Join us for an all day Chicago photography workshop dedicated to improving your skills and photographing Chicago's most iconic locations. We meet in Lincoln Park at Cafe Brauer to start our day. There we get to know each other while we go over our day’s itinerary. Then we head out into the park to get a gorgeous shot of the Chicago skyline. We will practice bracketing and discuss techniques of landscape photography.
As we walk Chicago, we take portraits of faces that strike us and talk about tips and tricks for street photography. After we cover low-light action photography at the Lincoln Park Zoo, metering modes, black and white photography, bracketing for HDR, Macro photography, and other techniques, we will grab lunch and then make our way downtown to the famous Millennium Park. I know everyone probably has a photo of the “Bean,” but we’ll discuss some new techniques for getting a unique image in downtown Chicago. We also work on architectural photography downtown by photographing Chicago's historic buildings.
Interested in street photography? Then a Chicago photo workshop is a great way to get started. You can try out some new skills and even gauge your interest. John provides tips on how he approaches street photography in an urban setting.
The day will begin at 9:00am, and finish up around 4:00pm, so you’ll definitely get a full day’s worth of fun and photography. Staci will be with me to ensure that I get one-on-one time with each of you. All levels of photographers are welcome, as are native Chicagoans and visitors alike. I like to keep this Chicago photography workshop fun and flexible because when you’re in the Windy City, you never know what you’ll see!
Bring your camera, lenses, including a wide angle if possible, any filters if you have them, and comfortable walking shoes as we do a lot of walking, at least several miles. You will also want sunscreen, water, a hat if it's sunny, and appropriate warm gear if it's forecast to be cold or windy. Down by the lake the temperature can be cooler than other areas of the city, so you'll want to come prepared. Feel free to contact us with any questions on what to bring. We do not recommend a tripod as you'll be moving most of the day and it's too much to carry.
We will email you the week before to the workshop to give final details and check in to 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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