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The Digital Black and White Fine Art Print

Master printer teaches fine art black and white printing

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Where Do I Begin?

Your first step is attending a Free, 90 minute workshop held on Sundays starting at 12 PM (High Noon).

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Our Credo

Why You Should Attend Classes Here

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Promises

Fall and Spring are the best times of the year for Chicago Photography Classes because it’s when we fulfill our promise to our Students.

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Why We Print

Ansel Adams, the great landscape photographer of the 20th Century, observed this: The negative is the score and the print is the performance. It would seem so – original Ansel Adams prints sell for upwards of $10,000 each.

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Cold Weather Photography

How should I use my camera? In the rain and snow? In days of old I used underwater cameras when I was in heavy rain or snow.

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Serious teaching for people who are serious about Learning digital Photography

Our classes are the only non-university photography classes in Chicago that can give you the skills and experience you need to be on gallery walls. Photographs that are suitable for gallery walls are also suitable for inclusion in a photographer's portfolio. Showing portfolios is how photographers get work.

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Just Ask The Question

Around here, we like to think that as our students progress through our programs, they actually learn something, they have developed real skills that they can use for their journey of lifelong learning of photography.

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To Ponder: A Few Words From Ira Glass…

Here are some thoughts from Ira Glass on creative people wanting to "give up."

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Are You Shopping for Photography Classes?

Do you know what you are buying? Do you want to spend years and $30,000+ learning photography and have debt to pay off? Or how about spending years doing photography and spending less than $3,000 with no debt? Read on, this might save you money!

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From Zero To Gallery Walls Within Nine Months: Thank You For Checking Us Out

This is what we have to offer you. If you have never taken a photography class before we think this is the best place in Chicago for you to start. Go from zero to gallery walls within nine months...

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Registration Policies?

First Photo I Class FREE! If you don't like the free 90-minute workshop or the first Photo I class: NO CHARGE, NO OBLIGATION, NO SALESPERSON WILL EVER CALL! We will not accept your money for Classes until after you have sampled the goods.

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Downtown Photo Classes— Without The Downtown Price

We offer both Photo 1 and Photo 2 classes downtown

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Two Free Classes Two

We have always let prospective students attend the first Photo I Class for no charge.

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Serious Teaching For People Who Are Serious About Learning Photography

What do we mean by that?

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Why This Student Centered Photo Program Is Unique

The other day someone on the phone asked me what the difference is between our classes and other places

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Chicago’s Original Student-Centered Photography Program

What does it mean to be "student-centered"? How is a "student-centered" program different from other photography programs?

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Work Getting in the Way? We Run Our Classes to Fit Your Schedule

Can't attend classes because your work schedule is unpredictable? If you're like so many of us trying to make a living these days, you're probably working more than 40 hours a week. Some nights you get out on time. Other nights you stay late?

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Lifelong Learning, Not Academic Imitation

Chicago Photography Classes, where "good enough" is NOT !

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Why Our Classes Are Different

Don't let the big windows and high ceilings elsewhere, fool you! It's What Happens In The Classroom That Counts!

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Mission Statement

We are a community centered on photography.

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History of the Stop-Of-Light Handout

The development of one of our teaching tools.

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Talking The Talk and Walking The Walk

To use the vernacular of the 1990's what's the difference between, "talking the talk" and "walking the walk." When we say that we're "student-centered" we demonstrate that by our actions every day, 24/7.

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Welcome to the “People’s Program”

Most of the schools teaching art and photography tend to turn out people who become "Elitist." You know the kind; they somehow think they're a little better than the rest of us. They send out the message, "I'm superior." or I'm "too good" for the rest of you.

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