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Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Lincoln Park

at Digital Photo Academy - Lincoln Park

Course Details
$99 $89.10 11 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Sep 03, 11:30am - 2:30pm Central Time

Lincoln Park, North Side
2391 North Stockton Drive
At W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60614
Link to the exact location of the class will be emailed to registrants
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Donald Peters

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this composition class:

Composition in the Field: Lincoln Park and Conservatory

Each Composition in the Field class begins with a talk with one of our experienced instructors, and then you and your fellow students take a stroll through one of a variety of photogenic locales (in any of the 20+ cities the DPA encapsulates).  There is street photography, magnificent interiors, farmers markets, zoos, landscapes, and more, photos of which are included within. These photos are a mix of student and instructor images in many different venues and cities across the United States and Canada.

You will have fun in the three hour session, learn to shoot strategically, get more interesting photos of the event, and walk away with a foundation to improve your photographs in the future, whether you’re traveling, or at a birthday party and everywhere in between.

Rain or Shine, the Lincoln Park Conservatory is an excellent venue for a day of creative shooting, indoors and outdoors, for portraiture, flora, architecture, even action. Whether a seasoned shooter or a hopeful beginner, your Digital Photo Academy instructor will begin with a short lecture on the art of capturing light and then explain the classic theory of composing powerful images that apply techniques not dissimilar to theories applied as far back as renaissance painters centuries ago. Beginning with the intricate glass structure that was first erected the early 1890’s the small group of attendees will have their chance, with instructor guidance to capture interesting perspectives silhouetted against the sky, close up for abstractions and backdrop in portrait shooting. 

Once inside the lesson will gravitate toward capturing natural lighting through the windows as well as macro-photography and environmental portraiture. The small waterfalls are a perfect opportunity to learn the technique of rendering images of water that vary from crystal clear stop-action to velvety impressionism. Afterward, the group is invited to convene at the Lincoln Park Zoo Park Place Cafe to have a friendly chat about the shoot of the day. As you stroll over, Tom will explain the art of Panning, a shutter speed technique that depicts motion. 

Please note – if a class must be cancelled due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control we will be happy to work with you to reschedule.  If you should need to cancel and require a new class date, contact us. A $25 transfer fee will be imposed without a 3 day notice before the scheduled class.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

There is no cancellation fee if you notify us prior to the Thursday before the weekend of your workshop. Later cancellations will not be refunded and reschedules will require a $25 rescheduling fee.


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11:30am - 2:30pm Central Time Donald Peters 1 $89.10

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Reviews of Classes at Digital Photo Academy (113)

(113 Reviews)
Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Lincoln Park
Reviewed by Steve B. on 1/6/2019
Ron was very knowledgeable and was able to inform the students about what they were trying to accomplish at the beginning level (the whole class were beginners). I learned some new things and reinforced some topics that I was unsure of, which made me a better photographer
Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Lincoln Park
Reviewed by Steve J. on 1/9/2022
Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Lincoln Park
Reviewed by Brian B. on 1/6/2019
Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Lincoln Park
Reviewed by Ashley C. on 8/6/2018

School: Digital Photo Academy

Digital Photo Academy

The school began with the idea of a nationwide workshop series dedicated to promoting the culture of digital photography.The workshops would be taught by talented and accredited professional photographers who live in the cities where they teach. The classes would be small, and the students would be...

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