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Photography
Classes & Workshops

Immerse yourself in 1,300 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.


 

Creative iPhone Photography: Light

Saturday, July 11, 9 a.m.-noon
Eric Mueller, artist, photographer, and teacher with over 40,000 followers on Instagram

Level: Beginner (must know your iPhone)

Make amazing photos with nothing more than your iPhone! In this class we'll take a deep dive into light, learning about its qualities, and how you can modify light to make better photos. In addition to the classroom, we'll also spend some time shooting together, to deepen our understanding of how light works. No previous photography experience is necessary, but you'll need an iPhone for shooting, editing, and sharing.
  • Learn how to see light
  • Qualities of light
  • Direction of light
  • Controlling light
  • The importance of shadows
Class will conclude with group time on the Arboretum grounds to practice your newly learned skills
Required Equipment
iPhone Models: iPhone SE or later

Optional Post Process Editing Add-On
1-3 p.m., same day

Explore photo editing, and how it can transform a good photo into a great one. We'll discuss why and how you should edit your photos and take a deep dive into apps (please download before class) Snapseed (free); TouchRetouch ($1.99); and VSCO (free, with in-app purchases).
  • Adjust brightness, contrast, and saturation
  • Effectively crop images
  • Correct architectural perspective
  • Selectively adjust parts of an image
  • Remove unwanted objects
  • Color grading to affect mood
  • Export photos and more!
  • Note that lunch is not included; bring your lunch from home or purchase in the Arboretum Cafe during the break between the main session and this add-on.
Limit 15, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Tree Place

$79 member/$99 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

$109 member with Optional Add-On/$129 non-member with Optional Add-on, includes Arboretum admission


Supermoon Rising Over Red Barn in Minnesota from Dr. Mike Shaw on Vimeo.

Time-Lapse Video Photography Workshop

Saturday, July 11
1-6 p.m.

Dr. Mike Shaw, acclaimed Astrophotographer, Author of "The Complete Guide to Landscape Astrophotography" and "Creative Nightscapes"

Level: Intermediate

This fun workshop will have you making time-lapse videos before you know it!
  • Practice together in class with natural subjects such as ice melting or clouds moving across the sky.
  • Learn how our vision system interprets time-lapses 
  • Equipment needed and how to set it up for time-lapse videos 
  • Ways of animating the images into finished time-lapse video clips 
  • Practice making your first time-lapse video right in class! 
Note: we'll cover techniques for creating long-term time-lapse videos of seeds germinating, plants growing, flowers blooming, etc, to try at home
Required Equipment
  • Camera with manual focus and manual exposure capability
  • Lenses with focal lengths between 14 - 100 mm 
  • A sturdy tripod is essential 
  • A programmable intervalometer for your camera model (strongly recommended). 
  • Alternatively, bring a cable or wireless remote shutter release 
  • Operating manuals for camera, intervalometer 
  • Spare batteries
Limit 12, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab
$135 member/$155 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

Raptor Photography: Exclusive Camera Access

Select a session
Saturday, July 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
OR
Saturday, October 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Carlyn Iverson, Professional photographer, Conservationist working in science education for the public, underwritten by the World Wildlife Fund

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. Each session features different birds and seasonal Arboretum scenery--take one session or choose several!
In the classroom
  • Learn photography techniques to help you capture stunning images
  • Understand how to control your camera for wow-worthy images from distances of 5-20 feet (in class) as well as longer distances in the field
In the Field
  • U of MN Raptor Center will bring an assortment of 3-5 live raptors
  • Practice your skills as Raptor Center staff shares fascinating traits about each bird
  • Receive one-on-one instruction from Carlyn as she moves through the group
This class is designed for adult learners and we suggest a minimum age of 16. 
A portion of the course fee benefits the Raptor Center. 
Required Equipment 
  • Any digital camera
  • Sturdy shoes for walking and shooting over uneven ground
  • (optional) DSLR or mirrorless camera 90mm or higher focal length lens
  • (optional) Tripod/monopod
There will be a break for lunch: bring your own lunch or plan to purchase at the Arboretum Cafe.

Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Tree Place 
Saturday, July 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
$119 member/$139 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

Saturday, October 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
$119 member/$139 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

Nature Photography 101

Saturday, July 18
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Level: Beginner

Do you enjoy spending time hiking, camping, biking or just being in nature? Nature photography is a great way to increase your enjoyment of the great outdoors if you know how to get started! Join Don as he shares his experiences as a professional nature photographer and what equipment you need to get started. Don will discuss:
  • Different types of nature photography: wildlife, landscape and botanical
  • Planning and preparation
  • Nature photography ethics
After the classroom session, the group will venture outside together as Don demonstrates techniques and you test your newly learned skills. With a small class size there will be plenty of one on one time with Don. Whether you are looking to capture photos to share on social media, hang on your walls, or share with friends, you'll leave class with the confidence and knowledge to explore nature photography further.
Required Equipment
  • DSLR or Mirrorless camera and owner's manual
  • one lens in the 24mm-70mm range
  • one telephoto zoom lens that extends to at least 200mm
Limit 12, Oswald Visitor Center - Teaching Classroom
$109 member/$129 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

New Depth of Field: Focus Stack for Nature Photos

Saturday, August 8
1-6 p.m.

Dr. Mike Shaw, acclaimed Astrophotographer, Author of "The Complete Guide to Landscape Astrophotography" and "Creative Nightscapes"

Level: Intermediate

Break the barriers of your camera in this indoor class!
  • Learn how focus-stacking will allow you to create images with focused objects from the very front of your camera all the way to infinity
  • Understand the goals and principles of focus stacking
  • Learn & practice the techniques needed to get the images you need for focus stacking
  • Combine two or more of your images in Photoshop CC to create your "impossible" image
Required Equipment
  • Laptop with Photoshop CC installed and the ability to load your camera images for editing
  • Camera with manual focus and manual exposure capability
  • Lenses with focal lengths between 14 - 35 mm will have the most use
  • A sturdy tripod is essential
  • Cable or wireless remote shutter release is strongly recommended
  • Operating manual for your camera
  • Spare batteries
Limit 12, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab
$135 member/$155 non-member, includes Arboretum admission   

Farm Field Photography at Harvest Time

Sunday, August 16
2-5 p.m
.
Katie Knapp, Agricultural Photographer

Level: All levels

Interested in Field-to-Fork? Then how about Field-to-Photo! Learn from a professional agricultural photographer at our farm fields at the Arboretum's new Red Barn Farm:
  • Learn the best ways to capture harvest time
  • Farm photography etiquette
  • Lighting considerations
  • Understanding exposure triangle
  • Camera settings
  • Composition
  • Storytelling and subjectivity through the lens
Required Equipment
  • DSLR or Mirrorless camera
  • Prime or Zoom lens
  • Tripod
Limit 12, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab
$83 member/$103 non-member, includes Arboretum admission  

 

Pollinator Photography: Butterflies, Bees and More!

Saturday, September 12
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Catch the buzz...on camera! Join other photographers to learn techniques for capturing stunning images of beneficial insects, without frightening them away! You will learn:
  • focus techniques
  • composition
  • shutter speed
  • lens selection
  • techniques for holding your camera steady
  • capturing insects perched or in flight
Classroom instruction will be followed by time to practice your skills on the Arboretum grounds, a-buzz with dynamic and inspiring subject matter.
Note: Insects are often found close to the ground, so you'll want to dress comfortably to allow for squatting, kneeling, or even laying on the ground.
Required Equipment
  • DSLR or mirrorless camera and owner's manual
  • a 200mm or longer telephoto lens
  • (optional) Macro lens in the 90mm-105mm range
  • (optional) wide-angle lens in 24mm to 50mm range
Limit 12, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Tree Place
 $109 member/$129 non-member, includes Arboretum admission 

 

Special Access: Shooting the Light- Dusk to Dawn Photography

Friday, September 18, 5-8 p.m. AND
Saturday, September 19, 6-8 a.m.

Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Level: Intermediate (those who are comfortable with the operation of their DSLR or mirrorless camera) Morning and evening are the best time and the Arboretum is the best place to start "seeing the light!"

