I am super excited to tell you about my current project. I’m in the process of writing my first book. “The Photographer’s Guide to Chicago: 100 of the Best Places to Shoot.” The eBook will be available at Amazon, hopefully in August. If you’re interested in getting a sneak peek and helping edit the book […]
The Shedd Aquarium provides an interesting subject for night photography and an amazing daytime photo adventure inside. View Larger Map Shedd Aquarium at Night At night, the Shedd is illuminated so that photos turn out beautiful. Here are some quick tips for shooting the Shedd at night. Shoot multiple exposures to merge on your computer. […]
View Larger Map ; If you’re visiting Chicago there is one place that you should go to get the best view of the skyline of Chicago. It is from Adler Planetarium and Solidarity Drive. Solidarity drive is the road that leads out to Adler Planetarium. Anywhere along here has a great view of the […]
Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, Michigan Avenue, is a great place to get some car trails shots and holiday lights during the season. I hope that you’re joining us for our photo walk Saturday. After we get together for some food and drinks, anyone that is still up for it is going to be going down Michigan […]
The Grand Army of the Republic Rotunda The Chicago Cultural Center is the former Chicago library and it has some amazing architecture. It’s a great free location for a photo adventure when it is too hot, cold, rainy, or snowy to shoot outside. The Cultural Center is located right across from Millennium Park on Michigan […]
Clouds Racing Over the Trump Tower This is part two of a 25 part series on my favorite photography locations in Chicago. See all 25, as they are posted, here. Tomorrow, I will continue my series on the biggest mistake made in processing HDR images. You can read the series, here. Chicago Location #2 […]
This is the first in a series of my favorite locations to shoot in Chicago. Follow along every Thursday for the next installment to see if you have already checked the location off your bucket list. Pritzker Pavilion The Pritzker Pavilion, designed by architect Frank Gehry, is one of Chicago’s architectural gems. And it is […]
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