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    Intensive One Day Photography Workshop

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    When will you figure out that tapping "Sepia" on Instagram doesn't make you a photographer? Adjusting ISO, aperture, and shutter speed takes you to real photography. In this one-day intensive workshop, learn how your camera works and what you need to consider in order to take amazing photos. You'll cover topics including composition, lighting, black and white photography, digital color photography, base aperture, and shutter speed settings for various shooting situations. During this information-packed day combined with hands-on practice, you will also learn how to work with natural and artificial light. Stop the iPhoneography and master a real camera.
    Intensive One Day Photography Workshop

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the basic functions and intricacies of your camera's settings, such as base aperture and shutter speed
    • Uncover composition, lighting, black and white photography, and digital color photography
    • No experience necessary
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    4 positive reviews
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    Get to Know Your Camera: Hands-on DSLR Camera Class

    This DSLR camera class is about taking control of your digital camera, setting you free to photograph the things you love most. You'll receive a fundamental understanding of how your digital camera works, enabling you to think for yourself. The goal is to build your confidence and knowledge so you're ready to photograph your favorite subject, no matter what that is. Ultimately, you'll learn about the necessary tools and hear the sound guidance needed to get started, whether you just want to take better pictures of your children or have thoughts of pursuing a professional photography career.
    Get to Know Your Camera: Hands-on DSLR Camera Class

    6200 Belmont Rd, Downers Grove

    • Take control of your DSLR camera and leave the auto modes behind
    • Build your confidence and knowledge while you photograph the things you love most
    • Learn the fundamentals so you can think on your on feet
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    Beginner Camera Workshop

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    Veer away from Instagram and iPhoneography. Take your DSLR off "automatic" and uncover the manual settings. At Richard Stromberg's Chicago Photography Classes, you'll learn basic DSLR camera operations, including an overview of camera controls, the exposure meter, and discussion lenses. You will also discover the fundamentals in order to take better pictures every time you pick up your camera. Take advantage of this opportunity because it's about time you left the Instagram filters and the snap happy attitude behind. You're about to master the basics of real photography. Ready?
    Beginner Camera Workshop

    4001 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago

    • Master basic DSLR camera operations like aperture and exposure
    • Discover and become comfortable with your DSLR's manual controls and settings
    • Learn concepts like lighting and photographic thinking to take better pictures
    • No experience necessary
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    20 positive reviews
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    Intro to Photoshop

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    Can you notice the difference between a Photoshopped image and an undoctored photograph? Have you always wanted to improve your photography, without Instagram, by making simple adjustments like brightening the background and enhancing the exposure? During this introductory Photoshop course, you will distinguish between the airbrushed actress and the au' natural glamour shot, as you learn the nuances of the complex Adobe Photoshop program. You'll explore the differences between RAW and JPG images, learn what curves, masking, and layers do, and discover that cloning may not be exactly like the consequences of Brave New World. As you experiment with Photoshop's many tools, create anything that comes to mind, from Hercules riding a unicorn to a picture of Tom Selleck riding in a Ferrari with a Gremlin combing his moustache. Let your imagination run wild with Photoshop!
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    Intro to Photoshop

    1101 Perimeter Dr, Schaumburg

    • Receive a hands-on lecture about each nuance in Photoshop, and cover basics such as cloning, curves, masking and layers
    • Experiment with these Photoshop techniques on your own images
    • Improve your pictures by using simple blacklight techniques on the computer
    • No experience necessary
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    3 positive reviews
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    Composition in the Field (Gold Coast)

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    Create compelling images out of any surrounding! This three hour, hands-on camera workshop, is a rendezvous with a pro photographer, in any of a number of photogenic locales in and around the area. The session is designed to provide you with an exciting experience that will teach you the classic principles of composition. You'll learn to shoot using the lighting at that particular moment, image framing, shutter techniques and other tips and techniques that will result in great compositions for portraits, architectural shoots, street photography and macro images. Personal feedback on your work from professional photographers will be given to help you master these photo layout skills. Swing by and learn to create inspiring images and turn the mundane into masterpieces! You must bring your own digital camera. Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking and will vary depending upon the signup date.
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    Composition in the Field (Gold Coast)

