Two Day Workshop: Drips, Drops & Illusions

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)


Join us in a two day workshop to learn to the basics of splash photography.

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March 10th & 11th, 9:00 am


Join us in a two day workshop to learn to the basics of splash photography.  Taught by Nick Sinnott at Chicago Photography Classes.

During the day learn the basics of using strobes (off-camera flashes) in combination with macro photography to create stunning images with items found in your house.  After seeing the various methods demonstrated, you will also put what you learned to practice and begin to create Drips, Drops & Illusion photographs during the workshop. There will be four stations at which you can put into practice what has been demonstrated. During the second day, we will be editing photos in Lightroom and printing the best photos from the weekend.


  • Students need to have completed Photo 2 or have permission from the instructor to take the class.
  • Students need have a DSLR, a detachable flash unit and the ability to fire the flash off-camera.

Other useful but not required equipment:

  • Tripod
  • Cable Shutter Release
  • Macro Lens, extension tube or magnification filter

Other art center’s try to Impress you with what  they and others have done… We want to Impress – With what we will teach YOU to do 😉

Class Info

Class Length

2 Days


$375 – A $100 Deposit require to secure spot


Photo II



detachable flash unit

the ability to fire the flash off-camera

Other Class Info

Useful: Tripod, Cable Shutter Release, Macro Lens, extension tube or magnification filter


Nick Sinnott


4001 N. Ravenswood Ave.
First Floor
Chicago, IL 60613

7 reviews for Two Day Workshop: Drips, Drops & Illusions

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Holly Wessol

    What do I love about this school? Hands down it is the instructors and the dedication to making sure you learn at your pace and skill level.

    I started getting serious about photography a year ago this month. The accelerated growth I have experienced is completely unexpected. My friends and family tell me my photos should be in National Geographic – quite the exaggerated compliment for an amateur!

    How did I get there? Taking classes here!

    This workshop unpacked how to create images that are seemingly impossible. Nick guided us through his Macguyvered/Frankensteined dripping, dropping, splashing machines and opened our eyes to the beautiful world of macro photography. The amount of ‘oohing and aahing’ heard was a testament to Nick and his unassailable ability to teach. He simply goes above and beyond every single time.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thomas Atkinson

    Absolutely loved this weekend workshop! Tons of fun and you will get some great shots that you didn’t think you’d ever take yourself!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Ehrmann

    This was my first class at Chicago Photography Classes, but it will not be my last. The workshop was terrific. Nick and his colleagues are outstanding. They are clearly highly skilled teachers and made the class both fun and instructive. I learned an enormous amount about this type of photography. If I could give the workshop 10 stars, I would!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jean-Philippe Thierry

    This is my second weekend workshop at the school and for sure not the last. I was excited about drips and drops the day I came to know such a workshop existed. You won’t be disappointed: it’s a blast charged up with great tricks to do some at home and fun stations that most of us won’t mess up with at home.

    Thanks Nick for putting this together!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Annette Nieves

    I highly recommend this class!
    I consider myself a lifetime learner and this class has been on my bucket list a long time. I finally had the opportunity to attend this 2-day workshop last weekend and there was so much excitement in the air. The time and energy put into this class by the staff was outstanding. But nothing was more exciting than that moment when that one amazing drip, drop or illusion was caught in camera. It was totally the WOW factor.

    The 2 days few by. Nick’s enthusiastic energy was carried on through his staff of helpers. The likes of Neale, Danny and Paul really helped the student along the way and they also looked to be having fun right along with us .
    Again amazing workshop and instructors.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeanie Hangartner

    As always Nick and his colleagues provided the best workshop and learning opportunity. I’ve loved all the classes and workshops at Chicago Photography!!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lynda Glass (verified owner)

    This was so much fun! Of course the goal is to leave the workshop with fabulous images (and you do) but you really have fun while shooting. Also if you have taken other classes like Photo I, II and III you see the thread of learning in making these images, composition, the exposure triangle, patience. Thanks Nick, Danny and Neale.

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