April 2, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Many of the buildings along the skyline will be lit up in blue for World Autism Awareness Day. This is a unique opportunity to shoot the skyline in a different way. We'll photograph the event at The Bean, wander the AT&T Plaza a bit to catch some buildings from there, and then head up Michigan Avenue as far as time permits (meaning until I get tired or cold, you never know), photographing buildings along the way.
Unless you have really, really, steady hands you'll need a tripod. A wide angle lens is good for capturing many buildings at once, and a telephoto lens is good for capturing detail of lights at the tops of buildings.
If you can't make it downtown, you can still participate. I'm putting a list of buildings that will be lit up blue in the comments, one may be near you. Some buildings will be lit up only on the 2nd, some the 1st and 2nd, some the whole week, and some the whole month. I don't have the details on each.
I'd like to put together an album of the best shots of each building, or the skyline, and forward it to Autism Speaks for publication on their various websites. There will be photos from around the world, and yours could be among them.
I'll be putting together a Google map of the various buildings that will be lit up blue and post it here.