Wandering: 2015.01.06 (Part II)

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As promised, here is the second part of the post I began yesterday. These are the photos I felt were the best of the bunch and worthy of their own post. Upon further review of the images there is most definitely a theme of “upward” in this set. Weird and unplanned but whatever. That’s just how I roll. Check ’em out below and let me know which your favorites are from both posts in the comments.

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Wandering: 2015.01.06 (Part I)

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After a recent snowfall I had come to realize that I’ve never went out on a winter photo walk while living in Chicago. This seems a bit odd considering it seems like winter is 7 months out of the year but when the cold weather hits and the snow starts falling I really have no desire to go out into the howling winds and low temps once I am warm and cozy. I suppose all photographers feel like that at some point. Anyway, something must have crawled up my butt the other day because I finally ventured out and braved the weather to get some photos.

This is day one of a two-day post of photos from my outing. It’s a lot of the same places I went on my last photo walk during the fall. I wanted to stay close to home and revisit those familiar scenes to see them in a new light. Today’s post features the photos that I liked but didn’t quite “make the cut.” I figured I’d save the best for last and post my set of favorites tomorrow.

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Wandering: 2014.08.19 (Part I)

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I went out yesterday and spent a good chunk of my morning taking photos downtown. I got to ride the bus with Naners and see her off to work. After that I just started walking towards the lake. It wasn’t a great morning (rained a little) but it quickly took a turn for the better and the sun came out. Thankfully that happened because I hadn’t brought an umbrella and really didn’t want to get stuck away from a train or bus in pouring rain with my gear. Anyway, I ended up walking all the way from Willis Tower to Adler Planetarium (about 2.6 miles with my route) and I just sat there enjoying the scenery and people watching. After I’d had enough of that scene I walked back downtown (another 2.7 mile route) and I snagged a train home after a quick visit to Central Camera. It ended up being a good morning and it yielded some decent photos. Hit the jump to see some and check back tomorrow for the other half of photos.

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2014 Black Curse Creative Portraits

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I am not a person that likes to be in front of the camera. On the back side of the lens is where I feel I belong and if a camera comes out and is pointed my way I generally feel very uneasy and try to get out of the situation in the fastest way possible. That being said, I also understand the importance of having a good headshot for work purposes in the creative field. If you can’t present yourself in a favorable light will a client or potential employer think your work will be good? At the very least the photo of yourself should be good from a technical standpoint. It seems that a lot of my friends and colleagues in the creative industry lack having a good, up-to-date headshot on file to use whenever necessary.

This was a different situation for me. I didn’t feel I NEEDED a photo of myself, although I surely did. No, this was more of an effect of my growing my hair out, having a beard and looking into the mirror one day and seeing what looked like a madman. Nancy’s photos definitely did come about because she was in need of an updated image but also because she is like me and hates to be in front of the camera and it’s always nice to break her out of that comfort zone.

Hit the jump to read about the setup and see some the images we felt were best.

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