Digital Nature Stories: Smartphone Photography


$45 for REI Members

$65 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Minimum age 13
  • Group size 10 people

Do you take pictures with your smartphone? Do you just "point-and-shoot" because you haven't yet learned how to maximize the use of the camera? During this class our instructor will guide you in creating digital nature stories using the art of visual storytelling. You will learn the functions of the camera, basic exposure and composition techniques, and which apps will help push your pictures to the next level. Please bring your smartphone fully charged.

  • Learn outdoor photography techniques: Learn what "apps" help you take better images: Learn to utilize your smartphone to capture images of your trips: Learn how to see things from different perspectives and be able to place your images into visual stories

What to bring with you


Parking fee; $2 hour/$8 for the day

Map image of Hoyt Arboretum

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The Arboretum is 187 acres with 12 miles of trails; it is a place of beauty and serenity in all seasons. Get there from anywhere in the metro area by car, bus or the MAX light rail, and find parking, restroom facilities, ADA accessible trails and ADA parking at and near the center. /// Parking is available at the center and permitted along Fairview Blvd. Restrooms at the center are open 6AM to 10PM daily. A small gift shop and research library are open to the public during those hours.