acorns and oak leaf in moss

Photography Symposium 2012: Conservation Through the Lens (750-06-16-12)

Saturday, June 16
9 a.m.-2 p.m.:
Keynote address and technical presentation, $60 member/$70 non- member, includes lunch. For all skill levels. Oswald Visitor Center
2-4 p.m.: Optional small-group sessions (limited to 12 each), $15/session (pre-registration required)

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Award-winning photographer Craig Blacklock headlines this year's symposium. Using the latest digital technology, Craig will share his story as a nature photgrapher and discuss his techniques and ideas of how photographs can connect the viewer to nature. Be among the first to view and discuss images in his new books and connect with other photographers who care about the environment. Sign up for a half-hour outdoor session with Craig, or simply stay for the day to explore the Arboretum through your camera.

Craig Blacklock is one of Minnesota's most distinguished photographers, renowned for his inspiring landscapes and technical virtuosity. Author of several books, Craig is also affiliated with the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality and Healing. Learn more about Craig at

Also featured: Catherine Jordan, Ph.D., executive director of the Children, Youth and Family Consortium at the University of Minnesota, and hobbiest photographer. Dr. Jordan will speak to the role of photographers in inspiring and advocating for conservation through their art.


acorns and oak leaf in moss   lady's-slippers and bunchberries

L: Red oak acorns and leaf. R: Stemless lady's-slippers and bunchberry flowers,
Apostle Islands, Lake Superior. Photos by Craig Blacklock


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  9:00 - Welcome & Introductions

  9:15 - The Photographer as Activist
             Cathy Jordan, Ph.D. - Executive
             Director, Children, Youth and
             Family Consortium, U of Minn.

10:00 - Break

10:15 - Keynote address - Q & A
              Craig Blacklock

11:45 - Lunch - stroll - shoot!

  1:00 - Technical presentation
             Craig Blacklock

2:00- 4:00 - Small-group sessions
             (½ hr. each) - Craig Blacklock

4:00 - Stroll the grounds at your leisure


    Indianhead point

    Bunchberries at Indianhead Point,
    Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI