Beginning Smartphone Photography

Schedule and Location


Fall Session (register below)
Research Building

  • Section B: Saturday, December 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon


Winter Session (registration opens November 20, 2018.)
Thornhill Education Building

  • Section A: Saturday, January 26, 2019, noon to 3:00 p.m.
  • Section B: Saturday, March 2, 2019, noon to 3:00 p.m.

Fees and Registration

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember

Course Description

Remember, “the best camera is the one that’s with you.” Whether you are new to photography or new to smartphones, discover techniques for getting great nature images with your phone. This class will cover the basics of using your smartphone to capture attractive images, provide tips and tricks, and recommend a selection of good starter apps for some basic photo editing. 

Instructor: Cora Jacobs, nature photographer
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors; please dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes.  Limit 15
Equipment: Please bring your camera-equipped smartphone or tablet to class with you.
Prerequisites: No prior experience required.

Course number


Course Details

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.

Weather Cancellation Hotline
Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.