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Podcast – Street Photography Tip: Seeing Past the Subject

Have you ever taken a photo thinking that you had just captured an awesome image of someone, only to discover later that you had a poll sticking out of the subjects head? You may have asked yourself “why didn’t I see that.” The answer is: because you weren’t looking!

One of the things we work on in my Chicago street photography class, is how to change this natural tendency we have as humans to fixate on the Continue reading »

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Josef Koudelka Photography Now Showing at the Art Institute of Chicago

Now showing at the Art Institute of Chicago:
Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful

As a young man, renowned Magnum photographer Josef Koudelka risked his life and his freedom to capture daring images of the Soviet-led invasion of Prague in 1968. In this video he discusses these and many other gripping photographs from “Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful”, his first U.S. retrospective since 1988. Through September 14, 2014

Czech-born French artist Josef Koudelka belongs in the firmament of classic photographers working today. Honored with the French Prix Nadar (1978), the Hasselblad Prize (1992), and the International Center of Photography Infinity Award (2004), Koudelka is also a leading member of the world-renowned photo agency Magnum. This exhibition, his first retrospective in the United States since 1988, is also the first museum show ever to emphasize his original vintage prints, period books, magazines, and significant unpublished materials.

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Busker Extraordinaire, Kaliq Woods

Kaliq Woods has been a professional busker here in Chicago since 1997, the year Kaliq first discovered he could make money doing what he loves.

Busker Extraordinaire, Kaliq Woods, Michigan Avenue, Chicago - 2014

Busker Extraordinaire, Kaliq Woods, Michigan Avenue, Chicago – 2014

Kaliq often plays outside the Chicago Art Institute located on Michigan Avenue.

Busker Extraordinaire, Kaliq Woods, Michigan Avenue, Chicago-20142-2 - Copy

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The Zen of Street Photography, Chicago

Street photography requires massive amounts of mindfulness, you must be fully awake in the here-and-now in order to “see” potential captures. Practicing mindfulness through walking meditations is a fantastic way to improve your street photography.

Also: As many people know, I like to pass out clean socks to homeless people during the winter. If you have any socks that you would like to donate, please bring them to the Zen Street Walk outing.

Come participate in the Zen street walk on October 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Posted in Photography Workshops

Gate, Milwaukee Ave. Chicago

Gate, Milwaukee Ave. Chicago

Gate, Milwaukee Ave. Chicago

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Chicago Jazz: Kaliq Woods Underground Wonder Bar 9-9-2014

Kaliq Woods Underground Wonder Bar 9-9-2014, Chicago 2

Kaliq Woods Underground Wonder Bar 9-9-2014, Chicago 2

Chicago Jazz: Kaliq Woods Underground Wonder Bar 9-9-2014

Chicago Jazz: Kaliq Woods Underground Wonder Bar 9-9-2014

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