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One World Observatory: Shooting New York from above

Last year, after a long wait and a lot of anticipation, One World Observatory‎, the observatory at the top of … Read More

Profile PhotoMichael MurazAug 18,16

Explore Lake Michigan with Tony Reynes and Chris Smith

We’ve never attempted anything like this before but it’s going to be epic! Join Tony Reynes and me for a … Read More

Profile PhotoChris SmithAug 16,16

Gearing up for Visual Nation with Jason Groupp: OOC Podcast Episode 50

In this special episode of the Out of Chicago Podcast, Michael Novo sits down with Jason Groupp of WPPI to … Read More

Profile PhotoMichael NovoAug 11,16

Defining Instagram with Nick Ulivieri: OOC Podcast Episode 49

Michael Novo hosts Chicago-based photographer Nick Ulivieri during the Out of Chicago Conference, on this week’s Out of Chicago Podcast. … Read More

Profile PhotoMichael NovoAug 8,16

Barns and lighthouses: Part one

For the longest time, lighthouses and barns have been a very important subject for me to shoot. In the beginning … Read More

Profile PhotoTony ReynesAug 5,16

Beyond the beaten path: Finding unique New York photography spots

New York is one of the photographic wonders of the world. There is the grand architecture, both new and old, … Read More

Profile PhotoJames MaherAug 3,16

Candid street photography techniques with James Maher: OOC Podcast Episode 48

In this episode of the Out of Chicago Podcast, New York-based photographer James Maher joins Michael Novo during the Out … Read More

Profile PhotoMichael NovoAug 1,16

Work and play — Top five tips for finding the balance in travel photography

I live to travel. For me, the greatest feeling is seeing a place for the first time and capturing with … Read More

Profile PhotoJordana WrightJul 28,16

The business of photography with Scott Bourne: OOC Podcast Episode 47

In this episode, Michael Novo sits down with Photofocus founder Scott Bourne to discuss the business of photography during the … Read More

Profile PhotoMichael NovoJul 26,16

Getting started with nighttime long exposures

I spent much of this week so far working on some long exposure techniques. I wanted to play around with … Read More

Profile PhotoBryan EslerJul 21,16