Friday
  • Classroom learning will focus on the importance of light to your photography
  • Field learning will be spent capturing images on Arboretum grounds amidst the breathtaking light of sunset.
Saturday
  • Receive exclusive, pre-dawn access to the Arboretum...you will be the only people on the grounds to photograph the Arboretum at sunrise!
Required Equipment
  • DSLR or mirrorless camera and owner's manual
  • wide angle prime or zoom
  • Tripod
  • small flashlight
  • (optional) various other lenses
Limit 12,  Marion Andrus Learning Center - Tree Place
$135 member/$155 non-member, includes Arboretum admission 

Photographing People in Nature

Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Level: Beginner
Early autumn offers so many opportunities to spend time with friends and family in the great outdoors. We often want to capture these moments, but taking photos of people in nature reveals harsh shadows, distracting elements, blown out backgrounds and dappled light. Join Don and fellow photography enthusiasts to learn how to overcome these challenges. Learn in the Classroom:
  • Working with natural light and exposure techniques
  • Tips for choosing the right background
  • Arranging people in the shot
  • Differences when posing men and women
Group Practice in the Field:
  • Experiment with what you've learned in small groups
  • Small class size ensures plenty of one-on-one time with Don
  • Gain confidence and new skills
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: DSLR or Mirrorless camera and owner's manual at least one lens in the 24mm-70mm range

Limit 12, Oswald Visitor Center - Teaching Classroom

$102 member/$117 non-member, includes Arboretum admission 

 

Creative iPhone Photography: Light

Saturday, October 17, 9 a.m.-noon
Eric Mueller, artist, photographer, and teacher with over 40,000 followers on Instagram

Level: Beginner (must know your iPhone) 

Make amazing photos with nothing more than your iPhone! In this class we'll take a deep dive into light, learning about its qualities, and how you can modify light to make better photos. In addition to the classroom, we'll also spend some time shooting together, to deepen our understanding of how light works. No previous photography experience is necessary, but you'll need an iPhone for shooting, editing, and sharing.
  • Learn how to see light
  • Qualities of light
  • Direction of light
  • Controlling light
  • The importance of shadows
Class will conclude with group time on the Arboretum grounds to practice your newly learned skills 
Required Equipment
iPhone Models: iPhone SE or later

Limit 15, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab

$77 member/$92 non-member, includes Arboretum admission


Lightroom 101

Select a session
Saturday, November 7, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 6, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Level Beginner

Adobe Lightroom is an incredible tool for organizing, editing and distributing digital photos. In this class you will learn the following:
  • Techniques for library organization
  • An easy-to-follow workflow for sorting and weeding out photos after import
  • Using the panels in the Develop Module to make general edits to your photos
  • Lens and camera profile corrections
  • White balance exposure and tonality color adjustment
  • Sharpening noise reduction
  • Using the Toolbar to crop and level your photos
  • How to export your photos
Sample images will be provided to support the labs.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT Lightroom CC Classic installed on your laptop prior to the class. Do not install Adobe Lightroom CC (it does not have all of the features as CC Classic). Adobe offers a free 7-day trial period: if you do not have a subscription please do not install it more than 5 days prior to class.

Limit 12, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab

Saturday, November 7, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$77 member/$92 non-member,
 
includes Arboretum admission

Saturday, March 6, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$77 member/$92 non-member,
 
includes Arboretum admission


 

Lightroom 201

Select a session
Saturday, November 7, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 6, 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Level Intermediate; prerequisite Lightroom 101

This class builds on the skills learned in our Lightroom 101 class. Participants should be familiar with importing, tagging,rating and exporting photos as well as understand how to use panels in the develop module. In this class you will learn:
  • Managing photo metadata
  • How to make use of collections and Smart Collections
  • How to make use of the photo merge function to create HDR images and Panoramas
  • How to correct distortion issues using the transform panel
  • Use of the graduated filter tool including the use of Luminance Masks
  • Use of the brush tool including the ability to use it as an airbrush
The class consists of a combination of lecture and hands-on lab exercises.
Sample images will be provided to support the labs.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT Adobe Lightroom CC Classic installed on their laptop prior to the class. Do not install Adobe Lightroom CC (it does not have all of the features as CC Classic). Adobe does offer a free 7-day trial period: if you do not have a subscription please do not install it more than 5 days prior to class.

Limit 12, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab

Saturday, November 7, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
$77 member/$92 non-member,
 
includes Arboretum admission

Saturday, March 6, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
$77 member/$92 non-member, 
includes Arboretum admission


Lightroom 301

Select a session
Sunday, November 8, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 7, 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Level Intermediate to advanced; prerequisite Lightroom 101

This class builds on the skills learned in our Lightroom 101 class (Lightroom 201 is not required to take this Lightroom 301 course). Participants should be familiar with importing, tagging, and rating photos, use of the panels in the develop module, and exporting images. In this class you will learn:
  • Use of the radial filter tool to apply vignettes and to direct the viewer
  • Use of external editing plug-ins such as Luminar, Photoshop, and On1
  • Creating and Using Presets
  • Photo stacking
  • Split Toning images
  • Preparing Photos for Printing
  • How to build a slideshow
The class consists of a combination of lecture and hands-on lab exercises. Sample images will be provided to support the labs.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT Adobe Lightroom CC Classic installed on their laptop prior to the class. Do not install Adobe Lightroom CC (it does not have all of the features as CC Classic). Adobe does offer a free 7-day trial period: if you do not have a subscription please do not install it more than 5 days prior to class.

