Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago
@artinstitutechi

Art Institute of Chicago

Street Drummers

We are so fortunate to have the Art Institute of Chicago in our community.  We always love taking the opportunity to visit there to see the various exhibits AND to give me a chance to photograph the environs.  If you live in or visit Chicago, I highly recommend stopping by as frequently as possible! (more…)

Evolution of an Image

Evolution of an Image
Finding a Photo

evolution of an image

Final Version–Musician and Dancers, NYC

I have to admit that I really like this photo which I took recently in NYC under a tunnel in Central Park.  So, I’m going to show how it came to be…the evolution of an image. (more…)

I Got A New Lens

I Got A New Lens
(28mm)

A New Lens

Now THIS is a Street Scene (taken with a new lens)

I must admit that part of the fun with photography is the gear.  And some of the most fun pieces of equipment are lenses.  New lenses means new perspective and coverage. (more…)

The Cover of Journey Magazine

The Cover of Journey Magazine
(and a story about a photo)

Journey Magazine

Photo of Liberty Bell Used for the Cover of Journey Magazine

This photo I took of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is actually one of my favorites.  But I was surprised and flattered that it ended up on the cover of Journey Magazine, AAA Washington’s membership travel magazine, reaching over 675,000 members in Washington State, Oregon and Northern Idaho.  As usual, I have a story about the photo AND how it ended up on the cover. (more…)

Chicago Street Scene

Chicago Street Scene
Little Vietnam Neighborhood

 

 

Chicago Street Scene

Chicago Street Scene: Street Art – Little Vietnam

Someone recently remarked to me that I am a people photographer.  Funny…I don’t think of myself that way.  I DO like photographing people, but I also enjoy the act of taking and making all kinds of photos.  So, I decided that I would go out and find some street art in the Little Vietnam neighborhood of Chicago while Judy was leading a book club nearby.  (For those who don’t know, Little Vietnam is between Sheridan and Broadway on Argyle.)  Read on to see what happened!  (more…)

More People of Cuba

More People of Cuba
Part 2

People of Cuba

Guajiro–Cuban Farmer and Cigar Maker in Viñales

One more blog post with photos of More People of Cuba.  Irresistible!  Even though we’ve been home for over a month, I still have vivid and strong memories of our visit.  And I’m so glad I have a large collection of photos to keep the memories and feelings alive!  Hope you enjoy them, too.  I’m going to display more photos with less commentary this time and refer you back to the previous blog post for more detailed descriptions and explanations. (more…)

People of Cuba

People of Cuba
Part One

People of Cuba

Man on the Street in Havana, Cuba

Judy and I traveled to Cuba as part of a photography workshop.  An amazing experience!  Such a beautiful and colorful island community.  So warm and friendly.  I am going to focus my attention in this blog on the People of Cuba.  That is, photos that include the diverse and interesting people I encountered and, in most cases, met. (more…)

The Blue Hour

The Blue Hour
Evanston Beach

The Blue Hour

The Blue Hour

All you have to do is be there with your camera gear and wait for the Blue Hour.  Simple formula for dynamic landscapes! (more…)

A Stroll or a Project

A Stroll or a Project

A Stroll or a Project

Beautiful Street Scene in the Gold Coast – A Stroll or a Project

Photographers are everywhere today.  And that’s good!  (more…)

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