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Advanced Landscape Photography

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

With your foundational knowledge of technical basics—correct exposure, filtration, and sharpness, concentrate on using composition and aesthetic design to convey meaning and emotion in landscape photography. Learn how technique affects the aesthetics of the image—for example, using filtration to enhance the mood of a scene rather than simply to...

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$562

4 sessions

Abstract Photography

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Make your photographs more experimental and abstract through a variety of photographic techniques to move beyond the traditional, representational approach. We’ll cover camera basics, look at a brief history of abstract photography, and involve different projects both inside and outside of class. With digital cameras (either your own or EAC’s)...

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$160

6 sessions

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Detachable Flash Weekend

at Chicago Photography Academy - Lakeview 3047 N Lincoln Ave Unit 209, 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60657

This two day class is on both Saturday and Sunday of the same weekend. Mastering the use of Detachable On Camera Flash requires considerable practice and application in order to avoid that 'flash look Concepts: Flash and natural light Flash as a key light outside Flash as a fill light outside. Color temperature (gelling lights to match colors)...

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$295

2 sessions

Photo Adventures in the Greenhouses

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

Explore the texture, pattern, and color in the Garden’s three distinct greenhouse environments through photography. Discover new ways to use the elements of composition for both large and small-scale subjects in addition to discussing the best camera settings for the each greenhouse.

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$290

4 sessions

Photograms (Ages 16+)

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Learn how to start working with analog photography in our black and white darkroom through making photograms! Photograms involve laying various objects on top of light sensitive paper and exposing the paper to light. This results in a unique image with silhouettes of the objects placed on top of the paper.  Bring in a collection of objects you...

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$95

Portrait Photography Lighting

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

Explore and develop fine art portraiture and lighting techniques. We will focus on how to use lighting to create dynamic portraits on location or in studio. Lighting and portrait photographs will be created in different styles. We will work with professional models. The work of historic and contemporary artists will serve as inspiration. FPC required...

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$849

4 sessions

Capturing the Holiday Lights: Advanced

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

December nights are perfect for making outdoor holiday lights come alive. Begin with a review of camera settings and image-framing concepts, then proceed outside to photograph the festive color. Review and discuss the newly captured images. Learn how to transform your photo into holiday cards.  Digital cameras only. A tripod and shutter release...

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$62

Advanced Portraiture

at Chicago Photography Academy - Lakeview 3047 N Lincoln Ave Unit 209, 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60657

The Advanced Portraiture class is on Thursday evenings and will cover the essentials of Advanced Portraiture. You will learn to light for shape and form. Concepts: Achieving precise exposure using a handheld exposure meter Lighting for shape and form Qualities of light Posing Subjects Traditional Portraiture Advanced Techniques Each class consists...

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$295

4 sessions

Lighting Fundamentals

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Learn how to properly light your work for the purposes of photo documentation. By studying a variety of lighting scenarios, students learn to make specific choices with regard to existing or ambient light conditions, as well as light augmented by other sources of illumination.  Learn the rudiments of metering, mixing light sources, using an...

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$585

10 sessions

Capturing the Holiday Lights: Beginner

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

December nights are perfect for making outdoor holiday lights come alive. Begin with a review of camera settings and image-framing concepts, then proceed outside to photograph the festive color. Review and discuss the newly captured images. Learn how to transform your photo into holiday cards.  Digital cameras only. A tripod and shutter release...

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$62

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Photographing Winter Sunsets

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

While sunrise offers a dramatic photo opportunity, winter sunrise combined with snow and early morning light presents particular photographic challenges. Learn how to compose and meter for these unique light levels.  Note: The Schools CEUs= 6 hours

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$79

2 sessions

Night Photography: Painting with Light

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

When the sun drops below the horizon, bring the Garden to life by photographing your selected subject with a beam of light. Moving a light source during a long exposure creates a look that can only be obtained by using light as a brush. Students must have a DSLR camera (no phones or tablets, please) and a sturdy tripod. A cable or remote shutter release...

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$290

4 sessions

Culminating Project Studio

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

Complete the culminating project for the master track in an open studio format. You will work toward creating a project that includes an artist statement, biography, journal notes, mind maps, a short essay on repeating motifs, subject research, a study of historical artists, and images.  Also included will be group critique and discussion of...

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$499

7 sessions

Photographing Intimate Landscapes

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

Taking an intimate point of view—smaller than distant horizons, larger than macro—lets you bring patterns, contrasts, layers, abstraction, and new meaning into your images. In this intermediate-level class, use traditional and creative approaches to find beauty in smaller-scale scenes from nature and daily life.  A digital SLR or mirrorless...

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$374

6 sessions

Photography Workshop at KCF

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

Spend a day photographing this magnificent 1929 manor house, gardens, and grounds. Instruction includes suggested photo venues, camera settings, and techniques. During the second class, review and critique images from the first day with the class and instructor. You should have a working knowledge of your camera’s controls and lens settings. A tripod...

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$185

2 sessions

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