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Photographing the Chicago bridges lift

By | May 18th, 2016|Categories: Architecture, Chicago Location|Tags: , , |

Last year, I was in Chicago for the Open House Chicago event and I took the opportunity to photograph the bridges lift. I had been wanting to shoot the lifts for some time now and I was glad to be in Chicago at the right time (it's only possible a few times a year). Every [...]

Shoot with the birds at Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary

By | March 9th, 2016|Categories: Chicago Location, Locations, Photography Tips|Tags: , , , |

As warmer weather comes back to Chicago, so do the migrating birds to mix and mingle with our local resident avian population.  Naturalists, birders and photographers don’t have to leave Chicago to experience one of the most diverse environments for bird watching...Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.  This is a relatively small area between Montrose Harbor and [...]

A look at this year’s Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden

By | February 10th, 2016|Categories: Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago Location|Tags: , , , , , , |

For those who enjoy photographing flowers during the cold Chicago winter, The Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden has an amazing display of eye candy to excite your senses. The greenhouses are warm and toasty and when you step into this tropical paradise, it promises to make you quickly forget it’s winter outside. The [...]

Get started in the Windy City with “Chicago’s Top 10 Amazing Photo Locations”

By | January 28th, 2016|Categories: Books, Chicago Location, Learn, Learning Resources, Locations, Photography Tips|Tags: , , |

Let's be honest, we all love Chicago. Whether it's our favorite parks, theatres or public art, Chicago has everything for everyone. Today, we're proud to announce our new eBook release — Chicago's Top 10 Amazing Photo Locations, written by Out of Chicago founder Chris Smith. You'll get ideas on where to go next in your photographic journey [...]

Beyond the beaten path: Experiencing Chicago as a tourist

By | January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Chicago Location, Locations|Tags: , , , , , , |

I’m a tourist. No, not the fanny-pack wearing type who pulls out his big printed map from 1990 looking around the city for the best tourist traps to hit. I’m a tourist, who happens to also be a photographer. You see, Chicago’s not my hometown — I'm from Grand Rapids, Mich. But I do visit [...]

Top 5 Spots in Chicago

By | May 5th, 2015|Categories: Chicago Location|Tags: , , , |

Article and photographs by Manuel Becker. Hey, I am Manuel Becker and I am the founder of Locationscout, a platform for discovering amazing places for photographers. I am living in Germany near Cologne in the beautiful Rhineland. I love traveling and discovering all these beautiful places around the world. You can also find me on [...]

Chicago’s Long, Low Envelope Buildings

By | January 23rd, 2015|Categories: Chicago Location, Locations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Article and photographs by Frederick Nachman.  Featured photo: Gaw-O'Hara plant. Although the so-called paperless society is still years away, the envelope industry continues its decline. The decrease in first-class mail – notably transactional mail like bank statements and credit cards – is the main contributor. Once the home of several independent envelope companies, many dating [...]

Christkindlmarket: A German Holiday Tradition in Chicago

By | December 18th, 2014|Categories: Chicago Location|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Article and photography by Patrick Coddington The Christmas market (also known as Weihnachtsmarkt) is a custom which originated in the German speaking portions of Europe during the Middle Ages. As the name implies, these street markets are held in celebration of Christmas and normally occur during Advent (the four weeks preceding Christmas). These fun and [...]

Chicago’s Three Basilicas, Part III: Queen of All Saints

By | November 16th, 2014|Categories: Chicago Location, Locations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Article and photographs by Frederick J. Nachman. From an architectural standpoint, basilicas generally are large Roman Catholic churches with unique historical, artistic or religious significance. They are designated as such by the Pope. The original basilicas were the great churches of Rome. These and a few others, includng the Church of St. Francis at Assisi, [...]

Chicago’s Three Basilicas, Part II: St. Hyacinth

By | November 12th, 2014|Categories: Chicago Location, Locations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Article and photographs by Frederick J. Nachman. From an architectural standpoint, basilicas generally are large Roman Catholic churches with unique historical, artistic or religious significance. They are designated as such by the Pope. The original basilicas were the great churches of Rome. These and a few others, including the Church of St. Francis at Assisi, [...]