Indiana Dunes & The Chicago Skyline

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Long on my photo bucket list has been to shoot the Chicago skyline from the Indiana Dunes State Park. At certain times of the year, the sun sets directly behind the skyline and with a telephoto lens you can capture this stunning view. Last Friday, I finally got over there and lucked out with a […]

Chicago Skyline

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Earlier this month I was invited by Chicago’s First Lady Cruises to take part in an Instagram meetup for photographers. We spent 2 hours cruising the lake and river during sunset and blue hour on a beautiful fall night. The light on the northern edge of Trump Tower was beautiful. A couple of shots of […]

Chicago Skyline Views from the 18th Street Bridge

The 18th Street Bridge is not as well know for skyline images as the Adler Planetarium, but it’s a great location that offers a variety of views. The bridge goes over the south branch of the Chicago River, as well as a railyard, which are great foregrounds. The easiest way to access the bridge is […]

The best Chicago rooftops for cityscapes

After sharing our best locations for cityscapes in Chicago, we thought we’d come back with the best rooftop locations. Elevated views are always great and Chicago has a lot of options to get something a little different! Let’s start with the obvious observations deck. Chicago has two observatories that are open year-round: 360 Chicago and […]

The best Chicago cityscapes

Chicago is known for its world-class architecture, and rightfully so. But where are the best places to capture views of the city? Let’s share our best location to photograph Chicago cityscapes and skyline views! Starting along the lake on the North side, we have North Avenue Beach. Closer to Downtown, you get a great skyline […]

Skyline Chicago

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Just a quick little blog post of some skyline shots of our beautiful city. Not my typical focus but when given a good opportunity and vantage point it’s hard to resist. Enjoy and Happy Wednesday!  

Sunday Sunrise

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My first instameet…hard to believe! Seems I’m always late to the party with these things, and I would have missed out on this opportunity had a friend not had a +1 for this outing. So glad he invited me along despite the 3:30am wake-up call! We were allowed up to the Wills (Sears) Tower Skydeck […]

London House Chicago

A couple weekends ago I had a little staycation at the London House Chicago…I’ve been wanting to checkout the hotel and the rooftop views for a couple months now so I’m glad I finally managed a stop by. First, the hotel is amazing! Beautifully decorated and the views….wow! Perfect! The weather wasn’t all that stellar […]

Long Shadows

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  There are a few types of shots every Chicago photographer creates and the images in this post certainly fall into that category. While they may not be the most original images you’ve ever seen, they were certainly fun to create. And, simply, a fun phenomena to see for myself. I’ve been wanting to get […]

Inside + Outside the Art Institute of Chicago

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Last Thursday I finally made it to the Art Institute (AI) to visit the Steiglitz exhibit, The New Contemporary exhibit and a few others. I arrived shortly before the museum opened at 10:30 so I had a little time to wander the bridge of the modern wing of the museum (designed by Renzo Piano), which […]