April 26, 2005

May Meetup in Wicker Park

posted by Bill Vaccaro in Happenings - permalink

The next Chicago Photobloggers meetup and shootout will be held Sunday, May 22 at 1 pm in the Gorilla's 'hood, Wicker Park. After winnowing down the restaurant list the Gorilla sent me, I've narrowed our choices down to two fine establishments:

Leo's Lunchroom, 1809 W. Division


Jinx Cafe, 1928 W. Division

Leo's has both breakfast food and great sandwiches. It is also one of the few Wicker Park establishments that takes reservations for Sunday brunch. The bad news is that Metromix says that reservations for more than 10 is kind of pushing it considering their small size.

Jinx is less busy but they have less of a selection of food. Mostly pastries, bagel sandwiches and vegetarian fare. What they lack in food choices, they more than make up for with their delicious milkshakes and strong coffee beverages. Another advantage to Jinx is that this is one of the sites that we discussed regarding doing our first ever group photo exhibition (not that we can't stop by there later).

I'm going to leave this up to all of you. Cast your vote by this Sunday by replying to this post. And if you can come up with any other places, let me know ASAP. Vote early and often. Let the balloting begin... :)

April 22, 2005


posted by roderick in Happenings - permalink

This weekend begins Version (Flash required), a festival that focuses on art, media, technology and politics. The program looks pretty interesting, and if you're around Chicago you may want to try and find their public art - pretty easy camera fodder. I'm sure if you poked around their program you'd find a photography related events to attend.

April 21, 2005

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear noevil: For thou art with me

posted by pablokorona in - permalink

I just got the email:

no more lomos


and mine JUST broke.

April 18, 2005


posted by roderick in Around the Web - permalink

From Gaper's Block...

"Former GB staffer Luke has a challenge to all the photobloggers and Flickr-heads out there: more people in your photos. 'Chicago is a city of 3 million people, but you'd never know it from its photoblogs and Flickr entries...The facelessness that results approaches misanthropy, and it gives the false impression that Chicago is a cold, vacant and inanimate place.' Hop to it, photogs."

While I don't totally agree, I do believe that most photoblogs in general avoid people shots. I personally have a few shots of people in Chicago, but I admit most are obscured.

Are you up to the challenge? The warmer weather provides numerous opportunities for people photos, so don't pass them up.

April 16, 2005

Get Together in China Town

posted by Bob Smith in Happenings - permalink

Just a reminder -- our Chicago Photobloggers Meetup is tomorrow! - April 17, 2005 at 1 pm in front of the dim sum palace, Phoenix, 2131 S. Archer Avenue, Chicago. I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone. I know John from Orbit1 will be there -- I'll be riding the train with him downtown! Oh -- I'm bob from No Traces. Should be great fun. Just a word of warning - keep your camera gear away from John... See you there!

April 13, 2005

Metroblogging Meetup

posted by roderick in Happenings - permalink

Tonight the cool kids over at Metroblogging Chicago (and two of them happen to be Steven and myself) are meeting up at the Red Lion Pub, 2446 N. Lincoln, steps away from the Fullerton el stop. Come on by, grab some drinks, and good discussion with some other bloggers.

DIY camera

posted by roderick in - permalink

My girlfriend and I needed a new peephole this weekend for our front door, so we went to the nearest huge hardware store and bought one. Looking through it, I noticed that there is a HUGE field of vision that can be seen. The labeling on the box claims that there is a 190 degree field of vision...larger than Nikon's 16mm fisheye lens (which is 180 degrees, if you're wondering). This brings me to the point of this post.

Does anyone have any experience building their own camera? I was wondering if anyone could point me to some tutorials or wants to make a weekend project out of it. A peephole only costs $10, and the rest of the materials surely can't cost that much. I think that a low-tech fisheye camera like this could be pretty fun.

Or, I could end up building a Dirkon and using that at the next meetup. That looks awesome too.

April 11, 2005

Cinco De Mayo Parade

posted by Archie FlorCruz in Happenings - permalink

Hi everyone! Just wanted to let you all know of another upcoming city parade which can provide many photo ops.  The annual Cinco de Mayo Parade will be on Sunday, May 1st at Noon.  It takes place on Cermak rd, starting from Wood and continues all the way down to Kedzie. Since i will unfortunately be unable to attend this month's gathering in Chinatown, I hope to see some of you at this event!

April 10, 2005

April Meetup Reminder

posted by Bill Vaccaro in Happenings - permalink

Just a friendly reminder that the next Chicago Photobloggers meetup will take place Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 1 pm in front of the dim sum palace, Phoenix, 2131 S. Archer Avenue, Chicago.

Hope to see you all there!

April 4, 2005

Seven Pages Interview: Archie FlorCruz

posted by Bill Vaccaro in Around the Web - permalink

Jesse Ty Gonzalez, the proprieter of the photoblog, DailySnap, interviewed our very own Archie FlorCruz for his new feature, Seven Pages. Congrats, Archie!