May 16-19, 2024
It’s time for the next Chicago workshop!
This year we have an extra day to explore my hometown. Four full days capturing old & new, interiors & exteriors, skyscrapers, sculptures, and much in between. The focus will be on creating detailed and abstract interpretations of the city’s built environment, day and night.
A few days before we meet in person, we’ll come together for an online presentation with tips on composition. Once the in-person portion wraps, I’ll share a post-processing tutorial with you. You’ll have a couple of weeks to work on your images and then we’ll meet up online once again for a review session of each participant’s work.
PRESENTATION: Tuesday, May 14, 7pm CT
REVIEW SESSION: Thursday, May 30, 7pm CT
Campus North Residential Commons
These are just some of the locations we’ll see. A more detailed itinerary will be sent out a couple of weeks prior to us meeting in-person.
We’ll be walking A LOT, about 4 miles per day! Please be prepared with good shoes, water, snacks, and travel light!
Friday and Saturday we will be inside museums – THEY DO NOT ALLOW BACKPACKS (unless you’re willing to check them or they’re small and you can wear them on the front of you). So, I recommend a good crossbody bag or be willing to check your backpack at each location (I will be checking my backpack).
I recommend a mid-range zoom around the 24-70mm range + a 70-200mm telephoto (the telephoto will be likely be your most used lens). If you’d like to bring an additional lens, a wide angle, 12-24mm range, may be useful in a couple of locations (most notably the museum staircases).
We will use tripods on both Friday and Saturday night but will stop back at the hotel to retrieve them. You will NOT have to carry them all day. Our meeting and ending point each day will be the hotel – The Club Quarters Hotel, Wacker at Michigan. Even if you are not staying at the hotel, I’m sure those that are will store your tripod until the evening shoots.