University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

I will be returning to the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. 
Join me for a fun set of classes
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Winter Light Photography Program

Lecture - January 8, 2022

Practicum - January 15, 2022

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Winter Bird Photography

Lecture - February 17, 2022

Practicum - February 19, 2022

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Winter Macro Photography

January 29, 2022

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Lightroom 101, 201 & 301

Not Being Offered Due to COVID

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Focus Stacking

January 29, 2022

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Intro to Camera Techniques for Nature Photography

Lecture - March 10, 2022

Practicum - March 12, 2022

The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a Nature Photographer's Dream Setting!

I am really excited to be once again teaching at the arboretum.  The facilities and grounds make for the perfect classroom.  Please join me for one of these fun classes.  Each class will combine lecture and hands on activities.

To register for one of these classes visit https://www.arboretum.umn.edu/PhotoWorkshops.aspx

For more information on one of the workshops, click on the "Go To Arb Course Catalog" button in the description below.

 
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Winter Light Photography Program

Winter is my favorite time of year to be out with my camera.  The dry crisp air combined with snowy scenes makes for some amazing photos of wildlife, landscapes, and even urban scenes.  I can also access areas that other times of the year are inaccessible. 

On January 4th, I will be giving a lecture on winter photography.  On the 11th, those that have attended the lecture (either this year or last year), can attend a field shoot.

For more information, visit the arboretum's "Photography Classes & Workshops" page by clicking the button below.

Lecture - January 8, 2022 - 10:00AM - Noon

Practicum - January 15, 2022 - 7:00AM - 10:00AM

Practicum - January 15, 2022 - 2:30PM - 5:30PM

 
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January 29, 2022

9:30AM - 11:00 AM

Winter Macro Photography

 

Macro photography is fun anytime of the year.  Winter provides some new interesting subjects that we can't get any other time of the year.  This can be anything from frost on windows to snow covered seed heads.  In addition, colors really pop.  We also cannot for get snowflakes.

This class will provide both classroom lecture and hands on activities to help you capture some fantastic winter macro shots.

For more information, visit the arboretum's "Photography Classes & Workshops" page by clicking the button below.

 
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Focus Stacking

 

Every year, the arboretum puts on an amazing display of orchids in the conservatory.  For this program, the display is closed to the public to give participants a chance to photograph the orchids.  Class size is kept small to make sure everyone has a chance to photograph their favorites.

 

We will start in the classroom with a lecture on orchid and macro photography.  After the lecture we will make our way over to the conservatory to photograph the orchids. 

 

For more information, visit the arboretum's "Photography Classes & Workshops" page by clicking the button below.

January 29, 2022 - 11:30AM - 1:00PM

 
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Winter Bird Photography

Not all birds go south for the winter.  With the bare trees, and scarcity of food, it is much easier to get nice views of birds.  In addition, their behavior is much more predictable.  

We will begin with a lecture, and then head over to the feeders to capture images of winter birds.  During the lecture, I will cover topics like where to find the birds, exposing for winter bird photography, capturing birds in flight, and how to build a backyard bird studio. 

For more information, visit the arboretum's "Photography Classes & Workshops" page by clicking the button below.

Lecture - February 17, 2022 - 6:30 PM - 8:00PM

Practicum - February 19, 2022 - 9:30AM - 11:30AM

Practicum - February 19, 2022 - Noon - 2:00PM

 
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Lightroom 101, 201 & 301

Adobe's Lightroom is an extremely powerful photo management and editing application.  This series of classes is designed for everyone from new users to those that have been working with Lightroom for years and want to learn a few of the more complex features of the product.

During this class a mixture of hands on labs and lecture will get participants familiar with organization, editing, simplifying workflow, exporting, accessing third party tools, and creating slideshows.

For more information, visit the arboretum's "Photography Classes & Workshops" page by clicking the button below.

Not Offered Due to COVID

 
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Intro to Camera Techniques for Nature Photography

The upper midwest is a fantastic place for getting out in nature.  Opportunities for capturing photos of the scenery, wildlife, plants, and flowers are everywhere.

Join us as we present tips and techniques related to nature photography.  We will discuss everything from understanding light, planning and research, and tips and techniques specific to the different types of nature photography.

For more information, visit the arboretum's "Photography Classes & Workshops" page by clicking the button below.

Lecture - March 10, 2022 - 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Field Shoot - March 12, 2022 - 10:00AM - 1:00PM