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Video Playlist

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum - South Loop 600 S Michigan Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60605

Video Playlist is a recurring series of one night public video screenings programmed in response to MoCP exhibitions. For Disruptive Perspectives, Video Playlist presents a night of moving image works from artists and writers who turn traditional modes of popular storytelling into a platform for producing queer and intersectional entertainmen...

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Free

Intro to Composition

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

In art, composition is the placement of visual elements in a work of art. What makes a composition successful and strengthens a narrative? What is the relationship of parts to the whole in a 2-dimensional piece? Using collage and drawing, together we will explore strategies to improve your composition and inspire your creative exploration. Skill Level:...

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$115

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Lecture in Photography: Charlotte Cotton

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum - South Loop 600 S Michigan Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60605

Lectures in Photography is presented by the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Photography Department of Columbia College Chicago.

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Free

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Lecture in Photography: Malcolm Daniel

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum - South Loop 600 S Michigan Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60605

Lectures in Photography is presented by the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Photography Department of Columbia College Chicago.

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Free

Personal Development in Photography

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

This class is for intermediate to advanced photographers who are interested in moving their photography toward project-based work. It includes supportive critique of students’ work as well as dialogue about current trends in the photo world. Students are required to bring work to share weekly either as prints or digital images.

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$379

10 sessions

History of Photography

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

Explore the history of photography beginning in 1827 with the first photograph, through the age of Daguerreotype portraits, the photograph’s early development as an art form, the invention of Kodak’s Box Brownie and through to contemporary photography. Along the way we’ll discover some of the great photographers and examine how this relatively...

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$119

3 sessions

Photography Sampler

at Evanston Art Center

This is a unique opportunity to sign up for a single day art class. This is designed for potential students who want to gain basic-level exposure to the visual arts at the Evanston Art Center. We want this to be a low stress, low commitment way to experience EAC offerings. One-day workshops in other disciplines are also available.

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$85

Professional Practices in Photography

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

This ten-week course is designed to help take your work to the next level. Whether it’s a book, a gallery exhibition, or a long–term project, this class will help you organize the essential elements to help elevate your career as a photographer. It will include discussions on putting together a CV, artist statement, website, social media, and various...

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$379

10 sessions

Photographing Chicago-Area Cemeteries

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

Architectural masterpieces, local history, and beauty provided by wooded ravines and vantage points that overlook Lake Michigan: these are the magnets that attract people interested in history to visit cemeteries. We will explore both Lake Forest and Graceland cemeteries. Students should be able to walk at least one mile and must provide their own...

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$239

4 sessions

Scenic Photography Workshop

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Libertyville 25779 N St. Marys Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60045

The morning begins with orientation to this magnificent 1929 manor house and grounds, where students receive suggestions for photo venues and camera settings. Students may then take pictures at locations of their choice. After lunch on the terrace and discussion of photographic techniques, we will explore other areas in the afternoon.  Students...

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$179

2 sessions

Lightroom Projects

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

This open lab workshop is designed for those who want to work on practical Lightroom assignments or personal projects such as multimedia slideshows, ebooks, printed portfolios, web-quality emails, or for reinforcing lessons from Lightroom 1.  We will also cover Blurb bookmaking for print. This is a class for those who want real-world use of Lightroom....

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$239

6 sessions

Fine Art Photography Portfolio B

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

Explore design techniques of today’s best contemporary fine art photographers with an emphasis on conceptual photography. 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. ...

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$379

8 sessions

Digital Photography II (Early College Program)

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This course is for students with previous experience using a digital SLR camera and who are interested in pursuing a more conceptual engagement with photography. A brief review of basic camera techniques starts the term, followed by a focus on the possibilities of communication using photo-based images. Supplemented by trips to the Art Institute of...

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$465

10 sessions

Observing and Photographing Nature

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

Photography is as much about seeing and understanding the subject as it is about the technical side of taking the picture. With an emphasis on composition, this course will explore the difference between how we see and what the camera “sees” through the lens, helping you discover the truly wonderful images can be found in any garden, along any...

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$289

5 sessions

Photographing Autumn Color

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

In autumn, the Garden becomes a patchwork quilt of color. Learn how to use your camera to capture these dramatic shadings through effective use of light and contrast. This class introduces new perspectives for landscape photography. The School’s CEUs=12 hours

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$239

4 sessions

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