes Arboretum admission


 Moveable Light

Special Access: Photographing the Movable Light of Glass
Saturday, May 31, 
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. evening (750-05-31-14)
Thursday, June 5, 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. morning 
(750-06-05-14)
Jillian Bell, professional photographer and photography educator

The Craig Mitchell Smith “Nature in Glass” sculpture exhibit at the Arboretum from May 31-August 31 offers breathtaking glass work inspired by nature. His Arboretum-inspired glass sculptures catch and move light in unpredictable and riveting ways. Learn how to catch and capture the mutable nature of light through glass in this photography workshop during non-public hours at the Arboretum during the exhibit. Learn how to set-up and approach shots when working with light through glass of different colors. Find yourself restored after time spent with these beautiful sculptures, as well as new skills to enrich your photography. Limit 12, Visitors Center

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4 spots left Saturday, May 31, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. *evening (750-05-31-14)
$90 member/$110 non-member, includes Arboretum admission
 

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Thursday, June 5, 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. *morning $90 member/$110 non-member, includes Arboretum admission


 Woodland Waterfalls

Woodlands, Waterfalls and Wildflowers (750-06-07-14)
Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
John Pennoyer, http://www.impressionsofnature.net/

This new class is designed for the photographer interested in mastering landscape photography. During the classroom session, acclaimed photography educator John Pennoyer will reveal how to create a three dimensional landscape image and how to   photograph waterfalls by stopping the water to achieve a “milky smooth” water flow. Of course with the many flowers around the Arboretum, you will also spend time in the field creating dramatic flowerscapes. This class is designed for intermediate level photographers who are familiar with the basic operation of their DSLR camera. Limit 12, Learning Center

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Sold out. $110 member/$120 non-member, includes Arboretum admission


 iPhone Photography

The iPhone and Outdoor Photography (750-06-14-14)
Saturday, June 14, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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

The popularity of the iPhone, and smart phones in general, as camera-ready devices for spontaneous photography has many people asking for more. With the Arboretum as your setting, you will learn how to create images of quality and explore the range of function offered by your smart phone camera. Discover add-on devices for your iPhone/Smartphone, discuss in-camera editing and post-camera editing, and experiment with applications you can use to enhance your phone-camera photography. Several add-on devices will be on hand to try in the field. Smart phone or iPhone required. And if you have a laptop computer, bring it with you to explore photo editing possibilities! Limit 24, Visitors Center

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$90 member/$110 non-member, includes Arboretum admission


 Summer Photography Macro

Summer Photography Up Close and Personal – Macro Workshop
Saturday, July 12, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(750-07-12-14)
Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
(750-07-26-14)
John Pennoyer, http://www.impressionsofnature.net/

Summer at the Arboretum is full of blooming images, and with your macro-lens you can add even more exciting dimensions and compositions to your photographs. Bring your macro-equipment and be ready to experience summer blooms in ways never before experience. With acclaimed photographer and Arboretum instructor John Pennoyer as your guide, you will learn the essentials and more about macro-photography. 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 in summer. You will never look at the curve of a hosta leaf fully blossomed flower the same way, and neither will the viewer of your photos! This class will benefit the beginning to intermediate level photographer. Limit 12, Learning Center

 

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Sold Out Saturday, July 12, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (750-07-12-14)
$90 member/$110 non-member
, includes Arboretum admission

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Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (750-07-26-14)
$90 member/$110 non-member
, includes Arboretum admission


 Shooting the Light

Shooting the Light: Dusk to Dawn (750-08-08-14)
Friday, Aug. 8, 3:30 – 9:30 p.m. through Saturday, Aug. 9, 5:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

John Pennoyer, http://www.impressionsofnature.net/

One of the most important factors a photographer must learn to recognize is the “quality of light.” Light should dictate to a photographer how, when and where to take that dynamic picture. On this Friday/Saturday class, you will first spend time in the classroom with acclaimed photography educator John Pennoyer discussing the importance of light in your photography. On Friday evening the class will also spend some time photographing the sunset on the Arboretum grounds, and then early Saturday morning the class will meet to photograph the Arboretum sunrise. By the end of the class, you will understand that it is always the “quality” of light and not the “quantity” of light that makes a difference in your photography. This class is designed for intermediate level photographers who are comfortable with the basic operation of their DSLR camera. Note: Students should bring all of their camera equipment including tripod and the camera operating manual. It is also a good idea to bring a small flash light. Breakfast on Saturday morning provided. Limit 12, Learning Center

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Sold out. $155 members/$175 non-member, includes Arboretum admission


 


To Register for Class

To register online, click on the "Register" button listed with the class. Or call 952-443-1422 to register by phone. You can also download the Spring/Summer 2014 Classes Catalog  to see the full class offerings and use the registration form.

 

Questions?
Call 952-443-1422
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.

Art Exhibit and Sale: All 2014 Arboretum Fine Art and Photography class participants are invited to participate in the Arboretum Student Exhibit and Sale scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, December 6 & 7, 2014. Details and registration.

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