Student Images – 2023 Chicago Workshop

Time for the student images from the recent Chicago workshop! Always a favorite post to share. So fun seeing the different interpretations made of the locations we visited together. Sandi Spaulding This was Sandi’s first workshop with me, so nice to have her explore Chicago and capture some unique takes on the Chicago Cultural Center, […]

Student Images from the October 2021 Chicago Workshop

Time for a look at some of the student’s work from the October Chicago Workshop! Libby Sutton First up, Libby Sutton who joined us from Milwaukee for her first workshop with me 🙂 She had some great abstracts of Burberry (using ICM) and the BP Bridge. Plus, a detailed cityscape of the Loop and ‘L’ […]

Private Photowalk – The Loop, Millennium Park, Lakeshore East

millennium park, bp bridge, frank gehry

It’s been a busy summer for private photowalks! This time around I met up with two ladies from Philly who either have never been to Chicago or haven’t been here in many years. So much fun having the opportunity to show them some of Chicago’s best architecture. We started with the relatively new Calatrava sculpture, […]

Student Images from the August 2021 Chicago Workshop

You’ve seen my shots from the workshop, but isn’t it more fun to peek at some of the attendee’s images for a different perspective?! Let’s dive right in! Omar Jeffries This was the first workshop where everyone was from out of town, not a single local Chicagoan! Omar joined us from Cleveland. He has a […]

Private Workshop – The Loop, Lakeshore East

olafur eliasson, atmospheric wave wall, willis tower

It’s been a summer of private workshops, which are always a great time! This time, it was with a wife/husband duo and we spent a day in the sweltering heat we’ve been having checking out a bunch of Loop and Lakeshore East locations. First up, Calatrava’s Constellation. I’ve been here a lot lately and I’m […]

Private Workshop – South Loop, The Loop, Lakeshore East

alexander calder, calder red, calder flamingo

Last week I had a private workshop with a wonderful woman who has done a couple of these 1on1’s with me. It’s always so nice to catch up, explore the city, and see how her shooting has evolved. After seeing a post of mine on Instagram, she requested we visit the Paragon. An apartment building […]

Spertus Institute, inside & out

spertus institute, krueck + sexton architects

Chicago has so many great locations to photograph. One of our favorites for abstracts, in particular, is the Spertus Institute. It’s also a location we’ll be checking out during the Friday add-on session during the October workshop. Let’s start with a wide view of this Krueck + Sexton designed building along South Michigan Avenue. You […]

Lincoln Park Pavilion – cityscapes & abstracts

lincoln park pavilion, studio gang architects, chicago architecture

It’s rare one location works well for both cityscapes and abstracts, but the Studio Gang-designed pavilion along Lincoln Park’s nature boardwalk is one of those ideal locations. Starting wide, you can use the pavilion to frame a portion of  Chicago’s skyline. Either from inside the pavilion for a more fill-the-frame perspective or stepping back and […]

Chicago Workshop 2018 Recap

lincoln park pavilion, studio gang architects

For the second year in a row, we held our Chicago workshop in October. Our weather was quite chilly and pretty gloomy but that didn’t stop us from getting great photos. Sometimes overcast days work better for certain subjects, I’ll be sure to point out where 🙂 This year we started with a Friday morning […]

Private Workshop Recap

millennium park, pritzker pavilion, frank gehry

A couple weeks ago I taught another 1on1 workshop to a talented lady originally from the Netherlands. She’s been in Chicago for a little over a year now and creates these great abstracts of her own (check out her Instagram account!), but wanted some guidance on shooting architecture in a more detailed/abstract way, so we […]