Obligatory Millennium Park photos

This morning… wait, let me start over… This fine and beautiful, gorgeous morning in sunny and pleasant Chicago, I made some rounds downtown.  After starting the morning at a quick meeting to check out an office space for staff headshots, I then head to Central Camera (I’ll mention again that Central Camera is awesome.  Because […]

How to be photogenic: tips from a dog

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard, “I’m not very photogenic, so good luck taking my picture,” I would have a heck of a lot of nickels.  As a photographer, I recognize the simple fact that some people are just more photogenic than others.  Yes, that’s right.  Someone whose business is in […]

The photo vault: ghost town photos

Orval “Hoppy” Ray, 2006 About 6 years ago a friend and I took a random road trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma to hunt for ghost towns.  It sounds like a weird idea now and it was probably a weird idea then.  We had the notion that we would take hundreds of amazingly brilliant photos of Old […]

Photos on a 52 year old camera

I decided that as the weather warms up in (cold, blustery, wet, and windy) Chicago I should get out of the studio and take some fun snapshots around the town.  But after spending most of my days with a 21.1 megapixel two and a half pound digital SLR strapped around my neck this year, I […]