Get to Know Your Camera


Course Requirements

This photography class is not only for newbies. It’s for any photographer who owns a digital interchangeable lens camera (DSLR or EVF) and doesn’t understand exposure.

If you have questions about your experience, please contact us.


We only require that you have an excitement for photography, a desire to learn, and a digital camera that allows for proper learning. This class is a required for you to take our classes, like Complete Exposure. However, you don’t need to take Get to Know Your Camera to attend our outings.


Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera (DSLR or mirrorless/EVF) with spot or partial metering and lens. These cameras accept different lenses and give you complete access to all the controls. The camera cannot be shared with someone else in class.


Wonderful hands-on lessons take place during the second session. But you won’t be able to do them if you don’t do your simple homework assignment. The assignment is to find a handful of buttons and to read the handout to  absorb the information presented during the first session. When you return to the second session, you don’t have understand everything. But it is expected that you apply yourself. If your someone who needs a little extra guidance and attention, that’s okay. We offer private lessons just for you!


You’ll be indoors, so just dress comfortably.


In additional to these course requirements, please read through our terms and conditions before deciding to sign up.

If you have further questions about Mike MacDonald photography workshops just contact us.

CONVENIENTLY LOCATED: Creative Eye Workshops offers a variety of photography classes in the Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Illinois (near Naperville, IL). Because we are located off the 63rd Street/Hobson Road exit of I-355 and close to main thoroughfares like Warrenville Road, Ogden Avenue, Belmont Road/Finley Road, 75th Street, Butterfield Road, and Route 53, we are quickly and immediately accessible from nearby towns like Bolingbrook, Lisle, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Oak Brook, Westmont, Woodridge, Plainfield, and Aurora. But, because of our accessibility, students come from all around to take our weekday evening photo courses, including those from Oak Park, La Grange, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, and the city of Chicago. Students have driven from as far as away as Indiana, McHenry County, and Evanston because they know that we offer something better and different.