Discover and experience a city through the eyes of a local photographer.
* Encourage the observation of new viewpoints and interesting details which might easily be overlooked.
* To improve photography technique.
* To have a more interesting experience and involvement when visiting a city.
* Have fun
Our Photographer has in-depth local knowledge, a passion for their city and for the art of photography. Photographers are carefully selected for their breadth of style and experience in either travel or photo-documentary/reportage.
You will learn how to:
See differently, finding new ways to compose an image.
Shoot and use available light more effectively.
Use the aperture on your camera to give more or less depth of field.
Control your cameras instead of letting the camera control you.
Use your lens to its best advantage.
Languages : English
Spend an exciting morning and / or evening in Chicago with a professional photographer learning how to make great photographs while visiting its historical buildings and districts.
This tour offers participants an authentic city adventure and rare opportunity to experience the Windy City or Second City from an insider’s point of view.
Your professional photographic guide will point out details invisible to the untrained eye and reveal the best vantage-points on your chosen route.
Learn to tell a story through images, take great shots of iconic monuments and capture atmospheric images off the beaten track.
Available: Daily On Request
Duration: 3 1/2 hrs
Cost: $400 for groups of 1-4 people
Be ready for the unexpected, on an Adventure thru the Lens.
Images Copyright T.Winters
Private Departures: Daily on Request
Scheduled Departures: Saturdays
Depart : The Boat House at North Avenue Beach - North East Corner of Boat House facing the lake and infront of the Life Guard Station.
End : Buckingham Fountain
Multi Day Packages possible
Route - American Heritage
We’ll start at North Avenue Beach, Chicago's busiest beach where the greatest attraction is people-watching. We’ll photograph runners, cyclists and inline skaters on the lakeshore path, as well as an outdoor mini fitness center and roller hockey rink.
We stroll along the lakeshore to the Magnificent Mile and photograph numerous prestigious buildings such as the Wrigley Building, the John Hancock Center, and Chicago Landmarks such as Tribune Tower and the Allerton Hotel.
From the Chicago River we’ll pass the famous Marina Towers and many swing bridges spanning the river. Along the Chicago Loop we’ll stop at the single-most-famous sculpture in Chicago, Pablo Picasso's Untitled, before seeing Cloud Gate and the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park.
En route to Grant Park and past the Art Institute, you‘ll see an impressive great wall of buildings from Randolph Street south to Congress Parkway that architecture buffs refer to as the "Michigan Avenue Cliff." Then finally into Grant Park modeled after the gardens at Versailles, you’ll photograph giant lawns segmented by allées of trees, plantings, paths, and Buckingham fountain, twice the size of -- the Latona Fountain at Versailles.