Winter in Review

Laura Peters Chicago

Winter 2014-2015 was not as sensationally cold as the previous in Chicago, but it still packed some super cold days and even a blizzard. The cold and short days mean more opportunity to see everything in new light (or dark).

Surprisingly Popular

Laura Peters Chicago

I often post photos that I love dearly on my personal social accounts. I spent hours thinking about which perspective I like best and how the editing helps tell whatever story is present. Sometimes it’s just an interesting composition that I’ve never used before. I find that these photos are…rarely, if ever, enjoyed by more than a few people. Then …

Accomplishment: 2014 Chicago Marathon

Laura Peters Chicago, Events

A neighbor walking home through Dearborn Park The post-run solitude I think he’s earned some loiter time! High Fives from strangers Finding family and friends can be tough after the race. Recovery is a priority for all – especially the fast runners. Hugs of congratulations It’s great to have support Proud of their mom!

Summer Night

Laura Peters Chicago

I haven’t spent much time with night photography, but I have been encouraged lately by the possibilities. It’s more of a time commitment than I’m used to when I hit the street for a photo walk. I have spent a good amount of time talking to tourists, taking candids and working to capture very “in-the-moment” shots. This process will teach …

Fashionable Chicago

Laura Peters Chicago, City Visitors, Fashion

Chicago is full of fashionable residents and tourists. On a beautiful Saturday, Buckingham Fountain and the Riverwalk are perfect spots to enjoy summer (in style)! This weekend also marks the 56th Annual Chicago Air & Water Show so the beaches and lakefront are hopping with aviation enthusiasts. See More Tourist Photos: Touristosaurus

Sears Tower Lightning Strike

Laura Peters Chicago, Weather

I have been waiting patiently to capture lightning hitting the Sears Tower. Every time it storms, I head to the window and prop up my camera in position. If I didn’t like watching storms, it might not be so interesting, but I love watching the storm clouds approach. Finally, last night I caught it. Twice!

Chicago Air & Water Show

Laura Peters Aviation, Chicago, Events

I thought I would share the perspective that many Chicagoans (and visitors) enjoy during the Air & Water Show weekend. Even if you aren’t at the center of action at North Avenue Beach, you can still enjoy the show from a distance. These photos are from the Museum Campus perspective.

Street Level-palooza

Laura Peters Chicago, Events, Music, Portraits, Street

I went for a walk this evening with the intent of using my Polaroid to capture a typical Chicago scene. And I did – easily accomplished at Cloud Gate in Millennium Park. After meeting this cute couple, I figured it was time to head home. But with Lollapalooza in town this weekend, it was hard to ignore the masses. So …