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Photo & Video Shooting Locations​

Check the bottom of the page for important rules and safety information!

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Agora Sculptures

1135 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

Buckingham Fountain

301 S Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL

Canal Riverwalk

Michigan & Canal

Cascade Park

200 N Harbor Dr
Chicago, IL

Chase Plaza

10 S Dearborn
Chicago, IL

Chicago Alleys

Behind the Hilton

“Chicago”
Graffiti Wall

2226 North Milwaukee
Chicago, IL

Uber/Lyft Recommended

Chicago Theatre (Outside)

175 North State St.
Chicago, IL

Civic Opera House
(Outside)

20 N Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL

Congress Garden North

Corner of E Congress Plaza Dr & Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

Financial District

141 West Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL

Formal Gardens 1

700 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

Formal Gardens 2

700 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

Grant Skate Park

Grant Skate Park
Chicago, IL

Grungy Alley

134 S Wabash
Chicago, IL

Historic Water Tower

806 Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL

Michigan Ave Street Shots

400 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

Lakefront Park

400 S Lakeshore Dr
Chicago, IL

North Ave Beach/Pier

1600 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL

Uber/Lyft Recommended

North Garden 1

111 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

North Garden 2

111 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

Palmer House – Host Hotel

17 E Monroe
Chicago, IL

Picasso Statue

50 W Washington St
Chicago, IL

Ping Tom Park 1

1700 S Wentworth
Chicago, IL

Uber/Lyft Recommended

Ping Tom Park 2

1700 S Wentworth
Chicago, IL

Uber/Lyft Recommended

Roosevelt College Arches

430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

Sir George Solti Area

337 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL

Theatre Alley (Couch Place)

2 W Couch Place
Chicago, IL

Under the “L” tracks

Corner of E Harrison St & S Wabash
Chicago, IL

Van Buren St Bridge

337 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL

Wrigley Building

410 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

Rules & Safety


**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, The Camera Exchange, nor the Palmer House will be held responsible for any stolen or lost items.