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March 15, 2019 - Presentation - Landscape Photography by Sheri Sparks

Space is limited.  

Sheri Sparks

This program will share information on how to improve your landscape photographs by paying attention to such elements as light, foregrounds, color, filters, weather elements, lines, reflections, cropping, item placement and telling a story.  To illustrate, images will be shown from trips taken to Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, the Canadian Rockies, the Smoky Mountains, Michigan's Upper Peninsula and right around our area.


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



Former Presentations

7:30 PM at Fort Dearborn-Chicago Photo Forum

47 W. Polk Mezzanine 7

Chicago, IL


Sheri enjoys photographing the world around her, especially nature.  She has been a member of Riverwoods Nature Photographic Society since 1984, Lake County Camera Club since 2014; and North Shore Camera Club since 2017.  She has also been active in the Chicago Area Camera Club Association of which she is has held several positions including President.  Sheri also belongs to PSA, the Photographic Society of America.  She is currently the Vice-President of the Chicago Chapter. Sheri has won numerous awards for her photography through her local club and the Chicago Area Camera Club association including Photographer of the Year and the Kohout Nature Photography Award for excellence in nature photography and teaching of nature and nature photography.  She has sold a number of her pictures to the hospital where she worked and doctors offices and clinics.  She has published her own calendars and a wildflower book called “Wildflowers from A to Z.”  Sheri has a blog on blogspot.com called “Sheri with an “Eye.”  In the blog she shares how she sees the world from her eye.