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The latest from our instructors, staff and favorite photographers

Cure your cabin fever with the Winter Conference!

This year marks the second annual Out of Chicago Winter Conference. We’re headed back to the University Center of the … Read More

Profile PhotoChris SmithDec 13,16

Creating photographic series

The whole working in series idea can be elusive and difficult to do, especially when you’re somewhat new to photography, … Read More

Profile PhotoAngie McMonigalNov 22,16

Food photography at home, in the studio or dining out

I love to learn about photography and by far my favorite way to learn is to attend workshops and conferences. … Read More

Profile PhotoVictoria DiazNov 15,16

Landscape photography at Acadia National Park with Chris Smith: OOC Podcast Episode 57

On this episode of the Out of Chicago Podcast, Chris Smith talks about all of the upcoming Out of Chicago conferences, including next October’s Out of Acadia Conference. Read More

Profile PhotoChris SmithNov 3,16

Acadia National Park for photographers

How did we choose the location for our first landscape photography conference? Besides being one of the most beautiful locations … Read More

Profile PhotoChris SmithNov 2,16

Acrylic printing with Mark Alper and last-minute OONY details: OOC Podcast Episode 56

In this episode of the Out of Chicago Podcast, Chris Smith sits down with Mark Alper of Big Acrylic. Mark gives some tips for hanging and printing, and discusses some unique printing options through his company. Read More

Profile PhotoChris SmithOct 13,16

The rush of the big city: Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal has been a landmark site in Midtown New York originally built in 1871. The site, which has … Read More

Profile PhotoFrank SmithOct 12,16

Once in a lifetime, in New York City

The Out of New York Conference is going to be a once in a lifetime experience. I know this because … Read More

Profile PhotoMalinda Miller KavetschankyOct 10,16

Photography as art with Art Wolfe and Rick Sammon: OOC Podcast Episode 55

Rick Sammon welcomes Art Wolfe to the show to discuss photography as art. Art talks about how he uses work of other artists to enhance his photography and to expand true sense of art, composition and creativity. Read More

Profile PhotoRick SammonOct 7,16

New York street photography with James Maher: OOC Podcast Episode 54

In this episode of the Out of Chicago Podcast, Out of New York Conference presenter James Maher joins Chris Smith. James talks about his involvement in the conference, including his class, "Exploration Through the Works of Famous Street Photographers." Read More

Profile PhotoChris SmithOct 5,16