Upcoming Classes and Events

 Next class session begins January 10th

John Welzenbach

John Welzenbach

Sign up now for a new slate of classes beginning next year.

Learn the Fundamentals of Digital Photography or how to use Lightroom on your laptop. You can take a one-day architecture photography class, or another in Environmental Portraiture. We have a revamped class in Lighting: Studio and Flash. There’s a half-day iPhone/smartphone photography workshop or a two-day class on running a photography business. And, for the first time, we’re offering a DSLR video photography workshop with an Emmy award-winning teacher.

Here’s the full list:



New classes added for session beginning Jan. 12th

Photo by Andrew Miller

Photo by Andrew Miller


For 2015, one of our New Year’s resolutions is to keep our curriculum fresh and engaging. So we’ve added a few new classes and retooled some others to teach a wide variety of topics.

Our new half-day iPhone photography class proved to be very popular and filled up quickly in December, so we’re doing it again in January.

Adobe-Photoshop-LogoWe’re offering two new sections of PhotoShop, beginning with a four-week course in using textures and layers to treat images. That will run on Thursday evenings beginning on January 15th.

For those interested in going into the photography business (or learning more about running your existing one), we’ve compressed our five-week business of photography course into two full-day sessions on Saturdays in January. It’s taught by veteran CPC teacher and photographer Warren Perlstein.

We have a retooled lighting course that teaches both studio and flash, focusing on making portraits. This seven-week class will be on Wednesday nights beginning January 14th. That will be taught by fine art photographer Peter Le Grand.

And Emmy award-winning video journalist and filmmaker (and professor at Northwestern University’s renowned Medill School) Craig Duff will offer a bootcamp in shooting video with a DSLR on January 17th.


Next Wine & Critique in January

Congratulations to Roman Bira for the winning image at the November Wine & Critique! The theme was “Rain.”

Wine and Critique november winner Roman Bira

Roman Bira

Wine & Critique will take December off for the holidays. The next session will be in January. The theme will be “The Street I Live On.” Please visit the Wine & Critique website for more, including how you can submit work for the monthly contest. Please note that to be eligible for the contest, the photographer must be present to discuss his/her work.


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