Limit 12, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab

Sunday, November 8, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
$77 member/$92 non-member,
 
includes Arboretum admission

Sunday, March 7, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
$77 member/$92 non-member,
 
includes Arboretum admission


 

Special Access Photography: Full Moon at the Arboretum

Sunday, November 29, 2020
2-6 p.m.

Mike Shaw, acclaimed Astrophotographer, Author of "The Complete Guide to Landscape Astrophotography" and "Creative Nightscapes"

Level Beginner to Intermediate 

Come howl at the full moon! Join us for this special access workshop to learn Mike's secrets for photographing a full moon rising over the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's autumnal scenery. In this workshop you will: 
  • Locate the best times and places to capture that big moon shot
  • Learn the camera settings to get the right night sky exposures
  • Identify the proper lenses for successful moon compositions
  • Discover techniques to ensure detailed, sharp moon pictures
  • Enjoy one-to-one instruction during field practice
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
  • Moderate to long focal length lenses will be most useful for moonscapes (100 - 500+ mm)
  • Telephoto lenses for moon close-ups (200 mm and up)
  • A sturdy tripod is essential
  • Cable or wireless remote shutter release
  • Headlamp with a red bulb or small flashlight is important to protect your night vision
  • Operating manual for your camera
  • Spare batteries
NOTES You may be doing some walking along 3-Mile Drive. 
WEATHER PLAN Class will be held in any safe weather conditions, rain or shine. In case of inclement conditions, the instructor will engage the class in hands-on activities to develop photography skills and knowledge on astronomy/field planning/photography, so that you will be prepared to leverage your knowledge and skills when a clear night opportunity arises.

Limit 12, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab
$102 member/$117 non-member, includes Arboretum admission 

 

Special Access Photographer's Evening: Arboretum Winter Lights Display

Select a session
Thursday, December 3, 4-9 p.m.
Thursday, December 10, 4-9 p.m.


Mike Shaw, acclaimed Astrophotographer, Author of "The Complete Guide to Landscape Astrophotography" and "Creative Nightscapes"
Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography
Frank Meuschke, professional artist and photographer, Arboretum Photography Program Coordinator

Avoid pesky crowds that are always in the way of your dazzling shot! The Arboretum's mesmerizing Winter Lights display will be opened this evening (normally closed on Thursdays) for a special-access opportunity just for photographers! Bring-your-own equipment, explore the displays at your own pace, and photograph at your leisure as you: 
  • Have ample "photographers-only" time and space to get beautiful pictures of our winter light show, as well as the beautifully lit plants and displays inside
  • Drop-in to an included "Winter Lights Photography Tips" mini workshop 4-4:30 p.m. or 6-6:30 p.m.
  • Interact with Arboretum photography instructors as well as the Arboretum Photographers' Society to get tips and tricks for just the right shot
  • Meet other photographers and photography enthusiasts
  • Treats and drinks will be available for purchase
  • Submit your favorite image from the evening to win a prize!
NOTE This casual unstructured evening will be open between 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.. You can arrive and depart as desired within these times.
Limit 300, Oswald Visitor Center - Great Hall
Thursday, December 3, 4-9 p.m.
$20 member/$35 non-member,
 includes Arboretum admission 
Thursday, December 10, 4-9 p.m.
$20 member/$35 non-member,
 includes Arboretum admission 

Lecture - Winter Light Photography: Winter Wonders

Saturday, January 9, 2021
10 a.m.-noon

Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Level All levels, some familiarity with the manual settings on your camera preferred

Winter can yield surprisingly beautiful images - it's one of Don's favorite seasons for shooting pictures! It does take a little know-how, though. In this lecture you will learn:
  • What to wear
  • How to protect and troubleshoot your equipment in very cold weather
  • How to make best use of winter light
  • Techniques for getting the correct exposure for winter landscapes
  • How to capture beautiful images of falling snow
  • How to compensate for the snow in your camera's manual and various automatic modes...even how to do it on an iPhone!
Your camera is optional: you may want to bring it to refer to during the lecture, but no hands-on time with the instructor is included. See "In the Field Winter Light Practicum" options below for {optional} corresponding field portions of this class.

