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January 11, 2019 - Presentation "Corporate Photography" by Commercial Photographer Ron Gould

Ron has a bachelors degree in Photography from Southern Illinois University. Has worked as a commercial photographer in Chicago since 1974, first for established studios and corporations, then as a sole proprietor in his own studio.


For 12 years Ron taught digital photography at Harrington College of Design, 6 of those years teaching the ‘Business of Photography’ class. 


Ron has twice been the president of the American Society of Media Photographers/Chicago Midwest Chapter, and was on the board of directors for 15 years.


He guest lectures at colleges & universities bringing his expertise in running a successful and profitable photo business to as many students as possible.

General Admission  $20

Student Admission  $15

Fort Dearborn Members ticket  FREE

Tickets bought at the door.

Space is limited.  

Ron Gould

Ron will analyze and discuss over 40 years of selected samples of his corporate/commercial location photography.   Giving information on costs, technical details, lighting techniques used and why, and any other questions the audience has about the work.  This is an inside look at how Ron gets these assignments, how they're produced, and delivered.  


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