Life of an Artist | Competition vs. Comparison (and Robbing Yourself of Joy)

Life of an Artist | Competition vs. Comparison (and Robbing Yourself of Joy)

February 11, 2019

A blog post, by Chicago artist Tracey Capone, about comparing ourselves to other artists and how it robs us of the joy of our own achievements.

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Life of an Artist | Pause and Redirect

February 07, 2019

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – Pablo Picasso I have been avoiding this blog like the Plague because I wasn’t happy with the direction it was going in. I didn’t want it to be just another photography blog where I throw

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Travel Photography | Exploring the Scottish Highlands

October 26, 2018

Travel through the awe inspiring Highlands of Scotland with original travel and landscape photography by Chicago photographer Tracey Capone.

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Postcards from Italy: A Day Photographing the Island of Burano

Postcards from Italy: A Day Photographing the Island of Burano

August 27, 2018

A quick 45 minute boat ride from Venice will open up a world of color on the island of Burano. In this post I shared several photographs from my trip as well as tips as to what to see, how to get there and where to eat.

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Sunday Morning in Montmartre: Two People, One Camera and No Plans in Mind

Sunday Morning in Montmartre: Two People, One Camera and No Plans in Mind

June 27, 2018

The other day in my post about Venice, I talked about the magical light that pulls you in as you walk around the back canals. I can honestly say it is a light I have never seen elsewhere, until one Sunday morning on our recent trip to Paris. My husband, Joe, and I stayed in

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The Art of the Festival (Introduction: How to Thrive, Not Just Survive, the Art Festival Scene)

The Art of the Festival (Introduction: How to Thrive, Not Just Survive, the Art Festival Scene)

June 26, 2018

Lugging everything to the location for hours of setup: your tent, your display gear, the work. Here in Chicago, this typically happens in hot and humid weather, with the chaos of everyone else setting up at the same time, plus the noise of the city,  so you’re a sticky, sweaty ball of confusion and

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Travel Photography: Visiting Venice, Italy

Travel Photography: Visiting Venice, Italy

June 25, 2018

As I'm preparing for the summer art festivals, and going through my photographs, I'm taking some time to remember my favorite trips of the last few years, including this visit to Venice.

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Photographing Chicago CTA Trains: My Obsession… and some tips & tricks for shooting.

Photographing Chicago CTA Trains: My Obsession… and some tips & tricks for shooting.

April 16, 2018

I have been posting a great deal from my latest trip so I decided to mix things up a bit and focus on a local obsession of mine: CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) trains. When I moved to Chicago, in 1999, I didn’t have a car so it was sink or swim learning the Chicago Transit

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Photo of the Day: “Basking” (An Abstract Photograph of the Eiffel Tower in Paris)

Photo of the Day: “Basking” (An Abstract Photograph of the Eiffel Tower in Paris)

April 14, 2018

Going to Paris in April is always a gamble when it comes to the rain. We arrived to sunny weather which quickly gave way, that afternoon, to heavy rain showers. When in Paris though, you don’t let some rain get in the way, you just plan your time around it. My husband and I had

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A Week in Paris, Part One: Our Stay in Montmartre

A Week in Paris, Part One: Our Stay in Montmartre

April 13, 2018

Part one of a multi part post on a week long trip to Paris by Chicago artist and photographer Tracey Capone. Part one talks about staying in Montmartre, where to eat, info about the Metro and more.

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dogwood photography |  Nature Photographs & Tips on Photographing Flowering Trees

dogwood photography | Nature Photographs & Tips on Photographing Flowering Trees

March 22, 2018

A blog post dedicated to beautfiul dogwood flowers and tips on how best to capture flowering trees. As much of the US experiences early Spring cold snaps and snowstorms, this blog will provide glimpses of what is to come, flowering trees.

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botanical portrait series | Orange Ranunculus

botanical portrait series | Orange Ranunculus

March 08, 2018

Some time last winter, I realized that I hadn’t been out shooting in months. For any number of reasons, I hadn’t even picked up my camera in months. I’m a photographer, isn’t that against the law or something? At the time, we were in a deep freeze here in Chicago so I didn’t relish the

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