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Chicago For One

Tips, ideas and suggestions for people visiting or living solo in Chicago.

Indoors or Gloomy Days, Guide to Kickstart Your Creativity

Today, I’m hoping to inspire you to keep photographing the world around you, even if that world is gloomy or indoors and the motivational wind has been knocked out of you.

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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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2017: Chicago’s Year of Public Art

Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events have designated 2017 the Year of Public Art with plans for special community projects, art festival, youth programs and more. Of course, this announcement has me a bit excited. Here is a link to the City of Chicago’s Year of Public Art Schedule. […]

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Love and Chicago…The Ultimate Question

Not having been born and raised a Chicagoan, I’m often asked ‘What do you love most about Chicago?’

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