Article and photographs by Keith French.
A world away from the concrete mountains and steel-lined Chicago River is a rolling land filled with trees, rivers and streams, deer, badger, wolverines, moose, wolf and both black and brown bear. Roughly a 6-8 hour drive north of Chicago is the upper peninsula of Michigan, the UP as many call it.
Locals say the moose came from a trade with Canada: a few…
Article by Wendy Bright. Photographs by John Szarkowski.
John Szarkowski knew photography. Not only did he shoot beautifully, he critiqued and curated. He thought a lot about what makes a good a photograph.
Szarkowski (1925-2007) grew up in Wisconsin and became interested in photography while a boy. By the late 1940s, he had a degree in art history, a career as a museum photographer, and his…
One of my all-time favorite places to head at sunset for a great night of shooting is Fullerton Beach with a trip through Lincoln Park at twilight and dusk. This Saturday, I’ll be leading a small workshop/tour through this area if you’d like to join us. I’m limiting the group to 8 people so I can work with each of you one-on-one. If you’d like to shoot alongside me, get some tips, and some…
The forecast for sunrise is light showers and overcast after an evening of heavy rain. It’s fall in the Shawnee National Forest (southern Illinois) where rain totals are usually light.
During the evening planning session for the next day’s shoots, fellow photographers were thinking out loud about the feasibility of shooting in the morning. I assured them there was no reason for a pre-dawn…
Three new tours coming up! I’ll take you to some of my favorite locations and help you to get some amazing images. These will not have a formal teaching component, but I will be shooting alongside offering advice, helping with composition, and answering your questions.
I’m planning these tours the same way I would plan them if I were shooting on my own or with a group of my friends. I have a good…
Article by Wendy Bright. Photographs by Angie McMonigal and Chris Smith. Featured image by Angie McMonigal.
One of Chicago’s most iconic buildings, Union Station, is also one of its most photogenic. Located just west of the river at Canal & Adams, Union Station transports one to the glory days of train travel, when Chicago was the rail hub of the nation and everyone traveling across the…
Article and photos by Wendy Bright.
Last Saturday’s Photo Walk at the University of Chicago proved a challenge in many ways. The unrelenting rain in the hours leading up to the walk made carrying on with things a tough call. Further, photographers planning on coming to the walk had challenges on their hands: everything from flooded basements to terrible traffic.
We postponed the walk an…
One of the Chicago’s Best Interiors
Location: 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602
Website: Cultural Center
Hours: M-Th 8AM-7PM, F 8AM-6PM, Sa 9AM-6PM, Su 10 AM-6PM
Architects: Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge (1893)
Photography Restrictions: Restricted in some galleries, but no restrictions…
Night Photography Mini Workshops this weekend
Saturday is filled up. Sign up for Sunday, August 31st, using the Paypal button below. If you’re coming to either night, check out episodes
Open House Chicago is coming soon!
Well, kinda soon. But make sure to put it on your calendar.
Interview with Chicago Photographer Michael Salisbury
University of Chicago Photo Walk with Wendy tomorrow! Saturday, August 23rd, 5 to 9 pm
As you may have heard on Chris’s most recent podcast episode, join me for our next photo walk tomorrow: Saturday, August 23rd. We will be hitting the best spots on the University of Chicago campus.
If you haven’t already reserved your spot, see end of this post.
The University of Chicago is famous for its…