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Downtown Chicago Workshops


Downtown Chicago Workshops



April 15, 2017


One Day: 9:00a.m. to 4:30pm

Photographic themes:

Architecture, Street Photography, Skyline, and Wildlife


$295 Price includes
  • Morning classroom and Power Point Presentation with Dean, covering topics including: composition, depth of field, exposure, shutter speed, getting off automatic settings, and night photography.
  • Afternoon field session, where you will be able to practice hands-on with Dean’s help in locations such as Chinatown, Millennium Park and “the Bean”, the Lincoln Park Zoo, and the historic Lake Michigan lakefront.
  • Instructional handouts and field guides.

not included:

  • Camera Equipment
  • Transportation/Accommodations
  • Food and/or Beverages
  • Gratuity


Dean Linhof

Dean J. Tatooles

Chicago-based photographer, Dean J. Tatooles, is the owner and operator of Southern Cross Galleries Photo Safaris. In his professional career, Dean has specialized in landscape and wildlife photography and indigenous portraiture. His travels have taken him across all seven continents multiple times.

Dean works primarily with Nikon digital SLR equipment to capture his wildlife images and indigenous portraits and a Linhof 617 S III Technorama medium format panoramic camera to produce his majestic landscapes. At a young age, Dean became fascinated with the topography, culture and wildlife of certain locations in the Southern Hemisphere. In that spirit, he created Southern Cross Galleries after the constellation that bears its name and is only visible from below the Equator. His hope is that his work touches that sense of adventure in everyone and that viewers of his photographs will be transported to another time and place, even if it’s for just a moment.

As owner and operator of Southern Cross Galleries Photo Safaris, Dean in conjunction with his global partners, has lead photo tours all across the globe. The world is his workplace and Dean is eager to share his passion for photography with others whenever he can. Southern Cross Galleries Photo Safaris’ photo tours are always small and intimate –with rarely more than six to eight guests on a given trip. Wherever possible, mass tourism and the norm are avoided, opting for the more “off the beaten path” locations. Dean understands that light and timing are everything in creating that perfect photo and makes sure to have his guests in the right place at the right time to maximize opportunities. Accordingly, scheduling is flexible and his tours adapt constantly to conditions on the ground. Dean is happy to have many return guests over the years and hopes that you will choose to travel with us on your next adventure.

Phone: +1 (312) 898-0248

See Dean’s portfolio on his website at:

Dean J. Tatooles

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