Chicago Botanic Garden

Warm up with a private orchid photo shoot at the Chicago Botanic Garden

This event is currently full, but Jeff is accepting waitlist registrations. If there is enough demand, Jeff will consider creating a second event. Please e-mail him at [email protected] for more details. Just as winter takes hold of Chicago, it’s a great time to talk about a visit to the tropical environment of the Chicago Botanic Garen for …

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Capturing the Holidays at The Chicago Botanic Garden

Article by Anne Belmont. Photos by Anne Belmont and Tony Reynes.  Featured photo by Tony Reynes. The holidays provide some fun opportunities for photography at the Chicago Botanic Garden.  If you are a kid at heart or have children, don’t miss Wonderland Express, which runs from now until January 4th.  The exhibit is open daily from …

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The Arid Greenhouse at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Photographs and article by Anne Belmont For those who enjoy photographing flowers and plant life, our long Chicago winters can make it challenging to find subject matter to photograph.  Many of us enjoy photographing the winter landscapes, but if this winter is destined to be anything like last winter, it will be tough to be …

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Photographing Aquatic Blooms at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Article and images by Anne Belmont. Some of my favorite flowers to photograph in the summer at Chicago Botanic Garden are the water lilies and lotus flowers. Photographing these aquatic jewels always brings to mind Monet’s impressionistic masterpieces of water lilies. CBG is home to many different varieties and colors of aquatic blooms. The displays …

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Summer at the Chicago Botanic Garden: OOC Episode 12

Image by Anne Belmont An interview with Courtney Quigley and Anne Belmont at the Chicago Botanic Garden Butterflies and Blooms at the Chicago Botanic Garden Monarch Decline articles and free plant/seed sites: https://makewayformonarchs.org/i/ https://www.livemonarch.com/free-milkweed-seeds.htm https://www.thebutterflyfarm.com/free-milkweed-seeds-0 https://www.livemonarch.org/ https://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0130/Bye-bye-butterfly-How-you-can-fight-the-Monarch-die-off-video https://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0129/Is-the-annual-Monarch-butterfly-migration-coming-to-an-end Moth Exhibition: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/exhibitions/moths Garden Photography Tips from Anne Belmont Visit Anne’s site for some amazing photos from …

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Mirrorless cameras, Mike Boening, and the Chicago Botanic Garden: OOC Episode 2

The Out of Chicago Podcast: Episode 2 Please leave a review of the podcast on iTunes. Thanks!   1. The Current State of Mirrorless Cameras Olympus: E-M10, E-M1 Fastest, smallest, best handling Panasonic: GH4, GX7 Best for video Fuji: X-T1 Best combination of everything Sony: A7R, A7: Best IQ, Full frame   2. An interview …

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