Hello everyone, the new classes for spring 2018 will start soon; any person interested in learning photography please contain Laura Smith at 773-907-4440. She will help you register for any of the classes. Thank you.
Take your love of photography to the next level by learning basic black and white darkroom skills and how to ‘see photographically.’ You will learn to process film, make photograms, contact prints and enlargements. The course also covers mounting, touch-up, contrast filters, and darkroom craft. Advanced students may also enroll for additional darkroom time to complete projects. Lab hours are from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Prerequisites: You must be familiar with and have access to a working 35-mm camera (not disposable) with manual exposure controls. If you are not familiar with using a 35-mm camera, the Beginning Photography course is highly recommended.
Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Starts January 24th, 2018
Photoshop for Photographers $210.00
Photoshop has replaced the darkroom for correcting photographs; corrections that used to be made with chemicals in a darkroom can now be made at your computer! You will learn how to shoot all your photos in RAW format and how to edit images with a few clicks of the mouse. You will also learn how to correct exposure, color, saturation, contrast, sharpness, clarity, layers, and much more.
Tuesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Starts January 23rd, 2018
Beginning Photography $155.00
Learn the principles of photography with your digital or traditional 35mm camera. You can learn how to use a camera or you can refresh your knowledge of photography. You will learn about lens apertures, shutter speeds, light meter, film or ISO speeds, white balance, histograms, lenses, flash, composition, depth-of-field, digital storage cards, and much more. You will also learn to create great images using techniques like panning, painting with light, night photography, flash photography and others. Prerequisites: Bring either a working 35mm or digital camera with manual exposure controls. Check the batteries. It is very important not to miss the first class!
Saturdays 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Starts January 27th, 2018
Studio Lighting Workshop $49.00
Learn how to photograph any subject the way you want, using perfect lighting. In this workshop, you will be introduced to professional studio photography equipment such as flashes and strobe units; flash meters, backdrops, umbrellas, softboxes, and grids. You’ll learn about hard, soft, directional, and diffused light, and how to manipulate natural light. Students should be very confident using the camera in manual mode and not in the automatic setting. Students should bring a film or digital camera that has a manual mode with adjustable settings.
This is a one day workshop that serves as an introduction to the Studio Lighting Class.
January 20th, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Studio Lighting Photography $155.00
Learn how to photograph any subject the way you want, using perfect lighting. You will learn how to use flashes and strobe units like a professional. We will cover hard, soft, and directional lighting, as well as diffused light and light ratios. You will also learn how to use a flash meter to measure the output of each light and how to manipulate natural light using reflectors, gobos or diffusion panels. You will use backdrops, umbrellas, softboxes, and grids, to direct light where you need it. Every week you will be photographing something different so you can learn a different technique each time. Students should be very confident using the camera in manual mode and not in the automatic setting. Students should bring a film or digital camera that has a manual mode with adjustable settings.
Saturdays 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, this is a 7-week class and starts on January 27th, 2018
Photography for Parents $49.00
Capture your child’s unique qualities by learning the photography techniques for well-composed, professional quality pictures. Whether you have a 35mm camera with interchangeable lenses or simply a compact camera with a built-in flash, you will learn composition and the correct settings in your camera for getting great looking photos. The class is for everyone! You may bring one child to this workshop for practice if you wish. Students should bring a film or digital camera with a flash. A camera with a manual mode with adjustable settings is preferred but not required.
One day seminar from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm January 20th, 2018
Thank you and I hope to see many of you in my classes.