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Focus on Photography Certificate Program

The Focus on Photography certificate program enables photographers of all levels to experience the wonders of the natural world, develop and sharpen their powers of observation, and to master their technical skills. This program is your unique opportunity to discover and enhance your creativity, learn from outstanding photography professionals, and enjoy the Garden as your studio.

Who should participate? This program is designed to engage photographers of all skill levels. Whether you are just beginning your photographic journey or interested in developing your artistic voice, there is a place for you! Just take your first course and you are on your way! No prior experience is needed.

New program requirements will be coming soon.

Current Courses

Online registration is unavailable 24 hours prior to the class start date. You may still register by calling (847) 835-8261.

Class Title Start Date
Photographing Orchids Thu., Feb. 23 - 8:00 am
Photoshop 2 Mon., Feb. 27 - 1:00 pm
Documenting Nature in Spring Tue., Mar. 14 - 9:30 am
Black and White Photography: A Study of Shadows and Texture Thu., Mar. 16 - 9:00 am
Black and White Photography: A Study of Shadows and Texture Thu., Mar. 16 - 1:00 pm
Professional Practices in Photography Mon., Mar. 20 - 9:30 am
Fine Art Photography Portfolio Workshop B Wed., Mar. 22 - 9:30 am
History of Photography Tue., Mar. 28 - 6:00 pm
Photographing Signs of Spring Wed., Apr. 5 - 9:00 am
Lightroom Projects Wed., Apr. 5 - 1:00 pm
Art Fair and Exhibition Workshop Sat., Apr. 8 - 1:00 pm
Spring Photography in the Malott Japanese Garden Sat., Apr. 29 - 8:00 am
Photography Tools and Techniques: Filters Sun., Apr. 30 - 9:00 am
Photoshop: Special Projects Mon., May. 1 - 1:00 pm
The Fine Art Water Portfolio A Tue., May. 2 - 9:30 am
Creative Fine Art Digital Photography Tue., May. 2 - 1:00 pm
Photographing in Natural Light Thu., May. 11 - 9:00 am
The Ins and Outs of Flash Photography Wed., May. 17 - 9:00 am
Abstracts in Nature: Spring Wed., May. 17 - 9:30 am
Urban Photography Fri., Jun. 2 - 10:00 am
Photography Tips and Techniques: Focus Sun., Jun. 4 - 9:00 am
Beginning Digital Photography Tue., Jun. 6 - 6:00 pm
Special Engagement with Douglas Beasley: Zen & The Art of Photography Fri., Jun. 9 - 6:30 pm
The Emotional Landscape with Douglas Beasley Fri., Jun. 9 - 6:30 pm
Photoshop 1 Mon., Jun. 12 - 1:00 pm
Photoshop 1 Mon., Jun. 12 - 6:00 pm
Photographing Butterflies and Blooms Thu., Jun. 15 - 7:00 am
Photographing Butterflies and Blooms Sat., Jun. 17 - 7:00 am