Common Controversy?

Common performing
Here are some photographs I took for Common and his Common Ground Foundation last month.

Quotes for the aspiring photographer

Being a professional photographer is a damn hard career. Technical and creative skill aside, the competition can be brutal. Here are some inspirational quotes for the aspiring photographer to get through the tough times when self doubt creeps in… All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of... Read more »

Photographing the Chicago River Dyeing

Last Saturday, I photographed the Chicago River Dyeing, for a client. I was given all access to the Michigan Avenue bridge tower, which enabled me to capture some unique angles. Here is a sampling of the craziness…Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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Photographing Chicago Mayor Elect, Rahm Emanuel

Photographing Chicago Mayor Elect, Rahm Emanuel
Here is a photograph I took of Rahm, while he stopped by the Illinois Restaurant Association annual meeting Monday night. This moment occurred in less than one second, you just have to be fast to catch the slightest movement. Enjoy! Photograph Copyright Jeff Schear 2011 All Rights Reserved Like what you see? Keep up to... Read more »

Comment and win a $100 canvas print from the photo ninja

You call the shots! I’ll be in Jamaica next month, comment on this post and tell me what you would want a photograph of for your home or office. If I choose your idea, i’ll shoot it and send you a free canvas framed print. Not bad for 2 seconds worth of effort huh? Let’s... Read more »

Copyright infringement: Using images on blogs without permission

There are an incredible amount of misconceptions out there, concerning the use of images on blogs/websites. This entry will outline some basic information, in order to keep your image use legal and in accordance with international copyright laws… Just because you search for an image on google and it pops up, doesn’t mean you have... Read more »

Facebook changes photography viewer: protect your images

Mark Zuckerberg may have (allegedly) stolen the idea for facebook, but you don’t have to let other people steal your images…  (screen capture from Facebook) In addition to the larger image size platform, facebook has introduced an option to click-and-download high resolution images. Though the features will be a boon to many users, privacy is... Read more »

Chicago Mayor Candidate Del Valle Photograph

I caught with Chicago mayoral candidate De Valle, over the weekend for Chicago Mag. Here is the photograph. De Valle, Copyright Jeff Schear 2011 All Rights Reserved

Larsa Pippen in Chicago (re-visited)

I wasn’t aware Larsa Pippen was on The Real Housewives of Miami. So here is a revisit of Larsa, trying on some exquisite diamonds on Oak Street, from an event I shot for an incredible jeweler last summer. Photography Copyright Jeff Schear 2010 All Rights Reserved

Photographing Chicago Bears

As a celebrity event/PR photographer, I come across quite a few Chicago Bears. Here is a peek at a few photographs…. Devin Hester, Copyright Jeff Schear 2010 All Rights Reserved Richard Dent, Copyright Jeff Schear 2010 All Rights Reserved Lance Briggs, Copyright Jeff Schear 2010 All Rights Reserved Greg Olsen & Chanel Iman, Copyright Jeff... Read more »