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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

Abstract architecture and cityscapes with Angie McMonigal and Michael Muraz: OOC Podcast Episode 46

In this episode, Michael Novo sits down with Chicago’s Angie McMonigal and Toronto’s Michael Muraz during the Out of Chicago Conference. Despite … Read More

Profile PhotoMichael NovoJul 19,16

The evocative portrait

Photographs of people are arguably the most universally compelling genre of photography. The human face is instantly recognizable and relatable. … Read More

Profile PhotoSteve SimonJul 14,16

Lindsay Adler and Brooke Shaden headline WPPI Chicago event

I think our Out of Chicago conferences are the best photography events anywhere. But this looks pretty awesome too.  The team … Read More

Profile PhotoChris SmithJul 12,16