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Lighting: Botanical Portraiture

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe

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Glencoe, Suburbs
1000 Lake Cook Road
Btwn Edens Exprsswy/Rt 41 & Green Bay Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60022
No class on 05/28/2018
Venue: Classroom 4, Learning Center
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Class Level: Intermediate
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: David Tepper

What you'll learn in this lighting class:

Throughout the rich history of photography, almost every famous photographer, from Karl Blossfelt to Edward Weston and Yasuhiro Ishimoto, made images of flowers and plants. We will explore this unique genre of photography using both natural and additive light sources.

We will learn some of the techniques that are particular to this genre of photography and will use scrims, flash units, light modifiers, and of course, our cameras to make our images. This class is for intermediate/advanced photographers. The School’s CEUs=15 hours. FPC elective, master track

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Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden opened a little more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. In 2013, one million people visited the Garden's 26 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on...

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