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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.