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.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Glenview School of Arts offers art classes for children and young adults. Classes provide a fun and positive atmosphere for children to learn the basic principles of art and to build a strong foundation in art.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
School provides paper and lesson instructions. Students should provide their own Crayola colored pencils.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The Glenview School of Arts encourages students to develop the strongest and most varied portfolio possible.
What do you love most about your job?
Exploring student's talent.
Want something more than just a weekend out at the bars? Skokie's Odeion School of Music offers the perfect theater to shake your weekend up.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Students play the music they want to at North Shore Music Institute, where a staff of working musicians lead private and group lessons on instruments including guitar, keyboards, bass, ukelele, and buckets. The school's band program helps connect students of similar age, skill, and musical preferences in an eight-week program where they learn two assigned songs and two songs of their choice. Designed for garage bands with airport-size ambitions, the program guides groups through every step of the process, from instrument tuning to autotuning.
When self-taught photographer Phil Steele was first starting out in his field, he ran into a few walls while seeking more knowledge. Professional photography courses would have been a great place to hone his skills, but they were usually out of his budget. And though he found a lot of free information online, it was often bad advice or highly disorganized. So he cobbled together his own lessons using a mixture of photography books, online and DVD courses, seminars, and practice.
After about a decade of absorbing new things and working as a photographer, Steele realized he was in the position to create the type of educational resource he craved as a novice. He founded Phil Steele Photography, which offers online photography and editing courses and free tutorials. His courses range from event photography to Photoshop to Lightroom skills, and he teaches all levels.
You'll love the creative, handcrafted works of art this store offers.
Forget the stress of parking spot hunting and park in one of the options located near Guitar Fun.
Don't feel like driving? Public transportation is right around the corner, with available stops at Ridgeland (Green) and Oak Park-Green (Green).