Photo Exhibition Opens with Great Success

A few of the 21 prints.

Two perennial flower favs.

Family, friends and dozens of photography students took advantage of the unusually warm December 3rd  weather to visit the Trailside Museum for the opening reception of Natural Beauty at Home and Beyond, an exhibition of 21 images I’ve captured. Everyone was in great spirits, and I was overwhelmed by the turnout. Wonderful to see so many students–some for the first time in months–while enjoying refreshments so nicely presented by the museum. Sincere thanks to Susan,  the Naturalists and staff of Trailside Museum for curating the exhibition in this wonderful 1877 Hal Tyrrell Victorian mansion which is the home of the museum.

All photographs in the exhibition are for sale.  I would encourage you to view them first hand. Visit the Trailside Museum of Natural History 738 Thatcher Avenue, River Forest.  The building is open from 9am – 4 pm, closed Fridays. To purchase a print, send an email to me indicating which numbers or titles you would like and I’ll respond with details on delivery.

Enjoying some of my images.

Conversing with an old friend.

Some of the dozens of students that dropped by.

This billboard sums it up.

Save-the-Date Class Listings

How many pumpkins do you have?

  

HI Everyone,

We’ve scheduled classes that are certain to expand your photographic skills while providing at least a bit of a challenge. Think of this list as a “SAVE THE DATE” card since these classes aren’t yet open for registration.

FAQ’s about Classes

Q: Why are there no classes listed for November, 2017?

A: All the October starts spill over into November so there’s no room left.

Q: What accounts for the almost 2-month gap (Dec. 7 – Feb. 10) between classes?

A: The instructor is having his left knee replaced.

Q: When will I be able to register for these classes?

A: Keep checking out the CBG website. When you see them there, it’s go time.

Q: Will any of the December classes have a Browniefest?

A: Sorry.

NEW! Natural Beauty at Home and Beyond

Jack’s Photo Exhibition opens December 3 at Trailside Nature Center

Exciting News! I’m having my first-ever photo exhibition at the Trailside Nature Center in River Forest. The exhibit opens on Sunday, December 3rd with a reception from 1 – 3 pm. The collection will include many images from my personal library that have never been on display.  Please join us.

2017 December Classes

 

Photographing Wonderland Express Sun., Dec. 3, 8 – 10 a.m.
Photographing Wonderland Express Wed., Dec. 6 , 8 – 10 a.m.
Photographing Tips: Choosing and Using the Correct Lens Sat., Dec. 9,  9 a.m. – noon
Capturing the Holiday Lights – Beginner Tues., Dec. 5, 6 – 9 p.m. 
Capturing the Holiday Lights – Intermediate Thurs., Dec. 7, 6 – 9 p.m. 
 2018 Winter Classes

Composition in Landscape Photography

 

5 Sat., Feb. 10 – Mar. 10, 9 a.m. – noon  

Beginning Digital Photography Feb.

Photographing Winter Sunsets

 

16 – Mar. 9 9-12 noon

2 Sun., Feb. 18 & 25, 4 – 6 p.m.

Photography Tips & Tools: Flash Sun., Feb. 25,  noon – 3 p.m.
Photographing Orchids 3 Tues., Feb. 27 – Mar. 13, 8 – 11 a.m.
Photographing Orchids 3 Sun.,  Mar. 4 – 18, 8 – 11 a.m.

 

CBG Cemeteries Class visits Ft. Sheridan

In the first of two cemetery visits, all 12 students made it to the Fort Sheridan Military Post Cemetery. Since most of the headstones are of the same type and design, the student goal was to concentrate on lines and patterns. Students were encouraged to emphasize the lines by shooting in black and white. The class visits Graceland next week. Come back to enjoy images of some very unusual monuments and headstones.

 

The stark simplicity of military headstones.

A bright, but cold Ft. Sheridan morning.

Jack’s Photo Exhibition opens December 3 at Trailside Nature Center

Exciting News! I’m having my first-ever photo exhibition at the Trailside Nature Center in River Forest. The exhibit opens on Sunday,

December 3rd with a reception from 1 – 3 pm. The collection will include many images from my personal library that have never been on display.  We’re expecting many area photographers and students from my photo classes to drop by for the open reception, but you needn’t be too far into this art form/hobby to enjoy the images. The exhibition will be up through January, 2018.  More details soon. 

Trailside Nature Museum in River Forest

The Trailside Nature Center

738 Thatcher Ave, River Forest, IL 60305 

(intersection of Chicago Avenue and Thatcher)

 

Eclipse Photo Photo Warning

NO FILTER, NO PHOTO

Don’t photograph the eclipse without using a special filter that’s designed just for this. Using live-view won’t help, and direct, intense sunlight can destroy the interior of your camera. This warning applies to all makes and models of cameras and is not, in any way, brand specific.

 

Urban Class visits Chicago, August Class Planned

The 2017 Urban Photo Class is enjoying trips on the Chicago Water Taxi in addition to exploring the Lurie Garden on foot as we capture Chicago sights. Another Urban Class is planned for August 3-31 (5 Thursdays). Call 847.835.8261 to register for all the photo fun.

Some Urban students reflected in the “bean.”

Members of 2017 Urban Class in Chinatown

Beginning Digital Photography–Evenings – 06/06/17

Focus Seminar – 06/04/17

The Ins and Outs of Flash – 05/17/17

Spring Photography on Japanese Islands – 04/29/17