Upcoming Classes and Events

Final workshop of the year: Digital Fundamentals on December 5th


One Day Digital Fundamentals Boot Camp – This course compresses the fundamentals of digital photography course into a full, but fun, day of learning and shooting. – December 5th.



“Intentional Movement” wins final Wine and Critique of 2015


Photo by Barbara Calabrese

More than 40 photographers attended the last Wine and Critique session of 2015, on Friday, November 20th in the Chicago Photography Center’s gallery. W&C head honcho Warren Perlstein led a vivid and lively critique of work.

The theme for the contest this month was “Intentional Camera Movement,” and dozens of entries showed creative approaches to the theme. The winner was Barbara Calabrese for her view of the city skyline with a twist.

Many thanks to volunteers (and pizza providers) Alexander Gouletas and Michonne Proulx, who, along with Betsy Lent and Erin McNamara, helped make the night a huge success.

The next Wine & Critique will be in January. Date and location will be determined soon.

Exhibit: Women in Focus presents “Picturing Chicago Women.” Closing reception December 3rd


Women in Focus, in partnership with the Chicago Photography Center, presents: Picturing Chicago Women

Join us for an closing reception and panel discussion featuring photographer and instructor Susan Aurinko on Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 7:00—9:00 p.m. at the studio of photographer Steven Gross:
4330 N. Lincoln Avenue

Featured Photographers:
Barbara Calabrese, Kristin Cass, Kambua Chema, Lydia Hoover, Wendy Love, Christina McFaul, Annette Nieves, Lynn Ridge, Sarah Sanchez and Adeline Sides

Steve Kuentsler Captures Sunrise and October Wine & Critique Prize

Photo by Steve Kuentsler

Photo by Steve Kuentsler

Congratulations to Steve Kuentsler, the winner of October’s Wine & Critique monthly contest. The theme was “water,” and his image of paddle boarders silhouetted by the sun earned him the prize of a bottle of wine. The next Wine & Critique session will be held on Friday, November 20th, and the contest theme is “IMC” – Intentional Camera Movement.

Thanks to CPC volunteers Stephanie Riley and David McGary for hosting

The monthly W&C gathering is scheduled for 6:30PM to 10:00PM on the 3rd Friday of each month at Chicago Photography Center:  621 W. Belmont, Chicago, Illinois.

It’s a great community event where photographers can enjoy a night of laughter, a cup of wine and photography critiques with a group of industry experts and peers. Photographers can also submit their work to a monthly W&C photo contest. Both are open to the public.


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