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Popular Photography Teachers in Chicago, IL

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Tristine W.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
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  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 18 to 65
  • Photography from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
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With the ease of accessibility with digital photography I believe everyone should have the tool sets needed to make images of those memories set before the camera they have at hand. The magical nature of photography is this great mix of science and creativity and in the 16 plus years I have been honing my craft I have met many that have found the art form and flourished creatively. Join me for lectures, discussions, and tutorials covering the basics and advanced techniques. Stop just taking snapshots and start making images!

About Tristine

Photography and exposure basics, studio photography, and more. I am your go to photo learning gal! Studying photography since early 2000, Tristine has a base of knowledge that is rooted in traditional film photography that has grown and adapted alongside the development of digital photography.

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Kelvin L.

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Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Background Checked
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaching since 1984
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Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL

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If you’re interested in learning photography – congratulations! Photography is a fun, practical hobby as well as an exciting career. Although learning photography does take a little patience, the rewards are certainly worth it. So, let’s start with the benefits of why you should learn photography.

- The ability to record special events like a child’s birthday, graduation or the family’s vacations with clear, focused well composed photographs.

- Never missing a picture of a special moment because you were searching for the right button or dial.

- Taking photos that you and your loved ones will enjoy displaying on your wall. By capturing your special memories in pictures, you can have a way to document and pass on these memories to future generations.

- Communicating through your photographs. A picture really is worth a thousand words! You can capture an expression that says it all. Or as we've seen in magazines like Time and National Geographic, you can shoot photographs ...

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects

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October 13, 2019
William
My work schedule has interrupted my lessons for a while now, but Kelvin is a kind hearted instructor who truly believes in developing his students.

I will continue lessons with him as soon as I can.
August 11, 2019
Noah
Very patient with my 4 year old! Kelvin is very skilled beautiful pianist !
July 9, 2019
Anh H.
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Cara B.

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Photography
Starting at $34
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Background Checked
  • Art from University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Students will learn about manual photography using a Canon or Nikon DSLR. We will discuss all manual settings and how to adjust for various lighting situations.

About Cara

I am an artist and art teacher with 12 years of experience in schools. I love teaching students at my studio and enjoy teaching students how to create work that lie within their areas of interest. I'm always game for a change of the plan or for projects to take a turn in a different direction. T

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Tristine W.

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Photography
Starting at $35
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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  • Awarded ART SHOWS from various
  • Photography from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Online Photography Teacher

With the ease of accessibility with digital photography I believe everyone should have the tool sets needed to make images of those memories set before the camera they have at hand. The magical nature of photography is this great mix of science and creativity and in the 16 plus years I have been honing my craft I have met many that have found the art form and flourished creatively. Join me for lectures, discussions, and tutorials covering the basics and advanced techniques. Stop just taking snapshots and start making images!

About Tristine

Photography and exposure basics, studio photography, and more. I am your go to photo learning gal! Studying photography since early 2000, Tristine has a base of knowledge that is rooted in traditional film photography that has grown and adapted alongside the development of digital photography.

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Xavier F.

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Photography
Starting at $25
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks Russian, Spanish, Italian, English
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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I will help you understand how to use your camera to take beautiful and unique photos.

About Xavier

I am a positive person who loves to help people. I am passionate about constantly learning new things. I have been a drummer for a rock band to traveling the world as a photographer. The true beauty of life is to try as many different things as possible. I believe a life well lived is full of excit

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Tim L.

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Photography
Starting at $35
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Awarded Recognition of Artistic Excellence from HUB Digital Art & Design Gallery
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Welcome to the world of Photography! Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to gain an understanding of the basics. Basics such as the exposure triangle, how to compose and pick your shots, different uses for the tools found in Photoshop and Lightroom (post processing), how to effectively use lighting, and much more. As time goes on you'll be able to retouch and stylize your photos, to give them that professional look you have been wanting. All you need to get started is a camera and your eye. I look forward to seeing you and as always stay creative!

About Tim

Greetings! My name is Tim and I can't wait to get you started on the awesome journey of visual arts! I've been teaching private lessons since 2014 and have loved helping my students with the basics of creative problem-solving, understanding different workflows, and how to achieve their desired resu

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April 25, 2019
Emily
Tim is Absolutely amazing! knowledgeable, patient, super helpful and a great sense of humor. I learned so much in just one lesson, I shall work on what I’ve learned and really looking forward to next weeks lesson and learning more. Thank you Tim.
April 2, 2019
Hayley B.
Tim was great. We went over what I will need ti be learning and he was patient.
February 1, 2019
Mansour
Tim was very patient and clear in communication. I took a beginner class in Photoshop and he is very well versed.

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Average Cost of Photography Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute photography lessons in Chicago is $80. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $45 and $176 per hour.
30 min
$52 average
45 min
$68 average
60 min
$80 average

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- Xiaoliang
Took Photography lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Guiseppe is great! He explained basic techniques very well and make sure I understand all before we move on the next."
- YUSI
Took Photography lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"What an awesome experience. I had a ton of questions and got answered them all to different topics like high,- and low key photography , landscape, shatter speed, exposure and many other topics. Eduardo is very friendly and explained everything in way so it was easy to understand for me. And we did a lot in practice to my questions. I would recommend him definitely."
- Roland Tockner
Took Photography lessons from Eduardo C.
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"I had a great time with Joe! He was very patient and informative. He knows how to work a camera inside and out and has a great way of teaching, where you can visualize what he is saying to make learning an enjoyable experience! A+ I recommend Joe completely!"
- Giovanni B.
Took Photography lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Sarah was on time and she did her homework! She uses a Cannon and have have a Nikon, she read the owners manuel prior to the first lesson, very impressive. She answered all my questions and looking forward to the next lesson."
- Ken
Took Photography lessons from Sarah L.
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"Great"
- Fienna
Took Photography lessons from Priscilla D.
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"Great instructor, helped me out a lot I wanted to learn about photography and what equipment to get he was very helpful and taught me a lot of stuff as a newbie for photography it was a custom lesson all about me thank you so much for your help"
- Tanya
Took Photography lessons from Sergey K.
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"Excellent experience I learned exactly what I need and this helped me get ideas how to start my own photography business"
- Sarah Jackson
Took Photography lessons from Sergey K.
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"Just had my first lesson with Tim! He is a great teacher and I have learned a lot already. His easy going fun style is so nice. I am looking forward to my next lesson."
- Lynnette
Took Photography lessons from Tim L.
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"Joy is lovely and has been very flexible with my schedule. You can tell she loves photography and enjoys teaching. If I was more of an online learner I would have rated the session a 5. I am now realizing I am more of a hands on person it is personally challenging for me to learn using this method. In an ideal world we would be learning by shooting in real time."
- Nancy
Took Photography lessons from Joy S.
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