The best of the Chicago area in photos.
The Chicago River by Christopher Foltz
Loved by thousands of fans
Capture My Chicago is made up of lots of Chicago-area fans—and growing daily! Join the community of folks who submit their photos, vote for their favorites, and love photography.
Explore stunning photography
From fine-art iconic photos taken from a unique perspective to shots off the beaten path, jump in and explore beautiful photography from just beyond your backyard.
Curated by folks like you
We ask folks to vote for photos to help our editors separate the best from the rest. The result? Amazing Chicago-area photos, curated by folks who know the area best!
Upload photos from your computer or import from other services, then add your photos to a category, challenge or real-world publication.
Help a photo get noticed by casting your vote! Comment on photos to give detailed feedback. Your input helps our editors find the best of the best!
Put your photography in front of thousands of local folks! Top-voted photos and editors' picks win prizes, get featured online and could be published in real-world publications (with your approval, of course).
Put your photography to the test in a challenge! Photo challenges are short, themed contests where photographers see how their photos stack up against their peers.
Users rate challenge photos on a 1-5 scale without seeing who took each photo. Top-rated photos and editor selections win prizes!
And so much more!
- Community forums
- Photo of the Day
- Photo awards
- Follow your favorite photographers
- Weekly update email
- Huge photo display
- Browse photos by location
- Pinterest integration
- Detailed stats
- Photo comments
- Import from other photo sites
- Groups for shared interests
- Collect loved photos
- Beautiful profile page
- User awards
- Keep up on your conversations
- Peer review
- Rapid voting
- Your photos, ranked
- Browse collections of photos
- Control photo usage terms
- Stunning dashboard page
- Track activity on your photos
- Share on social networks