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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

Photographing Bridges of the Garden

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

Bridges in a myriad of styles, materials, and lengths connect the Garden’s islands. They make interesting photo subjects themselves and also serve as wonderful vantage points from which to capture the land and water around them. Learn the best focal lengths and framing techniques to use when taking pictures of bridges and from them.

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$239

4 sessions

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Scan Your Family History

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

Digitize old family photographs, slides, recipes, and other ephemera! We will review scanning settings that will best fit each artifact's needs. Then, we will review basic editing and file naming and organization to best preserve your personal archive.  Please bring 5-10 artifacts you would like to digitize, and a flash drive.

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$90

Photographing Summer Sunsets

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

As the sun sets, colors change and shadows lengthen. This class will take students to various parts of the Garden to capture the drama of the special quality of diminishing light in summer. Class limited to DSLR cameras. Tripod strongly encouraged. Students should have a working knowledge of cameras and controls to enroll in this class.

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$239

4 sessions

Photographing Orchids

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

In conjunction with the Orchid Show, photographer Jack Carlson offers a close-up flower photography class. Learn techniques for macro photography, including tips on focus, lighting, background, and composition. Class includes hands-on shooting sessions at the show before hours, after which we will critique each other’s images. A...

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$179

3 sessions

Out of the Box: You and Your New Camera

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

Learn to use your new DSLR camera. Get familiar with the basic features and functions of your camera and have the opportunity to practice under the guidance of an experienced photographer. Gain the confidence you need to begin your journey as a nature photographer! Prerequisites: None Supplies: Please bring your fully charged DSLR camera...

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$46

Intro to Analog Darkroom Photography

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

Learn technical aspects of exposure, developing and printing in the darkroom as you explore and respond to the visual qualities of the medium.  The format includes photographing with 35mm manual film cameras, developing black and white film, and making black and white silver gelatin prints in the darkroom.  Bring your analog camera if ...

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$195

5 sessions

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Candid Portraits in Nature

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

Walk into the Garden and discover portraits that reveal a message. We will search for stories of people, take authentic portraits, and create candid to abstract portraits. A digital camera with aperture priority and shutter speed priority is required. Intermediate level. 

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$299

6 sessions

Winter Photography at Trailside Center

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

While morning light offers dramatic photo opportunities, winter light combined with snow and shadow presents particular photographic challenges. Learn how to compose and meter for these unique light levels to capture inspiring images on both land and water. A map will be sent with your registration.

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$59

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

DIY Street Photography

at Micro Art Space

Murphy will lead the group on a 90minute walking photo workshop in the Pilsen neighborhood. Murphy believes Pilsen to be aesthetically layered with the most interesting storefronts and residences, and will utilize this cultural and historical landscape as a site of creativity with the group. Murphy will check in with each individual photographer and...

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$120

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

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

Portrait Photography

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This course is designed for students specifically interested in contemporary portrait photography. Students investigate various formal and conceptual approaches to help refine and advance their skills with the goal of creating a small body of work.  Coursework includes presentations and discussions of the work of contemporary photographers, as...

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$585

10 sessions

Photography Techniques: Telephoto Lenses

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

Whether it’s the long end of a zoom or a fixed focal length, telephoto lenses are great for cropping and compressing perspective.  Learn how to use these extended focal lengths to capture the image you want. Class limited to DSLR cameras. Vibration reduction lens or tripod/monopod are strongly suggested. 

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$59
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