I enjoy many kinds of photography but nature photography, particularly macro photography, is my passion. I love looking at the world up-close, seeing the patterns, colors and textures in nature that might easily be missed. My career took me from being an art therapist to teaching young children and I love sharing the wonders of nature with children. I am a wife and mother to three great kids who have all left the nest, leaving me lots of time for photography. You will often find me at the Chicago Botanic Garden, camera in hand, and I enjoy blogging about what's new at the Garden.
Brian Koprowski is a Chicago photographer that specializes in capturing beautiful, epic images of our city. Follow his work at http://www.bkphotograffi.com/. Here at Out of Chicago, we love Brian because he's always willing to share his knowledge of the city and his favorite locations. Thanks Brian!
Originally from the Mitten State, I have always been infatuated with big cities especially Chicago. As well as shooting the city and the places I travel, I am also a wedding and engagement photographer. During the week days I am a project engineering and a devoted husband to my loving wife.
A Pennsylvania native whose paying job drew me from the hills and valley's of Pittsburgh to the flat lands of greater Chicago. My interests in photography are diverse. I find interest in all genres and love the constant learning and challenges of this craft. Though when creativity wains I always revert to macro photography where you truly see beauty that is often overlooked.
Kyle is a Chicago-based photographer with a passion for traveling and an interest in landscape, architectural, and street photography.
I still remember the day I fell in love with photography. I was a young man of 10 or so, an uncle had given me his darkroom equipment, I pedaled my bicycle over to the next town to purchase film, chemicals and printing paper, borrowed my mother’s camera and went to work seeing what I could see with a camera. Looking at the first prints come up in the developer was magic For the first time I could bring my unique way of looking at things in a manner others could see and feel! My commercial work has been published around the world in catalogs and company profiles. I have countless fine art prints hanging in homes and businesses since first offering custom hand made prints in 1983. Today I use the finest digital printing equipment with archival paper and inks, and custom mount and matte each print using archival materials and methods. Not content to stand still in any one format or medium, I have transitioned over the years from 35mm film to medium format film to large format film and now digital mediums and formats while still using film from time to time for specialized applications. Digital format was an easy fit for me, as I have over 35 years of computer software experience. I am the dichotomy man of the photographic world. I can spend a day shooting eight photos or shoot eight photos in a second. I’m equally adept at developing a roll of film in my darkroom as I am using the latest software and hardware to process digital images. I’ve captured the essence of an event in a single photo or may take thousands of photos to chronicle every detail. I can spend months developing new uncharted techniques or half a day teaching it. I’m interested the smallest technical detail of a photograph while keeping the overall emotional response as my top priority. I regularly host photowalks with my Meetup group, Chicago Photographic Arts & Fun, one of the largest photography meetup groups in the Chicagoland area. My intimate knowledge of the city has enabled me to host successful photographic based tours for international guests as well as locals. I have a strong educational background and I am certified as a Director Of Education in an accredited school having written the complete curriculum and managing a staff of instructors for a technical school receiving Federal grants and assistance. I have written and hold classes on everything from basic exposure to advanced Photoshop post-processing.as well as private tutoring. I’m out and about almost every day photographing Chicago architecture and the numerous newsworthy events here, and annually I photograph the Chiditarod food drive, the Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue event, the Autism Speaks North Shore Walk with 1,000 participants, and the Autism Speaks Soldier Field event with 15,000 participants. In the end it is my goal to have some fun every day through my photography.
I’m a commercial photographer who calls the great city of Chicago home. My photographic corner of interest focuses on food and architectural photography. When I’m not busy with my client work, I’m exploring the city for my #ChicagoLandmarks project and when Mother Nature cooperates, watching and photographing urban storms.
I hail from Milwaukee, but long held a secret crush on Chicago – until grad school when that crush blossomed into true love. I earned my M.A. in art history, specializing in American architecture. Although not required for school, my personal library of Chicago architecture books grew to unwieldy proportions; moving to my beloved Chicago was the only option. Having studied with the Chicago Architecture Foundation and with some of the best experts on the city’s history and architecture, I am eager to share my passion and knowledge of Chicago’s built environment with fellow photographers. In fact, one of my favorite things to do in the city is to explore with camera (or iPhone) in hand and let the the city show itself in new ways.