Chicago Photography Academy

Chicago Photography Academy

Art
Lakeview, Chicago, Illinois
(14 Reviews)

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!

Reviews of Chicago Photography Academy

(14 Reviews)
Portraiture 101

5/30/2019
Robert W.

Attended: Portraiture 101


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.

Digital 101 in a Day

12/10/2018
Steve B.

Attended: Digital 101 in a Day


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.

Digital 101 4 Week Session

11/21/2018
Biff P.

Attended: Digital 101 4 Week Session


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.

Digital 101 in a Day

9/15/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Digital 101 in a Day


Carlos was awesome. We learned so much - and the info was easy to understand.

Digital 101 in a Day

11/20/2017
Mark V.

Attended: Digital 101 in a Day


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.

Digital 101 in a Day

5/22/2017
Lillian M.

Attended: Digital 101 in a Day


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!

Digital 101 in a Day

6/16/2019
Mary S.

Attended: Digital 101 in a Day


Mary S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Digital 101 in a Day

10/28/2018
Mitch M.

Attended: Digital 101 in a Day


Mitch M. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Digital 101 in a Day

8/5/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Digital 101 in a Day


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Digital 101 in a Day

4/23/2018
Andrew L.

Attended: Digital 101 in a Day


Andrew L. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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3047 N Lincoln Ave Unit 209, 2nd  Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Chicago Photography Academy
Lakeview, North Side
3047 N Lincoln Ave Unit 209, 2nd Fl
Btwn N Greenview & N Southport Avenues
Chicago, Illinois 60657

Upcoming Classes at Chicago Photography Academy

Product & Tabletop
Product & Tabletop
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 31st, 10am - 5pm

Digital 101 4 Week Session
Digital 101 4 Week Session
Next start date:

Monday Sep 2nd, 7pm - 10pm

Portraiture 101
Portraiture 101
Next start date:

Tuesday Sep 3rd, 7pm - 10pm

Advanced Portraiture
Advanced Portraiture
Next start date:

Thursday Sep 5th, 7pm - 10pm

Detachable Flash Weekend
Detachable Flash Weekend
Next start date:

Saturday Sep 21st, 10am - 5pm

Intermediate Digital Photography
Intermediate Digital Photography
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 7pm - 10pm

Digital 101 in a Day
Digital 101 in a Day
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 12th, 10am - 5pm

Wedding Photography
Wedding Photography
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 27th, 10am - 5pm