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Aug 13, 2012 08:22 as a reply to  @ post 14851650 |  #107

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Aug 13, 2012 08:39 |  #109

silvrr wrote in post #14851614 (external link)
You can, that is from the top of the old Children's memorial parking garage. Ive gone up there a few times. There is a bad reflection off the Trump tower certain times of the year until the sun goes down but its a nice view.

This thread needs some love as the original creator isn't active on the forums anymore but it has pictures from each location and a map to show you where they were taken. Please contribute if you have any other spots you like.

http://chicagophotosho​p.com/forums/showthrea​d.php?t=5116 (external link)

Thanks so much for the info! I will definitely add a couple of locations to that page.


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Aug 13, 2012 09:53 |  #110

^thanks...and as silvrr mentioned, you can shoot there yourself...after I shot there a little while, the security guard came up and asked me to leave however




  
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Aug 13, 2012 11:57 |  #111

I say get out in the colorful neighborhoods. Chicago has so many. Buck Town/Wicker Park, Pilsen, Bridgeport, Taylor Street. Take photographs in locations that most don't even try and get to. I always ask, why take pictures that everyone else has taken that look like everything else that has already been done. Get to locations that are not over shot and the try and shoot them in an original way.




  
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Aug 13, 2012 12:34 |  #112

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Aug 13, 2012 12:55 |  #113

airfrogusmc wrote in post #14852584 (external link)
I say get out in the colorful neighborhoods. Chicago has so many. Buck Town/Wicker Park, Pilsen, Bridgeport, Taylor Street. Take photographs in locations that most don't even try and get to. I always ask, why take pictures that everyone else has taken that look like everything else that has already been done. Get to locations that are not over shot and the try and shoot them in an original way.

I say if you're shooting for yourself, shoot whatever you like. With a little imagination, you should be able to put your own spin on a photo no matter how many times it has been shot. Pretty much every neighborhood you have mentioned has been photographed countless times. I saw 3 photographers while I was shooting in Pilsen the other day alone. Shoot what you like and make it yours.


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Aug 13, 2012 15:02 |  #114

Britania757 wrote in post #14852834 (external link)
I say if you're shooting for yourself, shoot whatever you like. With a little imagination, you should be able to put your own spin on a photo no matter how many times it has been shot. Pretty much every neighborhood you have mentioned has been photographed countless times. I saw 3 photographers while I was shooting in Pilsen the other day alone. Shoot what you like and make it yours.

How many dozens of photographers were by the bean? And those neighborhoods all rolled together have not been shot as much as the bean. ;) And make it yours is really hard when you are shooting the same subject thats been shot to death and then copying something you've already seen. Thats why I have only seen several halfway imaginative shots of the bean period. I was offering some alternatives to the same ole same ole.....




  
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Aug 13, 2012 15:44 |  #115

I can see your point though I don't completely agree. The fact that you have seen several halfway imaginative shots of the bean is proof that no matter how much something is photographed, people are still able to put their own spin on it. Not to mention a lot of people look at photos and wonder how they would have shot it given the opportunity. If you have access to a camera, and access to the city, get out there and shoot it. If you're just copying others work then I guess it wouldn't really matter if you got out into the neighborhoods as your work will still look like half of the other neighborhood shots being sold at pretty much every art fair in the city.


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Aug 13, 2012 15:56 |  #116

Britania757 wrote in post #14853452 (external link)
I can see your point though I don't completely agree. The fact that you have seen several halfway imaginative shots of the bean is proof that no matter how much something is photographed, people are still able to put their own spin on it. Not to mention a lot of people look at photos and wonder how they would have shot it given the opportunity. If you have access to a camera, and access to the city, get out there and shoot it. If you're just copying others work then I guess it wouldn't really matter if you got out into the neighborhoods as your work will still look like half of the other neighborhood shots being sold at pretty much every art fair in the city.

As you can see there were plenty of responses about shooting from the same ole same ole but I think I was the only one that gave an alternative. ;)




  
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Aug 14, 2012 10:59 |  #117

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Aug 14, 2012 11:57 |  #119

^^Beautiful!


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Aug 14, 2012 22:17 |  #120

i'm really liking the shot of the seats




  
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