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Events

Notable Chicago events that provide opportunity and creative fuel for photographers

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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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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An Excellent Resource to Learn Photography!

(This post contains affiliate links and, if you make a purchase after clicking on my links, I will receive compensation from the corresponding companies.) Often, my tour clients, friends and colleagues hear me recommending CreativeLive as an excellent resource of online workshops to learn or improve photography skills or even learn about the business side. […]

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Teaching Teens Through Photography

I recently had the pleasure of teaching a group of teens in The Explorers Program, whose goal is to teach skills to live life and create impact. Right now, they are learning photography through guest photographers from various genres, and I was to focus on urban photography. It’s always a bit intimidating getting up in front […]

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Chicago Opens Its Doors To The Public!

One of my favorite events in Chicago happens tomorrow and Sunday, October 19 & 20, 2013: Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago!!! Why is it on my favorite list…and should be on yours? Approximately 150 buildings around the Chicagoland area open their doors to the public giving tours, sharing their history and, in some buildings, […]

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