Thursday, July 30, 2009

Trying my first update from the new phone! Took this shot today at Wrigley! Go Cubs Go! http://twitpic.com/c7gn2

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

just got the new iPhone 3Gs. What applications should I download? What's the biggest iPhone lesson you now know that you wish you had known?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

One of most creative photographers working today is a mentor of mine David Bergman. All-Star shots of Pres. Obama: http://tinyurl.com/ncdfgq
A great birthday yesterday and excellent extra inning Cubs win last night - awesome. Thanks for the wishes and thoughts! Now back to work...

Monday, July 27, 2009

Thank you for the birthday wishes! Blown away by the thoughts- they mean a ton. Tonight, I'll be in the bleachers for the 1st place Cubs.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

taking care of some work on a beautiful day in Chicago. Listening to Cubs game across the street. Taste of Lincoln tonight with Tonic!

Friday, July 24, 2009

just saw a great Cubs win... heading to Lincoln Park Zoo for Pat McGee/Brett Dennen/Matt Nathanson! Great night of music!

(updated: 7/27/09) - I did not take many photos, but here is one of Matt Nathanson. An EXCELLENT show by all three bands...

( Matt Nathanson at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Photo by Will Byington © 2009)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Most of you know. biggest Cubs fan around but have to give it up for Mark Buehrle for throwing a perfect game today in baseball! Just sayin.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

In Naperville getting drivers license renewed and dinner w/parents and granddad who is in town. 3 generations of William Hunter Byington's!

(updated: 7/27/09) ( Three William Hunter Byington's - myself, my Dad and Granddad © 2009)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Photographing the Billy Joel and Elton John show at Wrigley tonight! Hopefully, will see @benjydavis at MARTYRS (update) if I can make it!

(updated: 7/27/09) - Sadly I did not make the Benjy Davis show at Martyrs..... But I did get to photograph Billy and Elton. A GREAT show....
( Billy Joel and Elton John at Wrigley Field. Photo by Will Byington © 2009)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Rascal Flatts rocked Wrigley last night. Now onto Sunday Funday - Sheffield Garden Walk with @HelloDave2 and Poi Dog Pondering - you going?

(updated: 7/27/09) - Here are some fun shots from last weekend.... Summer in Chicago continues...

( Rascal Flatts at Wrigley Field. Photo by Will Byington © 2009)

( Mike Himebaugh of Hello Dave at the Sheffield Garden Walk. Photo by Will Byington © 2009)

(Frank Orrall of Poi Dog Pondering at the Sheffield Garden Walk. Photo by Will Byington © 2009)


Saturday, July 18, 2009

photographing Rascal Flatts/Darius Rucker show at Wrigley Field tonight. I have one pair of tickets to the first who wants them..# is on FB
change of plans...got all-access photo pass to Rascal Flatts. Gonna say hello to Cowboy Mouth and then will be at Wrigley. Text if around!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Another fun music weekend in Chicago -shows by @blackberrysmoke ,@cowboymouth, @HelloDave2 and more! Sheffield Garden Walk is where i'll be!

(updated 7/27/09) - saw Blackberry Smoke at Joe's. They are one of the best bands on the road today.... if you have not heard them, check them out right now at: http://blackberrysmoke.com/

(Blackberry Smoke at Joe's Bar in Chicago. Photo by Will Byington © 2009)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

on a rooftop watching Billy Joel & Elton John on a great Chicago night. A few pictures coming soon.

(updated 7/27/09) - here is a shot from the rooftop of the stage being set up at Wrigley:

(The view from the Wrigley Done Right Rooftop for the concerts. Photo by Will Byington © 2009)
found I could get a ticket for Billy Joel and Elton John within first 9 rows at Wrigley for face value... but over $200 seems too much!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

"Sometimes when you bring the thunder - you get lost in the storm" -Kenny Powers on East Bound & Down. Along w/ Entourage - some of best TV!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Listed first item on etsy.com for sale - a limited edition 16x20 canvas stretched print of an Amsterdam canal: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27689229#

Past few weeks... some favorite photos...

As those of you who follow my adventures know... Summer in Chicago is my favorite time of year and there is never a shortage of fun to be had and excellent shows to photograph and enjoy. To put it mildly, it makes it tough to stay on top of editing photos... and most of all on top of posting blogs. At times, I do ok with this... but my belief in life is that I would rather be out living it than writing about it. I am getting better... but hey... it is an adventure.

So without further ado.... a BIG recap of some of my favorite shots from the past weeks... More coming soon. Let me know what you think - I love the feedback.

( Ryan and Ken of Sister Hazel at the Lincoln Park Zoo. June 26, 2009 Photography by Will Byington (http://www.willbyington.com) © 2009)

(Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows at the Taste of Chicago. June 27, 2009 Photography by Will Byington (http://www.willbyington.com) © 2009)

(Michael (L), Kevin (C), Tom (R) of Better Than Ezra at the House of Blues. June 27, 2009 Photography by Will Byington (http://www.willbyington.com) © 2009)

(Tyrone Wells at the Chicago House of Blues. June 27, 2009 Photography by Will Byington (http://www.willbyington.com) © 2009)

(Marty Lloyd of the Freddy Jones Band at North Ave. Beach. June 23, 2009 Photography by Will Byington (http://www.willbyington.com) © 2009)

(Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies at the Taste of Chicago. June 30, 2009. Photography by Will Byington (http://www.willbyington.com) © 2009)

(Buddy Guy and his protege Quinn at the Taste of Chicago. July 4, 2009 Photography by Will Byington (http://www.willbyington.com) © 2009)

(Unknown. July 4, 2009 Photography by Will Byington (http://www.willbyington.com) © 2009)
I love many things about this photo.... but most of all, it shows what I have been thinking for a while now... everyone....and in this day and age, I mean everyone... is a photographer! Love it.

(Sunset over Wrigley. July 8, 2009 Photography by Will Byington (http://www.willbyington.com) © 2009)
This was out the front windows of my apartment.... an amazing sunset over Wrigley Field. Love the sky... heard from a friend that the awesome colors and clouds were due to a volcano that burst in Russia a few weeks ago. Insane.

(Libby and Emily. June 2009. Photography by Will Byington (http://www.willbyington.com) © 2009)

Finally, posted this shot for two sisters that I did a shoot with recently as a gift for their Dad's birthday. Love the shots we came up with, this is one of the ones they gave as a gift. I am always available for custom photo shoots, portraits, headshots, etc. What would YOU like photographed?

As always, please follow me on twitter at: twitter.com/willbyington or friend me on Facebook for the most up to date work and pictures... facebook.com/willbyington

Thank you as always for your support!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

editing and printing some photos for clients and looking for new work - anyone need a photo shoot or a great gift? Let me know!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Today, half past noon... when the clock strikes 12:34:56, 7.08.09 - for probably the only time in our lives... what will YOU be doing?
Just uploaded pictures from Barenaked Ladies, Pat McGee, Booker T and the Drive By Truckers, Guster, Buddy Guy and friends all to Facebook
watched the Cubs loss tonight, but saw them win Monday... so 50/50 not too bad... we will see if they can win the series on Wed.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

just launched a new site with friends. Are you the hottest girl of Wrigley? Want to win $1000? Enter now at http://www.girlsofwrigley.com/

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Great night in Chicago. Happy 4th of July. Saturday = Grant Park for XRT's concert with Buddy Guy, Guster and Booker T & the DBT's. Come on!