Limit 80, Snyder Building - Snyder Auditorium
$20 member/$35 non-member, includes Arboretum admission 

Practicum in the Field - Winter Light Photography: Winter Sunrise

Saturday, January 16, 2021
7-10 a.m.

Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Level All levels, some familiarity with the manual settings on your camera preferred
Prerequisite Lecture Lecture - Winter Light: Photographing Winter Wonders

These photo shoots will be exclusively available for those that register for the Lecture- Winter Light: Photographing Winter Wonders. This session will focus on capturing the winter sunrise. REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
  • Warm clothing (Snow pants, Hand warmers, etc)
  • DSLR or mirrorless camera
  • Extra batteries
  • Tripod
  • Split neutral density filter Polarizer (optional)
Limit 12, Snyder Building - Tea Room
$77 member/$92 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

 

Family Fun: Create & Photograph Frozen Ice Bubbles


For Ages 10+ together with an adult
Saturday, January 23, 2021
7:30-9:30 a.m.

Mike Shaw, acclaimed Astrophotographer, Author of "The Complete Guide to Landscape Astrophotography" and "Creative Nightscapes"

Level Family/Beginner

Ice bubbles have the greatest chance of success during a brisk winter morning, so set your alarms--we've arranged special "early access" to the Arboretum for this class! Family teams learn and practice this cool skill! Learn the secret ingredients needed for successful ice bubbles.
Indoors
  • Enjoy coffee, cocoa and doughnuts as you learn how to create and photograph frozen ice bubbles
  • Practice your soap bubble blowing technique
Outside
  • Practice blowing soap bubbles and watch them freeze before your eyes
  • Capture photos and videos of your frozen ice bubbles
  • Fingers crossed for temperatures below 5° F! (See weather plan below)
Bring from home
  • Camera, smart phone, or device with camera for each participant
  • Proper clothing, winter hat & gloves, good footwear
  • Hand warmers strongly recommended
  • (optional, recommended for video/time-lapse) A sturdy tripod
  • (optional) A ceramic coffee mug makes an excellent ice bubble base - bring your own, if you wish!
  • (optional) Camera with manual focus and manual exposure capability
  • (optional) Lenses with focal lengths between 50 - 100 mm
Register as a family team
Register each child separately. Children create while adults assist. Maximum 2 children per 1 adult. 1 adult per family team is preferred, but a second may join at no charge if desired.
Weather Plan
Class will be held except in dangerous weather conditions. In case of warm, windy or other inclement weather conditions, the instructor will engage the class in hands-on activities to develop your frozen ice bubble skills so that you will be prepared when the weather conditions are more suitable.

Limit 10 family teams, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab
$35 member child/$50 non-member child, includes Arboretum admission for accompanying adult and all materials

 

Winter Macro Photography

Saturday, January 30, 2021
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Level Beginner

Explore the wonders of macro photography in a winter setting! You will learn macro photography techniques within the classroom and, with guidance from your instructor, put them into practice in the wintry Arboretum landscape.
  • Compositional tips
  • Managing depth of field
  • Using snow to enhance our macro images
  • Focus stacking
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
  • Dress in appropriate clothing for winter- macro photography often requires getting low to the ground! A pair of waterproof snow pants are recommended
  • DSLR or Mirrorless camera macro lens and/or extension tubes
  • Tripod
  • Corded or wireless shutter release
Limit 12, Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom

$77 member/$92 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

Winter Bird Photography

Saturday, February 13, 2021
9 a.m.-noon

Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Level Intermediate: familiarity with the manual functions of your camera and an understanding of exposure settings

Create amazing photos of birds this winter! With the techniques presented in this class, you will be able to photograph birds on snow-covered branches, on the feeder, and in flight. You will learn:
  • Techniques for photographing birds in winter
  • Equipment needs for photographing birds
  • Insights into winter bird behavior
  • How to capture birds in flight
  • How to build a backyard bird photography studio
Class will also spend time outside at the Arboretum's feeders to practice these techniques. The instructor will be available to answer questions and offer tips during your practice time.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
  • DSLR or Mirrorless camera
  • Your longest lens (ideally 300mm or longer)
  • Clothing appropriate for the winter weather
  • Monopods or Tripods (optional)
Limit 12, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Tree Place
$77 member/$92 non-member, includes Arboretum admission


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