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Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Gold Coast

at Digital Photo Academy - Gold Coast 1365 N Astor St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Gold Coast’s character and architecture attract visitors from far and wide to gawk at the magnificent mansions and classic brownstones. After all, Gold Coast is one of the most affluent and beautiful neighborhoods in the country. Yet it has more to its charm than wealth. Since its establishment in the late 1880s, Astor Street has been filling...

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Japanese Garden Photography

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

Summer offers photographers a unique perspective of Japanese art and landscape architecture. Learn about the Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden and its three islands—Keiunto (Island of the Auspicious Cloud), Seifuto (Island of Pure Breezes), and Horaijima (Island of Everlasting Happiness)—as you acquire photographic techniques that capture...

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$290

4 sessions

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Lectures in Photography: Vik Muniz

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum - South Loop 618 S MICHIGAN AVE, Chicago, Illinois 60605

Vik Muniz is a contemporary artist from São Paulo, Brazil. Early in his career, Muniz focused on sculpture before turning his practice fully to photography and drawing. His work has been exhibited at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Tate Modern in London, and many others.  Lectures in Photography...

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Crafting Composition in Your Photography

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

Broaden your creative point of view and develop new ways of seeing. Learn the basic compositional rules to better understand the visual elements of photography. Explore how color, lines, perspective, and point of view impact the final image.

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$200

5 sessions

Photographing Winter Sunsets

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

While sunrise offers a dramatic photo opportunity, winter sunrise combined with snow and early morning light presents particular photographic challenges. Learn how to compose and meter for these unique light levels.  Note: The Schools CEUs= 6 hours

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$79

2 sessions

The History of Photography

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

An overview of the history of photography as both an art and a science. Class will begin with the birth of the photographic process, in the 1830s, (and its inspiration by the camera obscura) and end with our present day digital photography.  Discussions will include the science and technique behind various photographic processes, and will concentrate...

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$150

5 sessions

Intro to Wildlife Photography

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Learn to capture dynamic photographs of raptors, small birds, and mammals. After an evening classroom session, enjoy a Saturday field session at Willowbrook Wildlife Center, home to fox, bobcat, eagle, sandhill crane, and many more species of local wildlife. A naturalist will give a brief overview of the center and the wildlife that call it home. ...

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$112

3 sessions

Intermediate Photography

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Learn more photography skills in this intermediate class that covers studio photography and offers portrait photography tips. Learn professional techniques. This class covers the golden rules of composition plus high key and low key photography. You'll learn how to use flash photography well and how to shoot using natural light; You'll have opportunity...

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$99

4 sessions

Dusk/Night Photography

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

Join professional photographer Paul Berg for this seminar on how to capture stunning dusk/night imagery. Berg will cover various techniques including: how to properly expose dusk/night scenes, gels for corrective/creative purposes and using flash fill at night. Required Materials: Digital SLR camera Tripod One zoom lens or 2 fixed focal lenses...

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$90

Photography: Advanced Post-Processing

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

Learn the post-processing workflow using a wide variety of images. You'll learn how to use Camera Raw and Photoshop, and unlock the power of curves to make global edits and localized tweaks. Discover thought processes, tips, and techniques for working with landscapes, portraits, collages, and cityscapes.  Bring your laptop and images to work...

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$373.75

2 sessions

Rose Garden Photography

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

Light levels, roses of various shapes and colors, and horizontal and vertical patterns of garden design combine to create a photographic palette of variegated reds, whites, and yellows.  Learn techniques in the classroom, then head to the Krasberg Rose Garden to practice camera skills and make the most of this lush carpet of color. Class is limited...

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$145

2 sessions

Digital Photography Camp (Ages 12-14)

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

Learn about and make artist photographs that go beyond the snapshot or the cell phone image. In this class studens are exposed to dark room processes and photograms to better understand what photography is. Students will then learn about composition, technique, and light. Students explore all of this by shooting portraits, landscapes, still life arrangements,...

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$305

5 sessions

The Philosophy of Photography

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

Explore how the medium of photography has affected society and how it continues to evolve as it compresses recent history into a series of images and creates a sense of false memory. How do photographic images represent truth, and how do the trillions of photographs taken each year affect our daily communication? Reading assignments and class participation...

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$310

5 sessions

Basic Nature Photography

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Become a nature photographer. Move beyond shooting in automatic; learn how to adjust your camera’s manual settings to get the shot you want. Learn basic composition and editing techniques. Apply your new skills on the grounds of The Arboretum, where there’s no shortage of natural beauty to capture. The course includes classroom instruction, in-field...

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$162

4 sessions

The Fine Art Water Portfolio

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

Water, the essence of life, will be our canvas for creating artistic images. ​​We will freeze patterns of design formed by water. You will learn to isolate images reflecting the water’s surface. Using slow shutter speed, polarizers, and neutral density filters, you will direct your camera to paint works of water art. You must understand...

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$373.75

6 sessions

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