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Get the most from your photo; use a single frame in Aurora HDR 2019
Portrait Tips: The most important tip for street portraits
City Life Creativity with Aurora HDR 2018
Create Your Own Fireworks Grand Finale
Photographing the Supermoon
Attach Your Camera To A Railing for a Unique Perspective
Photofocus Photowalk: Lighting Up the Night in Chicago with Levi Sim & David Crewe
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Photoshop and DSLR Video Workshop in Chicago

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City Life Creativity with Aurora HDR 2018

One of the things that’s always intrigued me about HDR photography is the effects you’re able to generate outside of your typical HDR imagery. In checking out the new Aurora HDR 2018, I discovered a new technique in order to

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Create Your Own Fireworks Grand Finale

Last weekend I spent time in Chicago for the Out of Chicago Conference. On my last night there, fellow author Levi Sim and myself hosted a photowalk for attendees. Our small group was able to check out the University Club,

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Moonrise Over Adler Planetarium
Last week I went back to the place where we had the failed supermoon attempt at the third Out of Chicago photo walk.  I checked out The Photographer's Ephemeris on my iPad and had a pretty good idea that the moon would rise directly behind Adler Planetarium from my location. The sky looked a bit hazy again and I was concerned that clouds had rolled in over the lake.  But just a few minutes after the apps prediction, I noticed a glow forming just to the right of the planetarium. It took me a few moments to realize that this was not an artificial light from the planetarium.  It was the moon!
I ran up and down the sidewalk, looking for the best angle.  It was surprising how moving 30-40 feet changed the entire shot. I saw the statue of Copernicus silhouetted by the moon and went for it.  10 seconds later and the moon was too high for the silhouette.
 
Out of Chicago
Things have been extremely busy lately, but look forward to another photo walk coming soon and a few surprises in the next month or so.

Photographing the Supermoon

On Monday we’ll experience the largest supermoon in more than 60 years. That’s not as long as we needed to wait for a Cubs’ World Series win, but it’s a long time. A supermoon occurs when the full moon coincides

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Moonrise Over Adler Planetarium
Last week I went back to the place where we had the failed supermoon attempt at the third Out of Chicago photo walk.  I checked out The Photographer's Ephemeris on my iPad and had a pretty good idea that the moon would rise directly behind Adler Planetarium from my location. The sky looked a bit hazy again and I was concerned that clouds had rolled in over the lake.  But just a few minutes after the apps prediction, I noticed a glow forming just to the right of the planetarium. It took me a few moments to realize that this was not an artificial light from the planetarium.  It was the moon!
I ran up and down the sidewalk, looking for the best angle.  It was surprising how moving 30-40 feet changed the entire shot. I saw the statue of Copernicus silhouetted by the moon and went for it.  10 seconds later and the moon was too high for the silhouette.
 
Out of Chicago
Things have been extremely busy lately, but look forward to another photo walk coming soon and a few surprises in the next month or so.

Photographing the Supermoon

On Monday we’ll experience the largest supermoon in more than 60 years. That’s not as long as we needed to wait for a Cubs’ World Series win, but it’s a long time. A supermoon occurs when the full moon coincides

Read More

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