$49 for a Seven-Hour Digital 101 in a Day Photography Workshop from Chicago Photography Academy ($195 Value)

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All-day fundamentals workshop demystifies the settings of your DSLR camera as professionals dole out tips on composition and camera shake

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Expires Aug 21st, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. Must provide own camera. Valid only for DSLR cameras. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$49 for a Digital 101 in a Day Workshop ($195 Value)

During the seven-hour fundamentals class, students demystify their DSLR cameras while picking up tips on composition, exposure, aperture, white balance, autofocus, and reducing camera shake. Along with a fully charged camera, students should bring their user’s guide, lens, memory card, a notebook, and a pen. All other supplies will be provided. Classes are held on Saturdays.

Chicago Photography Academy

Chicago Photography Academy hones photographic eyes and bulks up shutter-snapping fingers through a host of short-term and intensive classes geared to all skill levels. Students can gauge their education by personal interests and schedule, hunkering down for a one- or two-day crash course or leisurely learning during a six-hour compact-digital class that frees cameras from the yoke of automatic settings. Instructors impart a working knowledge of photo-editing software during lightroom classes, whereas introductory video sessions teach how to shoot realistic video of faked moon landings. Students can build the skills necessary to snap stunning wedding photos, or immerse themselves in the CPA's colorful curriculum with a one-year certificate programs in photography and video, each combining all of the school's classes into one linear progression. Classes include all necessary supplies for printing images, and do not require shutterbugs to purchase additional lenses or retro fedora hats.

Chicago Photography Academy

Chicago Photography Academy hones photographic eyes and bulks up shutter-snapping fingers through a host of short-term and intensive classes geared to all skill levels. Students can gauge their education by personal interests and schedule, hunkering down for a one- or two-day crash course. Instructors impart a working knowledge of photo-editing software during lightroom classes, whereas introductory video sessions teach how to shoot realistic video of faked moon landings. Students can build the skills necessary to snap stunning wedding photos, or immerse themselves in the CPA's colorful curriculum with a one-year certificate program in photography, which combines all of the school's classes into one linear progression. Classes include all necessary supplies for printing images, and do not require shutterbugs to purchase additional lenses or retro fedora hats.

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