Chicago Night Photography

If you enjoy photographing cities at night, Chicago has a lot to offer. There is an endless variety of old and new skyscrapers downtown and they all are illuminated at night.

I especially like to walk down Michigan Avenue and along the Chicago River. The water of the river greatly enhances a scene at night. The beautiful bridges spanning the river complete your image. The picture above shows the London Guarantee Building and the Michigan Avenue Bridge across the Chicago River.

Another favorite of mine for night shots is Millennium Park where the Cloud Gate, BP Bridge, and Jay Pritzker Pavilion are almost begging to be included in your pictures.

Also great for night photography is Grant Park with Buckingham Fountain. Here, you not only get a great view of part of downtown Chicago, but you also can enjoy the Light and Sound Show at the fountain. Look for more about Buckingham Fountain in my next post.

Finally, the Hancock Observatory is open until 11pm and the Sears Tower Skydeck until 10pm (8pm during winter months). They offer great views over the city, although night photography from up high can be a bit tricky. I am not sure about Hancock Tower, but the Sears Skydeck does not allow you to bring up a tripod. So you will have to improvise.

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~ by tripgalleries on May 12, 2009.

10 Responses to “Chicago Night Photography”

  1. Great photo!! It looks like you’ve captured it in gold leaf!. Good luck.

  2. This Chicago of yours intrigues me 😉
    Wonderful work, as always!

  3. Great golden shot!

  4. Stunning! This is just beautiful

  5. Very nice. I like those spots too. I have some night shots of downtown as well, let me know what you think!

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