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Abstracts in Nature: Spring

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

This intermediate class will be spent applying photographic techniques to create a portfolio of abstract fine art photographs. Using design concepts, students will craft creative images with a mood and message. A review of technical SLR tools, in addition to developing your creative eye, will help you capture abstracts of your very own. Class will...

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$289

6 sessions

Hidden Gems of the Garden with Cameras

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois 60022

Visit special areas of the Garden for unique photographic opportunities in places off the beaten path. This is an opportunity to capture images not often seen by Garden visitors.  Prerequisite:  Beginning Digital Photography or equivalent knowledge and skill. Class limited to DSLR cameras.  The School’s CEUs=12 hours. A map will...

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$290

4 sessions

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Photographing Autumn Color

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60022

In autumn, the Garden becomes a patchwork quilt of color. Learn how to use your camera to capture these dramatic shadings through effective use of light and contrast. This class introduces new perspectives for landscape photography. The School’s CEUs=12 hours

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$239

4 sessions

Surreal Photography

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

This class introduces techniques producing fantastic imagery and effects inspired by Surrealist artists of the 1920s, who sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind. Explore the imaginative potential of the botanical with collage, intervention, juxtaposition, and unconventional camera techniques, without the use of Photoshop....

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$187

4 sessions

Lighting Techniques

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

This introduction to artificial lighting includes both manipulating light from continuous sources (hot lights) and working with flash and strobe. Through technical exercises and demonstrations, this class will explore a variety of lighting strategies for still life, botanical arrangements, and portraits. The class will cover on-camera flash techniques,...

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$260

6 sessions

Photographing Water and Reflections

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60022

With more than 81 acres of water at the Garden, these areas and the reflections they create are ideal image subjects. Students will acquire the skills and practice needed to photograph water features with reflection and varied light levels. 

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$239

4 sessions

Lightroom Projects

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

This open lab workshop is designed for those who want to work on practical Lightroom assignments or personal projects such as multimedia slideshows, ebooks, printed portfolios, web-quality emails, or for reinforcing lessons from Lightroom 1.  We will also cover Blurb bookmaking for print. This is a class for those who want real-world use of Lightroom....

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$239

6 sessions

Fine Art Photography Portfolio B

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Explore design techniques of today’s best contemporary fine art photographers with an emphasis on conceptual photography. Practice the techniques by doing weekly exercises based on class lessons. Finally, use design techniques to create your own professional portfolio worthy of exhibition. This course is designed for intermediate photographers. ...

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$379

8 sessions

Photoworkshop - Studio Photography

at Discovery Center - Lakeview 2855 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657

Studio photography for all levels of experience. Bring your photos up a notch; have people drool over your photos and learn how to create more fine art like professionals working in a photo studio.   Day 1: There will be instruction and demonstration of studio equipment. You will learn how to get the most out of any camera in any location...

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$59

2 sessions

Macro Photography in the Greenhouse

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Get away from the winter blues and come explore the Greenhouses. This class will introduce you to a world of detail often not noticed. The succulents, tropical blooms, and Greenhouse color will serve as our natural laboratory. Each class will consist of learning new macro techniques followed by trips into the Greenhouses to practice new skills and...

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$299

5 sessions

Scenic Photography Workshop

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Libertyville 25779 N St. Marys Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60045

The morning begins with orientation to this magnificent 1929 manor house and grounds, where students receive suggestions for photo venues and camera settings. Students may then take pictures at locations of their choice. After lunch on the terrace and discussion of photographic techniques, we will explore other areas in the afternoon.  Students...

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$179

2 sessions

The Creative Magic of Digital Photography

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Join Allen Rokach to discover all the fascinating creative and technical opportunities that digital photography presents us—not just in the camera, but afterward, using some amazing and simple computer software applications. You will see how these techniques will open new doors to your own creativity.

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$39

Photographing Wonderland Express

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Wonderland Express is a G-scale model train layout with recognizable reproductions of Chicago’s downtown and neighborhoods.  It is constructed completely of garden materials and decorated with miniature poinsettias and trees for the holiday season. Class begins with instruction on photographing this miniature world, after which students practice...

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$39

Resolve 101 Plus

at AbelCine Training - Chicago 2602 W 16th St 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60608

AbelCine has partnered with the International Colorist Academy (ICA) to offer this Resolve 101 Plus workshop. This three-day, hands-on workshop is an excellent introduction to DaVinci Resolve 12. It is ideal for first time users, and you do not need to be a Colorist to attend. The workshop mixes the operational side of Resolve with some practical...

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$1,495

3 sessions

Portraits in the Nature

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Walk into the Garden and discover portraits that reveal a message. We will practice the tools of photography that allow you to go beyond a snapshot and into the zone of creation. A digital camera with aperture priority and shutter speed priority is required. This class is open to any level, but requires an artistic mind.

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$239

4 sessions

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