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Digital 101 4 Week Session

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Lakeview, North Side
3047 N Lincoln Ave Unit 209, 2nd Fl
Btwn N Greenview & N Southport Avenues
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 16

What you'll learn in this digital photography class:

The Fundamentals classes are, by far, the most popular starting point for photography classes in Chicago and are designed to give the complete beginner a solid understanding of their digital camera and the fundamental knowledge needed to embark upon a lifetime's exploration of photography.

There are no 'hidden' or extra fees to pay for any classes at the Academy. There is no Lab fee. All of the supplies needed for printing are supplied by the Academy. There is no required lens to buy. In fact, the fee covers everything you need for the class.

The 'Digital in a Day' class has much of the same fundamentals of photography information but does not cover the information in as much depth. If you prefer to learn how to take great photographs without having to 'fiddle' with them on a computer, this class will work for you.

Required Materials:
  • Digital SLR Camera (DSLR)
  • Camera User Guide (if you have one)
  • Lens
  • Memory card
  • Fully charged battery
  • Notebook and pen
The Academy will supply all other necessary equipment and materials at no extra charge.

The photography subjects:
  • How a DSLR works
  • Camera Settings
  • Mode Dial
  • White Balance
  • Metering Mode
  • Autofocus
  • File Formats
  • Image Archiving
  • Shutter Speed
  • Hand Held Camera Shake
  • Critique
  • Motion Blur
  • Aperture
  • Depth of Field
  • ISO
  • f16 Rule
  • Exposure Compensation
  • Exposure Lock
  • The ABC of exposure
  • Quality of Light
  • Composition
In addition to the above topics, the Four Week Digital classes cover the following subjects
  • Macro / Close-up
    We will explore the equipment and techniques required for close-up photography
  • Time Lapse
    Learn to make cinema quality time-lapse movies

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Refund Policy
Refunds will be issued up to 10 business days before a class begins. No refunds shall be issued after this date. Workshops may have additional cancellation and refund requirements printed with the course descriptions. Chicago Photography Academy Inc. cannot be responsible for providing make-ups or issuing refunds for sessions missed as a result of student illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control.

Classes canceled due to bad weather or instructor's absence will be rescheduled according to Chicago Photography Academy Inc.'s classroom availability.

This policy applies to all classes including those classes purchased with a coupon or gift certificate and classes registered using a Certificate Program or club membership number.

An administration fee will be charged for any class that is canceled after the 10 day period. Chicago Photography Academy will not permit exceptions to the refund policy.

Cancellations via phone are not accepted. Expired coupons, gift certificates Certificate Program or club memberships may not be used to register for classes or reschedule classes under any circumstances.

The Certificate Program may not be refunded in part or in whole for any reason whatsoever.

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Can I attend this class if I have a mirrorless camera?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi, a mirrorless camera is fine. Thanks!
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Is this about still photography or about video using DSLR camreas?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! On the description above, this class will cover both close-up photography and learn how to make cinema quality time-lapse movies.
Answer from Olivet J. Verified Student
Still. A great course. It is about principles and practice. But definitely not video.
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Reviews of Classes at Chicago Photography Academy (15)

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Digital 101 4 Week Session
Reviewed by Biff P. on 11/21/2018
I definitely got my money’s worth. The course is fast paced and covers a ton of ground. I walked away understanding why certain things happen when taking a photo and how to adjust. The instructor took time to help with individual issues and questions.
Digital 101 4 Week Session
Reviewed by Olivet J. on 4/10/2018
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Chicago Photography Academy

Chicago Photography Academy was opened in early 2009, and we ran our first class with just two students. Shortly after that enrollment sky-rocketed and, to date, we have provided classes for more than fifteen thousand students. At any one time, there are, on average, one hundred students enrolled in...

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