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After the Rain: The University of Chicago Campus

After the Rain: The University of Chicago Campus

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…

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Photographing the Chicago Cultural Center

Photographing the Chicago Cultural Center

From The Photographer’s Guide to Chicago: 100 Of The Best Locations and How To Photograph Them

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)

Admission: Free

Photography Restrictions: Restricted in some galleries, but no restrictions…

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Chicago Through the Eyes of Michael Salisbury: OOC Episode 15

Chicago Through the Eyes of Michael Salisbury: OOC Episode 15

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.

Open House Chicago: October 18th and 19th, 2015

 

Interview with Chicago Photographer Michael Salisbury

Michael…

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Out of Chicago Photo Walk: The University of Chicago

Out of Chicago Photo Walk: The University of Chicago

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…

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Urban Night Photography Mini Workshop

Urban Night Photography Mini Workshop

August 30th, Labor Day Saturday, I am teaching an Out of Chicago mini workshop on urban night photography. Think of it as part workshop, part tour. I am still figuring out the details, but we will meet at 5pm at a Panera, Starbucks, or Corner Bakery around the Loop or Michigan Avenue for a quick rundown of everything I do for night photography. I’ll answer any questions you have and help you set…

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First Photographs Ever Made

First Photographs Ever Made

It makes sense that the earliest photographs ever produced feature buildings.  After all, they don’t move like humans or animals do; when your exposure time is twenty minutes to several hours, buildings make good subjects.

The oldest known photograph (below) is by Frenchman Joseph Nicéphore Niépce (1765-1833).  Centuries of advances in chemistry and optics, including the invention of the camera…

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Where to See Richard Nickel’s Photography

Where to See Richard Nickel’s Photography

Richard Nickel (1928-1972) is an important Chicago photographer worth knowing.  If you are interested in photographing architecture, his body of work is worth studying.

As we did a couple of days ago with Vivian Maier, below is a guide to where you can see Nickel’s photography.

On a gray April morning in 1972, architecture photographer and preservationist Richard Nickelwent by himself into Adler…

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Storytelling in Street Photography with Marie Laigneau: OOC Episode 14

Storytelling in Street Photography with Marie Laigneau: OOC Episode 14

Images by Marie Laigneau

Don’t miss out on Wendy Bright’s Out of Chicago photography tour of the University of Chicago on August 23rd. Get more details here.

Follow Marie Laigneau at MarieLaigneau.com
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Pick of the week: The Olympus E-M10 with the Olympus 17mm 1.8 lens

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Compact System Camera (Black)- Body only

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 (Black) for Olympus and Panasonic Micro 4/3…

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Where to See Vivian Maier’s Photography

Where to See Vivian Maier’s Photography

Chances are you’ve heard of Vivian Maier, the undiscovered until after her death street photographer nanny – who is a very hot topic now all over the world.  Although she came from New York and lived in France, hers is a very Chicago story.  Her huge archive has been bought by a number of people who are actively sharing, selling, and promoting her work around the world.  If you want to see her…

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Architectural Photography at the University of Chicago

Architectural Photography at the University of Chicago

University of Chicago Photo Walk with Wendy:  Saturday, August 23rd, 5 to 9 pm.  

If you haven’t already reserved your spot, see end of this post.

The University of Chicago takes its architecture very seriously.  And no wonder: from the earliest buildings of the 1890s to the most recent construction, the campus features designs by some of the most exciting and well-known architects in the world:…

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