Saturday Aug 31st, 10am - 5pm
Chicago Photography Academy was opened in early 2009, and we ran our first class with just two students. Shortly after that enrollment sky-rocketed and, to date, we have provided classes for more than fifteen thousand students. At any one time, there are, on average, one hundred students enrolled in our Certificate Program.
If you just need a primer so that you can take better pictures of the kids, we can help. If you want a complete education in all aspects of photography, we can help. If you are challenged by time or distance and cannot make it to classes, we can help.
Wherever you are on your creative journey, we are here to support you. Our purpose is to support local, aspiring photographers in the Chicago community by giving them the opportunity to work with experts in the photography world. Students sharpen their skills, talent and knowledge in a supportive community eager to learn and move forward on their creative journeys.
Classes & Workshops
We offer one-day, two-day and four-week digital photography classes in Chicago for photographers at all levels of skill and experience.
Classes focused on specialty subjects such as wedding photography, detachable flash, advanced portraiture, and product photography are also available to intermediate and advanced students. All photography classes provide an interactive, engaging opportunity for students to learn and practice their photography to capture and print quality photos.
There are no lab fees, extra lenses, paper or any extra items to buy, making CPA classes the best value in Chicago!
I was impressed with the instructor. The facility was well designed. The flash trigger equipment needed to be repaired. Each student should have a working trigger. There could have been better handouts or maybe audio visual to demonstrate the photo techniques.
The class delivered exactly what was promised. A fast-paced overview of the basics of how to manage light and begin to apply that to taking photos.
I definitely got my money’s worth. The course is fast paced and covers a ton of ground. I walked away understanding why certain things happen when taking a photo and how to adjust. The instructor took time to help with individual issues and questions.
Carlos was awesome. We learned so much - and the info was easy to understand.
Carlos was great I know more about my camera after the class then I every would have figured out on my own he take the time to make sure every student understands despite all the different cameras people had. I would recommend this class to anyone who has a DSLR camera and wants to get the most out of it.
As I said in the previous review request, Carlos was THE best instructor I have ever had. I always had such a hard time understanding the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO. He walked us thru everything in terms that made perfect sense to me. Unlike other beginning photography classes I have taken, Carlos started from ground zero even though a few in the classroom were more advanced. Loved, loved, loved the class! I even signed up for the online version this morning! Great job!
Mary S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Mitch M. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Andrew L. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Saturday Aug 31st, 10am - 5pm
Monday Sep 2nd, 7pm - 10pm
Tuesday Sep 3rd, 7pm - 10pm
Thursday Sep 5th, 7pm - 10pm
Saturday Sep 21st, 10am - 5pm
Wednesday Oct 2nd, 7pm - 10pm
Saturday Oct 12th, 10am - 5pm
Sunday Oct 27th, 10am - 5pm