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    Chicago Rivers, Parks, and Architecture Tour

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    Experience the architecture of Chicago on a unique segway cruise along the river-walk. You will be able to view iconic bridges, parks, and skyscrapers as you glide effortlessly from along each location. You will see "The Bean" up close and personal as you roll through Millennium Park and along Chicago's historic Michigan Avenue. See the lakefront from DuSable and Monroe Harbors with majestic views of Navy Pier at the mouth of the Chicago River. Finally, you will top off the tour by gliding through Grant Park where you'll stop at Buckingham Fountain to see the water display and glamorous views of Chicago's lakefront and skyline. Why walk or float, when you can glide! All riders must be at least 12 years of age and weigh a minimum of 100 pounds. All riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The maximum recommended weight limit as specified by the manufacturer, Segway, LLC, is 260 pounds. It is not recommended that pregnant women and any person with health restrictions, seizure disorders, intolerance or sensitivity to extreme heat and sun, or persons who have had recent prosthetic surgery participate in this activity. Riders must be capable of standing for extended periods of time.
    Chicago Rivers, Parks, and Architecture Tour

    300 E Monroe St, Chicago

    • Experience the rivers, parks, and architecture of Chicago atop a nimble segway
    • See iconic figures of Chicago including The Bean, Millennium Park, Michigan Avenue, DuSable Harbor, Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain
    • Learn about the history of the area and the architecture from a knowledgeable tour guide
    • Stop for great photo opportunities and see the sites from the effortless glide of a segway
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    18 positive reviews
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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...
    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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    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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    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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    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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    19 positive reviews
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    Lincoln Park Zoo Night Photo Tour

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    Work in the glow of the Holiday Light Festival, where everything looks and feels like a dream. Now learn how to capture that feeling on camera. You'll begin your photo adventure with an overview of your camera and how to use it to shoot night shots, how to meter, and why and how to use a tripod. Next, you will begin capturing stunning night scenes throughout the Zoo, including light trails from the motion displays. This hands-on training will provide invaluable photography techniques for your future travels. Before heading on your next big trip, come pick up the essential techniques to make your pictures last a lifetime!
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    Lincoln Park Zoo Night Photo Tour

    2200 N. Cannon Dr, Chicago

    • Master shooting night shots, how to meter, and why and how to use a tripod
    • Photograph an array of light displays with on-the-spot feedback from a professional instructor
    • No experience necessary
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    1 positive reviews
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    Chicago Landmarks Photography Tour

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    Ready to graduate from taking admittedly delightful selfies? Or just can't figure out all of those fancy doodads on your new DSLR camera? This tour makes learning photography a snap. That's because you'll be learning in the real world, rather than some uninspiring classroom, with a professional photographer to show you how it's done. The setting for this class is none other than Chicago itself, specifically some of its most photogenic locales, such as Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, Chicago River, and General Logan Statue. Along the way to getting know the windy city a little better, you'll learn easy techniques to take beautiful pictures, and become exposed to photographic nomenclature. Exposed. Heh.
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    Chicago Landmarks Photography Tour

    1640 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago

    • Learn professional photography tips and techniques while getting real world experience
    • Tour and photograph some of Chicago's most photogenic parks and landmarks
    • Enjoy expanding your knowledge of an excellent creative outlet while getting to know Chicago
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    4 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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    Lincoln Park Zoo Photo Tour

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    Unruly animals offer quite possibly the worst memories of the zoo. The red panda hides behind the leaves too quickly for your snap-happy finger. The lion stops its roar mid-picture. Fear not because this photo safari takes you to the zoo, allowing you to master the smiles of the animal kingdom, and finally capture those shots you've dreamed of. You'll begin your photo adventure with an overview of how to compose and photograph sculptures and animals, as well as how best to work with different lighting and capture motion. Next, take to the zoo and photograph birds, lions, and other exciting animals as if you're David Attenborough in the African Savannah. This hands-on training will provide invaluable photography techniques for your future travels, including understanding functions such as F-stops, shutter speeds, white balance, and ISO. Before heading on your next big trip, come pick up the essential techniques to make your pictures last a lifetime!
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    Lincoln Park Zoo Photo Tour

    2200 N. Cannon Dr, Chicago

    • Learn how to photograph sculptures and animals, work with light, and capture motion
    • Master camera settings such as F-stops, shutter speeds, white balance, and ISO
    • Photograph an array of animals with on-the-spot feedback from a professional instructor
    • No experience necessary
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    1 positive reviews

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