WHO WE ARE
Chicago Photography Classes is a community centered on photography.
At the school, we introduce you to the art of photography and how to get the best out of your camera. Through our classes, not only are you learning how to develop your images, but also you will grow as a person and a photographer.
The journey, beginning with “Photo I” through advanced classes, is an opportunity and challenge for personal growth. Camera operation will be demystified. You will learn: to see light, to see expression, to see the juxtaposition between yourself, your subject and others.
As you advance your knowledge and skill in photography, you will also gain perspective of yourself and others. You will be part of a group of people whose concern is for you to do your best, and your concern will be, for them to do their best.
In 2020, Chicago Photography Classes started offering classes online and since then has been expanding beyond Chicago, reaching many States in the US.
A GREAT PLACE TO START
INTRO TO PHOTOGRAPHY
OUR CORE CLASSES
A solid path for your photographic success...
Photo I is a comprehensive class about the fundamentals of photography. You will learn about correct exposure, f-stops and shutter speed.
Photo II, you will continue your photographic thinking and go beyond regular through the lens (TTL) metering and learn methods that will allow you be more precise with exposure and color.
The seven weeks of Photo III will challenge each student to apply their photography skills to a creative project for the duration of the class.
A class for students who have successfully completed Photo 3 — designed to help you succeed in both photographing and printing the very best images possible.
Learn the best programs to edit your photos
For 7-Weeks (6-Weeks Online), we will cover the basics of Lightroom Classic so that when completed, you will feel very comfortable with the program. During the entire class, you will work alongside the instructor with your Lightroom Catalog.
If the Photoshop ‘beast‘ scares you, then you’ll love this 4-week introductory class that offers a solid base of this program for all the people starting from 0. At the end of this class, you’ll be able to fully edit a picture using layers, adjustments, masks, filters, and much more!
Luminar 4 from Skylum Software is sometimes described as an alternative to Lightroom. During the three week class, you will learn how to manage your photos, edit and use the software as a stand-alone program combination with Lightroom.
Welcome to the Ultimate Workflow Class, where you will learn an efficient path to edit any photograph. From importing to the finished print, we will be teaching how to use a combination of Lightroom Classic, Photoshop and Luminar 4.
Just finished photo 3 taught by Nick – don’t be intimated by the theme! It helps you grow and step outside your comfort zone. Definitely the best class I’ve taken with the school so far and wish I took it sooner. Thank you again, Nick!
We believe that printing is an essential part of being a photographer. Learning to actually produce your work is an invaluable skill to acquire and we are glad to help you.
Yes, we print!
OUR BRAG WALL
We are proud to showcase the work of past and current students, whose relevance and creativity received recognition and awards from around the world.
GET IN TOUCH
Get in touch today to find out more about our classes, workshops and shooting opportunities!
Above and beyond photography.
Chicago Photography Classes is proud to sponsor FreshLens, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide educational arts programing to students from under-resourced areas in Chicago.