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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...

Friday Oct 4th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$849

4 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...

Tuesday Oct 15th, 6pm - 9pm

  (4 sessions)
$290

4 sessions

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Architect of Light: It's All About the Light

at Ingrid's Originals Inc. - Lakeview 3729 N Ravenswood Ave Suite #138, Chicago, Illinois 60613

The focus of this three-day  studio workshop is on finding and expressing our own artistic voice. Fundamentals will be demonstrated and duality….the dialogue between opposing forces that finds resolution or not… on the paper’s surface, will also be explored.  A painting demonstration will be done first thing in the morning to illustrate...

Friday Oct 11th, 9am - 4pm

  (3 sessions)
$490

3 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...

Tuesday Dec 3rd, 6pm - 9pm

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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...

Tuesday Dec 10th, 6pm - 9pm

Still Life Photography

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

This unique class will focus on the creation of tabletop still-life images and will challenge your abilities to compose, light, produce, and present a wide array of different still-life styles.  From the ultramodern “flat” look, to deliciously soft, warm lighting, we will examine many different contemporary styles. Knowing the basics will...

Friday Sep 6th, 9am - 1pm

  (4 sessions)
$399

4 sessions

Learn Photography (Intensive 1 Day Workshop)

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

This one-day intensive workshop will show you how your camera works and what you need to consider in order to take amazing photos. This class is for those who have a great desire to learn but little time. Topics include: composition, lighting, black and white photography, digital color photography, base aperture and shutter speed settings for a variety...

Saturday Aug 24th, 11am - 5pm

Product & Tabletop

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

This two day class held on both Saturday and Sunday of the same weekend will cover the essentials of photographing objects. You will learn to light for shape and form. Concepts: Achieving precise exposure using a hand-held exposure meter Lighting for shape and form Qualities of light Reflective qualities of surfaces Product photography...

Saturday Aug 31st, 10am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$295

2 sessions

Portraiture 101

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

Subject lighting is a precise science that portraitists have refined over centuries. In order to create a top quality portrait, photographers must learn and master the fundamental techniques of studio lighting. Concepts: Achieving precise exposure using a handheld light meter Using one, two, three and four light sources to create formal portraits...

Tuesday Sep 3rd, 7pm - 10pm

  (4 sessions)
$295

4 sessions

Nature Photography: Texture and Pattern

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

Develop your artistic vision by using natural and artificial light to discover textures and patterns. With your SLR camera’s flash, flashlights, the sun, and other light sources, create a 3D world showing the rhythm of nature. This intermediate-level class will include an opportunity to use strobe lighting, light tables, and backdrops for the study...

Friday Sep 27th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

  (7 sessions)
$499

7 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)...

Saturday Sep 21st, 10am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$295

2 sessions

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...

Thursday Sep 5th, 7pm - 10pm

  (4 sessions)
$295

4 sessions

Holiday Willow Workshop: Reindeer

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

Create either a charming rustic reindeer or a holiday tree of willow. The reindeer is 4 to 5 feet from hooves to the tips of antlers. The holiday tree is 5 to 6 feet tall, and can be decorated with twinkly lights and more for the holidays, and then used as a vine support for the summer. Please bring a hammer, hand pruners, and work gloves. No experience...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 9am - 12pm

Houseplants 101

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

Learn to select the right plant for a particular indoor space and how to determine ideal lighting levels. Explore correct watering principles and know when to repot and prune your houseplants. Featured plants include Phalaenopsis orchids, bonsai, terrariums, and air plants.

Sunday Oct 13th, 9am - 11am

Botanical Drawing 2

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

Continue to build your drawing skills with advanced graphite techniques, light and dark media on toned paper, and carbon dust.  Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing 1  ART requirement

Saturday Nov 2nd, 9am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$298

6 sessions

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