As described in my guide to composition, I'm always looking to put something in the foreground of my shots, but sometimes there just isn't anything to put there. This was one of those times, and while it may not follow the rules, I think the stillness of the lake and bright colors of the skyline make this shot work.
I woke up for an early sunrise shoot at the University of Chicago campus the other day, and the colors are in full swing now. It definitely seems like the fall colors came a little bit later than usual this year perhaps that's due to the warm weather we've been having.
Here is the supermoon taken from the Chicago Riverwalk. I've never really tried capturing one of these "special" moon nights before but I figured it would be worth a try. A quick google of "how to shoot the moon" suggested my longest lens (obviously), shooting with a cable release, sturdy tripod, high aperture, and quick shutter speed. Even with my 200mm lens I had to crop the shot down even further. I didn't apply a ton of post processing here, just added some contrast, clarity and turned down the blacks to make them pure black.
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.
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.