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Crafting Composition in Your Photography

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

Broaden your creative point of view and develop new ways of seeing. Learn the basic compositional rules to better understand the visual elements of photography. Explore how color, lines, perspective, and point of view impact the final image.

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$200

5 sessions

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Print Viewing: Found Photography

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum - South Loop 600 S Michigan Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60605

MoCP curatorial assistant Shawn Rowe will lead a guided viewing of works from the museum’s permanent collection that explore themes of war, identity, and displacement.  Works by photographers Anthony Haughey, Curtis Mann, Rachel Papo, and others will be discussed in terms of the unique processes and approaches used in visualizing conflict.

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Phone-ography

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

Learn how to maximize the camera you carry in your pocket each day. We will review apps and angles to capture the best images in the moment.

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$65

Discover Fall Color at Thatcher Woods

at Chicago Botanic Garden - River Forest 738 Thatcher Ave, River Forest, Illinois 60305

In partnership with Forest Preserves of Cook County Learn how to capture the glorious colors of autumn with your camera. We will meet at Trailside Nature Center and gain insights on tips and techniques, then proceed outside to practice in the beauty of Thatcher Woods. Please bring your camera.

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$74

Lightroom 1: Intensive

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

Lightroom 1 is a wonder tool for organizing and editing images. We will begin by downloading images from your camera, naming  folders, backing up your work, and importing them into Lightroom. This workflow system allows you to locate and develop images into collections for emailing, printing, or other projects.  A personal laptop with...

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$349

2 sessions

Digital Photography I (Early College Program)

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This class is for students with a general curiosity in photography and its potential as a creative medium. To properly understand concepts of metering light and making good exposures, this course focuses on the technical aspects of completely manual digital camera functions. Students also learn the process of digital workflow and output, creating high...

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$465

10 sessions

The Philosophy of Photography

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

Explore how the medium of photography has affected society and how it continues to evolve as it compresses recent history into a series of images and creates a sense of false memory. How do photographic images represent truth, and how do the trillions of photographs taken each year affect our daily communication? Reading assignments and class participation...

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$310

5 sessions

Dusk/Night Photography

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

Join professional photographer Paul Berg for this seminar on how to capture stunning dusk/night imagery. Berg will cover various techniques including: how to properly expose dusk/night scenes, gels for corrective/creative purposes and using flash fill at night. Required Materials: Digital SLR camera Tripod One zoom lens or 2 fixed focal lenses...

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$90

Photography: Advanced Post-Processing

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

Learn the post-processing workflow using a wide variety of images. You'll learn how to use Camera Raw and Photoshop, and unlock the power of curves to make global edits and localized tweaks. Discover thought processes, tips, and techniques for working with landscapes, portraits, collages, and cityscapes.  Bring your laptop and images to work...

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$373.75

2 sessions

Advanced Digital Photography

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

The Advanced Digital classes are designed for photographers who already have significant experience in photography and want to take their skills and knowledge to a higher level. We highly recommend that all of our other classes be completed before taking this class. The classes are packed with the information you need and are run on a timescale that...

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$295

4 sessions

Photographing Garden Sculpture

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

The Chicago Botanic Garden is home to 20 world-class sculptures. Outdoor sculpture is brought to life by changing seasons, light, and weather. Learn how to approach photographing sculpture using perspective, focal length, and aperture settings.  Each week, photograph a few of the Garden’s sculptures, and review and critique previous work. DSLRs...

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$290

4 sessions

Photographing Foliage

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

Why seek out short-lived flowers for your photographic images when leaves can be so much more interesting? Foliage plants exhibit design, texture, and pattern. Learn to work with light and focus to create dramatic photos. DSLR camera (no phones); tripod and close-focusing lens strongly suggested.

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$290

4 sessions

Texture in Autumn Photography Field Trip

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

We will carpool to Starved Rock State Park to hike and photograph the varied textures of autumn. Collect images of nature and share your passion for photography with other adventurous souls. Bring a sack lunch, hiking boots, and your camera on an exploration of this scenic natural gem. The School CEUs=6 hours Prerequisite: FPC elective

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$224

Japanese Garden Photography

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

Summer offers photographers a unique perspective of Japanese art and landscape architecture. Learn about the Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden and its three islands—Keiunto (Island of the Auspicious Cloud), Seifuto (Island of Pure Breezes), and Horaijima (Island of Everlasting Happiness)—as you acquire photographic techniques that capture...

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$290

4 sessions

The Fine Art Water Portfolio

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

Water, the essence of life, will be our canvas for creating artistic images. ​​We will freeze patterns of design formed by water. You will learn to isolate images reflecting the water’s surface. Using slow shutter speed, polarizers, and neutral density filters, you will direct your camera to paint works of water art. You must understand...

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$373.75

6 sessions

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