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Saint James Cathedral

Founded in 1834, the Saint James Cathedral is the oldest Episcopal congregation in Chicago.  It was named after the fisherman James who left his trade behind to become one of Jesus’s disciples.  Since its construction, the Cathedral has been a staple of community and prayer in and around Chicago.  Join your Digital Photo Academy instructor to find out why!

You will photograph light streaming through beautiful stained glass windows, shadows enveloping delicate statues, and touring steeples.  Shoot the long wooden pews and the decadent stone architecture against the Chicago cityscape.

You will learn a variety of tricks and techniques as you photograph in the field beside a professional photographer.  Ask questions and gain advice on manual settings, camera and lens choices, and different methods and styles of shooting.  Adjust your aperture to highlight your subject while blurring your background, and change your shutter speed to blur or freeze motion.  Find new angles to shoot from and try the rule of thirds to place your subject in different spots around your frame.

We will meet in the courtyard outside the Cathedral’s administrative office, which is immediately behind the Cathedral, on Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611.  Please bring your DSLR or another type of digital camera that you use, a fully-charged battery, and the equipment that you can carry.  You should dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

Call Digital Photo Academy at 1 877 372 2231. Lots of people seem to hang up if our welcome recording comes on instead of a live voice, but we promise to return your message within a day or two if you leave one with your name and number.  It would be even better if you included your e mail address as well as the date and city of the class you are considering.  If leaving a voice mail message is not your thing, please email us at DPAbooking@digitalphotoacademy.com or Richard@digitalphotoacademy.com.


65 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611