What do we have to offer?

  • Professional photography mentors with many years of experience
  • Real-time communication with a teacher
  • Theoretical materials that you can keep to refresh your knowledge
  • An interactive learning experience and instant feedback from your photography teacher
  • A large variety of courses for all skill levels and interests!

Meeting point

37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
⚠️ Please note that it is not the address for classes. Please refer to your class invitation for the final and correct address.

Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am or [email protected] / chat


Chicago's iconic skyline, bustling neighborhoods and world-renowned contemporary art scene are the perfect magnets for photographers. There's so much going on in 'Chi-Town' that even as a native Chicagoan, there's always something new to explore. So why not get to know your city more intimately, through a camera lens! The Photo Academy has awesome photography classes in Chicago for both beginners and intermediates. Our professional photography teachers are some of the best and eager to pass on years of experience. By the end, you will impress everyone with your new photography skills! Or, if you need to get a gift for your family members, our gift cards make the perfect present.

What to Photograph in your city?

Chicago is a wonderful city to start your photography adventure. There's so much opportunity to explore your photography skills and photograph different subjects. Make the most of Chicago's parks, skyscrapers and vibrant neighborhoods! We have classes that help advance your techniques in a variety of genres, so you are sure to find something that fits your preference. Our 'Architecture Photography' class is a great experience for fans of Chicago's ground-breaking buildings. Whether you love the historic Tribune Tower or the legendary Willis Tower, this class will teach you how to take the best photos of your favorite buildings. In no time at all, you will be creating breath-taking images of Chicago's cityscape!

If you prefer to capture the atmosphere or uniqueness of Chicago, then sign up to our Street Photography class. This exciting, fast-paced genre is perfect for people who like to take photos on the go. Colorful and vibrant neighborhoods like Pilsen are ideal subjects for street photography. If you like the hustle and bustle of the city, then this is the class for you!

For those in the early stages of their photograph journey, check out our beginner-level classes such as Shutter Speed and Movement. Discover how to make your images more dynamic or 'freeze' a fast-moving object. These are essential skills that can be applied to any photography genre, ideal for photographers uncertain of their direction.

Don't forget to take a look at our extensive list of online classes. If you don't have an SLR camera, DSLR camera or a film camera, we've got you covered with smartphone photography classes. Do you want to improve your culinary photos? Then sign up to our Food Photography class! Or, if you want to improve your social media feed, try the Level Up Your Like Game class. The likes will soon be rolling in!

Sign Up For Our Photography Classes and Online Classes!

You don't need to have professional photography experience or a creative college degree to join our classes. Have a look at our courses for beginners, including the online classes. We also have classes in New York and Los Angeles. You will learn new skills and techniques, from shutter speed to depth of field, and exposure to ISO. You will learn new skills and techniques, from shutter speed to depth of field, and exposure to ISO. Our professional photographers will teach you technical terms, show you how to manage your camera settings and help you out with specific issues. By the end you will get the best use out of your camera and have a great understanding of photography :)