Chicago Photography Guide Part 3 - CDOT Trains and Parking Garages

Heading out to Chicago but don’t know where to shoot? Are you feeling a little more adventurous? This guide maps out a few hidden gems of the city from a few uncommon vantage points. These views are courtesy of Chicago Department of Transportation and the local Self-Parking Garages. This is Part 3 of a 4 part series on the best photography locations in Chicago. In the series, I cover Classic Chicago Locations, Waterways & Boats, CDOT Trains & Self-Parks, and Alt Chicago Views.

Chicago Photography Guide Part 2 - Waterways and Boats

Heading out to Chicago but don’t know where to shoot? After exploring the city for 2 months, I have put together a 4 part series on the best photography locations in Chicago which include Classic Locations, Waterways & Boats, CDOT Trains & Parking Lots, and Alternative Chicago spots. I’ve also included a few tips, the gear I used, and how to get to each location through Google Maps.

Road Trip Photography - The Iceland Experience

Anybody with an Instagram account has probably spent the last several years bombarded with photographs of Iceland. It’s been unavoidable for some time now. We’ve all seen so many photos of Iceland it starts to feel like you’ve already been. Whether it's to capture the northern lights or long exposures of waterfalls, it seems like heaven for landscape photographs.

Chicago Photography Guide Part 1 - The Classics

Heading out to Chicago but don’t know where to shoot? After exploring the city for 2 months, I have put together a 4 part series on the best photography locations in Chicago which include Classic Locations, Waterways and Boats, CDOT Trains and Parking Lots, and Alternative Chicago spots.

I’ve also included a few tips, the gear I used, and how to get to each location through Google Maps.

Superbloom at Lake Elsinore - Poppy Apocalypse

A Superbloom sprouted in Southern California’s Lake Elsinore around March 8th and lasted for about 2 weeks. While it is common that these regions experience a dusting of wildflowers every spring, years can pass without seeing these spectacular Superblooms. The last two Superblooms SoCal experienced happened in Spring 2017 and Spring 2008.

How to Photograph Lightning

Photographing lightning requires a long exposure, since lightning only strikes in a short period of time, you should monitor the storm to understand where it strikes, compose your shot, set off a long exposure, and hope that lightning will strike through your shot.