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Advanced Portraiture

at Chicago Photography Academy - Lakeview

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Lakeview, North Side
3047 N Lincoln Ave Unit 209, 2nd Fl
Btwn N Greenview & N Southport Avenues
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Class Level: Advanced
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 16

What you'll learn in this portrait photography class:

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.

  • 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 of two separate sessions with breaks in between. In each session there will be a lighting demonstration followed by practical exercises for students to practice the topic under discussion. Schedule and Fees

Required Materials:

Advanced Portraiture
  • Digital SLR Camera (DSLR)
  • Camera User Guide (if you have one)
  • Lens (All of your lenses)
  • Memory card
  • Fully charged battery
  • Notebook and pen
The Academy will supply all other necessary equipment and materials at no extra charge.

Photography subjects:
  • Intro to Studio
    A guide to camera and lens choice plus lighting equipment in the studio.
  • Hand held exposure meter
    The camera meter does not recognize external flash so we need to learn how to use a hand held exposure meter to get accurate exposure.
  • Lighting Subjects
    Learn how to work with different subjects and understand the tools needed to make them look great.
  • Posing Techniques
    Gain an understanding of how to photograph different poses.

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Refund Policy
Refunds will be issued up to 10 business days before a class begins. No refunds shall be issued after this date. Workshops may have additional cancellation and refund requirements printed with the course descriptions. Chicago Photography Academy Inc. cannot be responsible for providing make-ups or issuing refunds for sessions missed as a result of student illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control.

Classes canceled due to bad weather or instructor's absence will be rescheduled according to Chicago Photography Academy Inc.'s classroom availability.

This policy applies to all classes including those classes purchased with a coupon or gift certificate and classes registered using a Certificate Program or club membership number.

An administration fee will be charged for any class that is canceled after the 10 day period. Chicago Photography Academy will not permit exceptions to the refund policy.

Cancellations via phone are not accepted. Expired coupons, gift certificates Certificate Program or club memberships may not be used to register for classes or reschedule classes under any circumstances.

The Certificate Program may not be refunded in part or in whole for any reason whatsoever.


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