September 6-8, 2019 – regular tour

September 5, 2019 – bonus day

What is Included? 

Admission to Volo Auto Museum (with the Thursday Bonus Day)

Transportation During Workshop

Guided Tour of Chicago

1 Year membership in the SEE! Community ($60 Value)

What is Not Included


Transportation To/From Chicago


Travel/Medical Insurance

Is This Photography Tour for Me? 

  • Do you want to learn to see your photographic subjects in new ways? 
  • Do you want to push yourself creatively when out taking photos?
  • Would you like to make people stop and think about what they’re seeing in your images? 
  • Does technical and gear talk make your eyes glaze over?
  • Do you like to think outside the box? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then YES! SEE! Chicago with Lauri is for you. 

What this is:

A Photowalk, touristy, let’s hang out while pushing ourselves and learning in the process

A let’s get out and take photos experience

A relaxed, friendly learning environment

Sharing the experience with Like Minded photographers


What This is Not:

Technical, learning how to use your phone/camera to take images.

Sitting in a room listening to me drone on about how to create better images.

Setting up and waiting for hours in one place, just to get one shot. 

Locations (Time and Weather permitting)

Thursday (if you choose to attend bonus day):

  • Volo Auto Museum:
    Take train from Chicago to Elgin – transportation and entrance to the museum included in cost of Bonus Day.
    Hours:  10 – 5


  • Union Station
  • The Rookery Building
  • Millennium Park
  • Radisson Blu Aqua
  • Marina Towers
  • Chicago Riverwalk
  • 150 N. Riverside
  • Wrigley Building


  • Thompson Center
  • John Hancock outside and 96th floor
  • Watertower
  • Chicago Architectural Boat Tour 7:30pm twilight cruise. ($50 value) included


  • The Moody Church
  • Lincoln Park – People’s Gas Pavilion
  • Lincoln Park Conservatory (rainout location)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (in the afternoon if there is time/depending on people’s departure times)
  • North Avenue Beach area

Hotel Options

There are many options downtown Chicago, I found these to be the least expensive for that weekend. These are just suggestions.


Bonus Day: $89

Fri/Sun: $349
All 4 days: $399

Cancellation & Terms

  • For a full refund, registration must be canceled in writing 30 days prior to Thursday, September 5, 2019. After September 5, 2019, there will be no refunds unless you can send someone in your place.
  • Lauri Novak Photography reserves the right to cancel the workshop until July 31, 2019. In the event the program is cancelled by Lauri Novak Photography, attendees will receive a full refund. Registrants will be informed on July 31, 2019, to confirm that the workshop will run as scheduled.
  • Travel to and from Chicago, accommodations, and meals are not included in the workshop fee. Transportation costs from the hotel, between shooting locations, and back to the hotel, are included.
  • The itinerary is provided as a guideline and is subject to change due to factors out of Lauri Novak Photography’s control. On the spot decisions as a group may lead to veering off the above list of locations.
  • Lauri Novak Photography is not liable for bad weather conditions; I will do my best to continue the workshop to whatever extent possible if inclement weather is experienced. Safety is a priority. Refunds will not be given due to weather.

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