Chicago Architecture Outing 2017

Chicago Transit Architecture Photography


OUTING:
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 from 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Chicago, IL

ONLINE FEEDBACK SESSION:
Tuesday, May 2th, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00pm
REGISTRATION FEE:
$90 (non-refundable)

SKILL LEVEL: All
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Moderate
LED BY: LED BY: Lou Nettelhorst, Todd Nettelhorst


Ever dream of riding the CTA Rapid Transit ‘L’ around the city to photograph?  Imagine an afternoon shooting various areas of the city, ending with late afternoon light over the city?


We’ll meet in Kiss and Ride Parking at the Cumberland Rapid Transit (CTA) station, just east of O’Hare; buy tickets at the station and begin our photo adventure. Lou and Todd Nettelhorst will provide individualized coaching as we photograph at above and below ground train stations. You may shoot while riding, as we go through a variety of neighborhoods and pass city buildings along the way. A FUN time trying something quite different than our usual nature photography. It’s all new and different!  NOTE: In the interest of safety, please, no tripods.

Preceding the outing Lou and Todd will scout to determine the best locations. Then, participants are given final instructions by email the week before the outing. The adventure starts and ends at the Cumberland station.

Following the Outing, on Tuesday evening, May 2 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm Lou and Todd will conduct an online critique/feedback session, discussing sample images from each participant. Instructions for uploading your jpg images and signing on are provided to the participants following to the Outing.

All of Lou and Todd’s workshops, outings, classes and lessons include Lou’s learning cycle, which is to provide INFORMATION, give opportunities to PRACTICE using the information, and then receive FEEDBACK on the practice results. It’s all about the fun of learning by doing. We’re discovering and exploring your artist within!!

Space is limited, so reserve your spot early!

ABOUT THE LEADER

Lou Nettelhorst is an accomplished, artistic photographer who shares his extensive knowledge on revealing nature’s beauty through workshops, seminars, classrooms, publications, and exhibitions. A photo editor summed up Lou’s photographs as follows, “Intensity, powerful color, bouncing form, and dramatic, emotional play characterize Lou’s creative photographic style. As a viewer, you’ll want to crawl into Lou’s scenes and become one with the flora and fauna!”

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This workshop is designed to accommodate all levels of photographic experience, even phone shooters. It is important, however, that participants be familiar with their equipment and its operation.

EQUIPMENT RECOMMENDATIONS

A digital SLR camera with a general “walk around” lens, like a 24-105 mm or something similar, i.e., 18-200 mm 18 – 55mm, 55-250 mm, etc. BTW: newer camera phones can take excellent photos and video, as well. Hold on to your shorts . . . as mentioned, you won’t be using tripods! They become a safety risk when we’re in these public locations.  Were going on Sunday to have the lowest ridership, but one never knows. Also, secure your equipment. Safety first!

On a sunny day, a polarizing filter is a good idea to cut glare off buildings and streets to enrich the color. A Hoodman loupe allows you to see your LCD screen without glare. Other accessories suggested are: blower and lens cloth, extra batteries and plenty of memory card space, sun screen. Equipment carts will not work because of the potential hazard while getting on and off trains. Bring your equipment in a small backpack or vest.

DRESS and PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

In the spring, weather is quite variable. Be sure to check the forecast and dress accordingly.  We recommend that you bring at least a windbreaker because it can be breezy and cooler toward evening.  Slight to Moderate physical condition is recommended because of the climbing of stairs and amount of standing.

TRANSPORTATION and MEALS

Participants are responsible for any food and transportation to and from the outing, plus the Rapid Transit ticket. We recommend that you bring water and some snacks. For those interested, we could go to D’Agostino’s for pizza or whatever, afterwards. It’s within a ½ mile of the train station at 752 W. Higgins Rd., Park Ridge. There’s easy on and off the interstate.

DATE and TIME

Outing: Sunday, April 23, 2017, @ 2:00pm to 7:00pm, riding the Rapid Transit (CTA)

Online Critique/Feedback Session: Tuesday, May 2, @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm

REGISTRATION FEE

$90 (non-refundable, unless a replacement participant is provided, in which case, a $15 administrative fee is charged), includes coaching during the outing and a two-hour critiquing session.  Maximum/minimum: 14/4 participants.
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Limited Availability: Reserve your spot today!

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“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” ~ Ansel Adams

  • What the Participants are saying...
    Critiques: When I'm least inspired, it helps to see the work of others; your gentle manner and impressive expertise give me encouragement and ideas -- and HOPE!!
  • What the Participants are saying...
    Critiques: I like seeing the work of other participants and thinking about what I might do with the same image or in a similar situation.


Chicago Architecture Outing - Details & Contact

Chicago Rapid Transit
OUTING:
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 @ 2:00pm to 7:00pm
Chicago, IL

ONLINE FEEDBACK SESSION:
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Outing Fee: $90 (non-refundable)

SKILL LEVEL: All
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Moderate
LED BY: Lou Nettelhorst, Todd Nettelhorst
Terms & Conditions



Limited Availability – RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!



 
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