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The Top Chicago Photographers, 2018 - The List

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Sandra R
Chicago
Nikon D810
I have over 20 years experience in commercial and portrait photography. Great photographs are not just taken, they are developed through experience and technique. My image style is created in both in camera and editing using the Adobe suite. I graduated from Columbia College with a BA in design. I majored in design, with a minor in photography. In my junior/senior year I studied fine art painting under 2 well-known artists, Hollis Sigler and Pat Olsen. I won the “1st Place Presidents Award” in art during my senior year at Columbia College. My passion is photography. It is my mission to create and capture the utmost beauty of a moment in time. I truly enjoy working and capturing portraits, lifestyle, nature, commercial, product and or event photographs. My professional background is in commercial, people, lifestyle, portrait, product and editorial photography.
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David T
Chicago
Nikon D800; nikon d500
David is a professional photographer with over 15 years of experience specializing in commercial, portrait, wedding and event photography. He is a member of Nikon Professional Services and has specialized equipment to handle any subject under difficult and demanding circumstances. He understands the photography process from capture to image manipulation and enhancement to printing. He has worked with various subjects from professional models, athletes, politicians, to everyday people and animals of all ages. He's able to bring your vision for any project to reality.
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Darren D
Chicago
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
I was formally trained as an apprentice to Jim Parks from 1988 to 1992. There I learned the finer details of tabletop photography for commercial use.
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Lena V
Chicago
Canon EOS 5DS R; Canon EOS 1200D (Rebel T5)
Lena Vieira is a professional photographer that has been working in the business since 2006 right out of high school. She has her bachelors and masters degrees in photography where she has used her craft to express herself as a fine art artist along with bringing her many clients ideas to life with her photography skills. In 2012 Lena decided that we wanted to do more with her photography career and went for her masters at Columbia College Chicago. While there she started to develop a passion of giving back to the community of teaching photography and its art to students from low income communities. Her work helped create an after school program for teens to attend and learn how to become artists.
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Jorge A
Chicago
Canon EOS 6D; Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Jorge Alvarado aka Arturo Alva, has five years of experience in different cities across America he also has a diploma in advertisement photography from EFTI in Madrid, Spain. Originally from El Salvador where he started his career, he has lived and worked in Houston, Tx and also Chicago, Illinois.
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Jon N
Chicago
Canon EOS 5D Mark III; Fujifilm X-T1; Fujifilm X-Pro2
My name is Jon and I am a freelance photographer specializing in environmental portraiture and street photography. I utilize my experiences in order to create photography that tells a story. I am a Chicago native inspired by the city around me, and my work is a reflection of that. I am a self-taught photographer and I strive to capture a perfect moment that tells a story. I never dreamed that this passion would develop into great experiences that I will always continue to pursue and grow as an individual. I can't wait to see what's ahead of me.
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Megan S
Chicago
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Megan has so far spent 19 years shooting freelance commercial, wedding/ event, portrait/ fashion, and lifestyle work. Her ability to keep it professional, but make a shoot FUN is a unique aspect of what she bring to the table. Offering direction, posing, and her ability to align help clients achieve the exact look needed. Career Highlight: Having an image digitally displayed at the Louvre in Paris for the fifth annual Exposure Award.
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Andy C
Chicago
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Andy Cat is a professional photographer who has worked with customers and clients in Chicago and San Francisco for over 3 years. He has a B.A in film and digital media from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He specializes in corporate and commercial branding content, as well as weddings and portraiture. His experience with portraits, products, and visual storytelling has given him the opportunity to work with companies such as StickOutSocial, Absolute Visions Productions, and Brinker International.
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Jack S
Chicago
Sony Alpha 7R II; Sony Alpha 7R
I'm a commercial photographer from Poland, but in the last ten years I've been based in New York and Beijing. In August 2017, I moved to Chicago. My work has been published in the Washington Post, The Guardian, and The China Daily. My documentary work was exhibited at the G20 Economic Summit at Hangzhou. I've been named one of the top photographers in NYC and Chicago by organizations like Thumbtack (Chicago, NYC) and Superr (NYC). And I'm a member of Professional Photographers of America.
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Michelle R
Chicago
Nikon D750; Nikon D4
I'm a professional Freelance portrait and commercial photographer in Chicago. I have a passion for capturing special moments in peoples lives as well as capturing high quality images for companies. I have experience shooting events such weddings, birthdays and concerts as well as family portraits, headshots and dancers. I'm outgoing and loves to have fun with clients while shooting. My goal is to always make my clients feel confident during their shoot!
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Eric C
Chicago
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Photography as well as 8 years of experience as a professional photographer. I have shot for brands and organizations such as Lollapalooza, JUF, Yahoo News, 1871, We Work, Abbott Laboratories, Wine Channel TV, SocialMedia.Org, AUG the Exchange, Schoology, and Make-A-Wish Foundation. While earning my degree I participated in 6 different internships in the field of fashion photography, I studied photography abroad in Florence Italy for 6 weeks, and I traveled as a student volunteer for independent study to 2 photography conferences. During the summer's of my college career I worked as a souvenir photographer at Navy Pier, the John Hancock, the Willis Tower, and the Museum of Science and Industry for Photogenic Inc. I also began shooting product photography for the Randolph Street Market while attending Dominican University. After I earned my degree I began working for 360 REVO, an automotive photography company, where I did detail shots as well as panoramic shots for various high end car dealerships throughout the city. After completing my work there I began working for several smaller photography companies where I did everything from event work to product work. Now I am more selective as I have honed my skills and I currently focused on event photography for corporate and private clients as well as perfecting my product photography as well. I am still focusing on perfecting my craft and pursuing my goals by continuing my photography education by traveling to both conferences and high end workshops where I have been taught over the top lighting and retouching techniques as well as advanced marketing and art direction. I take great pride in my work and have incredible attention to detail. I will do my best to employ these traits while working as your photographer!
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Joelle B
Chicago
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Joelle Bradfield is a professional photographer based in Chicago, IL. In 2017 she graduated with her BFA in Photography from Andrews University.
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Sandra R, Chicago Photographer

Sandra R

How did you get started with photography?

My brother had a German Exacta camera, he was in the army and and bought it in Germany. He showed me how to use it to take photos of him and his girlfriend & let's just say he paid well for a good photo:)

What type of shoots do you enjoy doing the most?

I enjoy commercial/editorial/lifestyle projects, besides large groups, corporate, and advertising photography.

What are some of your favorite places in Chicago to take photographs?

Parks, cafes, city streets, etc.

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David T, Chicago Photographer

David T

How did you get started with photography?

I started my love of photography in high school when I joined the yearbook staff. I started with film and won an award in a regional school competition. I continued my passion through college working at university newspapers and winning a couple of state competition awards for my work. I transitioned into commercial photography upon graduation and have been working as a photography professional ever since.

What type of shoots do you enjoy doing the most?

I enjoy shoots where I can collaborate with the vision my subjects desire. I want to exceed their expectations and bring amazement to my images. I want to evoke a distinct mood and narrative to my image making.

What are some of your favorite places in Chicago to take photographs?

I enjoy shooting in any outdoor location and showcasing my subject and nature's true beauty. I like putting my subjects against a beautiful landscape or cityscape. I like shooting with natural ambient lighting but can give it that extra punch of drama when needed. Outdoor conditions can change at any moment and that's the beauty of it and I love the challenge that presents.

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"Event shoot for a ball"

Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Brief

We have a ball coming up and would like to get pictures of the crowd

Duration

2 hours

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All high-resolution digitals

$249

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