I moved from Washington State to Chicago in 2004 and immediately fell in love with this city and devoured any history I could get my hands on. I have explored almost every nook and cranny of Chicago and love to give visitors impromptu history tours (yes, feel bad for them). My wife and children are more patient than you'd ever expect them to be when I make them do things like pull over on the side of the highway so I can get a shot of a sunset over a farm in the middle of Indiana - and for that I'm grateful. My favorite street photographer (and favorite photographer in general) is Garry Winogrand and if you don't know his stuff, I highly recommend you spend some time looking at his work. I hope to see you out shooting some day! Here is a link to some of my favorite street shots I've taken. https://www.flickr.com/photos/99074819@N02/sets/72157644133672130/
Hello everybody, my name is Alton Parker. I'm a veteran photographer and proud owner of Alton Parker Photography-Chicago, Inc. I'm born and raised in Chicago, married 8 years to my wife Shelencia, and a loving father to our 2 year old daughter Maria, without whom my life would not be complete. My areas of expertise include nature and portrait photography, but I'm known especially among my peers for my urban landscape work which has been my primary forms of expression and inspiration for nearly 20 years. Our city's landscape inspires me the most.
Colin currently resides in the western suburbs of Chicago with his family and his beloved labradoodle. He is also the founder of scenora.com (a platform that provides additional context to images) and christmaslightsonamap.com. His passions include technology, travel and photography. Colin specializes in architectural, real estate, landscape and travel photography. He loves sharing his photography expertise through one-on-one lessons and helping real estate related professionals showcase their properties and creativity with captivating immersive images. You can follow his work: At Facebook : http://bit.ly/fbcgapooc Flickr: http://bit.ly/flkrcgapooc Blog: http://cgarchitecturalphotography.com/
Kyle is a Chicago-based photographer with a passion for traveling and an interest in landscape, architectural, and street photography.
Born and raised in the Western Suburbs of Chicago, I first picked up a digital camera over seven years ago and haven't put it down since. I have a keen interest in cityscapes and travel photography, but have been known to try my hand at street and black and white photography as well. Currently working on an ongoing personal project documenting skylines of the major cities in North America.
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!
Mike Boening is a Detroit photographer with a passion to “Shoot Light and Shoot Often.” Mike teaches and leads groups with Discover Your World Photography Workshops and Tours and contributes to magazines like Nailed . He captures a variety of images - sports, corporate head shots, street and urban exploration. His work can be found in Visit Detroit Magazine and fortune 500 company websites. He is passionate about what can be accomplished with Micro Four Thirds systems as well as all smaller form factor cameras.
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.
For nearly forty years I’ve worked in the advertising business as a copywriter, creative director and agency owner. Now I’m retired and indulging my lifelong interest in photography. I categorize my portfolios in 3 genres: Street/city, landscape and travel. Everywhere I am looking for interesting things to shoot, from the streets of Chicago/suburbs and Paris to Point Lobos, California. My artistic goals? I want to love the photos I take. I am striving for the one photo to share with no qualifications and no explanations. My truth is in the photo, especially the print.
I'm native New Yorker (state, not city) who's lived in the Chicago suburbs for the last 20+ years after stints in Cleveland and Pittsburgh. My day job is in IT at an area BioPharma, but photography is what I do for fun. Most weekends you'll find me wandering around Chicago shooting cityscapes and architectural photos.
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 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.
Since 1984 Keith has had the opportunity to shoot on 4 continents, The Azores, & the South Pacific. A one-time camera store owner Keith worked his way around the photography industry and has developed a unique perspective from the view point of a photographer, a photo lab technician, an equipment retailer/salesmen, and commercial studio owner. An award winning photographer who loves to teach and share his passion with others. Learn more about Keith at My Site</
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.
Cityscape and architecture photographer living in Toronto, Canada. I am looking to show the city in ways that we can’t see in our every day busy life. I am truly convinced that each city is beautiful and I look for the moments that will make you fall in love with it. Follow my journey on www.anotherangle.eu
Native of Chicago's South Side, grew up on the North Shore. Corporate communications/investor relations consultant. Die-hard White Sox fan who has seen two World Series in Chicago. Author of There Used to be a Synagogue Here: Former Chicago Temples. Blogs at http://brulelaker.blogspot.com.
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.
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.
Welcome to Out of Chicago! I started this site in 2012 for Chicago photographers to find new locations and for me to share my love of photography, Chicago, and post-processing. Out of Chicago has become a fantastic community of photographers from Chicago and around the world. During the day, I teach high school physics, I am a proud husband and father of two amazing kids.