Betsy Dynako shoots editorial, event, and art photography in Chicago and nationwide for nonprofits and corporations

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"I worked with Betsy during the 2009 U.S. Championship at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. She was focused, creative and dedicated to delivering a phenomenal product. The days were long, but Betsy's photographic skills and solid relationships with the chess players resulted in a great collection of images. Betsy will be our official photographer again in October 2009 when we host the U.S. Women's Championship."

Laura Slay
Slay & Associates

"A consummate professional, Betsy elevates her craft to art and provides top-caliber photography to her customers. Shooting chess players can provide unique challenges and she rises to the occasion. Our first experience with Betsy was the 2009 U.S. Championship, and that certainly won't be the last."

Tony Rich
Executive Director
Saint Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center

"Betsy Dynako makes an editor's job easy. She delivers quality photos on time, on budget, and on target. She designs her photos to be fully responsive to specific editorial needs."

Daniel Lucas
USCF Director of Publications
Editor, Chess Life

"Betsy Dynako's photography surpasses the level of documentation to art -- she goes above and beyond the assignment to submit photos and ideas that you would never have known to ask for! From action shots to portraits to still life, Dynako is versatile, timely and creative."

Jennifer Shahade
Editor, Chess Life Online

"Nobody shoots chess like Betsy Dynako shoots chess. The players feel totally at ease with her, so she captures the essence of the competition and the personalities of the players. Thanks to Betsy, the U.S. chess community finally has top-notch photo coverage."

Maret Thorpe
Maret Thorpe Incorporated, graphic design
Chess tournament organizer and tournament director

"Every now and then I see a photo on the U.S. Chess website that makes me wonder, 'Wow, that's a nice photo. I wonder who took it,' and the answer almost always seems to be Betsy Dynako."

Greg Shahade
USCL President, USCS President, and International Master.