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  • Photographic Fundamentals
    November 9, 2016 by Stan Kotecki

    My first photographic inspiration years ago was an exhibit by Ansel Adams at the Art Institute in Chicago. The photography gallery is under the main […]

  • Why Hire A Photographer?
    August 25, 2016 by Stan Kotecki

    A real estate friend of mine sent me an email asking me to photograph a million dollar + property he was going to sell.  I […]

  • Architectural Location Photography
    July 29, 2016 by Stan Kotecki

    This week I photographed a small business in Itasca: United Steel & Fasteners Inc.  They manufacture railroad track fasteners and track switches at this facility. […]

  • Stock Photo vs Original Photography
    June 2, 2016 by Stan Kotecki

    Stock Photography Vs Original Photography. Do you use stock photographs? Why? They have a distinct look, which does not compliment your printed material or web-site. […]

  • Stan Kotecki Photo-Workshop at The Methodist Campground in Des Plaines IL
    April 25, 2016 by Stan Kotecki

    Saturday May 7, 2016  Stan Kotecki will conduct a 1 day Photography Workshop at the Des Plaines Methodist Campground. Founded in 1860.  Listed on The […]

  • The Magic of Light Painting !
    March 8, 2016 by Stan Kotecki

    I have been fascinated with Light Painting for quite some time now and have finally committed myself to actually doing it. I have researched the […]

  • What to Photograph ?
    March 4, 2016 by Stan Kotecki

    I have been asked many times what do I photograph?  Many responses I have heard are, landscapes, animals, flowers, birds, people etc.  What most influences […]

  • Drama in Photography
    February 26, 2016 by Stan Kotecki

    Today with the advent of digital photography we are not challenged by the mechanics of film photography. Gone are the days of loading film, what […]

  • Architectural Photography the New Frontier
    February 24, 2016 by Stan Kotecki

    I have always been fascinated by Architecture.  Chicago is a wonderful city to view and photograph architecture. With the heritage of such greats as Louis […]

  • Photograph-Don’t wait until the next time!
    February 9, 2016 by Stan Kotecki

    This has happened to me several times in my travels, around town, downtown and on trips. Seeing an unusual building or something unique.  Maybe you […]