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Out Of Chicago Conference Announcment

I have some exciting news – I’ll be a feature presenter  at the inaugural Out Of Chicago Conference this coming June. Over the two day conference, you’ll can choose from six different photo classes taught by 16 amazing photographers, choose from an array of photo walks on Friday and/or Saturday night led by the presenters (me included), and an opening reception…read more

Bear Hugs at United Center

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

This past Saturday I donated a canvas gallery wrap to the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation‘s annual Bear Tie Ball. I was really happy to learn the winning bidder paid $550 for it, but was even more shocked when I learned that Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation raised over $650,000 that night!  The money raised is used for children…read more

Effects of the polar vortex. (1.6.14)

Chiberia 2014 – The Polar Vortex Experience

The landscape of Chicago was destined to resemble the arctic before the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve. That day began and ended with a rather healthy snowstorm, followed by more of the same on New Year’s Day. By Thursday, January 2nd the city was covered in a dense blanket of snow, but this…read more

Lightroom Perspective Control - Before/After

Kick converging parallels to the curb

In architectural photography, converging parallels, also called “keystoning”, can make buildings appear as if they’re going to topple over – which usually isn’t a good thing if you’re creating commercial photos for a realtor, developer, or construction company. If you’re like me and want to get that “architectural” feel to your photos, read along as…read more

Osaka Garden backed by the Palace of Fine Arts

#ChicagoLandamarks | Osaka Garden in early fall

The first time I visited Osaka Garden was this past summer, and the light wasn’t good at all. It was mid-afternoon and the most photogenic angles had the foliage in heavy shadow. As a side note, it’s funny how I’ve come to judge new experiences by the quality of light at the time I was…read more