Course Details
$295 6 seats left
Start Date:

Tue, Sep 03, 7:00pm - Sep 24, 10:00pm (4 sessions)

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

What you'll learn in this portrait photography class:

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.

  • Achieving precise exposure using a handheld light meter
  • Using one, two, three and four light sources to create formal portraits
  • Controlling facial shadows and lighting contrast ratios
  • Keeping it in key (basically, matching the tone of the subject, background and lighting mood unless there is a good reason to do otherwise)
  • Achieving a consistent, repeatable exposure on every shot
  • Mastering lighting controls
  • Working with professional lighting systems (Profoto and Elinchrom)
Pre- requisite: Digital Fundamentals

Required Materials:
  • 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.

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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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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
7:00pm - 10:00pm TBD 4 $295
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Sep 10 7:00pm - 10:00pm TBD
Tue, Sep 17 7:00pm - 10:00pm TBD
Tue, Sep 24 7:00pm - 10:00pm TBD
7:00pm - 10:00pm TBD 4 $295
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Nov 05 7:00pm - 10:00pm TBD
Tue, Nov 12 7:00pm - 10:00pm TBD
Tue, Nov 19 7:00pm - 10:00pm TBD

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Reviews of Classes at Chicago Photography Academy (14)

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Portraiture 101
Reviewed by Robert W. on 5/30/2019
I was impressed with the instructor. The facility was well designed. The flash trigger equipment needed to be repaired. Each student should have a working trigger. There could have been better handouts or maybe audio visual to demonstrate the photo techniques.
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Chicago Photography Academy

Chicago Photography Academy was opened in early 2009, and we ran our first class with just two students. Shortly after that enrollment sky-rocketed and, to date, we have provided classes for more than fifteen thousand students. At any one time, there are, on average, one hundred students enrolled in...

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