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The latest from our instructors, staff and favorite photographers

Warm up with a private orchid photo shoot at the Chicago Botanic Garden

This event is currently full, but Jeff is accepting waitlist registrations. If there is enough demand, Jeff will consider creating …Read More

Profile PhotoJeff GoldbergJanuary 2, 2017

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 SmithDecember 13, 2016

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 McMonigalNovember 22, 2016

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 DiazNovember 15, 2016

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 SmithNovember 3, 2016

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 SmithNovember 2, 2016

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 SmithOctober 13, 2016

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 SmithOctober 12, 2016

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 KavetschankyOctober 10, 2016

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 SammonOctober 7, 2016