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Fort Dearborn-Chicago Forum Is celebrating 131 Years, since our beginnings in 1886 as the Chicago Lantern Slide Club.

During our illustrious history, renowned photographers have participated in our events including Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Edward Weston, Margaret Bourke White, Yousef Karsh, Victor Skrebneski and Pulitzer prize winners John White and Ovie Carter.

To commemorate this anniversary, we hosted a photographic exhibit of our current members' work at the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts at 1012 N. Dearborn in Chicago from May 18 - May 28, 2017.

Our opening reception took place the evening of May 19th.


MAY 18 - 28, 2017





October 6 -27,  2012

Exhibit at Chicago Community Bank - A Branch of Metro Bank

Tom Harney, Peter LeGrand, Terry Tasche, Robin Heiss, Ted Donahue


May 17, 2019

Beginning Videography for Still Photographers

by Jerry Hug

Jerry will cover the following topics:

1.Getting started with Video on our Cellphones, DSLR and Micro 4/3 cameras.

2. What are the universal formats that need to be used.

3. frames per second.

4. The most important aspect of Video is sound!

5. Techniques for controlling a steady camera equipment and techniques.

6. Editing the video just like you would edit a still image.

7. YOUR Plan for making a video - Story Board technique.

8. Video editing software.

What is available and works on our available software that we have.

9. Yes, I will show some of the videos that I have made. Going beyond a recorded slide show with sounds.

Jerry Hug is an award-winning photographer and a retired fine arts educator from the Maine Township Illinois High School. Jerry lectures and teaches at photographic conferences and workshops through the country. He is considered one of the Go-to iPhone photography experts and its published in National Journals. You can view some of Jerry’s images on his website. www.jerryhugphoto.com.

7:30 - 9:30 PM

Fort Dearborn-Chicago Photo Forum

47 W. Polk M-7, Chicago, 60605