Mon, Oct 11
9:00am - 12:00pm Central Time
Meets 4 Times
12 classes have spots left
Learn the techniques and principles of photography. You will explore the basics of photography, including image composition rules, how the camera works, proper exposure, and the functions of lens aperture and shutter speed. The course requires a digital SLR camera. No previous experience is required. This class will be taught online via Zoom....
Monday Oct 11th, 9am - 12pm Central Time(4 sessions)
Make your images even better with Adobe Photoshop Elements—a user-friendly photo editor that has the same concepts as the full version of Photoshop. Apply selection tools, layers, and smart brushes. A laptop computer with Adobe Photoshop Elements or Adobe Photoshop CS5 installed and a digital camera are required.
Monday Oct 18th, 1pm - 3:30pm Central Time(6 sessions)
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This workshop will offer instruction for people who want to learn the ins and outs of their cameras. Improve your skills no matter which camera model you own! Take this Course if you: Just purchased a Digital SLR Camera/Point and shoot camera Want to learn to make simple and creative changes to your pictures using the functions of your camera...
Sat, Oct 2
9:30am - 11:00am Central Time
Sat, Nov 6
10:00am - 11:30am Central Time
Sat, Dec 4
11:00am - 12:30pm Central Time
Sat, Jan 8
10:00am - 11:30am Central Time
Sat, Feb 5
10:00am - 11:30am Central Time
Saturday Oct 2nd, 9:30am - 11am Central Time
Different types of trees require different photographic techniques to represent their beauty. For evergreens, the emphasis is on texture and pattern; for deciduous trees, capturing branches and the changing color of leaves as individual subjects in close-ups is the focus. Digital SLR cameras with a medium to wide-angle lens and macro or close-focusing...
Saturday Oct 2nd, 9am - 12pm Central Time(5 sessions)
When the sun drops below the horizon, bring the Garden to life by photographing your selected subject with a beam of light. Moving a light source during a long exposure creates a look that can only be obtained by using light as a brush. Students must have a DSLR camera (no phones or tablets, please) and a sturdy tripod. A cable or remote shutter release...
Tuesday Oct 12th, 6pm - 9pm Central Time(4 sessions)
With 27 gardens, nine islands, six miles of shoreline, and natural areas spread across 385 acres, the Chicago Botanic Garden is a dream and a challenge for photographers. Discover places and techniques for creating captivating images, review compositional ideas, and explore how to capture the essence of the Garden. Then, put your knowledge to work...
Saturday Oct 23rd, 8am - 11am Central Time(2 sessions)
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.
Saturday Nov 6th, 9am - 12pm Central Time(4 sessions)
Thoughtful processes are key steps in learning to identify, then capture, an impressive and artistic image as an intermediate photographer. Use lead lines, selective manual focus, and appropriate aperture settings to enhance your photos. Prerequisite: Beginning Digital Photography or the consent of the instructor.
Monday Nov 8th, 9am - 12pm Central Time(6 sessions)
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...
Saturday Oct 2nd, 11am - 2pm Central Time
Composition in the Field: Lincoln Park and Conservatory Each Composition in the Field class begins with a talk with one of our experienced instructors, and then you and your fellow students take a stroll through one of a variety of photogenic locales (in any of the 20+ cities the DPA encapsulates). There is street photography, magnificent...
Saturday Jan 8th, 11:30am - 2:30pm Central Time
Back in 1907 designed what Chicago’s West Side called a Pleasure Ground, Garfield Park, and it gloriously stands today as a picturesque warming spot in the dead of winter as well as in full bloom in the other season. If you dare the cold, begin your collections of photographs on the outer glass structure of patterns, shapes and reflections. Inside...
Saturday Nov 6th, 11:30am - 2:30pm Central Time
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Full Course Name: Digital Photography Live In-the-Field Workshop @ Chicago Cultural Center The Chicago Cultural Center is home to the largest Tiffany dome in the world and since its restoration in 2008, the dome looks as it did in 1897 under Tiffany’s vision! Nicknamed the People’s Palace, the Chicago Cultural Center hosts a variety of cultural,...
Saturday Dec 4th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm Central Time
This energetic lecture is often imitated but never equalled. This weekly Introduction to Photography is designed to introduce people to achieving proper exposure using their cameras. Starting each Sunday at High Noon (12 PM), this 90-minute workshop will keep your attention. Be sure to bring a camera, as well as your camera manual...
The Fundamentals classes are, by far, the most popular starting point for photography classes in Chicago and are designed to give the complete beginner a solid understanding of their digital camera and the fundamental knowledge needed to embark upon a lifetime's exploration of photography. There are no 'hidden' or extra fees to pay for any classes...
With more than 81 acres of water at the Garden, these areas and the reflections they create are ideal image subjects. Students will acquire the skills and practice needed to photograph water features with reflection and varied light levels.
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