Barrier to the Beauty

  Barrier to the Beauty~ Hello Gentle Readers. Continuing my theme this week of sharing photographs I’ve made since I arrived in Los Angeles last year, Barrier to the Beauty, is what I would call a found image. I was walking through a parking lot outside a venue where I was photographing an event that evening. One …

Billy Sheahan Art Photographs Store Now Open – Give the Gift of Art! – 25% off this week

  Billy Sheahan Art Photographs Store Now Open – Give the Gift of Art Hello again, Gentle Readers! I’m very excited to announce the opening of the new Billy Sheahan Photography Art Store. (There’s a coupon code for 25% off this week at the bottom of this blog.) I know all of you get bombarded with emails …

Photo Daily: We’ll Always Call It The Sears Tower

  We Chicagoans are funny about names. It honestly doesn’t matter what the official name of something is. It’s our damn city and we really don’t care how many millions of dollars you paid for the naming rights. I’m looking at you, Willis Tower. We tried that for a while, but we’ve decided to go …

Photo Daily: Fire in the Sky

  Studying the light in clouds in nature is a good way to learn about lighting in photography. This image of a cloud formation, just after a rather violent Chicago storm is a perfect example of backlighting. If you’ll notice, the clouds are not being lit from the front. Instead with the sun behind them, …

Photo Daily: Bat Cloud Over Chicago

  Today’s photographic gift of weather is from one of the many storms we’ve been having in Chicago this month. Except this one looks suspiciously like Tom Skilling is summoning Batman. The Dark Knight Indeed. And I know what you’re thinking. Certainly Billy you’ve photoshopped this, right? Nope. Just the usual b&w conversion from the …