Spectacular seasonal displays make the Arboretum a popular destination for photographers. Learn how to improve your own skills with these captivating classes.
2014 Adult Education Classes are sponsored by HD Metal Prints
Local and national award-winning experts help take participant's skills to the next level. Both beginners and advanced photographers are welcome to take part in these informative and inspiring programs.
Registration for 2014-2015 classes will open on Friday, August 15. For more general information about adult classes, visit the Adult Programs main page. Please contact email@example.com with additional questions.
Join us this fall for the Dallas Arboretum's juried photography exhibition and sale presented by HD Metal Prints. All of the photos will capture the unique beauty of the garden in all four seasons. The exhibition will be featured in the Gallery at Rosine Hall, October 4-November 2, during Autumn at the Arboretum. The exhibition is open to all photographers. Applicants may apply as an amateur or professional in one of three categories – landscape, close-up, or life in the garden. The artwork must be of the Arboretum gardens or from a previous Arboretum workshop within the last 24 months. The gardens are open to photographers daily between 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
To participate, fill out and return the registration form below along with the $25 application fee. The fee includes one admission ticket to the garden and two photo submissions to the jury. All applications must be submitted by September 5, 2014. Please direct questions to the Adult Programs Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214.515.6538.
October 11 | 8 a.m.-Noon
$55 ($50 for Members)
Instructors: Paul Fuller & Roger Bell, HD Metal Prints
Today’s technology allows us to capture the amazing world around us with cameras, phones or tablets. Paul and Roger will share the fundamentals of creating beautiful images with whatever camera you have and what you can do with them in post production. Learn how to get the most from the camera you use most often.
The Creative Magic of Digital Photography
October 24 | 6-8 p.m.
$30 ($27 for Members)
In this evening lecture, Allen will share a number of simple innovative digital techniques to help you create exciting flower and garden images using anything from an iPhone to a digital camera or a point and shoot. The key to creating more interesting images is becoming a better photographer, and Allen can help you do just that. This lecture is included with workshop registration.
Workshop: Digital Perspectives on Fall Color at the Dallas Arboretum
October 25-26, 2014 | 7 a.m. -6:30 p.m.
$385 ($350 for Members)
Allen will share his expertise and long experience creating exciting images of flowers and gardens at the height of fall color at the Arboretum. Through a combination of field photography, review sessions, and demonstrations of after-capture techniques, this intensive two-day workshop will guide you through the fascinating world of digital photography. The focus will be on expanding your photographic horizons by developing an artistic vision and becoming comfortable using your digital camera to achieve that vision. In review sessions, Allen will offer suggestions to help you make photos that truly express the dynamic and subtle beauty of the fall garden.
Business Techniques for the Flower, Garden & Nature Photographer
October 27 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
$145 ($130 for Members)
In this one-day intensive workshop, Allen will show you how to turn you love of flower and garden photography into a viable career path. He will outline the techniques and strategies to help aspiring professional photographers start and build their business. Topics will include creating a portfolio, marketing your skills and your work, developing clients and getting assignments, pricing your work, working with photo editors and art directors and creating a web presence.
Photographing in Nature
November 8 | 9-11 a.m.
$30 ($27 for Members)
November 8 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
General Garden Admission
$15 (Free for Members)
November 8 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.
$60 ($54 for Members)
Instructor: Irby Pace, Arboretum Artist in Residence
Join Irby, Arboretum Artist in Residence, for a unique opportunity to view the beloved gardens from a new perspective. Irby, will share his inspiration for his November photography exhibit in the Rosine Hall Gallery. Through lecture and field work, Irby will share site selection, basic camera information and techniques as well as when and where to shoot to create the best photographs. This class is aimed at beginning photographers. Following class, join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of Irby’s exhibit. After the reception, Irby will lead another program on Polaroid transfers. This alternative method of processing Polaroid photos offers a unique and artistic way to transform your photos in to works of art.
December 6 | 9 a.m.-Noon
$60 ($54 for Members)
Instructor: Candace Moss, Mom & Pop Photo School
Do you want to learn how to take better pictures of your kids? In this fun & hands-on class, Candace will teach you how to take beautiful family photos while learning about camera settings, capturing the right light and more. No photography experience required!