Photography Classes

Spectacular seasonal displays make the Arboretum a popular destination for photographers. Learn how to improve your own skills with these captivating classes.

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.

For more general information about adult classes, visit the Adult Programs main page. Please contact education@dallasarboretum.org with additional questions.

Registration for Spring 2015 classes is now open.

Phone-tography (SOLD OUT) Click for More

April 7 | 6-8 p.m. SOLD OUT

$30 ($27 for Members)

Roger Bell, retired photo services director at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital

Today’s most popular snapshot camera is our cell phone camera or tablet. Roger will share tips and tricks that will help you maximize the potential of the camera on your smart phone. He will discuss composition, finding compelling subjects, reading the light and more. 

Photographing Texas Wildflowers (SOLD OUT) Click for More

April 9-12 SOLD OUT

$599* ($540* for Members)

Allen Rokach, Allen Rokach Photography

Want to get away and immerse yourself in a stunning floral landscape while expanding your photography skills? Then pack your camera bag and get ready to head into the Brenham, Texas countryside with master photographer and former Senior Photography Editor for Southern Living, Allen Rokach, as he takes you on location April 9-12. Whether you’re an experienced shutterbug or just getting your feet wet, Rokach will show you how to capture the spectacle of color as bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush and other wildflowers come into bloom. During field sessions, you will receive in-depth instruction on making the best use of natural light throughout the day. During review sessions, Rokach will emphasize fundamental techniques to create great photos in your camera as well as simple retouching techniques to help make your good pictures look great. You will have the opportunity to photograph at spectacular private locations not open to the public. Supply list and schedule available online. Space is limited. 

Hotel is additional. Details on booking included with class registration. Send questions to ​education@dallasarboretum.org.

Dallas Arboretum
and Botanical Garden

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Administrative Office Open Monday Through Friday, 8:30am - 5pm