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Beginners Photography

at Discovery Center - Irving Park

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$99 3 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Nov 11, 6:30pm - Dec 02, 8:00pm (4 sessions)

Irving Park, Northwest Side
4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl
Btwn N Pulski & N Harding Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60641
$20 Materials Fee will be collected at the time of the class
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Cory Byers

What you'll learn in this photography class:

Nothing compares to the thrill of taking professional looking photographs. Learn photography in this comprehensive course specifically designed to have you taking incredible shots in almost no time at all. Step-by-step, you'll learn how to operate a camera to achieve maximum creativity. Topics will include in-depth knowledge of shutter speeds, metering, F-stops, and composition. Students will be expected to shoot pictures for each session & bring the results to class for discussion & critique. The bottom line is that this course will give you the professional expertise you need to go out & take your own knockout shots.

$20 Materials Fee will be collected at the time of the class


Q: What kind of a camera do I need for this course?
Students can take this course with any digital camera but a camera with more features is recommended. The school can also supply some basic cameras, and if you haven't purchased a camera students can get advice from the instructor at the first class as to what is the best type to get.

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Cancellations made at least 72 hours in advance of the class will be honored with a class credit.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 8:00pm Cory Byers 4 $99
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Mon, Nov 18 6:30pm - 8:00pm Cory Byers
Mon, Nov 25 6:30pm - 8:00pm Cory Byers
Mon, Dec 02 6:30pm - 8:00pm Cory Byers

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Question from Dawn N.
Is it 4 sessions every Monday 10/23-11/13 6:30-8 or 1 session?
Answer from Angelica B. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Dawn, the upcoming class has 4 sessions that meet every Mondays 10/23-11/13 6:30 PM - 8 PM. If you scroll past the class description and location map, you will see the start dates. If you expand and click on "This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions" you will see all the dates for the class.
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You guys will provide the certificate after this class?
Answer from Kristle C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
You can order a certificate of completion when you register for $5 (direct to the school). It is issued after the class is completed and states that you have completed the class.

Reviews of Classes at Discovery Center (115)

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Beginners Photography
Reviewed by Anonymous on 5/1/2019
I honestly feel that watching a YouTube video about basic photography skills might've provided more clear information. Unfortunately, I found our teacher to be incredibly scattered, unstructured and unable to articulate clearly the skills he was attempting to teach. We "learned" about shutter speed, aperture, ISO, for what feels like the entire time. That should've been one class - learn what each is and play around with it on your own. Then we transitioned into editing (where only one person in the class had Photoshop) and basically watched the instructor click around for 30 minutes in the program that no one had. A waste of time frankly. I suppose I was hoping for more of a stylistic look at photography...the rule of thirds, framing, composition, etc. In the end, while using manual mode on a DSLR camera is cool, and understanding shutter speed & aperture is great, I can bet that majority of the class will resort to Auto mode and move on with their lives.
Beginners Photography
Reviewed by Daniel B. on 12/10/2018
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