There’s a brand new school in Barrington dedicated to teaching students of all ages how to create great photography and use digital media to perfect and publish images. Barrington photographer, Susan McConnell, is launching a new branch of her business this week by unveiling her new Barrington photography school named Musée School of Photography and Digital Media.
Susan will be teaching a series of classes out of her downtown Barrington photography studio at 110 E. Main Street. The well lit space is equipped with the photography and technology tools of Susan’s trade which she’ll use to help teach these classes….
She’s keeping the class sizes deliberately small so there will be plenty of opportunities for Susan’s one-on-one approach to teaching. The classes are being offered for adults as well as middle and high schoolers. Susan sums up her school’s mission with this simple statement:
“Photographing the people we love and the places we frequent; photography is a part of everyone’s life now. At Musée, we’re passionate about photography and digital media and we’re passionate about passing on our knowledge so that your photographs can be all they are supposed to be … all that you need them to be. Taking great photographs from the start, that’s important. Using editing tools to turn your images into something spectacular, that’s even more important. And then using those images along with your voice, that’s the ultimate.”
Here’s a look at Susan’s descriptions of the school’s three debut classes:
Take and Make Great Pictures
This is a photography and editing class all wrapped up into one. Learn about artistry in photography as well as practical and useful information that will get you to a place where you take great pictures. We will focus on taking pictures of people and places and then we will learn what to do with your photographs once you have them in your computer with an amazing, free editing software. This class will make all the difference in the world! Please bring your camera to class, point & shoot or digital slr, so we can go out and get to work!
Tuition: $148 for two, 2-hour sessions. (Limit 3 per class)
Class Options – For Adults (Choose from the following two-day sessions)
- Tuesday, May 29th and Tuesday, June 5th from from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 29th and Tuesday, June 5th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 30th and Wednesday, June 6th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Monday, June 4th and Monday, June 11th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 10th and Tuesday, July 17th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Class Options – For Middle and High Schoolers
- Monday, June 4th and Monday, June 11th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 10th and Tuesday, July 17th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Build – A – Blog
Blogs are powerful tools for businesses, projects and even families. Millions of blogs now exist and some are monetized! Build – A – Blog can put you on the path to blogging success. Using the WordPress platform, you will learn all the tips about writing blog posts, the importance of photographs in your blog as well as how to use your blog with Facebook. Bring your laptop and your digital pictures.
Tuition: $122 for one 3-hour session (Limit 3 per class)
- Wednesday, June 6th from 1 to 4 p.m.
- Friday, June 8th, from 1 to 4 p.m.
- Monday, June 16th from 1 to 4 p.m.
Make a Glorious Photo Book
Take those photos out of your computer and put them on your coffee table as a professional photo book. We’ll show you an easy-to-use (free) professional software that you’ll love! Select your photos and bring your laptop so we can get started. Photo books come in all shapes and sizes. These are great gifts!
Tuition: $72 for one 2-hour session (Limit 3 per class)
- Tuesday, June 5th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (BYOB)
- Tuesday, June 12th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (BYOB)
- Thursday, June 18th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (BYOB)
- Tuesday, July 12th from 3 to 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 13th from 3 to 5 p.m.
All Musée classes will take place at Susan McConnell’s studio, 110 E. Main Street in Barrington, Illinois. To reserve your space today, CLICK HERE, call Susan at 847-528-2044 or send her an email at Susan@SusanMcConnellPhotography.com. To view Susan’s professional photography, visit her website at SusanMcConnellPhotography.com or check out her Musée School’s new website at MuseeSchool.com.
I created a fantastic photo book after attending one class at Musee. Susan McConnell provides step-by-step instruction on the how-to’s and offers skillful advice on page layouts. I especially appreciate her patience and the generous way she shares her knowledge. I cherish my first photo book!