I am thrilled to be an instructor of photography at the world-renowned Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. Like many in the Chicago area, my earliest memories of to the Morton Arboretum dates back to childhood with school field trips. Then in the 1990's, the Arboretum was a client of my advertising photography studio. In January 2023, I began the next chapter of my affiliation with the Arboretum in the most profound and meaningful way.


As a photographic instructor, I can finally share with like-minded others, my passion for capturing the world around us through the impact of a photograph. We'll explore topics that range from technical to artistic at all skill levels.


My next course is entitled, "Winter Macro Photography: Explorations in Ice" and will focus on Macro photography and the fascinating world of abstract nature images found only in winter. Click here to register for the course and I'll look forward to seeing you there!


Schedule of Classes:


Jan 18 - Feb 11 - Black, White and 50K Shades of Gray

Jul 20 - Aug 6 - A Closer Look: Seeing the World Closeup and the Pursuit of Artful Abstraction

Nov 29 - Dec 13 - Winter Macro Photography: Explorations in Ice


Feb 7 - Feb 22 - Mastering Light, Shadow and Image Depth


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