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Chicago City Afternoon & Night Photography

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We are keeping a wait list contact Jeffrey Klug to be put onto the list at

WACCO is offering a photo outing in downtown Chicago, led by Out of Chicago. They will be providing 3 staff members to coordinate our photography shooting locations. The following agenda is included in this trip, but may change depending on the weather or conditions.

1:00 pm – Pickup at Park and Ride: I-94 and College Avenue – Lot #8092

2:30 - 4:30 pm – Architecture walk around the loop.

4:45 - 6:15 pm – Dinner on your own, the cost of Dinner is not included in the ticket price. We will have a place chosen by Out of Chicago.

6:30 - 7:15 pm – 18th St. Bridge for Blue Hour / Sunset

7:30 - 8:00 pm – Adler Planetarium for Skyline

8:15 - 9:30 pm – Millennium Park: The Bean, Pritzker Pavilion, Crown Fountain

9:45 - 10:30 pm – Buckingham Fountain

A bus will pick us up at the Park and Ride at I-94 and College Ave. (lot #8092) at 1:00 pm and bring us back around Midnight. You can bring a lunch along to eat on the bus ride to Chicago. What to bring: Camera, Tripod, Wide angle lens, Standard Zoom lens, ND Filter if you have one and want to try long exposure.

The cost of this program is $60 per person, which includes the cost of the bus, and the Out of Chicago fees (no meals provided). This program will be limited to the first 40 persons who register. The payment for this program will be non-refundable due to the cost of the bus, and we will be going rain or shine. Signup is open till August 1st, 2017, we will not accept reservations after that time. This trip will involve walking. We will use the bus for longer commutes between locations.

You can download the brochure and mail in your registration, or use our online registration.


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9:00am 9:00am

Ian Plant Seminar

The Wide Angle Landscape

Ultra-wide and landscape photography are made for each other. Some people might find this counterintuitive—after all, ultra-wide angles of view can make stunning landscape features, like huge mountains, look very small—but if you learn to use your ultra-wide the right way, you’ll be able to create some truly unorthodox perspectives. In this seminar, pro photographer Ian Plant will draw lessons from his newest ebook “The Ultra-Wide Landscape,” teaching you exactly how to use your wide angle lens to create compelling and unique landscape photos.You’ll learn both the technical and artistic considerations unique to ultra-wide landscape photography, including composition, dealing with the distortion inherent to wide-angle lens designs, and techniques for ensuring sharp near/far focus every time. Ian will also demonstrate digital darkroom techniques useful for ultra-wide landscape photography including focus stacking, exposure blending, and distortion correction. You’ll be out taking amazing ultra-wide landscape photos in no time!

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Birds of Prey Workshop
9:00am 9:00am

Birds of Prey Workshop

During this workshop, we will be photographing approximately 14 different birds of prey including a Bald Eagle, Snowy Owl, and Great Horned Owl. Several birds at a time will be posed outside in selected natural settings in an open field or in trees to more closely resemble their natural environments. The bird handlers will introduce different birds about every hour and reposition them to give you the opportunity to photograph them in the different settings. We will also have the chance to photograph a Harris Hawk in flight. There will be people available at each station to help if you have any questions about photographing the birds. All of the birds in the workshop will be provided by the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center.

See details on our program page.

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9:00am 9:00am

Focus Stacking Workshop sponsored by the UECPC

The Urban Ecology Center Photo Club is offering a Focus Stacking Workshop all day Saturday, August 20, 2016, 9-5, at the Urban Ecology Center. The cost is $110. The workshop is limited to 20 people. It will be taught by Will Clay and Ken Thompson, both accomplished photographers. See attached brochure for more information.
INFORMATION MUST BE IN BY AUGUST 5. Questions, contact Phyllis Bankier at:


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