Best Photo Spots in Illinois

Chicago Botanic Garden

I visited Chicago and this garden in April when the weather was still cool but many of the spring flowers were in bloom. I visited mid-day and since I was mostly shooting macro images of flowers, I loved having the extra light outdoors for deeper depth of field even without…

Cloud Gate at Night

Everyone in Chicago can tell you about “The Bean”. Not everyone will remember that its official name is Cloud Gate. Made of highly polished stainless steel plates, its beautiful shape (from which it got its name) and amazing reflective properties makes this a great sculpture and a wonderful photographic opportunity.

Willis / Sears Tower

The Sears Tower, or the Willis Tower as it is called these days, is the tallest building in Chicago. It is a very common location for photographers to visit in Chicago. Photos are allowed, as far as I know, as is tripod use. The building is so often photographed that…

Cloud Gate

Enjoy a stunning spot – a 110-ton elliptical sculpture by British artist Anish Kapoor that is free and open to all in that most American of cities, Chicago. The location has everything from world-class architecture on three sides (arguably four sides) to people of all kinds, gathered around a great…