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Next digital photography bootcamp December 6th

Photographer Scott Strazzante discusses Common Ground December 5th

Women in Focus Holiday Party/Meeting December 8th

Join us for Wine & Critique every third Friday of the month


Upcoming Classes and Events


The Smartphone Photographer

December 13th

iPhonesTurn your iPhone or Smartphone into an awesome creative photography tool. Get acquainted with an app or two (free apps and those with a minimal investment of $0.99 – $4.99). Learn how to best hold your phone, adjust exposure, work in different lighting situations, etc. You’ll leave this class with a new toolkit that will enable your creativity to soar  and you’ll be taking better photos with any camera – the one on your phone, your favorite point-and-shoot, or an SLR! Next chance is December 13th

One-Day Digital-Photography Bootcamp December 6th

This intensive one-day digital photography class introduces students to digital photography and the basic operation of DSLR cameras. 10:30 am – 5:30 pm, December 6th

Next class session begins January 13th, 2015

Sign up starting Nov. 28th for a new slate of classes next year. Learn the Fundamentals of Digital Photography, how to use Lightroom on your laptop, a one-day architecture photography class and DSLR video photography with an Emmy award-winning teacher.  More to come.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Photographer Scott Strazzante discusses his new book ‘Common Ground’ on December 5th


Come hear a first hand account of the creation of an extraordinary long-term documentary project by photographer — and former Chicago Photography Center instructor — Scott Strazzante.

A two-hour photo shoot assigned to Scott Strazzante in 1994 turned into a 20-year side project and his first book, Common Ground. It’s the latest of his accomplishments in a career spanning three decades.

Common Ground: The last half-century has seen the disappearance of the American family farm, and the grave cultural and environmental impact of the resulting suburban sprawl.

Scott will discuss the Common Ground project and sign books on December 5th at 7:00 pm at the Center.

Suggested donation: $10/$8 for members


Women in Focus Hosts Meeting/Holiday Party December 8th at CPC

WomenInFocusHoliday_squareWomen in Focus — an artist-initiated organization of women photographers — will hold a monthly meeting and a holiday party rolled into one on December 8th at the Chicago Photography Center.

Members and perspective members are welcome to come. Joining the meeting will be Gina Sanders of AG Gallery, who is also a promotional photographer for Janie and Jack. Food and Drinks will be provided by the members.

Monday, December 8th – 6:00 – 9:00 pm at Chicago Photography Center
621 W. Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657

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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