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MAY 18 - 28, 2017

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.


Former Presentations

October 13 - Presentation "Long Exposure Photography"

                      by Michael Kirkland

Controlling your shutter to get the results you want, adds more cache to your camera bag with the equipment you already have.  Understand how and when to use filters to control the dynamic range of your scene or increase your exposure time.  See why using filters can allow you keep capturing images past sunrise, when you would normally pack up your gear.

Through the use of long exposure photography, you will be able to:

·      Separate objects and minimize distractions in your composition

·      Capture what is in your minds eye.  

·      Apprehend time in a single image

·      Practice the art of fine art photography

·      Discover a different way of looking at scenes

·      Seize the image you really want

See why long exposure photography can be fun and addictive while give you more opportunities to go out a shoot.