Join us for a late afternoon and evening shoot with coaching around various areas downtown Chicago.
We’ll meet at Union Station and head out to multiple locations including the River Walk. Lou and Todd Nettelhorst will provide individualized coaching as you photograph. 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 Union Station. Following the Outing, on Tuesday evening, July 23 from 7:30 – 9:30 pm Lou and Todd will conduct an online critique/feedback session, discussing sample images from each participant. 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 LEADERS
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!”
Todd Nettelhorst is also an accomplished, artistic photographer, as well. His charismatic energy and unique photographic perspective is very contagious. He has a passion for the visual arts and helping others bring out the best in their creative abilities.
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.
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. 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 going up and down stairs. 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. We recommend that you bring water and some snacks.