THE PHOTO ACADEMY Chicago
An iconic skyline, uber cool bars and a world-renowned contemporary art scene: We all love Chicago! It has an enormous variety of things to offer, including our signature photography classes and online classes. With citizens from all over the world, Chicago is a true melting pot of cultures and ideas. It's time to grab our cameras and explore!
What to Photograph in your city?
Chicago is a photographer's paradise. With eclectic architecture, electric neighborhoods and beautiful parks, Chicago has something for every photographer.
Chicago's breathtaking skyline is a great subject for both beginners and professionals. Head to The Ledge at Willis Tower for that unbeatable view over the city and take a photo 1,353 feet in the air! Or, if you don't have a head for heights, Ping Tom Memorial Park is the perfect location to photograph the sunset. Find a spot where you can capture the city skyline against the natural landscape as day turns to night.
For you urban photographers, Chicago has so many awesome neighborhoods to explore and master your street photography. Spend a Sunday afternoon strolling through Pilsen and immerse yourself in Chicago's vibrant Latin American culture. Photograph the colorful street art or the neighborhood's famous tacos that taste amazing any time of day. They are an artwork in their own right! There are loads of hidden locations that make great photography practice for professionals, beginners and Instagrammers.
Prefer to photograph people? Our online classes will help teach you skills to snap the perfect party pic or take memorable portraits of your friends and family. We even have an online course for the best selfie! Impress everyone with your new photography skills. Or, if you need to get a gift for your arty family members, our vouchers make the perfect present.
Sign Up For Our Photography Classes and Online Classes!
Do you have a camera but don’t know how to use it properly? Eager to get out and shoot your city? Join one of our photography classes! You don't need to have a creative degree or professional experience. Have a look at our classes for beginners, including the online classes. You will learn new skills and techniques, from shutter speed to depth of field. We also have classes in New York and Los Angeles. Our photographers will lead you across all 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 :)
Meeting point37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
(Can be modified depending on the theme)
Monday from 8:00 am to 10:30 am, Tuesday - Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
in the comfort of your own home!
Select the time slot that works best for you
Enjoy an online lesson with a mentor in a friendly group and get real-time feedback as you progress!
Put your knowledge into practice!