Chicago Botanic Garden Workshop Recap – Days 1 & 2

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A couple weeks ago I taught a 3-day architecture photography workshop through the Chicago Botanic Gardens. We started with a presentation on subject & composition, followed by a couple hours of photographing the architecture around the gardens. There are more areas to shoot than you’d think! First up, the ceiling detail in the Visitor Center. […]

Architecture of the Chicago Botanic Gardens

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A few months ago the Chicago Botanic Gardens reached out to me about teaching a workshop about architecture. At first I was unsure this could work given it’s in the suburbs, away from the obvious architecture of downtown Chicago, and I wasn’t that familiar with the architecture of the gardens. We met to do a […]

Green Chicago…pick 23 of 52 Adventures in Chicago

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Once again it’s been forever since we picked one of our 52 adventure cards. It’s the last week of summer so, before we’re on a rigid back-to-school schedule, I thought we’d make a trip to the Chicago Botanic Gardens. It’s been years since I’ve been out here and the kids have never been; there are […]