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Upcoming Classes and Events





Back to school special:

All 5 & 7-week classes now 10% off

Register now for classes in fundamental, intermediate or advanced photography, street photography, the secrets of the photography business, and the fascinating history of  the photo image.

R. Compton

R. Compton


Congratulations to the August Wine & Critique winner R. Compton, whose photo on the theme of “Dog Days of Summer” was chosen as best of the evening.


Save the date for the Best of Wine & Critique exhibit that opens on September 12th.




New workshop just added – limited space:

Creative Photography Techniques & Lighting Workshop Sept. 21

Peter Gubernat

Peter Gubernat

In this workshop you’ll learn how to light a model in a studio setting as well as outdoors and how different modifiers affect light.  We’ll talk about best practices and why in some cases I do things differently.  You’ll walk away with concrete images that will grow your portfolio.  Most importantly, you’ll understand why they are better images and how to achieve the same result consistently.

Women in Focus Exhibit Runs Through September 5

Update: New City Art loved the show! Read the review here and come see why!

Women In Focus is proud to present its first exhibit at the Chicago Photography Center. The opening reception was held on Sunday, August 17, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Work includes portraiture, fine art, landscapes and  more.  The exhibit  runs through Friday, September 5.

Women In Focus Chicago is an artist-initiated group of women photographers ranging from beginners to seasoned professionals, all brought together by their passion for photography.

Interested in joining Women in Focus?  The group meets every 2nd Monday from 7:00–9:00 p.m. at the Chicago Photography Center.

Best of Wine & Critique Opens September 12th with Free Reception


Chicago Photography Center announces “The Best of Wine and Critique”: A Photography Exhibit

Please join us for the opening reception for The Best of Wine and Critique: A Photography Exhibit.  The free reception is Friday, September 12, 2014, from 7pm- 9pm at the Chicago Photography Center (CPC), located at 621 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657.

The exhibit features work from a diverse group of photographers, with varying skill levels and experiences showcasing what is beautiful to them.

These photographers have been attending Chicago Photography Center’s Wine & Critique, held the thirdFriday of each month, and now in its third year.  At the Wine & Critique we enjoy a night of laughter, a glass of wine and critiques with a group of industry experts and peers.  Those in attendance range from professional to amateur who share their knowledge and expertise of photography as art, personal expression and as business. Many of the W&C’ers share their knowledge of photography, photo equipment, sites to photograph, models, hair stylists and make-up artists. The W&C also hosts a themed contest each month which is open to all that attend.

The Best of Wine & Critique will run from September 12, 2014 through October 10,2014, with viewing available during CPC gallery hours.For more information, please visit the CPC website at and

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