Our Chicago Night Photography Workshop will take you to Chicago’s most beautiful and iconic scenes and art while teaching you how to create a unique photograph. You will also be able to use the skills you learn when you travel to other major urban settings like Paris, Rome, New York, or London. You will not only get to capture amazing photos of our city, you’ll learn the ins and outs of long exposure photography and how to creatively use filters for photographing architecture.
Chicago Night Photography Itinerary
We will begin the Chicago Night Photography workshop downtown at 7:00pm. We’ll meet at Millennium Park at the picnic tables on the east side of the “Bean” to get started. It will just be getting dark, so we’ll have a chance to work with Neutral Density filters to practice long exposures. After getting our fill at Millennium Park with some unique shots of the “Bean” we’ll head towards the Crown Fountain. From there we go west into the Loop to find and photograph several of Chicago’s famous sculptures and architecture lit up at night. We’ll continue shooting until about 10:00pm, when we’ll wrap up and head home for the night.
This workshop will be laid back while I try to teach everyone something new. Staci will be with me, so between the two of us we’ll have plenty of time to get you set up with your long exposure shots. All levels of photographers are welcome, as are native Chicagoans and visitors alike. I like to keep this workshop fun and flexible because when you’re in Chicago, you never know what you’ll see.
Night Photography Workshop Gear:
For this workshop you’ll need a tripod, a cable release, and a camera that has long-exposure capabilities. If you have a neutral density filter, bring it along, although you don’t need to buy one just for the workshop. Wear comfortable shoes because we do a lot of walking and standing. When we’re at the Crown Fountain your feet may get wet, so you may want to wear shoes that can also get wet! If you have questions on gear feel free to contact us and we’ll definitely help you sort it out.
Weather and Cancellation Policy:
We will email you the week prior to the workshop to check in and give updates on the weather. We go ahead with the workshop in any weather so long as you or your gear are not in danger. For example, unseasonable cold, wind, or foggy misty weather won’t stop us! But, if we do have to cancel due to dangerous weather or any circumstances out of our control, we will first attempt to reschedule with you. If rescheduling is not possible, we will offer a refund. If you need to cancel, you must do so 14 days ahead of time or forfeit your registration fee.
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