Upcoming Classes and Events

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Celebrate Chicago Photography Center’s First Anniversary in its Belmont Ave. Home on Saturday, March 7th, from noon to 4 pm

Celebrate all that CPC has to offer. Sample CPC’s photography classes, enjoy refreshments and have your picture taken with Captain Chicago!


Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and director Vincent Laforet gives a CANON “Explorer of Light” lecture at 4:00 pm on March 7th

– Attend a Free Basic Photography class [12:00 – 1:30]
– Attend the lecture by Vincent Laforet, a Canon Explorer of Light [4:00]
– Talk with a Canon representative and sample Canon equipment
– Have your camera cleaned by Saul Fox
– Have your picture taken with Capt. Chicago ($20 donation)
– Meet CPC instructors and sample their class offerings
– Buy a chance to win a free class or workshop at CPC
– Enjoy some refreshments


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New Classes Announced

Sign up now for a upcoming full courses, one-day courses and bootcamps


Photo by Megan E. Doherty

Photo by Megan E. Doherty


Women in Focus ‘I Am Woman’ Exhibit - March 8 – April 10; Opening reception, March 8th 2 – 4pm

Next Wine and Critique – an evening of peer review and fun — on March 20th

At play in the CPC space

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A day after Valentines Day, the CPC became a den of “Modern Love” – with photographers and models meeting up to create fashion portraits with an amorous touch. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the contemporary, classy fashion photography and couples portraits in the making that day. All photos by CPC’s Charles Osgood.

Genevieve Lee​ wins first prize at February’s Wine & Critique


Congratulations to photographer Genevieve Elise Lee, winner of first prize at this month’s Wine & Critique event at CPC. The theme was “lens flare.”

The next W&C event will be March 20, and the contest theme is “diner.”

Join us!

Wine & Critique: Raising a glass to better photography

Warren Perlstein examines a print with a participant at CPC's Wine & Critique

Warren Perlstein examines a print with a participant at CPC’s Wine & Critique

One monthly event at CPC stays true to every aspect of our mission: it builds community, fosters greater learning and inspires people to do better work. And — even better for those who imbibe — it also involves a hearty drink or two. Wine & Critique has been a fixture at the Center for several years now, and it’s popular for a reason: it’s great camaraderie with fellow photographers and it is, as the kids say these days, “hella fun.”

In January, part of that fun was playing with the “Larry Light,” a worklight that’s one of the products at www.batterygiantchicago.com. Dave Meyer of Battery Giant was the special guest that evening. He gave a presentation on batteries — from how they work to how best to care for them. This set of photographs shows W&C participants getting creative with the Larry Light flashlight.

The next Wine & Critique will be February 20th.


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