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Former Presentations

Sharpening Techniques For Your Final Image

by Bob Benson

March 23, 2018

7:30 PM

Bob Benson will discuss the current filters and tools to achieve the proper sharpening for prints and digital images.


Bob Benson has served 16 years on the board of directors of the Chicago Area Camera Club Association. He is past president of the organization. He has received many honors including the Wanda Christl Award, the Stinson Award, the Len Gordon Award and the TOPs in CACCA for color prints and Creative.

Bob has been a member of the Photographic Society of Agmerica for 20 years. He received the distinction of APSA in 2009. He currently is a PID study group leader, writes a column for the PSA Journal and is serving a two-year term as Vice President of Divisions.

Open to the Public

Free Admission



APRIL 6 - MAY 18, 2018


APRIL 6, 2018

5:00 - 7:00 PM


927 Noyes Street

Evanston, IL 60201

Fort Dearborn-Chicago Photo Forum is reprising its 2017 historic photo exhibit.  The new installation will be located at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center in Evanston, Illinois.  The new show titled, "Celebrating 131 Years + 1, will be on display from its opening on April 6th until May 18, 2018.

Some of the current members of "The Forum" will be exhibiting a variety of work from black and white landscapes to colorful abstracts.

This exhibition commemmorates 132 years since this organization's beginnings as the Chicago Slide Lantern Club.


Splash Photography

by Nick Sinnott

April 20, 2018

7:30 PM

Learn the basics of using strobes (off-camera flashes) in combination with macro liquid photography to create stunning images with items found in your house.  After seeing the various methods demonstrated, you will also put what you learned to practice and begin to create Drips, Drops & Illusion photographs during the evening.

Bring your camera, lens (focal lengths between 50-150mm(longer the better)), tripod, wired shutter release and detachable flash. If you don't have all of the above, still come. We can share.

Free parking in front of the building.

Chicago Photography School

4001 N. Ravenswood Ave.  Room 105

Chicago, IL

For Forum Members Only