Private Photography Lessons, Field Sessions, & Private Group Classes

Take Your Photography to the Next Level

Private Lessons and Field Sessions are usually intended for those who already have a certain amount of photographic knowledge and have some additional questions. For those who are new to photography, we recommend that you take our regularly scheduled classes. For instance, if you just purchased your first digital camera, you should take Get to Know Your Camera or Make Great Pictures, Now!. Of course, if our classes do not fit your schedule or you need to gain some quick knowledge before an important photography trip,  then private lessons are a good idea. Please contact us to set up an appointment.

Private Lesson Pricing

  • Personal
  • $75per hour
    • Add $30 + travel rate of $75/hour for Mike to visit your home.

  • Business
  • $200per hour
    • Add $50 + travel rate of $60/hour for Mike to visit your business.

  • Personal Field Session
  • $300for the first hour
    • $200 for each add’l hour
    • Includes up to 90 mins. of round-trip travel time

Possible lessons for private classes topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Photoshop Techniques
  • Learning Exposure
  • Photographic Composition
  • Digital Printmaking
  • Understanding your Camera
  • Using Natural Light
  • Nature Photography
  • Landscape Photography
  • Field Sessions


Attending a photography class with other students is usually the best way to learn photography techniques, but each student is unique and will absorb material differently. And because everyone learns at their own pace, some specific needs and challenges may never be addressed in a workshop setting. So, from time to time, it helps to have personal photography instruction to get you unstuck and catapult you to the next level.

Whether it be general photography information or more specific technical and creative techniques in landscape photography, macro photography, or wildlife photography, Mike can help bring you to that next level of photographic expertise.

Based on various criteria and your specific needs, Mike will design the private lesson with a time period that should properly cover the topic. It may require an hour of instruction at Mike’s home studio or a two-hour field session at a local nature preserve.


For those who cannot make our regularly scheduled classes, Private Group Classes may be a good choice for you. Simply assemble a total of four enthusiastic students (minimum) to take any of our classes at our location. The more people in your group, the less each person pays! And, the leader of the group gets a discount for groups of 5 or more.

We need to know the class you’re interested in taking and the number of students in order to give you a quote. Each students must possess a DSLR camera. Please contact us for details and pricing.

If you have further questions about private photography instruction, please email us or call 630-852-8448 so we can address your specific needs.


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.