Chicago Skyline Sunset Photo Workshop

For a few days in June and July each year, viewed from the Indiana Dunes, the Sun sets within the Chicago skyline (between the John Hancock Center and Sears Tower)

Join me to view/photograph this incredible solar alignment!

What do I need?

To photograph the skyline up close (like the feature photo of this post above), you'll need a DSLR (Canon, Nikon, or similar) and a lens that can zoom to 200 - 300mm at least.

A DSLR/lens combo with a minimum of 100mm will work as well, you just won't be able to be as tight in on the skyline as you would with a longer zoom.

Here is what a photo at 100mm looks like: 

When is it?

July 10th - July 14th, 2017 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM!

Where do I park?

2 options! Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore or Porter Beach.

Porter Beach (orange) is free, but spots are very limited. (less than 50 spots)

For guaranteed parking, go to the Dunes parking lot. (red)


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How much does it cost?

The entrance fee for the Dunes Nat'l Lakeshore is $7 for in-state vehicles, $12 for out-out-state vehicles. If you are able to find a spot at Porter Beach - free!


If you use Google Maps for iOS/Android:

Click/tap here for directions to the Indiana Dunes parking lot. (red)

Click/tap herefor directions to the Porter Beach parking lots. (orange)

Written Directions:

Indiana Dunes Lot:

1. Take Indiana 49 north all the way to the Indiana Dunes Nat'l Lakeshore entrance gate.

2. When you reach the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit (left turn) The parking lot will be on your left - hooray!!

Porter Beach Lots:

1. Take IN-49 north

2. Turn left onto IN-12 West

3. Take your first right onto Waverly Road

4. The road will snake left, then right, you will go up a hill and at the bottom again the two parking lots will be on your right.

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