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Tour Through A Lens

#64 of 390 Tours in Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA
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About Tour Through A Lens
Tour Through A Lens (TTAL) is your custom photography tour experience designed to change the way you see and photograph your world. Teresa Peek, your visual instructor and local guide, will take you on an intense photographic adventure of some of Chicago's famous locations and more local/hidden gems while teaching you to see better angles and different perspectives for more interesting, dramatic photos. All tours are individually customized with your interests and camera equipment in mind. Tour options are based on time packages: 3-hr One Focus, 5-hr Half-Day or 9-hr All-Day Total Immersion. Historic sites, urban scenes, industrial grit, street photography, beautiful lakefront or skyline scenes - your choice! If you're looking for something unique and a little challenging, something to get you out into the "urban jungle", Tour Through A Lens is the perfect choice! Let's chase light around Chicago together! Book your tour on the site today!
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Cara D wrote a review Nov 2021
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Teresa did an amazing job of tailoring a photo tour to what we were looking for. She planned every detail with ease and comfort for us in mind. She communicated clearly what we should plan for and what to bring. On the day of our tour, we quickly felt at ease with Teresa. She was easy going, and great to talk with. She knew the history of the city and made getting around and learning about street and architectural photography so much fun! I learned a lot from her. She went way above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. I would definitely do another tour with her when back in Chicago--it was a terrific experience.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Anoka.Debra wrote a review Nov 2021
Minneapolis, Minnesota4 contributions
Teresa, you’ve ruined me for future photo tours that don’t live up to your quality and preparation. Her communications were timely and specific to our group. She worked ahead of the tour getting to know our style and goals. She made it fun, adapted with light and weather changes and we came away with awesome photos and new love for the city!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Amy M wrote a review Jun 2021
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Teresa was great. She reached out ahead of time to get all the details to make our tour go smoothly. She is a wealth of knowledge about technical information as well as about Chicago. We had fun learning how to take better pictures, exploring the big and small details of downtown, and she sent us away with more ideas of where to explore. If you love to take pictures and are new to Chicago I think this tour would be ideal.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Khalid Daoud wrote a review Apr 2021
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Teresa is amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed my five hour insider photography tour of Chicago. If you like hidden gems and off the beaten track, this tour is for you. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Arnt Kern wrote a review Oct 2019
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What an outstanding experience! Teresa designed two custom tours for me on two consecutive days - every single minute of them was amazing! From the excellent planning of the tours in advance, completely tailored to my interests, to the highly flexible execution of the tours... phantastic. I regret being unable to give 10 points for that. I would have never had a chance to find and see so many hidden gems between the major sights at the right time of the day in my limited time - Teresa's knowledge of the city and photographic view are exceptional. Teresa also proposed and included two important Events into my tours I had no ideas about: Chicago Open House and the Fall Bridge Lift/Boat Run. Two cherries on two unforgettable tours. Teresa: It's been an honor having been your "partner in crime". I hope you liked the "Lebkuchen" as much as I enjoyed your Chicago chocolate mints! If I have any chance in Jan/Feb to drop by for another tour - I will. And if not - there is always one more chance. Maybe I can be your guide in Singapore... :-)
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from TP_ChiPhoto, Owner at Tour Through A Lens
Responded Nov 8, 2019
Thank you for your personal touch review! You were a wonderful client for which to plan so many fun tourist and local locations. You will be quizzed on where we were upon your return (haha!). I'm amazed how much we accomplished together and glad you took away such an experience! I've enjoyed the photos I've seen so far and look forward to more after your travels. In the meantime, I'm still sampling the variety of Lebkuchen (though I think I've chosen my favorite ;-) Please thank you wife for the thought in her selections and thank you for not eating them all before we met! LOL I am now quite curious about Singapore after hearing your experiences. If I'm ever able to arrange such a trip, I'll definitely be in touch. As we're having January weather now in November, you might pack shorts for your winter return. (Just kidding!...maybe) I hope to have another opportunity to immerse you in the locals life in Chicago.
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