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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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    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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    1950's Nightlife in the Loop Tour

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    What was Chicago nightlife like 70 years ago? There's a 100% chance of finding out during this 50-themed tour! Walk through time on this immersive experience contextualized by video, music, and vintage photographs. Kick the show off in the Theater District, before heading off to get acquainted with the peculiar history and delicious brews of The Berghoff. Next, relax in the luxurious lobby of the Palmer House Hotel. Sip cocktails and savor nibbles, all while learning about the royal couple behind the hotel, Potter and Bertha Palmer. Plus, check out the Empire Room nightclub, which for forty years hosted some of the biggest names in entertainment. Tales and cocktails. Drink it all in.
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    1950's Nightlife in the Loop Tour

    250 E Superior St, Chicago

    • Explore 1950s Chicago during a multimedia nightlife tour
    • Visit the Theater District, The Berghoff, and Palmer House Hotel
    • Overlay the experience with video, music, and vintage photographs
    • Sweep your imagination back to an era that now seems strangely foreign
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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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    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.
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    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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    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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    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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    Chicago Grand Tour and Hancock Observatory

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    You've arrived at the Grand Tour of Chicago, the tour of all tours! This comprehensive half-day tour is the perfect introduction to the Windy City. Explore Chicago's North South sides on this comprehensive guided city tour! See Chicago's highlights and visit the impressive Hancock Observatory in the Hancock Center for magnificent views of the Windy City! A narrated coach will guide you through the city's finest sights, uncovering the unique art and architecture that make Chicago's streets beautiful. At the tour's end, you'll hop on over to the Hancock Observatory, where you not only gaze at the skyline but also see the states of Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan. Quite the view, eh?
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    Chicago Grand Tour and Hancock Observatory

    17 E Monroe St, Chicago

    • Embark on the perfect introduction to the Windy City on this half-day tour
    • Visit the highlights of Chicago's North and South sides as you're guided by a city expert
    • Experience Hancock Observatory and witness one of the prettiest city views you can see
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    Dream Car Sprint - Villa Park

    The Dream Car Sprint is Gotham Dream Cars' most affordable driving experience -- a fast-paced autocross event that tests your skills behind the wheel of some of the world's greatest exotic sports cars. Free from the confines of speed limits and traffic, The Dream Car Sprint lets you drive your dream car the way it was meant to be driven. Gotham Dream Cars' specially designed autocross courses are designed with fun and excitement in mind -- they have enough twists and turns to keep you focused and enough open pavement to keep your heart racing at 8000 rpm. After a safety briefing and vehicle overview, a professional instructor will guide you through the course, after which you'll open it up for the thrill of a lifetime. You'll leave with a huge smile, photographs of your experience, and one less item on your automotive bucket list. Until of course, you come back for more...
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    Dream Car Sprint - Villa Park

    1033 N Villa Ave, Villa Park

    • Drive your dream car the way it was meant to be driven -- on a special, fast-paced autocross course
    • Master twists and turns and relish the thrill of driving on vast pavements -- in style, of course
    • Receive a safety briefing and vehicle overview before jumping into the driver's seat of an exotic sports car
    • Feel your heart racing at 8,000 rpm on this one-of-a-kind adventure
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