This study group will combine classroom sessions and outings around the Chicago area to allow class members to improve their photography. Outings will cover a wide range of subjects and feature different photographic techniques. Study group members are encouraged to identify photographic areas in which they wish to improve their skills. This study group is open to students of all skill levels. The only requirements are a digital camera where the exposure can be adjusted (ideally with a manual exposure mode), a computer (PC or Mac), basic computer skills, and basic knowledge of photographic editing software. Photographic subjects will cover a wide range of topics from architecture and landscapes, animals, macro through street photography. Classroom time will be split among image review, discussion of photographic techniques, tips and tricks, and planning upcoming shoots.