Photo & Video Shooting Locations

Have a great time at ClickCon and get the most out of your shooting and portfolio building experience! We have done the footwork for you and have created a list of optimal places to get the most out of your time with us. Please look at the list below. Take advantage of this time and take a model with you from our Models On Loan booth. This booth will be located in the Price Room on the 5th floor. Sign up hours will be from 8am-11am and 4pm-7pm. There will be model boards posted nearby to select your model. Keep checking back for newly added locations!
Canal Riverwalk Michigan & Canal
Chicago Water Tower 806 Michigan Ave
Chicago Theatre (Outside) 175 N State St
Michigan Ave Street Shots 400 N Michigan Ave
Wrigley Building 410 N Michigan Ave
Buckingham Fountain 301 S Columbus Dr
Grant Skate Park No Address (Behind Formal Gardens)
Formal Gardens 1 700 S Michigan Ave
Formal Gardens 2 700 S Michigan Ave
Agora Sculptures 1135 S Michigan Ave
Hilton Hotel – permission granted through Hilton 700 S Michigan Ave
North Garden 1 111 S Michigan Ave
North Garden 2 111 S Michigan Ave
Palmer House – The Host Hotel 17 E Monroe
Chicago Alleys Behind the Hilton
The “L”
North Ave Beach/Pier 1600 N Lake Shore Dr
Civic Opera House (Outside) 20 N Upper Wacker Dr
Adler Planetarium (Skyline) 1300 S Lake Shore Dr
“Chicago” Graffiti Wall 2226 N Milwaukee
Financial District 141 W Jackson Blvd
BlackStone Hotel – permission granted Blackstone 636 S Michigan Ave
Ping Tom Park 1 1700 S Wentworth
Ping Tom Park 2 1700 S Wentworth

**As with any large city, know your surroundings and do not travel to places in which you are not familiar. We have hundreds of photo and video locations within a 5-10 minute walk in the surrounding area of the hotel. The area we are in is a tourist area and is heavily policed and safe. These shooting locations make for great portfolio-building opportunities. Travel in groups for safety.
**Note that indoor locations are all private property and entering any location for the purpose of photographing there is considered trespassing. If you do not see an indoor location listed above, do not photograph indoors with any models. Chicago hotels do not like photographers inside their property without permission. Any landings or balconies attached to buildings are also considered private property. The only hotel we have permissions to photograph is our host hotel, The Palmer House.
**Shooting with models is never allowed in private hotel rooms. If you would like to photograph models (such as boudoir or maternity) in a hotel room setting, please reserve the Presidential Suite with a group of photographers and models.
**Photographing any child under the age of 18 is not permitted without the express consent and presence of the child’s guardian.
**If you are questioned by Chicago Police or security, please show them your badge. All ClickCon badges will have our permit number.
**As with any large city, theft will always be a problem. You hear about these instances at ALL conferences. Travel in groups and keep your items with you at all times. Think Tank has an incredible bag with cable locks (Airport series). This is a great way to be able to set your bag down and cable lock it near by. If you do not have this option we suggest find a way to do this. This is a great concept for any and all conferences that you travel to! Neither ClickCon, Dodd Camera, nor the Palmer House will be held responsible for any stolen or lost items.