$49 for a Three-Hour Photography Workshop ($400 Value)
Groups of 6–12 people bring their own digital SLR cameras to learn how to select a proper shutter speed in manual mode and about SO and F-Stops. Students should read through their camera manual before attending the class. The workshop takes place on select weekday afternoons and evenings, as well as weekend mornings and afternoons.
Steve Matteo Photography
Winner of several contest awards from the Wedding Photojournalist Association including photographer of the year in 2012, Steve Matteo still remembers his early days as a news photographer for a small suburban weekly, rushing back to the newsroom to watch the film slowly develop and a sliver of history take shape. Though he went on to tackle more exciting assignments and career changes—working at the Daily Herald, compiling images for UIC's yearlong City 2000 photo project, and photographing Princess Diana's visit to Chicago in 1996—one thing hasn't changed: the thrill of knowing that his camera has memorialized a story forever.
Today, Steve is equally at home shooting for Fortune 500 companies and clients such as Northwestern University as he is creating individual portraits. When he photographs a wedding, he uses the same ingenuity and photojournalistic eye that he honed while working as a sports photographer for HBO Sports and as a news photographer for the Associated Press. His wedding photography, meanwhile, has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, garnered a 2012 Bride's Choice award on WeddingWire.com, and won the 2012 WPJA Photographer of the Year.
89% of 61 customers recommend
“The three hour photography lesson on how to get the most out of a SLR camera was very helpful. Steve was patient and was able to explain how to use the manual mode...”
“The three hour photography lesson on how to get the most out of a SLR camera was very helpful. Steve was patient and was able to explain how to use the manual mode on an SLR camera in order to become more creative in the types of shots we would like to aspire to taking with our cameras.”
“My wife really enjoyed this class and getting a better understanding of how to use her camera to get great pictures.”
“it was a great class. very informative and interactive. steve was personable and called each of us by name. a little long of a class at the end of a work day. ...”
“it was a great class. very informative and interactive. steve was personable and called each of us by name. a little long of a class at the end of a work day. would have been nice to be able to schedule a weekend class for me personally. but i enjoyed it very much and learned a lot of new tricks and old topics.”