    1365 N Astor St, Chicago

    • Improve your compositional skills
    • Better understand the capabilities of your camera
    • Explore famous areas of the Gold Coast
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    3 positive reviews
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    Master Your Camera Controls (Ron Gould Studios)

    When you look at your camera do you just see a lot of buttons and options you don't know what to do with? Do you usually just put everything on auto and hope for the best? In this class you will learn all about the functions and capabilities of your camera from a skilled instructor. You will learn about focal length, depth of field, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and the specific functions of your camera, so you can capture the images you want. You will gain confidence in your photography skills and master simple tips and tricks to make simple changes that improve your images. No matter what camera model you own, this class will help you get comfortable with it.
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    Master Your Camera Controls (Ron Gould Studios)

    1401 W Huron St, Chicago

    • Learn about the functions and capabilities of your camera from a skilled instructor
    • Gain understanding of focal length, depth of field, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and the specific functions of your camera
    • Practice making simple and creative changes to your pictures using the functions of your camera
    • Show off your new skills taking amazing photos you can share with your friends and family
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    Studio Photography

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    Take control of your pictures and enter the studio! Like a photographer snapping shots of models, bring your photos up a notch and have people drooling after taking this course in studio photography. At Discovery Center, become introduced to studio equipment and learn how to get the most out of any camera, in any location, under any light situation. After the demonstration, you'll have a photo session with a model, learning posing and fashion techniques, along with tips to help you create a unique and robust portfolio. Dive into photography the right way -- the studio way!
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    Studio Photography

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Receive an introduction and demonstration to studio photography
    • Participate in a photo session with a model and learn posing, fashion techniques, and other professional photography tips
    • Become familiar with the necessary equipment of studio photography
    • Create a unique portfolio of work
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    4 positive reviews
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    Composition in the Field (Millennium Park)

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    Create compelling images out of any surrounding! This three hour, hands-on camera workshop, is a rendezvous with a pro photographer, in any of a number of photogenic locales in and around the area. The session is designed to provide you with an exciting experience that will teach you the classic principles of composition. You'll learn to shoot using the lighting at that particular moment, image framing, shutter techniques and other tips and techniques that will result in great compositions for portraits, architectural shoots, street photography and macro images. Personal feedback on your work from professional photographers will be given to help you master these photo layout skills. Swing by and learn to create inspiring images and turn the mundane into masterpieces! You must bring your own digital camera. Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking and will vary depending upon the signup date.
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    Composition in the Field (Millennium Park)

    Cloud Gate, Chicago

    • Improve your compositional skills
    • Better understand the capabilities of your camera
    • Explore famous areas of Millennium Park
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    5 positive reviews
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    Composition in the Field (Chicago Cultural Center)

    Create compelling images out of any surrounding! This three hour, hands-on camera workshop, is a rendezvous with a pro photographer, in any of a number of photogenic locales in and around the area. The session is designed to provide you with an exciting experience that will teach you the classic principles of composition. You'll learn to shoot using the lighting at that particular moment, image framing, shutter techniques and other tips and techniques that will result in great compositions for portraits, architectural shoots, street photography and macro images. Personal feedback on your work from professional photographers will be given to help you master these photo layout skills. Swing by and learn to create inspiring images and turn the mundane into masterpieces! You must bring your own digital camera. Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking and will vary depending upon the signup date.
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    Composition in the Field (Chicago Cultural Center)

    78 E Washington St, Chicago

    • Improve your compositional skills
    • Better understand the capabilities of your camera
    • Explore famous areas of Chicago
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    Photo Essentials

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    Even with iPhoneography and Instagram, there's a renewed interest in DSLR photography. While most people remain snap-happy photographers stuck on automatic setting, during this Photo Essentials class, you will eliminate the snaps from your diet and learn how to work the manual settings of your camera: white balance, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Once you've mastered these settings, you'll dive into a world of RAW vs. JPG images, Adobe Lightroom, and even the importance of Photoshop. Finally, learn how to use your camera and capture those precious Kodak moments. All you need now is trip to the Eiffel Tower...
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    Photo Essentials

    1101 Perimeter Dr, Schaumburg

    • Master your camera's manual settings
    • Learn fundamental functions, concepts and settings such as white balance, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
    • Uncover the uses of RAW and JPG images, Adobe Lightroom, and Adobe Photoshop
    • No experience necessary
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    3 positive reviews

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