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Photographing flowers with stories to tell

Photography is a powerful medium for storytelling. I have always been captivated by the stories street photographers capture in that single decisive moment they release the shutter. Candid emotions and expressions are captured to tell a story, framed by the environment, mood, light and shadows in which they are photographed. But how can I tell …

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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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