AE21 Creative Nature Photography

Wednesday July 28

10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM



Creative Nature Photography

BLENDED* Three Sessions: Wednesday, July 28, 10 a.m. - Noon (Online) and 3 - 6 p.m. (Onsite);

Thursday, July 29, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Field);

Friday, July 30, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Online) 

Instructor: Rick Daley

$165 Non-member (*Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes. Become an Arboretum Member!)

Moving beyond the traditional grand scenic, this three-day workshop will help students learn ways to see more creatively and take more inspirational photographs through group discussion, photography practice and review of work. Encompassing approaches from realism to abstraction, intimate landscapes to in-camera movement to demonstrations of creative use in post-processing, the class will encourage students to work with composition, light and ideas that enhance vision and style. Open to photographers of all levels. Students should have their own photography equipment for use in the class.

An initial introductory overview session meets on Zoom followed by onsite practice at the Arboretum (entry fee included in registration for non-members). The second day offers immersive practice shooting in the field. The workshop concludes on Zoom with discussion and a review of student work. Students will be sent an itinerary and overview in advance of the class.


Rick Daley is a professional photographer with an interest in creative vision through photography. He has taught numerous workshops at the Arboretum and at other institutions, and his work has been featured in many national shows. He enjoys working with photographers at every level, from novices to professionals, who want to explore more creative ways of photographing the world around us.


*Registrants will be sent a reminder email the day prior to class with the meeting location and additional details. Please add to your contacts to ensure our emails do not end up in your spam folder. We encourage all participants to make conscious, courteous decisions based on your own and others' wishes and needs for safety. Mask wearing is supported but not required of participants for experiences in the field.



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