Living in a beautiful and sprawling city offers endless opportunities to take an incredible shot, and that often begins with the city’s famed architecture, which provides numerous combinations of lines, shapes, colors, and light to capture. With skyscrapers and high-rises built over a 130-year period, there’s plenty of variety to work with.
Unsurprisingly, the lakefront and Chicago Riverwalk are just as popular with Chicago’s photographers as they are with the rest of the city. The color of the water, the reflections, and the movement all make for a unique shot.
Chicago’s Instagrammers, using their creativity and skill, are always finding exciting ways to show the city in a new light, discovering compelling compositions among locations most people walk past every day.
There are also some pretty daredevil photographers out there, boldly going where few have been and showing the city from new vantage points. These guys know no limits in their search for a great photo.
The changing weather conditions of Chicago ensure seasonal variety, as the city moves from a blanket of white snow and gray skies in the winter months to glorious blue skies and golden light in the summer, with every condition in between.
And, of course, the people of Chicago interacting with each other and the city around them provides an ever-changing and captivating subject matter.