Fall Reflection at the Zoo

date November 13, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

I spent about an hour laying face down in the parking lot of the Lincoln Park zoo trying to compose some photos incorporating reflections of the skyline onto them. I got a few funny looks from passersby, but it was all worth it in the end.

The skyline reflected into a puddle with some autumn leaves at the Lincoln Park Zoo.View Exif InformationView on Map

The skyline reflected into a puddle with some autumn leaves at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

Looking up at the Crown

date November 12, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Today's post is yet another from my shoot at the rooftop of Tribune Tower. As described in my Guide to Composition, when going for a symmetrical shot like this it's incredibly important to get the shot lined up nice and straight, and this is not something that you want to try and save for post.

Another angle of the crown of the rooftop at Tribune Tower.View Exif InformationView on Map

Another angle of the crown of the rooftop at Tribune Tower.

Ulysses S. Grant Memorial Statue

date November 11, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

This is the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial statue near the Lincoln Park Zoo. I've always had trouble getting a good photo of this statue. It seems like it should be so easy but something about the elevation of it makes it difficult to incorporate in the nearby scenery of the zoo and even Lake Michigan. Here I went for a straight on symmetrical composition at sunset, incorporating the colors from behind the statue.

The Ulysses S. Grant Memorial Statue at the Lincoln Park ZooView Exif InformationView on Map

The Ulysses S. Grant Memorial Statue at the Lincoln Park Zoo

Teddy Enjoying a Fall Day

date November 10, 2016 location Barrington, IL comments 0 Comments

We took Teddy for a walk in Barrington this past weekend. He has been loving this unusually warm weather we've had in November. Be sure to follow Teddy on instagram @TeddyKardashian.

Teddy running through some leaves in Barrington.View Exif InformationView on Map

Teddy running through some leaves in Barrington.

Honest Abe

date November 08, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

In honor of today's election, here is a photo of the Abraham Lincoln statue currently on display on Michigan Ave, across from the Wrigley building.

The Abraham Lincoln Statue currently featured on Michigan Ave.View Exif InformationView on Map

The Abraham Lincoln Statue currently featured on Michigan Ave.

Memorials in Chalk on the Wrigley Field Walls

date November 07, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

After winning the World Series, Cubs fans brought chalk to Wrigley Field and wrote heartwarming messages in honor of friends and family that didn't make it for this historic event. We swung by Wrigley last night to check it out and fans were there in droves. If you didn't know better you might think that the Cubs had a game last night.

Cubs fans honored those that couldn't be here to celebrate the World Series victory by writing messages on the Wrigley Field walls.View Exif InformationView on Map

Cubs fans honored those that couldn't be here to celebrate the World Series victory by writing messages on the Wrigley Field walls.

Ferris Wheel Reflection

date November 06, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

This is a ferris wheel at the Lincoln Park zoo. I managed to catch this shot shortly after a rain storm, and was able to use the reflection of the ferris wheel onto this rain puddle in the shot. Watch the video below to see how this shot was made from start to finish. If you are wondering more about how to compose photos, be sure to check out my Comprehensive Guide to Composition.



The Lincoln Park Zoo Ferris Wheel reflected onto a rain puddle.View Exif InformationView on Map

The Lincoln Park Zoo Ferris Wheel reflected onto a rain puddle.

Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series Parade

date November 04, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

I had a blast shooting the Chicago Cubs Parade today! Check out the timelaps video below taken of the walk along the parade route on Michigan Ave.



The Chicago Cubs World Series Championship ParadeView Exif InformationView on Map

The Chicago Cubs World Series Championship ParadeView Exif InformationView on Map

The Chicago Cubs World Series Championship ParadeView Exif InformationView on Map

The Chicago Cubs World Series Championship ParadeView Exif InformationView on Map

The Chicago Cubs World Series Championship ParadeView Exif InformationView on Map

The Chicago Cubs World Series Championship ParadeView Exif InformationView on Map

The Chicago Cubs World Series Championship ParadeView Exif InformationView on Map

The Chicago Cubs World Series Championship ParadeView Exif InformationView on Map

The Chicago Cubs World Series Championship ParadeView Exif InformationView on Map

Gettysburg Address on the Crown Veranda

date November 04, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Photographing on the rooftop of the Tribune building was a unique experience for me in that I don't think I've ever shot for that long a period of time within such a small space. The experience really forced me to think carefully about compositions, an exercise that can prove beneficial in developing photography skills. For this shot, I captured the Gettysburg Address carved into the side of the concrete of the Veranda.

The Gettysburg Address carved into the walls of the Rooftop Veranda at the Tribune Tower.View Exif InformationView on Map

The Gettysburg Address carved into the walls of the Rooftop Veranda at the Tribune Tower.

The Chicago Cubs Won the World Series!

date November 03, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

This is a favorite spot of mine. The small body of water here is often still enough to get a nice reflection of the Chicago Skyline. This shot was taken during the filming of my Guide to Composition video.

Woohoo!  This is a photo of fall in it's peak at the Lincoln Park Zoo.View Exif InformationView on Map

Woohoo! This is a photo of fall in it's peak at the Lincoln Park Zoo.