Photography Classes

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

Register for any adult education class here

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.orgwith additional questions.

Registration for Fall Adult Education programs opens September 1. Call 2143.515.6539 for more info.

New! Focus on the Garden – Botanical Photography Click for More

Focus on the Garden – Botanical Photography

November 5, 9am-5pm, $219 ($199 for Members)

Irwin Lightstone, Radiant Images

Whether you are shooting with a smart phone, small digital camera or large lensed DSLR, everyone takes plant pictures. During the day, you will work on camera control, basic lighting and composition techniques. You will also be introduced to focus stacking. The day will be a mix of classroom lecture, shooting in the gardens and photo review.

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Birds and Landscapes of New Mexico: Bosque del Apache and White Sands National Monument Click for More

Birds and Landscapes of New Mexico: Bosque del Apache and White Sands National Monument

December 2 – 10,

$1,300 ($1,170 for Members)*

Allen Rokach, Allen Rokach Photography

This December, join former Senior Photography Editor for Southern Living, Allen Rokach, as he shows you how to capture the natural beauty of two incredible destinations. This unusual 9-day nature photography workshop takes participants to two distinctive locations in New Mexico to photograph two extraordinary aspects of nature. The trip will begin outside of Albuquerque at Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge, which is the winter nesting ground for huge flocks of frisky Snow Geese and elegant Sandhill Cranes, plus other birds and wildlife. Outings at sunrise and late afternoon until sunset will enable us to capture each location in the most dramatic light.

You will learn how to create compelling compositions as well as how to use New Mexico’s luminescent light to create dramatic images of the cranes and snow geese in an enchanting environment. At White Sands National Monument, you will make innovative pictures of the pristine environment of gypsum dunes. You will practice a variety of approaches to composition, such as capturing overviews, vignettes and details; integrating desert plants with the dunes; and looking for abstractions, shapes, lines and textures.

Full details on equipment, hotel accomodations, and more.

*Hotel fee separate

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Nature Through the Lens: Amateur Photography Contest presented by Full Color Click for More

A juried exhibition of photography of the Arboretum

Join us this fall for the Dallas Arboretum's juried photography exhibition and sale presented by Full Color. All of the photos will capture the unique beauty of the garden in all four seasons as well as beautiful Texas landscape captured during Arboretum travel workshops. The exhibition will be featured in the Gallery at Rosine Hall, October 1 through October 30, during Autumn at the Arboretum. This area is located just inside the main entrance next to the gift store.

This contest closed for submissions on August 31, 2016. Join us in October to view this year’s selection of works. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for future photography programs, exhibits or contests, please email education@dallasarboretum.org.