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Intro to Wildlife Photography

Schedule and Location

Three days: Two Wednesdays, July 10 and 17, 2019, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 13, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$95.00 member
$112.00 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

Learn to capture dynamic photographs of raptors, small birds, and mammals. After an evening classroom session, enjoy a Saturday field session at Willowbrook Wildlife Center, home to fox, bobcat, eagle, sandhill crane, and many more species of local wildlife. A naturalist will give a brief overview of the center and the wildlife that call it home. Enjoy the rest of the morning photographing the array of birds and animals (no flash, please). Then return to the classroom on Wednesday for additional instruction and a critique session. By the end of this class, you will:

  • Know which camera settings and lenses will capture the best images of wildlife.
  • Be able to focus and compose photographs for stationary and moving wildlife.
  • Know the best time of day to photograph wildlife.

Course number



Dulcey Lima, nature photographer

Course Details

Held indoors (Wednesday) and outdoors (Saturday). Bring your fully charged DSLR camera. Limit 15

Arboretum class weather, cancellation and refund policies

Intro to Wildlife Photography