August 9-11, 2021

Chicago

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In-person workshops are back! And we’re kicking things off with a new itinerary in Angie’s hometown of Chicago!

Spend 3 full days exploring the best the city has to offer – old & new, interiors & exteriors, skyscrapers, sculptures and much in between. The focus will be on creating detailed and abstract interpretations of the city’s built environment. 

A few days before we meet in person, we’ll come together for an online presentation with tips on composition. Once the in-person portion wraps, Angie will share a post-processing tutorial with you. You’ll have a couple of weeks to work on your images and then we’ll meet up online once again for a review session of each participants work.

Online Presentation: Monday, August 2, 8pm CST

Online Review Session: Thursday, August 24, 8pm CST

Weekend Highlights

These are just some of the locations we’ll see. A more detailed itinerary will be sent out a couple of weeks prior to us meeting in-person.

Why Attend?

  • Learn to see architecture with clear, actionable tips that you can apply during the workshop, and come home with portfolio-worthy images.
  • Learn to shoot without complicated settings or techniques so you can improve your images in a single weekend, even if you’ve never shot architecture before.
  • Learn post-processing techniques for architecture so you can save time in front of the computer.
  • Improve your entire creative process from shooting to post-processing and get your images noticed!
  • Create amazing images with on-location guidance and feedback and win competitions!
  • Learn in the best conditions without having to worry about the logistics of a big city.
  • Get inspired by world-class architecture so you can take your images to the next level.
  • Connect with like-minded people and build lasting friendships.

Gear

We’ll be walking A LOT! Please be prepared with good shoes, water, snacks and travel light! 

Friday and Saturday we will be inside museums – THEY DO NOT ALLOW BACKPACKS (unless you’re willing to check them or they’re small and you can wear them on the front of you). So, I recommend a good crossbody bag or be willing to check your backpack at each location.

I recommend a mid-range zoom around the 24-70mm range + a 70-200mm telephoto (the telephoto will be likely be your most used lens). If you’d like to bring an additional lens, a wide angle, 12-24mm range, may be useful in a couple of locations (most notably the museum staircases).

We will use tripods on both Friday and Saturday night but will stop back at the hotel to retrieve them. You will NOT have to carry them all day. Our meeting and ending point each day will be the hotel – The Club Quarters Hotel, Wacker at Michigan. Even if you are not staying at the hotel, I’m sure those that are will store your tripod until the evening shoots.

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Terms

  • Included: online presentation, in-person on-location instruction, transportation during workshop hours, entry fees of workshop destinations, post-processing tutorial, online review session. 
  • Not included: air transportation, hotel accommodation, lunches & dinners, beverages, and personal expenses.
  • Payment, cancellation, and refunds: 
    • Full payment is due upon booking. 
    • Cancellation greater than or equal to 60 days prior to the workshop – Full Refund. 
    • Cancellation less than 60 days prior to the workshop – No Refund unless you provide a replacement.
    • Cancellation notification must be sent by email.
    • Angie reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to low number of attendees, making the workshop economically unfeasible. This will not occur less than 60 days prior to workshop start date. In the event the workshop is canceled by Angie, you will receive a full refund of the cost of the workshop.
  • Travel insurance: Strongly recommended. See above.
  • Angie McMonigal Photography LLC reserves the right to make changes to the itinerary whenever, in her judgment, conditions warrant – weather, safety, etc.
  • Angie McMonigal Photography LLC is not responsible for any damage to, or loss of, property, or injury to persons – theft, sickness, acts of nature, terrorism, etc. beyond her control.