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Plan on traveling and visiting the Windy City soon? Chicago, like many big cities, is full of vibrant life and ongoing activities. Whether it's day or night, overcast or sunny, one can always obtain wonderful photography from the normal tourist areas or in Chicago's secrets nooks and crannies. Here is a miniscule look from the thousands of locations that are great spots to get fantastic photography. Here is a list of specific places that are mention in this blog. They are all in the area most commonly referred to as The Loop: Millenium Park, Wrigley Building, Tribune Building, Water Tower Plaza, Chicago River. And Michigan Lake's water front. Most of them are within three miles of the heart of the city. Just remember to open your eyes and always look for color to get the best shots...
 
If, like me you're blessed with being left handed, you can now buy a camera specifically designed to our hand of choice. Now i don't know whether this would bother me personally as I think I've pretty much gotten used to using a standard camera, but everyone's different I guess! The camera in this case is the Canon 7DL and more details can be found at the digital picture
 

Now this is painful. On Ebay, there's a Canon 600mm super telephoto lens with a Canon 1D Mark 3 attached going for sale at a rock bottom price. Why so cheap, sadly it's all rather badly damaged by salt water.

At current prices, the Canon 1D Mark 3 is about £1,000 just by itself, whereas the Canon 600mm F4 super telephoto is a cool £10,000. That is one expensive accident. Thank god for insurance eh.

You can keep your eye on the ebay listing here


 
I was fortunate enough to visit the London 2012 Olympics during the athletics, so thought it would be an ideal opportunity to try out the Canon 50D (thanks James). I've previously tested out both the Canon 40D, and Canon 60D, so putting the 50D through its paces seemed like a good idea! I took with me my trusty Sigma 70-300mm telephoto lens, as well as the Canon 17-40mm F4L for any wide-angle shots.
 
Somerset house in London is running a free landscape photography exhibition up until 28th April 2013. It's titled, Landmark: The Fields of Photography and it comprises a set of 130 different photos taken from around the world. Check out the Guardian article which previews a few of the photos. Well worth a look if you're in London.
 
If you're a local to Hampshire in the UK like me, then there's a photography show going on in Southampton this month, April 18th to be exact. The expo is going to be held at the Novotel Hotel in Southampton, and full details can be found here. Think I'll pop along.
 
Motion Blur is a technique intended to capture the movement, instead of having it frozen. The most common way to understand what a motion blur picture is, is to think of a vehicle moving and impressing the sensor in a long exposure photo, and recording a blurred trail.