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Today's side deal to Chicago Photography Center gets you a seven-week course in the fundamentals of film or digital photography for $220, a $440 value. Classes meet in Lakeview for seven consecutive weeks, building on your knowledge and giving you the skills to artfully compose perfect shots and master the tricky exposures. For each course, you must provide your own camera and lens, so today's deal is perfect for dusting off the heirloom camera you inherited from your uncle or mastering lenses you've failed to fully understand.
In Fundamentals of Film Photography, you'll learn all your 35-mm SLR's buttons and use the CPC darkrooms to play footsie with a cute classmate while developing your photographs. Expect to spend two hours in the classroom each week, plus two to three hours per week in the darkroom, in addition to the time you'll be out shooting your assignments. Besides your weekly class sessions, you'll attend six darkroom sessions to gain competency in black-and-white photo printing. Check out the film fundamentals schedule for class times, start dates, and all the materials you'll need to bring.
In Fundamentals of Digital Photography, you'll learn all the shot-taking skills you get in film, but instead of hitting the darkroom, you'll hit the computer lab to learn how to manipulate your images and make ink-jet prints. You'll spend two to three hours in the classroom each week, plus three hours in the CPC computer lab and some time at home burning photo DVDs and shooting assignments. The rest of your schedule will be committed to shooting assignments, letting you get trigger happy with 35–50 pictures a week. Check out the digital schedule for class times, start dates, and mandatory materials.
Your Groupon covers the computer-lab fee for the digital photography course.
Yelping Yelpers give classes at Chicago Photography Center a solid 3.5 stars, saying:
- This is a space with so much potential and a nurturing, knowledgeable staff. The vibe here was very focused and driven, but also relaxed and inviting. – Riley H.
- The fundamentals class is a great place to start to get a technical base…I feel 100% more confident using my camera and Lightroom (the software used in class) after taking these classes. – Allie O.
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