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Tour Through A Lens

#49 of 290 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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Overview
Capture the essence of Chicago’s fabled North Loop during this photography walking tour. Home to the theater district, government buildings, and historic architecture, this area is bursting with unique photo opportunities. Your guide helps you find hidden gems in the area so that you can capture unforgettable photos with your favorite photo-taking device. Tours are limited to 10 photographers for a more intimate experience.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Teresa designed a custom route to photogenic spots in Chicago I would never have found. Along the way she taught me about "Urban Photography", professional and cultural graffiti, and photo composition. I've been a serious amateur photographer for twenty years, and have been on professionally...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank David S
TP_ChiPhoto, Owner at Tour Through A Lens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello David, Thank you for this eloquent and glowing review! It was much fun exploring Chicago with you and being able to show you how I see the city. I'm enjoying the photos you've shared thus far. I look forward to having you visit again!

Reviewed September 4, 2019

My wife gave me a gift certificate for a photo tour with Teresa and it was wonderful. I'm a trained photographer and usually have my camera out when I'm commuting to work in the Loop every day. That said, Teresa took the time to show...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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TP_ChiPhoto, Owner at Tour Through A Lens, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2019

Thank you for the great review, Patrick! Your shooting with film was a good challenge for me also, forcing me to consider what was truly capture-worthy, minimizing subjects vs clicking away at many things. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos you get back and...More

Reviewed September 1, 2019

I was in Chicago in August and Teresa was recommended to me from a friend in Calgary. Communication ad setting up a time together was easy. I have a Canon 7D that I've gotten some great shots from , but felt I wasn't taking full...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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TP_ChiPhoto, Owner at Tour Through A Lens, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2019

Al, Thank you for the kind words! I'm so glad you were comfortable and have some takeaways. It was fun meeting you. I hope you return (bring Steve back with you!) and we can explore again. There's so much to see in this city. Best,...More

Reviewed August 27, 2019

This was my second tour with Teresa and like the first tour, it was an excellent experience. We spent 2 1/2 hours photographing the alleys, fire escapes and street art of Chicago’s south loop. Teresa presented numerous photo opportunities and waited patiently for just the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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TP_ChiPhoto, Owner at Tour Through A Lens, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2019

Hello Randy, It was great seeing you again and such a pleasure meeting your wife. Thank you for taking another tour with me and trusting there'd be things of interest to your wife. How can we convince her she really does have the photography eye??...More

Reviewed August 25, 2019

If you’re visiting Chicago for the first time, we recommend booking a session with photographer Teresa Peek (Tour Through A Lens). We agree with all the reviews that emphasize Ms. Peek’s tremendous personality and photography; she IS engaging. What you get from your session is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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TP_ChiPhoto, Owner at Tour Through A Lens, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2019

Thank you for the amazing review, Tom (and Annabelle)! What an adventure you had from the multi-state bike ride to exploring Chicago with your camera. I look forward to seeing the results of your journey! Annabelle, what a pleasure having you along. I hope you...More

Reviewed August 11, 2019

Teresa guided my wife and me through the streets of Chicago for an unforgettable tour. We saw parts of the city that the "typical" tourist wouldn't know about. As an amateur photographer, I thought I knew more than I did. Teresa knew just how much...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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TP_ChiPhoto, Owner at Tour Through A Lens, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2019

Brian & Eileen, Thank you for these kind words and entrusting your time to me! You both were a pleasure to work with. There's much more to this city and I hope to see you in the future. I'll be in touch whenever I finally...More

Reviewed July 31, 2019

Thank you for a brilliant day Teresa! I loved every minute of it. What a wonderful introduction to this amazing city. All aspects of the custom tour I took with you were fantastic. From your communications, detailed planning including arranging the transit pass to be...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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TP_ChiPhoto, Owner at Tour Through A Lens, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2019

Thank you for the awesome review, Gino, and thank you for entrusting me with your day. I'm enjoying the Instagram photos! Teresa

Reviewed July 9, 2019

This was a great tour. Teresa is a great instructor and guide. She has helped me look look at scenes differently. Cannot wait to return to Chicago to take this tour again.

Date of experience: July 2019
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TourThroughALens, Owner at Tour Through A Lens, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2019

Thank you for the review! I look forward to welcoming you to Chicago and exploring again. Best regards, Teresa

Reviewed July 9, 2019

Teresa Peek owns Tour Through A Lens and we walked from 1700 W. Chicago Ave to South Wabash street. My son gave me the gift of a photographic tour with Teresa. I used my Nikon D600 as well as my iPhone to capture many interesting...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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TourThroughALens, Owner at Tour Through A Lens, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2019

Hello Jim, Thank you for the review! I have since located another mural I was hunting for. The weather hasn't deterred or slowed these artists from giving us some stunning pieces in the neighborhood. Hopefully, you'll continue to find new pieces on future walks. Keep...More

Reviewed April 3, 2019

Teresa is incredible. She has a great photographic eye and is extremely knowledgeable about Chicago - from popular spots down to the nitty gritty of Chicago. Before you take the tour she spends some time getting to know your preferences and creates an itinerary. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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TourThroughALens, Owner at Tour Through A Lens, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2019

Thank you for this awesome review, Waiman! And thank you for being flexible as we chased that sunset! It was a pleasure meeting you and I hope you and your family return to Chicago for more explorations in the future.

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May 23, 2019|
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Response from TP_ChiPhoto | Property representative |
Hello Vickie Unfortunately, since TA only notified me of your inquiry at 7:00 this morning, it is too late for today’s tours. My apologies for the delayed response. In future, if you have specific tour questions, please... More
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Goodman1914
April 24, 2019|
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Hello! For more concentration on architecture, I suggest the Alleys of Chicago - North Loop. The South Loop is more concentrated on art, trains, fire escapes - the more urban aspects. The Chicago Loop will not have... More
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RozB999
February 23, 2017|
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Hello, Thank you for your inquiry. Most of the answers to your questions can be found on the site (TA won't allow links here. It's tourthroughalens com). I'll try and answer them in the space I have here. Pricing for... More
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