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Culminating Project Studio

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

Complete the culminating project for the master track in an open studio format. You will work toward creating a project that includes an artist statement, biography, journal notes, mind maps, a short essay on repeating motifs, subject research, a study of historical artists, and images.  Also included will be group critique and discussion of...

Tuesday Oct 15th, 9:30am - 12pm

  (7 sessions)
$499

7 sessions

Night Photography: Painting with Light

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

When the sun drops below the horizon, bring the Garden to life by photographing your selected subject with a beam of light. Moving a light source during a long exposure creates a look that can only be obtained by using light as a brush. Students must have a DSLR camera (no phones or tablets, please) and a sturdy tripod. A cable or remote shutter release...

Tuesday Oct 15th, 6pm - 9pm

  (4 sessions)
$290

4 sessions

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Advanced Landscape Photography

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

With your foundational knowledge of technical basics—correct exposure, filtration, and sharpness, concentrate on using composition and aesthetic design to convey meaning and emotion in landscape photography. Learn how technique affects the aesthetics of the image—for example, using filtration to enhance the mood of a scene rather than simply to...

Friday Nov 8th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$562

4 sessions

Photographing Trees

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

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)
$373.75

5 sessions

Nature Landscape Photography Portfolio A

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

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)
$449

6 sessions

Beginning Digital Photography

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

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)
$299

4 sessions

Phantom Flex4K Intensive Workshop

at AbelCine Training - Chicago 2602 W 16th St 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60608

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

Photograms (Ages 16+)

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

Learn how to start working with analog photography in our black and white darkroom through making photograms! Photograms involve laying various objects on top of light sensitive paper and exposing the paper to light. This results in a unique image with silhouettes of the objects placed on top of the paper.  Bring in a collection of objects you...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 1:15pm - 4pm

Photo Adventures in the Greenhouses

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

Explore the texture, pattern, and color in the Garden’s three distinct greenhouse environments through photography. Discover new ways to use the elements of composition for both large and small-scale subjects in addition to discussing the best camera settings for the each greenhouse.

Thursday Nov 7th, 8am - 11am

  (4 sessions)
$290

4 sessions

iPhone Photography

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

There are hundreds of photography apps available for iPhones, and many have similar features. This class will explore some of the better-known apps along with instruction on use for nature photography. We will go over the basics of iPhone photography along with fieldwork. Examine the photos taken during class and learn how to enhance, manipulate,...

Tuesday Nov 12th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$99

3 sessions

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Texture in Autumn Photography Field Trip

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

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

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Digital Photo Refresher

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

Have you taken a photo class at EAC before and want a refresher, or do you want to take a higher level class to be challenged in new ways? This workshop is meant to refresh any information covered in the level one course, and prepare you for a higher level course.  Please bring your DSLR camera.

Saturday Dec 7th, 1:15pm - 4pm

Photoshop 2

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

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)
$374

6 sessions

Intermediate Digital Photography

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

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)
$437

6 sessions

How to Buy a Camera

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

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

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