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It's been on your "bucket list" to visit Chicago during St Patrick's weekend celebrations and see the famous "Greening of the River", and this is the year! Book this tour, wear your green and join me, your local guide!

Description:
This walking photo tour is in its inaugural year and designed to assist you in capturing this treasured annual event and take home fun memories.

During this event, we'll:
1. Meet early enough near the event to grab a hot beverage (pay own) to keep us warm and talk about the plan
2. Head to our first location that will allow the crowd to build up around us to give us foreground decor in our event photos
3. Work together on capturing scenes and people, the essence of the event
4. Make our way around to another location to capture an entirely different perspective
5. After the city event is finished and crowds begin to disperse, we'll move about the people capturing some fun and festive street photography.
6. Head to an Irish pub* and continue to "join the crowd", talk about the event, review and share photos, meet other participants
*The tour ends at the pub. Joining is not required. Food & drink pay own.

As with many events, the action happens quickly. It's suggested that you be comfortable with your camera and its settings. There won't be time to assist with photography basics during the river dying. Your guide, Teresa, will be there to help you with composition and guide you on the various photography opportunities. 

What lenses should you bring? Consider these tips to decide:
  1. The event itself will present a mix of wide angle architectural and telephoto detail photos, primarily mid to telephoto opportunities
  2. People will be dressed in green, fun costumes, hats, all types of fun opportunities for street photography

NOTE: This is a large public event in a large city. If  you're uncomfortable with crowds and being within them, this tour would not be for you unless doing photography helps you focus on the subjects rather than your environment.

It's best to pack light for security reasons, only essentials. Other Tips:
  1. Dress in warm layers
  2. Pack extra battery (cold weather drains batteries faster) and memory card
  3. Bring money/credit card for food & beverages. Keep in mind, cash is easier than split checks and makes our servers happy.
  4. Please no tripods
  5. Use a camera strap that doesn't identify your camera, alsoe with bag
NOTE: If you decide to go to a different location on your own, please be advised you will no longer be considered part of the tour while separated. It's recommended you notify Teresa before going off on your own so as not to hold up the group while searching for you.

Highlights:

    Location: Chicago, United States of America

    Duration: 4 hours

    Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 





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    Additional Information


      Operates: See Availability

      Departure Point:
      Starbucks Michigan Avenue

      Departure Time: 7:00AM CST

      We will depart our meeting location at 7:00AM to walk to the first location. If you're late, please text your guide as she likely won't be able to hear a conversation.

      Return Details:
      Irish Pub near Chicago River / Chicago Loop, TBA

    • Inclusions:
      • Local guide
      • Professional photographer guide

    • Exclusions:
      • Camera gear
      • Food and drinks
      • Transportation to/from attractions
      • Gratuities (optional)

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough participants to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered a full refund
      • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately


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