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Music From The Inside

I love music. I love live music, mainly because I prefer to sit close to the musicians and watch them work their instrument to create the beautiful sound. This photographer took that to a different level for me…. Instruments From The Inside

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Exciting News About Tour Through A Lens!

  If you’re not following Tour Through A Lens on social media, you missed the exciting news this past week. No worries, I made a little video to share with you all! (No, I’m not reading a card. You’re allowed to chuckle…not too much. Videos make me nervous!)     I must say it again…Tour […]

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Special Chicago Features

In recent weeks, Tour Through A Lens has been both a source of information and a highlight of a “Top Eco-Friendly Things To Do in Chicago” list. When I started this company, I wanted to give visitors a reason to really explore the urban environment, the beautiful architecture and cityscapes of Chicago with someone they […]

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A Temporary Change at Tour Through A Lens You Should Know

  If you’ve been on a photography tour with me, there’s a 70% chance you’ve heard me talk passionately about a citywide annual event put on by the Chicago Architecture Foundation: Open House Chicago. Open House Chicago is an opportunity for curious people like you and me to see buildings and spaces normally either closed […]

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Why You Will Want To Take The Alley Photo Tour

This Summer, Tour Through A Lens introduced a new tour, the company’s ONLY group tour: Alleys of Chicago Photo Tour. Why would you purposely go into alleys? Take a look!   NOTE: There are still spaces available for next Friday’s tour, August 11, 2017, at 1:00pm!    

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Happy Father’s Day: “World’s Best Father”

A fun little Father’s Day tribute     You may have seen this post on Social Media outlets a few years ago. It went semi-viral in the photography world. If you haven’t seen it, take a look! This is a photographer being creative, having fun and spending time with family. Being Creative With His Daughter   […]

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More Than A Photo…And Why It’s Important To Your Photography

Have you ever noticed how much you remember about a photo you took so long ago? Ever wonder why? Let’s start with a little exercise: Choose one photo from a trip or outing taken a year or longer ago and ask yourself Where was I? What stopped me to take this photo? Who was I […]

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Thoughts From The Bus

Thoughts From The Bus: The Series

Thoughts From The Bus Series – Unspoken thoughts, opinions and wonderful people watching opportunities while living in a large city

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My Grandpa, A Dream and A Challenge

On the day I was notified my grandpa died – my most treasured relative with whom I’d had a bond from the day of my birth – I was to lead a Chicago group on a worldwide photowalk challenge. When I received that call, though, I had a decision to make: Contact the group to […]

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How To Hold Your Camera Properly And 3 Reasons It Matters

Nearly all of my clients hear me use the phrase “Cradle your lens” when we’re out on a tour and, if they’re reading this, they’re probably laughing a little like we do when they hear me softly remind them. What does the phrase mean? Well let’s start by assessing how you currently hold your camera when […]

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