This is a hands-on shooting time when you can practice various techniques, like dragging the shutter, long exposures, and light placement for the most flattering portraits. All skill levels are welcome!

Here are some pictures I’ve made during other photowalks in Chicago.

We’re really pleased to team up with Perfectly Clear and the gang at Out of Chicago for this event. This is a free event, and we’ve got several raffle prizes, including a license to Perfectly Clear, and a complimentary ticket to Scott Kelby’s Shoot Like a Pro Reloaded Tour on Friday (an excellent seminar). The photowalk is a hands-on shooting time: bring your camera and tripod with fresh batteries and empty memory card, and speedlights if you have them. I’ll be using Perfectly Clear with Lightroom and Photoshop to finish my pictures, later, and I encourage you to download the free trial and give it a shot and see how it can make a big impact on your work (they’re our sponsor, after all).


Wednesday December 2nd, 2015 at 7:00pm


Lets meet in the lobby of the Hyatt at 151 E. Upper Wacker Dr. and well head to the river walk below.
Be sure to check out Spot Hero to save on nearby parking.

What to Bring

Bring your camera with fresh batteries and memory cards. I’ll use speedlights and a tripod; bring your light stand and modifiers if you have them, but not so much stuff that you’re weighed down. I expect we’ll focus on portraits, but I’ll happily head out to find some cityscapes afterward, too. Bring a coat and hat–the weather forecast looks great, but it will be evening chilly–I can’t wait for the cozy looking, warm coat pictures we’ll make! Gloves are a good idea, too. Remember to bring a fun attitude, too :D