With my knowledge of and love for photography and with almost 50 years experience in the visual arts, I'm happy to offer a workshop I'm calling CAMERA-TALK 1.0. Not only are all the basics covered with clear instruction for those planning to take the leap from Auto to Manual Mode on their digital cameras but part of the presentation covers my years as a California freelance photographer and the exciting adventures during my career at PLAYBOY magazine.
Since opening my Highland Park photo studio folks have stopped in with various questions about their cameras. What's an ISO, F stop, and why bother with shutter speed? What are basic design concepts that lead to better composed and what's the Rule of Thirds? What's the difference between a fixed focal length lens and a zoom? From these questions and so many others the technical content of my workshop took form and has evolved with each successive class. And along with all the questions raised about photography there's been an equal number regarding my long career at PLAYBOY. Whether or not you've even seen the magazine in the past 20 years, everyone seems to have an innate curiously about the iconic brand and I have stories to share.
Drawing from my understanding of magazine publishing, camera mechanics and the business of photography, the template for a workshop has fallen into place and the title CAMERA-TALK 1.0 has caught on. Over the past four years I've taught numerous classes each attracting an eclectic group of photo enthusiasts all in search of a clearer understanding of how a camera works and how once gaining new knowledge they can take better pictures.
If you're a complete novice or consider yourself an advanced amateur and are in search of a workshop with helpful tips for better photos my CAMERA-TALK 1.0 should be just right for you. Tuition: $100
For those ready to take photos with hands on instruction my CAMERA-WALK day long workshop could be just the ticket. We gather at my studio on a Saturday morning, hop aboard the train at the Ravinia station and head into Chicago to roam and take photos. I'll guide you on proper camera settings and lens selection and have you viewing your surroundings with a photographer's trained eye. You'll learn to look for colors, light and shadows and unique angles all to help take your photography to the next level. Class limit: 6 Tuition: $185
I'm now offering a 90 minute interactive instructional session on iPhone photography. My iPHONE-0GRAPHY course explains all the built in settings and introduces you to those special apps to help your smart phone be smarter. Whether taking fun photos of family and friends or heading off on your next travel adventure this workshop is a must for any iPhone owner. Class limit: 6 Tuition: $75
HERE'S A LINEUP OF MY UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
CAMERA-TALK 1.0 Monday August 28th 6:00pm - 9:30pm
CAMERA-WALK Saturday September 16th 9:00am - 3:00pm
iPHONE-OGRAPHY Thursday August 17th 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Saturday October 7th 9:30am - 11:00am
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