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Advanced Abstracts in Winter

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

Designed for the advanced photographer desiring to create a winter portfolio, this class will walk students through the evolution of abstract photography. Trace and study the art of abstract nature photography by completing projects based on art movements such as impressionism, expressionism, cubism, surrealism, dadaism, and minimalism. Study the works...

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$359

5 sessions

Photography - Middle School

at Magical Minds Studio - Oak Park 110 Madison St, Chicago, Illinois 60302

Photography techniques keep evolving, but many things remain the same. Students will look for light, shadow and composition as they create their images, as photographers have always done.  *All students must bring a digital camera or phone for this class.*

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$105

6 sessions

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Dynamic Travel Photography: Convey the Story of Place

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

Whether you’re visiting a national park or your local nature preserve this summer, return home with rewarding photographs that tell the story of your experience. Do your friends and family nod politely as you flip through the photos of your recent trip? Are you getting too few “likes” on Instagram or Facebook? Have you ever said, “The photos...

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$112

3 sessions

Beginning Abstracts in Nature

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

Create poetic images using the tools of aperture priority, shutter speed priority, exposure compensation, and reflective materials. An emphasis will be placed on conceptual design using symbols and metaphors. This beginning class is designed for students new to mirrorless or SLR camera who have a strong interest in abstract art. Be prepared to use...

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$289

6 sessions

Photography Tips & Techniques: Flash Photography

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

Photography is the control of light. Most cameras now have a built-in flash to add light when needed. Learn where, when and how to brighten a scene with flash. External flash units welcome, but not required. Students should have a working knowledge of their own cameras.   Note: The School’s CEUs=3 hours

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$59

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Millennium Park

at Digital Photo Academy - The Loop 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60602

Millennium Park is a fantastic combination of art, culture, nature, and urban life. With some of the most unique architecture and most interesting art work in the city, not to mention the free tours, concerts, exhibitions, and family events, Millennium Park is understandably one of the greatest attractions in Chicago. Join your Digital Photo Academy...

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$99

Digital Workflow for Beginners

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

Capturing a digital photograph is just one step in a multi-step process called the digital workflow, which is essential to managing and retrieving your photos. Students will learn methods of importing, storing, organizing, editing, and final polishing of images. Image sizing, card formatting, understanding differences between web and print...

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$199

4 sessions

The Ins and Outs of Flash Photography

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

Using flash can lighten and brighten the subject, but using it incorrectly can distort the image or cause the dreaded red-eye. Learn where, when, and how to use flash indoors and outdoors. Bring your DSLR camera and an external flash, if you have one.

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$239

4 sessions

Advanced iPhone Photography Workshop

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

Take iPhone Photography to the next level with updated and new Apps, plus a look at updated iPhone features.   Prerequisite: iPhone Photography.

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$59

Abstracts in Nature: Spring

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

This intermediate class will be spent applying photographic techniques to create a portfolio of abstract fine art photographs. Using design concepts, students will craft creative images with a mood and message. A review of technical SLR tools, in addition to developing your creative eye, will help you capture abstracts of your very own. Class will...

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$289

6 sessions

Discover Thatcher Woods with Camera

at Chicago Botanic Garden - River Forest 738 Thatcher Ave, River Forest, Illinois 60305

In partnership with Forest Preserves of Cook County Summer light quality is perfect for photographs. Develop an understanding of how to use light and shadows to your best advantage. Learn these techniques during class in the Trailside Nature Center, then proceed outside to practice while experiencing the beauty of the woodland trails of Thatcher Woods...

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$72

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Lincoln Zoo

at Digital Photo Academy - Lincoln Park 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60614

Composition in the Field: Lincoln Park Zoo Sometimes it is quite a challenge to create a compelling image of animals and other attractions at a zoo. The bars, the other visitors, various debris lead to distracting elements of making the best images. Your Digital Photo Academy instructor will offer tips on playing the waiting game to get photographs...

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$99

Lecture in Photography: Zanele Muholi

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

Zanele Muholi is a photographer and visual activist whose work creates a record of black lesbian and transgender communities in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Muholi received an MFA in documentary media from Ryerson University in Toronto, and in 2009, was named the Ida Ely Rubin Artist-in-Residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  ...

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Free

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Digital Photography: Get Off Auto (Level 2)

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

Break away from relying on your camera’s automatic settings and begin to manually control each variable that makes a photograph “work” including the ISO, the shutter speed, and the aperture. Along with learning how to manually control your camera, you will learn how to organize and edit your photos using Adobe Photoshop, and go through the process...

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$120

4 sessions

Creative Fine Art Digital Photography for Beginners

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

Have you ever wondered how to capture the wow moments in nature with your new digital camera? Learn the basics of digital photography in this introductory course.  You will practice the tools of the digital camera and how to capture fine art images in nature. Students will learn to see, using the methods of the masters of fine art photography....

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$289

5 sessions

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