Daytime Lighting from Tribune Tower

date November 02, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

As I described in an earlier post, I didn't have a ton to work with in terms of compositions when it came to my shoot from the Tribune Tower Veranda, but one way of creating unique photographs was re-using this composition with various light. I've already posted a blue hour shot of this same location, this shot was actually taken about 45 minutes earlier, with overcast daytime lighting.

Another shot of the skyline from Tribune Tower, this one was taken a bit earlier in the day.  By the way, let's go Cubbies!!!View Exif InformationView on Map

Another shot of the skyline from Tribune Tower, this one was taken a bit earlier in the day. By the way, let's go Cubbies!!!

Curvaceous Wood Pavilion

date November 01, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

This is 'Curvaceous Wood Pavilion" by Studio Gang in the Lincoln Park Zoo. As I point out in my Video Guide to Composition, this is one of the most popular spots in Chicago for wedding portraits and engagements.

Curvaceous Wood Pavilion in Lincoln ParkView Exif InformationView on Map

Curvaceous Wood Pavilion in Lincoln Park

Happy Halloween

date October 31, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

Welcome to the newly designed ShutterRunner.com! I would like to thank Jaclyn Christie for her amazing work on the brand new website re-design.

In addition to the new look and feel, I have also added a ton of content to the website, including an Introduction to Learning Photography Video a Guide to Composition, along with a video demonstrating my use of said guide, and a Comprehensive Guide to Understanding the Exposure Triangle. I hope that you find the new content useful, and I plan on steering this website a bit more in the direction of teaching.

Here is a black and white edit of a photo that I took at Graceland Cemetery. For most of these photos from Graceland, I tried looking up the deceased of the burial site that I photographed, unfortunately, I couldn't find much about Hedwig Engel, so I will leave you with this quote instead:

"The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. "

-Mark Twain

Happy Halloween everyone!! Boo!View on Map

Happy Halloween everyone!! Boo!

Graceland Cemetery Reflection

date October 30, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 1 Comment

Another shot from the reflective lake at Graceland Cemetery.

Another shot of the leaves and tombs of Graceland Cemetery reflecting on the still water.View Exif InformationView on Map

Another shot of the leaves and tombs of Graceland Cemetery reflecting on the still water.

Bridge to Burnham's Grave in Black and White

date October 29, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

This is a black and white edit of the shot posted earlier of the bridge at Graceland Cemetery.

A bridge to the burial grounds of architect Daniel Burnham at Graceland Cemetery.View Exif InformationView on Map

A bridge to the burial grounds of architect Daniel Burnham at Graceland Cemetery.

Here Lies Peter Schoenhofen

date October 28, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

This is the Schoenhofen Pyramid Mausoleum, burial site of Peter Schoenhofen.. Apparently Schoenhofen was a brewer. He must have sold some good beers.

This is the resting place of brewer, Peter Shoenhofen, at Graceland Cemetery.View Exif InformationView on Map

This is the resting place of brewer, Peter Shoenhofen, at Graceland Cemetery.

Bridge to Burnham's Grave

date October 27, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

This is the bridge to the burial area of architect Daniel Burnham. Although there are gravestones far more expansive than that of Daniel Burnham, his family has a sort of private island on the lake in the cemetery.

A bridge to the burial grounds of architect Daniel Burnham at Graceland Cemetery.View Exif InformationView on Map

A bridge to the burial grounds of architect Daniel Burnham at Graceland Cemetery.

Sunset at the Graveyard

date October 26, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

I turned the "Clown Vomit" setting to 11 in photoshop on this one. In all seriousness, if you haven't noticed, I've been going for a more of a realistic post-processing edit than my older work, this one I decided to bring out the extreme post processing techniques. What do you think?

I turned the "Clown Vomit" setting to 11 in photoshop on this one. View on Map

I turned the "Clown Vomit" setting to 11 in photoshop on this one.

The Gravestone of William Kimball

date October 25, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 2 Comments

This is the burial site of William Kimball. Apparently Kimball was a piano salesman. He must have sold some nice pianos.

This is one of the biggest monuments at Graceland, the resting place of piano manufacturer, William Kimball.View Exif InformationView on Map

This is one of the biggest monuments at Graceland, the resting place of piano manufacturer, William Kimball.

Fall at Graceland Cemetery

date October 24, 2016 location Chicago, IL comments 0 Comments

With Halloween coming up, I am going to be doing a week of photos from Graceland Cemetery. I went to Graceland shortly before sunset and shot for about 90 minutes. The park is huge and there is so much to see here. I ended up staying a couple minutes past close, and the gate was locked when I went to leave, for a moment I thought I was locked in until a couple minutes later a security guard came by and let me leave.

A wide crop of a shot of the leaves and tombs of Graceland Cemetery reflecting on the still water.View Exif InformationView on Map

A wide crop of a shot of the leaves and tombs of Graceland Cemetery reflecting on the still water.