A Site for Photographers by Photographers

Community > Forums > Leica and Rangefinders > Miscellaneous > Chicago's Cloud Gate Photo...

Featured Equipment Deals

Three Tips to Blend Photography and Positive Change Read More

Three Tips to Blend Photography and Positive Change

©Stephanie Calabrese Roberts Caption: A young Koseli School student admires his teacher during a field trip to the Central Zoo in Kathmandu, Nepal. Koseli School is featured in Lens on Life:...

Latest Equipment Articles

4 Outdoor & Adventure Photo Packs Read More

4 Outdoor & Adventure Photo Packs

Photo packs have come a long way in the past decade, especially those that are targeted toward outdoor and adventure photographers. Alaska-based adventure photographer Dan Bailey takes a closer look...

Latest Learning Articles

25 Autumn Scenery Photos Read More

25 Autumn Scenery Photos

Fall is upon us yet again and to celebrate this colorful season, here are 25 scenes of autumn captured by photo.net members.


Chicago's Cloud Gate Photo Restrictions

Francisco Solares-Larrave , May 27, 2005; 12:24 p.m.

One bit of good news for those living or visiting Chicago: the photography ban on Cloud Gate (aka The Bean) was removed. In the past, the guards were stopping people from photographing the statue, especially those coming with a tripod or doing wedding shots. Now... they're charging professionals a fee, but for the rest of us, it's back to what it used to be.

Check out the article HERE

Let us all have fun!

Finding herself (M6TTL, Hexanon 35/2, Scala)

Responses

Nathaniel Pearson , May 27, 2005; 12:54 p.m.

I was shooting last summer with a tripod and Kowa 6, as well as my CLE, and was approached and asked by a guard whether my shots were for personal use. I said yes, and he bid me happy shooting and continued on his way.

Nathaniel Pearson , May 27, 2005; 01:04 p.m.

Couldn't find my bean shots per se, but here's another from nearby that day.


Gehry bandshell and skyline, Chicago, 55mm Kowa on Kowa 6, Velvia.

Eric Merrill , May 27, 2005; 01:29 p.m.

I didn't get any grief when I visited and took pictures, either. From last fall. Click on thumbnail for a larger version:

Kapoor Sculpture — self portrait

Nathaniel Pearson , May 27, 2005; 10:20 p.m.

Found 'em.


Cloudless gate, Chicago, Kowa 6

Nathaniel Pearson , May 27, 2005; 10:21 p.m.


Using the bean, Kowa 6

Nathaniel Pearson , May 27, 2005; 10:22 p.m.


Small human bean, Kowa 6

Nathaniel Pearson , May 27, 2005; 10:24 p.m.

Btw, I think we photographers do owe sculptor Anish Kapoor a shoutout for making one of the most optically interesting landmarks anyone could ask for!

Chee C , May 28, 2005; 08:32 a.m.

Ahh finally, stupidity lost.

DAVID FIELDS , May 31, 2005; 06:29 p.m.

Does this mean you can use your tripod at ANYTIME - not just "after 9:00 am", for non-pro's?

Back to top

Notify me of Responses