OAK RIDGE, Tenn.The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society is sponsoring a free photography workshop on Saturday, June 22, at 10 a.m. at the arboretum’s program center. The UT Arboretum is located at 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge.
Local photographer R. E. McLaren will be teaching the workshop. McLaren is a long-time amateur photographer with a special interest in wildlife and landscapes. He is an avid student of the equipment and techniques involved in this pursuit and he enjoys interacting with others interested in capturing nature through the photographic arts.
The June 22 workshop will center around many of the most frequently asked questions posed regarding nature photography with particular emphasis on camera settings, editing and panoramas. McLaren will also discuss optimal techniques used to photograph flying birds, sitting birds, hummingbirds and the unexpected raccoon, deer and other wildlife.
For more information call the UT Arboretum at 865-483-3571.
The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society is a 48-year-old, non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the objectives and programs of the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center’s 250-acre Arboretum in Oak Ridge. To learn more about the Arboretum Society and the UT Arboretum Endowment Fund, go online to www.utarboretumsociety.org.
The Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center is one of 10 outdoor laboratories located throughout the state as part of the UT AgResearch system. AgResearch is a division of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension offices, with locations in every county in the state.


Melanie Staten, UT Arboretum Society, 865-776-8227