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Out Of The Fog and Into Restart

It’s March 2021. Period. If you’re reading this, you and I made it through 2020, though not even a little bit unscathed. Feeling that head fog? From lockdown or shut down to gradually reopening but still unable to operate to now, I’ve had all the emotions. I’ve doubted whether I’ll have a business at the […]

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Tour Through A Lens on WGN Radio

On the first full week of 2020, I had a lot of ideas and a long to-do list to get things rolling for the year. Then, I received an email and phone call. The email was from the producer of the Nick Digilio Show who said a listener made them aware of Tour Through A […]

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TTAL Shopping Ideas and Cautions For Your Holiday

In the U.S., today is the Thanksgiving holiday, a time to be thankful for all we have, those in our life and reflect on what’s important. For many, it’s also a day of American football-watching or the official kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. Some stores are open today to be followed by Black Friday, […]

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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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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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Thoughts From The Bus

Thoughts From The Bus

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

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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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