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Starting Tue 1/4, Chicago Photography Center showcases its educational programming with three nights of free sample classes. Ongoing from 6:30 to 9 PM until Thu 1/6, offerings include Street Photography, Photojournalism, Converting Film to Digital, and Matting and Framing. On Fri 1/7 at 7 PM, former Tribune photographer Charles Osgood talks about his career and offers advice to aspiring photographers. Also included throughout the week: free hot apple cider and the chance to win prizes like free admission to one of CPC’s photo boot camps. More information, including a full schedule of sample classes, is here.