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Point and Shoot Camera Cycling Tour


Point and Shoot Camera Cycling Tour

Time: August 13, 2017 from 9am to 5pm
Location: Daley Plaza under the Picasso
Street: 50 W Washington St.
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map: http://The Picasso 50 W Washi…
Event Type: cycling, social, photography, architecture, nature
Organized By: Tom Limon
Latest Activity: Aug 11, 2017

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Join us for this hands on photography lesson as we cycle through Oak Park Chicago to photograph the various historical landmarks and architectural creations of Frank Lloyd Wright and others. We will stop for lunch in Oak Park then proceed onward to Thatcher Woods (River Forest) for the nature portion of this photography lesson. This hands on photography lesson will provide you with all the techniques and tips you need to take stunning photos with your smart phone's built in camera. (Any smart phone or camera can be used for this lesson)

Date: Sunday, August 13th
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Cost: $20 (Includes photography lesson)
Registration Link:
Departure Location: Daley Plaza (under the Picasso)
Lunch: TBD
Total Distance Round Trip: 30 Miles Round Trip
Average Speed:10-12 MPH with rest stops planned along the way.
Skill level: Moderate ride / No drop
Gear: bike, lock, helmet, hydration, snacks, sunscreen, smart phone or camera.

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Comment by Tom Limon on August 11, 2017 at 7:50am
Adventure Cycling Tours Point and Shoot Camera Cycling Tour Itinerary

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8:30am - Meet at Daley Center under the Picasso, arrive early to have your bike checked, tires filled, and take photos of Leonard Carey Williams of The Wheelmen
circa 1892 Columbia 54" High Bicycle

9:00am - Announcements and Safe Cycling Instructions

9:15am - Bike to Oak Park

10:30am - Arrive in Oak Park to visit the first two architectural sites (Photo Lesson)

11:00am - Arrive at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio (Official rest stop and Photo Lesson)

11:30am - Visit several other architectural sites in Oak Park (Photo Lesson)

12:30pm - Lunch break at the BeerShop or one of the many other surrounding resturants.

1:45pm - Bike to Thatcher Woods (Also a rest stop)

2:00pm - Enjoy bluegrass jam and nature at the Thatcher Woods Trailside Museum of Natural History (Photo Lesson)

4:00pm - Bike back downtown, we will also stop for one more additional surprise architectural photo opportunity at an undisclosed location.

5:00pm - Arrive at Daley Plaza
Comment by Tom Limon on August 10, 2017 at 7:13am
Point and Shoot Cycling Tour photography lesson details and photo contest rules.

Below are the types of techniques you will learn along the ride through Oak Park and Thatcher Woods this Sunday. All bikes and cameras welcome. (Smart phone cameras are perfect for this event)

- Rule of Thirds
- Symmetry and Patterns
- Leading Lines
- Perspective/Viewpoint
- Single Subject/Cropping
- Balance
- Isolation
- Depth
- Framing
- Experimentation/Mix-n-Match

Everyone is welcome to enter the Point and Shoot Photography Contest. Post your photos on the Facebook Event page by Monday 8/14 9pm and 1 winner will be selected to win 2 Adventure Cycling Tour passes for a future ride of their choice.

Registration Link:

Below are some so sample photos I took in Oak Park and Thatcher Woods with my iPhone.
Comment by Tom Limon on August 8, 2017 at 7:26pm
The 1893 World's Fair ticket booth is just one of the many points of interests we will search for in Oak Park. It was originally purchased after the Worlds Fair as a kids playhouse then later restored and is located in the yard of the The Hills-DeCaro House.

Don't forget to register for the Point and Shoot Camera Cycling Tour

I found an interesting episode of Hidden Chicago that outlines how many artifacts of the Worlds Fair have been repurposed and scattered around the city. I realized we often bike past many of these locations. FFWD to 1:11:00 to check out the Worlds Fair ticket booth portion of this episode.
Comment by Tom Limon on July 31, 2017 at 8:18am
Adventure Cycling Point and Shoot Tour Update! Arrive early between 8:00am and 8:45am to have an opportunity take a photo of this this beautiful bicyle fitted with a time period correct camera! The original GoPro!

Circa 1892 - 54"
Columbia Light Roadster
Made in Hartford CT by the Pope Manufacturing Company, one of the last American made ordinaries ( high bicycle )

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