I waited for almost two and a half hours just to get into the Jewellers’ Building during the second day of Open House Chicago. Open House Chicago is program that opensbuildings to the public to observe behind the scenes operations. This year, 150 buildings and neighborhoods opened their doors to the public. The Jewellers Building [...]
Tourists taking photos of the scenic Museum Campus in Chicago Just an hour photowalk around the Adler Planetarium at lunch today. I had to go to downtown to hang a new show called “Found Photos” at the Chicago Photography Collective Gallery. As soon as it was over, on my way to my bus stop three [...]
From a solo photowalk a few years ago. From time to time, I would walk along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile to take photos of what’s going on. Invariably, I would end up at the observatory of the John Hancock Center at dusk to photograph the sunset and the blue hour. And I am not the only [...]
Be careful now! At yesterday’s Open Streets Chicago.
I was shooting the stairs going up to the el station on Wabash and Madison in Chicago’s Loop when suddenly they appeared on my viewfinder. It was one of those days that things just happen.
Saw this photo shoot yesterday on the beach. I was far off, taking my usual afternoon photo walk, when my eye caught the shine of the reflector. I knew what it was right away. Took out my camera, put on my long lens and shot them. Done.
I freed up some time last week to visit my favorite park in the whole world and just meandered through the park, taking pot shots of whatever. Great day!
A photographer (right) looking so inconsequential amid the grandeur of the Chicago River and buildings along it. There is no city in the world where you can view the most majestic pieces of modern architecture in one place, in a short time, for practically nothing. Hongkong, Dubai, New York, Sao Paolo, Doha, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, [...]
Matt Tuteur I was standing in the corner of State and Randolph Streets in Chicago at about 2 pm in the afternoon today, waiting for the cross light to turn WALK when I saw this fire engine stop right on the corner with its crew members running to the fire hydrant. I decided to watch, [...]
A friend of mine from my high school days recently flew into town with his brother who was visiting from Manila and with other family members of his from California. My classmate lives in the Los Angeles area. His brother also graduated from the same high school, but a year below us. They were on [...]
Google Street View Camera If you want to capture images of photographers in the act of taking pictures, then it can be advisable to take a somewhat ‘candid camera’ approach to your own work. This means taking photographs in which your subjects are not posed, or even aware that the photograph is being taken, allowing [...]
I had to attend a seminar this morning as part of my re-training to go back into the workforce. It was a great, helpful seminar – basically how to perform well in interviews, how to sell yourself, how to be a professional. After the seminar, I went around the loop to take photos of the [...]
Doing spring cleaning on a drive that crashed and happened to play around today — I was surprised that the computer was able to read it! So … before it crashed again, I copied some important files that are in it … including this batch of photos I took during a photo walk at the [...]
Photographing the waves … Feeling a little bit cooped up because of unseasonably low temperatures, I braved the wind and the cold to take a walk along the beach yesterday. I looked out the window – outside was quite yucky – a little bit of fog, choppy waters on the lake, wet pavement because it [...]
Yesterday, while walking from my bus stop to the Chicago Photography Collective Gallery two blocks away, I saw many photographers roaming around that I just had to take my iPhone out and shoot. The Loop is the central business district of Chicago. Our collective’s gallery is located on State St. (on Randolph) inside the Block [...]
Every spring, Chicago is awashed with flowers … and for a short 6 weeks or so, tulips bloom all over the place. They are most especially beautiful on Chicago’s shopping district, the upscale Magnificent Mile®. This season, the tulips bloomed early. Six weeks early, according to the Magnificent Mile® Facebook page. But I am not [...]
Yesterday, the wind was quite strong in Lake Michigan and the waves came crashing on the breakwaters. Many photographers came out to photographs the waves, including me of course.
Photographers at The Bean during Earth Hour last night. Earth Hour (dimming/shutting off of lights for an hour) happened last night and I went to two places in Chicago to photograph the event. First, I shot at the area near the Adler Planetarium, on the breakwaters of Solidarity Drive to have a panoramic view of [...]
Spectators As usual, I organized a meet up for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Chicago – the greening of the Chicago River and St. Patricks’s Day parade downtown. However, this year, it seemed like the attendance increased. I could not stake out an area along the river because people were already there very early. [...]
Photographers jostling for the best vantage point to take photos of top finishers This year, I went directly to the finish line. I wanted to take photos of the top finishers. Sam Wanjuro of Kenya won for the men’s division while Liliya Shobukhova from Russia led the women.
This year, the marathon was a little bit more special than usual because a few friends of mine were running (including WalkJogRun‘s Adam Howitt) and we decided to test IF I could actually see and photograph them among the 45,000 or so runners that day. We then decided to meet after the run. I was [...]
Early start for this photographer Part 4 of the special coverage of the Chicago Marathon. This year, 2008, the marathon was renamed to Bank of America Chicago Marathon because LaSalle Bank was bought out by Bank of America (although they already owned the marathon in 2007) and it decided to continue to support the marathon. [...]
A photographer taking pictures of marathon runners who were told to walk because of the heat. 2007 was the year when there was a heat wave in Chicago and the runners and organizers, no matter how prepared, were no match for the heat. At about an hour into the race, the runners who have not [...]
Photographer struggling to take photos of the marathon WalkJogRun members, welcome! In spirit of camaraderie to the WalkJogRun members who probably reached here from the podcast/interview – I am posting 7 years of photos of the Chicago Marathon. Enjoy! 2005 was my first time to photograph the Chicago Marathon, then known as the LaSalle Bank [...]