This is yet another shot of the staircase at Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago. This staircase seems to get a lot of attention from photographers, and for a good reason.
I will be posting this and several more pictures this week from my recent photography workshop at the University of Chicago. This is Ida Noyes Hall, an incredibly photogenic building on the Chicago campus.
A few weekends ago I attended a workshop led by Justin Kern at the University of Chicago. One of the places that we shot was the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel seen here. The workshop focused primarily on composition, and having many other photographers photographing the same place really got the juices flowing in terms of coming up with unique compositions.
Atlantis June 07, 2012 |
I was fortunate enough to spend last week at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas. I was able to go out shooting each of the five days I spent there, and caught just about every sunset the islands had to show off during my trip. The combination of light, clouds, sea and amazing architecture of the hotel were absolutely stunning and I am looking forward to posting many more pics here in the coming weeks. I found it remarkable how busy with people the resort grounds were during the day, while at sunset, in the peak of it's beauty, there was hardly anyone in sight, leaving me with the place to myself.
As you may know I just got back from a trip in the Bahamas. I took many pictures and managed to get out and shoot during every day of my trip and I am looking forward to sharing some of those here soon so keep coming back. This was actually one of the last shots I took on the trip. There was a lighthouse several miles away from where we were staying and it looked accessible by foot from the resort. After hiking several miles along the shore, I got to some huge rocks that made it impossible to pass. While I was unable to get a shot of the lighthouse I did find this boat and a couple other scenes that I will be posting soon.
The Ledge June 05, 2012 |
Here is another shot from the Willis Tower Skydeck, this one was taken from what is known as "The Ledge", a clear glass cube attached to the side of the building which allows you to walk out and look down all the way to the ground.
On a side note, I have a ton of photographs waiting to be posted here from a trip to the Bahamas and a workshop I did a couple weekends ago. Keep checking back as I hope to be posting frequently for the next few weeks!
The Ledge at the Willis Tower Skydeck
Yet another shot from inside the Willis Tower Skydeck.
A fisheye from inside the Willis Tower Skydeck
Yesterday, I described how I was given special access to the Willis Tower Skydeck to take pictures for a print package to be sold in the gift shop. I went up the Skydeck for both a sunrise and sunset session. While I think I ended up getting better shots during the sunset, the process of capturing those shots was far more exciting in the morning.
I was escorted up a utility elevator at 4:30am sharp by a Willis Tower security guard. He left me in the Skydeck alone for over an hour, while I watched the sunrise over the lake, from the tallest building in
Chicago North America! It was a truly unique experience, and as someone that has seen quite a few Chicago sunrises in the last few years, I can definitely say that this one was special.
Due to having some amazing photographer connections, I was recently asked by the Willis Tower Skydeck to take some photos to be sold in the Skydeck gift shop. Everyone at the Skydeck was extremely nice and accommodating, and allowed me to capture both a sunrise outside of the typical operating hours, along with a sunset, pictured here. I took several shots which I hope to be sharing here in the coming weeks.
Also, while I have not had the chance to post as many photos recently as I would like to, that will definitely be changing. In addition to all the Skydeck shots that I have waiting for me to process, I recently did my first engagement shoot (more on this soon), I will be attending a workshop this Saturday and will be heading off to the Bahamas, all great opportunities for some photography. Stay Tuned!