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Lecture in Photography: Barbara Tannenbaum

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

Will Success Spoil Photography? Why is an Andreas Gursky photo currently worth fifty times more than an Emmet Gowin or a Cindy Sherman fourteen times more than an Aaron Siskind? How – and why – did this escalation in price and status occur?  Photography’s move into the same marketplace as painting and sculpture has altered our perception...

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Free

Cemetery Art

at Mike's Photo Treks - Elgin 945 Bluff City Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60120

What to expect on this workshop: Expert Instruction Small Groups Unique Locations Meet at: Front Gate, Bluff City Cemetery, 945 Bluff City Blvd, Elgin, IL 60120 Suggested Equipment: Tripod, Water, Bug Spray

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$55

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Landscape Photography

at Mike's Photo Treks - Oglesby 2668 E 875th Rd, Chicago, Illinois 61348

What to expect on this workshop: Expert Instruction Small Groups Unique Locations Meet: In front of the Starved Rock Visitors Center, 2668 E 875th Rd, Oglesby, IL Suggested Equipment: Tripod, Water, Bug Spray

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$55

Photography Tools and Techniques: Filters

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

Filters are available in a wide variety of sizes, type, and strengths. Learn which filter type is best suited for the scene you wish to photograph. Bring your DSLR camera, lens, and any filters you may have.

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$59

Photographing Water and Reflections

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

With more than 81 acres of water at the Garden, these areas and the reflections they create are ideal image subjects. Students will acquire the skills and practice needed to photograph water features with reflection and varied light levels. 

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$239

4 sessions

Autumn Photography at Volo Bog

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

Volo Bog is a 47-acre floating mat of sphagnum moss, cattails, and sedges surrounding an open pool of water. November is a perfect time to explore the area and capture images of the tamaracks in full color. Class begins in the Visitor Center then proceeds to a photography session during a guided tour of the bog. Time after lunch is spent reviewing...

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$189

2 sessions

Surreal Photography

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

This class introduces techniques producing fantastic imagery and effects inspired by Surrealist artists of the 1920s, who sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind. Explore the imaginative potential of the botanical with collage, intervention, juxtaposition, and unconventional camera techniques, without the use of Photoshop....

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$187

4 sessions

Lighting Techniques

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

This introduction to artificial lighting includes both manipulating light from continuous sources (hot lights) and working with flash and strobe. Through technical exercises and demonstrations, this class will explore a variety of lighting strategies for still life, botanical arrangements, and portraits. The class will cover on-camera flash techniques,...

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$260

6 sessions

Lecture in Photography: Jennifer Blessing

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

Jennifer Blessing is senior curator of photography at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Throughout her career, she has curated many photography-based exhibitions, including Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video (2014), Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective (2012), and Francesca Woodman (2012). ...

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Free

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Big Shoulders

at Digital Photo Academy - South Loop 300 West 19th St, Chicago, Illinois 60616

Composition in the Field: Bridges of the City of the Big Shoulders The Great poet, Carl Sandber, referred to Chicago, in his epic poem, as “City of the Big Shoulders.” The photographic drama of the Chicago River, from the water, and its amazing bridges, exemplifies that notion. We’ll meet at the open air “pagoda” at Ping Tom Park....

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$99

Architecture Photography: Creativity

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

Learn how to create compelling architectural images with an in-depth overview on composition. This workshop will include presentations, hands-on instruction photographing the architecture around the Garden, post-processing instruction, and time to work on your own images in class, as well as critiques of images created during the first two days. On...

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$468

3 sessions

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Photographing Wonderland Express

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

Wonderland Express is a G-scale model train layout with recognizable reproductions of Chicago’s downtown and neighborhoods.  It is constructed completely of garden materials and decorated with miniature poinsettias and trees for the holiday season. Class begins with instruction on photographing this miniature world, after which students practice...

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$39

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Ekphest

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

Referencing  Presidential Moon, 1969 (from the Anachronic Series) by photographer Adam Schreiber, Elshtain will present a short performance of poems centered around the image of the moon, the amplified sound of typewriter keys, and the human voice. The photograph by Schreiber is of a sculptural representation of the moon housed in the basement...

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Adobe Lightroom Advanced

at Chicago Photography Academy - Lakeview 3047 N Lincoln Ave Unit 209, 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60657

The Advanced Lightroom classes are designed only for photographers who already have some experience with Adobe Lightroom and want to master the advanced features along with an efficient workflow. You will be shooting photographs to work with at the start of this class. Required Materials: Advanced Lightroom Camera Lens Memory card and fully charged...

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$195

Lecture in Photography: Corey Keller

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. Corey Keller is curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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Free
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