Labor Day Weekend storms

9113 Lightning interlaced mammatus clouds

It’s been pretty dry around here for the better part of a month, but the late season storms experienced put on quite a show, and gave the area it’s much needed rain. On Friday evening (top row) the area was…

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Photographing the Chicago Air & Water Show

Loop de loop ove North Avenue Beach

I was honored to get an invite from Chris at ‘Out of Chicago‘ to detail my tips and tricks for photographing my favorite event of the year – The Chicago Air and Water Show, going down this August 17-18 at…

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Cruising Lake Michigan

Sunshine on a cloudy day 8211 A 2 frame panorama

Two things I haven’t done in a long time; Gone out on Lake Michigan and posting a photo on my blog just for fun. So often I spend hours putting together elaborate blog posts that aim to teach or showcase…

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Take a ride in the DIRECTV Blimp

DTV Blimp 3

Since I first tweeted about it, everyone has been asking: “How did you get to ride on the DIRECTV Blimp??” Here’s the story behind it, and a ton of photos. Last summer, I saw the DIRECTV Blimp circling around the South Side of…

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On Location: Harborside International Golf Course

Harborside Skyline LO 7

When it comes to photography, lighting is everything, but in the case of my latest project for KemperSports and Harborside International Golf Center, atmosphere was everything. The Project Harborside International Golf Center’s clubhouse is located precisely 13.12 miles south-southwest from the intersection of…

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#ChicagoLandmarks – The Chicago River at dusk

A Shoreline cruise from the Western shoreline

I took advantage of the beautiful spring weather (which has been quite elusive this season) on Wednesday night to gather photos for my #ChicagoLandmarks photo mosaic project. My first stop was the Western side of the Chicago Riverwalk behind 333…

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Utilize Google Earth for better cityscape photographs


Lighting is everything in photography, and when your photographing landscapes or cityscapes you’re at the mercy of the sun. The sun’s angle and position in the sky is one of the greatest factors when planning an architectural photoshoot, or simply…

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#ChicagoLandmarks Photomosaic Project

Chicago Mosaic Project   test mosaic

Back in the spring of 2011, I found myself wondering what to do with all of my photos of Chicago. Soon after, I created the #ChicagoLandmarks photo mosaic project (see original post here) as a way of assembling all of my…

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#ChicagoLandmarks – The Chicago River

22613 Trump At Night LO PANO 9

 Nick Ulivieri | 3.4.13 Along the banks and flood plains of natural rivers, lush ecosystems flourish with wildlife and vegetation. Chicago is no different, except that we’ve traded the mid-western forests and grasslands for a man-made jungle of concrete, steel,…

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