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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2019 term.

CPTO 2 Smartphone Photography

Now five sessions! The best camera you own is the one you have with you. Let’s face it, even if you own a fancy schmancy DSLR with all the bells and whistles, you probably don’t lug all of that gear around 24/7. But you probably DO have a smartphone camera. Though most smartphone images stink, it’s not the camera’s fault. Whether you take dozens of selfies or enjoy snapping hundreds of vacation shots learn to use your smartphone camera properly with professional photographers, Mike Caplan and John Petrovic. Apply helpful lighting and composition techniques to capture the best images possible and finish your images into works of art with various apps. Bring to class your fully charged iPhone or Smartphone and power cord. Students are welcome to repeat the class.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2019: No

  • Subject:
    CPTO
  • Units:
    0.00

CPTO 8 Photography Basics for Beginners

Now eight weeks! Just beginning to explore photography? Get the most out of your digital camera by discovering how to use some of its basic functions. Learn to compose your shots and understand difference between a mediocre and a good photograph. Part of the course will be driven by what you and classmates want to learn and discuss. Plan to provide your own transportation to two class meetings at outdoor locations to be determined by the class. Bring your DSLR to class each week. Students 14-17 may register for this class through the Explore program and attend with a registered parent or other authorized adult. Call (847) 543-2615 for more information. No class September 29 and October 6, 2018.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2019: No

  • Subject:
    CPTO
  • Units:
    0.00

CPTO 31 Intermediate Photography: Creating Your Vision

Move beyond simply taking nice photos.Create the images you visualize and learn to optimize your photos and develop your own style with photo editing software. Create five to ten images in class that could be part of a portfolio. Class consists of lectures, shooting assignments and working with your software. Bring to each class: your laptop with your photo editing software loaded and your digital SLR camera with interchangeable lenses. Prerequisite: Photography Basics for Beginners and Introduction to Photoshop, or the equivalent; three or more years of experience (or instructor’s approval); and a strong working knowledge of your camera and photo editing software (such as Paintshop or Lightroom). Students 14-17 may register for this class through the Explore program and attend with a registered parent or other authorized adult. Call (847) 543-2615 for more information.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2019: No

  • Subject:
    CPTO
  • Units:
    0.00

CPTO 33 Photographing City Lights at Night

Fascinated by the city at night? Explore the world after dark, discovering the marvelous colors hiding in plain sight, and learn the basics of photographing streets, city lights, stores and windows at night. Required for each class: a laptop with photo editing software pre-loaded (e.g. Lightroom 6 or later, Adobe Photoshop or Coral Paintshop), your Digital SLR with interchangeable lens and a tripod. Experience interactive learning through lecture, demonstrations, critique and post-processing assignments. Three of the classes will meet at different nearby locations to shoot the city lights. Plan to provide your own transportation. Prerequisite: intermediate level photographers who have a good working knowledge of their camera and experience with at least one photo editing software product. Students 14-17 may register for this class through the Explore program and attend with a registered parent or other authorized adult. Call (847) 543-2615 for more information. No class October 2.

Typically Offered: Offered fall only

Offered Spring 2019: No

  • Subject:
    CPTO
  • Units:
    0.00

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