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Creative Effects Nature Photography Workshop

Schedule and Location

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$55.00 member
$64.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Add artistry to your nature photography with creative effects. Creative effects lenses put a new spin on nature photography. In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to try a variety of creative effects lenses to produce artistic shots of landscapes and up-close nature photography. Learn to use specialty lenses to precisely dial in effects such as blur, bokeh, vignetting, compression, color, miniaturizing, swirl, vintage looks, and much more.

In this new, longer class format, you’ll have plenty of field time to practice with the lenses and capture shots to add to your portfolio.

Whether you have an iPhone or a DSLR, this workshop provides the chance to see nature through a different lens.

Lenses are camera-specific. Participants must provide their camera make and model to the instructor by SEPTEMBER 12 so lenses that fit your camera can be ordered. The instructor’s contact information will be provided after registration.

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Maria Rebelo, photographer

A photographer since 2000, Rebelo’s photographic interests lie in the beauty of the overlooked and the magic of light. She explores smaller things in life, looking at the delicate shapes of nature’s organic forms and how they are enlarged and enhanced through macro photography and the use of specialized lenses.

Course Details

  • Instructor: Maria Rebelo
  • Notes: Class will be held indoors and outdoors, weather permitting. Bring a lunch. Registration closes on Thursday, September 12, at 11:59pm CST. Limit 15
  • Supplies: Please bring your camera to class with you. 

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Creative Effects Nature Photography Workshop