Architecture Photography Unfolded: Chicago 2017

Friday, 20 October 2017 4:00 PM - Sunday, 22 October 2017 3:00 PM EST

71 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60601, United States

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Friday, 20 October 2017 4:00 PM - Sunday, 22 October 2017 3:00 PM EST

Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront, 71 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60601, United States.

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Join Angie McMonigal and Michael Muraz in Chicago for an architecture photography workshop on October 20-22, 2017.

You will spend two and a half days shooting some of the best architecture in the world and learning how to capture stunning architectural abstracts and cityscapes, including two sunsets and one sunrise.

We have a great workshop planned for you…

The workshop is limited to 10 participants and the pricing is in USD.


Lincoln Park Pavilion


We’ll first meet online (October 17, 9pm EST) for a presentation highlighting our vision for architecture photography so you can begin to see your subjects in a new way. We’ll share our process - from our approach once on location to how to best utilize compositional tools for architectural subjects.

This workshop is intended to focus on the creative aspects of architectural photography. While we’re there to guide you regarding gear and camera settings on location, the emphasis is on developing your unique creative vision and seeing your subjects in a new way.

Lake Shore Drive Bridge


The daytime locations will focus on architectural abstracts, while sunrise and sunset locations will focus on cityscapes. A more detailed itinerary will be sent out to attendees closer to the workshop.

FRIDAY (4:00pm-7:30pm)

We’ll begin with an architecture location followed by a cityscape:

  • Lincoln Park Pavilion
  • North Ave Beach


SATURDAY (10:00am-7:30pm)

We’ll begin with some architecture locations in the Gold Coast/Magnificent Mile area:

  • Sofitel Chicago
  • Fourth Presbyterian Church
  • John Hancock Center


We’ll break for lunch together followed by more architectural locations in the Downtown area:

  • Palmer House
  • Chicago Cultural Center
  • Millennium Park


We’ll then head to Chinatown architecture + sunset/blue hour:

  • Chinatown Branch Library
  • 18th Street Bridge (cityscape)


SUNDAY (6:00am-3:00pm)

We’ll begin with a sunrise cityscape location:

  • Lake Shore Drive Bridge
  • Milton Lee Olive Park


Followed by breakfast and then architecture locations:

  • Navy Pier
  • Lake Point Tower
  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
  • Burberry
  • Optima Chicago Center
  • Aqua


We’ll have lunch together ending with a few more architecture locations:

  • The Wrigley Building
  • Trump Tower
  • AMA Plaza
  • Marina Towers


Palmer House


On October 26, 9pm EST, we’ll meet up online for a video call where Angie & Michael will share an overview of their post-processing techniques related to architecture photography.


On November 2, 9pm EST, we’ll meet up online for a video call so you can each share some of your favorite images created during our time together. We’ll take that opportunity to give some feedback on your images and offer post-processing tips.


Our meeting point every day will be the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront, at 71 East Wacker Drive, Chicago. If you're coming from out of town, it has good pricing for the dates of the workshop. Feel free to book your accommodations elsewhere and meet us at the Wyndham each morning.


We will be using public transportation between some of the locations. All transit costs from the hotel to shoot locations and back are included in the cost of the workshop.


If you decide you'd like to do both our Chicago and our Boston workshops, we are offering a special pricing of $999 for both workshops (you save $300!). Simply select the Workshop Combo at the top of the page when registering and you'll be registered for both workshops. To see more about our Boston workshop, follow this link.

18th Street Bridge


Here's what some attendees of our past workshops have to say:

As I look at my photographic work over the last year, I recognize that some of my best shots have come from the days I have spent with Michael and Angie. I’ve been with them in three different cities, and each time my work has taken significant strides forward. I won’t hesitate at all to sign up for future workshops because there is one thing I’ve learned from the photographic journey is that we learn best by being around the best and Angie and Michael fit that description.” –  Tim S.

"I very much enjoyed the LA workshop with Michael and Angie, it was great to explore and see my own hometown in a new way, visiting locations I had not yet discovered myself. Michael and Angie generously shared their expertise, tips, and techniques all day throughout the workshop, and were always available for questions and helping out the students get the shot they wanted. They were both fully dedicated to ensuring all the participants were happy and having a great time, and that everyone walked away with a little more skill than they started with. I look forward to attending another great workshop with them soon!"  - Tom B.


Here are some images of the places that you’ll be shooting during the workshop:


Sofitel Chicago

Lake Shore Drive Bridge

Marina City

Lincoln Park

Navy Pier

John Hancock Center

Lake Point Tower

North Avenue Beach

Pritzker Pavilion

Chicago Cultural Center

Chinatown Branch Library

Trump International Hotel & Tower

Trump International Hotel & Tower

Chicago Cultural Center

Cloud Gate

Wrigley Building



Workshop registrations can be canceled for a full refund up to 30 days prior to the workshop (until September 20). No refunds will be made after September 20, unless you can provide a replacement.

Travel to and from Chicago, accommodations, and meals are not included in the workshop fee. Transit costs from the hotel, between shooting locations, and back to the hotel, are included.

The itinerary above is provided as an indication and is subject to change due to factors out of our control, or as discussed with students on location.

Michael Muraz

Angie McMonigal is a Chicago-based Fine Art and Commercial Architecture Photographer. Having grown up in a small town, she approaches the urban environment with the spirit of someone who grew up surrounded by nature, finding moments of meditative calm in terrain that is always transforming. Focusing more frequently on bold architectural details rather than sweeping cityscapes, her photographs celebrate those unexpectedly iconic elements hiding in plain sight.

Michael Muraz is an award-winning architecture photographer from Toronto. His work includes cityscapes, fine art architecture and commercial architecture. When he's photographing commercial interiors and exteriors for his clients, he loves to travel the world to photograph fine art cityscapes and architecture.

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