Photography Classes

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 fall 2014 classes is now open. For more general information about adult classes, visit the Adult Programs main page. Please contact education@dallasarboretum.org with additional questions.

HD Metal Prints Photo Exhibition and Sale

Beginning October 3, come see the garden through the eyes of our visitors. This juried exhibition of amateur and professional photographers showcases the garden through the seasons. The exhibition will be featured in the Gallery at Rosine Hall, October 4 - November 2, during Autumn at the Arboretum. All pieces are printed by HD Metal prints and available for purchase.

For more details, please contact the education department at education@dallasarboretum.org.


Best of Show – Professional

Dragon Perch by James Korges

Best of Show – Amateur

Dragonfly Resting on a Water Lily, Klaus Mayer

Best of Category – Close-up

Dewy Loropetalum, Josh Geller, Amateur

Best of Category – Life in the Garden

Joyful Run, Maureen Man, Amateur

Best of Category – Landscape

Brunhoff’s Garden, Marjorie Davidson, Amateur

The Artists’ Garden- A Digital Perspective Click for More

Photographing in Nature

November 8 | 9-11 a.m.

$30 ($27 for Members)

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Artist Reception

November 8 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

General Garden Admission

$15 (Free for Members)

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Polaroid Transfers

November 8 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.

$60 ($54 for Members)

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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. 

Family Photos 101 Click for More

December 6 | 9 a.m.-Noon

$60 ($54 for Members)

Instructor: Candace Moss, Mom & Pop Photo School

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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! 

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