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Textures and Patterns in Nature

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of nature's textures and patterns. Discover how to artistically capture organic forms and design elements through the use of light, composition, and background. Enhance your photography skills with this intermediate-level class at the esteemed Chicago Botanic Garden.

  • Level All levels
  • Age 18 and older
  • Price $437
  • Location Online via Zoom

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  • $437
  • Online via Zoom
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  • Thu, Apr 11 at 9:30am - 12:00pm
  • Thu, Apr 18 at 9:30am - 12:00pm
  • Thu, Apr 25 at 9:30am - 12:00pm
  • Thu, May 02 at 9:30am - 12:00pm
  • Thu, May 09 at 9:30am - 12:00pm
  • Thu, May 16 at 9:30am - 12:00pm
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this photography class:

Nature provides us with a full range of textures and patterns that do not cease to enchant us. In this intermediate-level class you will learn how to capture nature’s design and organic forms with an artistic vision. We will learn about elements and principles of design, the use of light to sculpture the textures and carve out the details while paying attention to background and composition. Class will include lectures, weekly assignments, image reviews, and a final portfolio. Basic knowledge of your camera’s manual settings and of editing software like lightroom or photoshop are required.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Refund Policy

Refund requests must be submitted to [email protected] 2 business days prior to the program’s start date and time. The registration fee will be refunded less a 15% processing charge. A refund is issued in the form of a credit on file (to be used for future programs).

Refund requests submitted less than 48 hours prior to a program start date are non-transferable and are not eligible for a refund.

Fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable on and after the program’s start date. We cannot refund fees requested on or after the start date of a program or for sessions missed due to student illness or other personal situations.

Registration fees for courses grouped and priced as a series will be considered one program and subject to all of the above guidelines. A refund request must be received prior to the start date of the series' first class session and will subsequently cancel your registration in every session of the series.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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