Fri, Sep 6
9:00am - 1:00pm
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28 classes have spots left
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)
Filters may be used to control color and time. They may also be used to control reflections. Learn about which filters should always be in your camera bag. Bring any filters you own to this class.
Tuesday Sep 10th, 9am - 12pm
The Chicago Botanic Garden is a spectacular place to take photographs. Make your images even better with Adobe Photoshop Elements—a user-friendly photo editor that has the same concepts as the full version of Photoshop. Apply selection tools, layers, and smart brushes. Requirements for the course are a laptop computer with Adobe Photoshop Elements...
Monday Sep 9th, 1pm - 3:30pm(6 sessions)
Did you receive a camera as a gift recently? Is your camera still sitting in the box? This workshop will help you set up your camera and cover its basic operations. With hands-on instruction, you’ll learn the basics of camera operation. To get the most out of the class, you should own a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera, mirrorless camera,...
Sunday Sep 8th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm(2 sessions)
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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)
With 27 gardens, nine islands, six miles of shoreline, and natural areas spread across 385 acres, the Chicago Botanic Garden is a dream and a challenge for photographers. Discover places and techniques for creating captivating images, review compositional ideas, and explore how to capture the essence of the Garden. Then, put your knowledge to work...
Saturday Sep 28th, 8:30am - 11am(2 sessions)
Both deciduous and evergreen trees are essential to the environment. This class will provide instruction on how best to photograph each type. When photographing evergreens, the emphasis will be on texture and pattern of bark, cones, and needles. For deciduous trees, capturing branches and the changing color of leaves as individual subjects in close-ups...
Saturday Sep 28th, 9am - 12pm(5 sessions)
This one-day course is an intensive, hands-on class designed to train a technically oriented Filmmaker, Digital Imaging Technician or Camera Assistant to the level of operating a Phantom Flex4K in the field as a Phantom Technician. Upon course completion, you will be added to AbelCine’s online Phantom Tech List. Who Should Attend:...
Thursday Aug 29th, 10am - 5pm
Explore design techniques of today’s best nature and landscape photographers. 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. Digital SLR or mirrorless cameras are...
Sunday Oct 6th, 8:30am - 11:30am(6 sessions)
Learn the techniques and principles of photography. Explore the basics, including image composition rules, how the camera works, proper exposure, and the functions of lens aperture and shutter speed. Some minimal photo processing will also be covered. The course requires a digital SLR camera. No previous experience is required.
Monday Oct 7th, 9am - 12pm(4 sessions)
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
Wednesday Oct 2nd, 7am - 5pm
This advanced class will further your knowledge of selections and layers, allowing for photo enhancement and manipulation. Projects include black and white with color accents, old photo restoration, and abstract art creation. Requirements for the course are a laptop computer with a current version of Adobe Photoshop installed and a digital...
Monday Oct 28th, 1pm - 3:30pm(6 sessions)
Thoughtful processes are key steps in learning to identify, then capture, an impressive and artistic image as an intermediate photographer. Use lead lines, selective manual focus, and appropriate aperture settings to enhance your photos. Prerequisite: Beginning Digital Photography or the consent of the instructor.
Monday Nov 11th, 9am - 12pm(6 sessions)
Have you been thinking about buying a digital camera but find it confusing? Remove the mystery by exploring features, sizes, and price points of many levels and brands of cameras. Whether you haven’t taken a picture since film days or are completely new to the hobby, all are welcome and no camera is required.
Sunday Dec 1st, 9am - 12pm
Learn the differences among focal lengths of lenses and how to select the appropriate lens for each particular subject. Other topics include matching the lens to the light level, depth of field, how to obtain maximum image sharpness, and using the hyperfocal length setting with manual focus.
Sunday Nov 3rd, 9am - 12pm