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On Assignment at the Arboretum: Telling a Story with your Camera

Schedule and Location

Six days: four Wednesdays, April 26 through May 17, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and two Saturdays, April 29 and May 6, 2017, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$178.00 member
$209.00 nonmember

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

Course Description

blue phlox carpets a woodland floorTry your hand at photojournalism on the lush grounds of the Arboretum. 

Develop a series of images to show a story about the Arboretum and present them as a portfolio. The story should show the Arboretum in its best light and instill a desire in the viewer to want to visit the Arb. The class will consist of two shooting assignments and four class sessions. Participants will choose a theme, create images based on that theme, and have those images critiqued before assembling a final story. Portfolios or presentations  can be in print, a slideshow, or a movie.

What story will you tell?

Instructor: Ken Thompson and Will Clay
Notes: Held indoors. Limit 16
Supplies: A DSLR camera is required; bring a tripod if you have one.

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Course Details

CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be wait listed)
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.