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  • Good for all levels
  • Experienced instructors
  • SLR or point-and-shoot
  • Professional printing on-site

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Photographs transport us to places impossible to experience in person, such as the ocean floor or Phoenix. Explore new visual vistas with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get admission to a Digital in a Day class at Chicago Photography Academy (a $125 value). Saturday classes last for seven hours and start at 10 a.m.

Chicago Photography Academy edifies photo pupils of all levels with a menu of targeted classes lasting between one day and four weeks. At Digital in a Day classes, experienced instructors guide students through the intricacies of SLR and compact cameras and teach fundamental skills such as lighting, digital editing, and photographing the ghosts that live in every building. The academy promises that its students will never shoot on “auto,” ensuring that they can customize their aesthetic creations. An on-site lighting studio is available for students to use outside of class, and a 20-seat professional printing station keeps learners from having to crank out copies of images on a home mimeograph (an additional fee may be required for prints). Students should bring their cameras, lenses, user guides, and memory cards, among other necessities; check the lists for SLR photography and compact cameras online.

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.

Customer Reviews

Very informative class
Kelley B. · December 27, 2016
Great class. Be prepared to learn about your camera and the importance of understanding exposure/aperture/shutter speed/etc, not just take a bunch of pictures and evaluate.
Brian S. · July 19, 2016
Great instructors, great course Really enjoyed it
Matthew M. · November 23, 2015
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