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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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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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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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What Genre(s) of Photos Do You Think You Take?

  If I were to ask what genre(s) of photos you think you take, what would you say? Let me help you out with a list: Portraits Weddings Events Sports Street / Urban Fine Art Macro Landscapes Family Travel Abstract Stills Motion Architecture ..the list could go on. Now, I’ll ask, what genre(s) of photos […]

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TTAL Special Edition: Happy Birthday, Chicago!

It has been 180 years since Chicago incorporated as a city, and what a city it is! Being 180 years old is considered young for those of you in other parts of the world where your buildings or monuments date back hundreds and hundreds of years, but Chicago has not wasted any time making its […]

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Chicago: The Perfect Winter Escape?

Seems odd to say this but, for the first Winter in a long time, Chicago seems to be the place to be in the U.S. if you want to escape the snowy blizzards of the East Coast or the storms and dangerous mudslides of the West Coast. What began with frigid temps in December settled to average temperature in […]

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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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Why Are We So Drawn To Photographing Winter?

Have you ever noticed humans are obsessed with capturing photos in the Winter, whether photographer or not? These days, evidence of this can be found on social media, news or countless blog articles. What’s the reason, you might wonder? After all, many of us complain about the mess snow and ice makes of our homes, […]

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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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