Recently, I was in Chicago for the third annual “Art of Seeing ” workshop. We had beautiful light and weather. We started our workshop at the Calumet Photographic Cherry Ave Store in downtown Chicago, a great store packed with lots of toys to drool over. We spent the afternoon photographing at the Lincoln Park Zoo and surrounding park. The following morning we photographed the Chicago skyline at sunrise from North Beach Park–a great view. We spent the rest of the morning photographing at the Lincoln Park Conservatory Prairie Garden and Pond, located next to the Lincoln Park Zoo it is a little known and little used escape from the city, if it weren’t for the traffic noise you wouldn’t know you were in the middle of the city. We completed the workshop with a review of everyone’s work at the Lincoln Park REI store’s Community Room. Chicago is an elegant city with lots to offer photographers of any style.
Last month I ran an article about preparing for spring photo shoots. In the article I mentioned that a “700 inch” lens as the workhorse of most nature photographers. This was a typo, the Constant Contact software did a spell check change that I did not catch. I apologize for any confusion. The proper reference is to the “70-200mm” lens which is one of my go-to lenses. A 700 inch lens would be a monster to carry!
As of this writing there is only one spot remaining in the Split Rock Summer Solstice Photography Retreat. Wildflowers and Waterfalls has 4 spots remaining. People and Place has several spots open.
I have put together a new fall workshop. This workshop is a three day workshop September 30 through Oct 2nd. The emphasis of this workshop is shooting in the field. Check it out at: Superior Fall Color; Fall Color on the North Shore.
Stop by the gallery if you get the chance on your next trip up north.