Kim Smith, photographer and filmmaker, will give a class at the Arnold Arboretum on Sunday, September 30 from 9 – noon on Nature in Focus: Taking Great Close Ups. Learn tips for taking great close-up photographs from celebrated butterfly and garden photographer Kim Smith. Through slides and hands on demonstrations, Kim will guide you in capturing the beauty of the flora and fauna found in nature. Bring your camera and questions, and a tripod if you have one. You will gain more from the class if first you familiarize yourself with your camera’s manual. (Note: This is not a macro-photography class.) Fee is $40 for Arboretum members, $55 for non-members. The class will take place at the Hunnewell Building, and you may see examples of Kim’s work on her blog http://kimsmithdesigns.wordpress.com/. Register at www.arboretum.harvard.edu.