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Kentaro Yamada and The Uplifted Project

I’m not sure what I did to get included in this inspirational project by Kentaro Yamada. I’ve followed Kentaro’s photography …Read More

Profile PhotoChris SmithJune 9, 2017

Photojournalism and Wedding Photography with Bob Davis: OOC Podcast Season 4 Episode 1

Welcome to Season 4 of the Out of Chicago Podcast with Bob Davis! We’ll be back each week with a …Read More

Profile PhotoChris SmithApril 10, 2017

The landscape photographer’s perspective on city shooting

The smell of wet earth, the rustle of tall field grass in the wind, the sound of dry twigs crunching …Read More

Profile PhotoJamie MacDonaldMarch 30, 2017

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 NovoAugust 11, 2016

Chicago Water Taxi architecture tour with Angie and Chris

Join Angie McMonigal and me for a fun-filled day of architecture photography in downtown Chicago! Last time we explored the …Read More

Profile PhotoChris SmithJuly 6, 2016

Big additions, changes, and your last chance for Out of Chicago 2016!

We’ve made some big additions to this year’s conference. We’ve added Matt Kloskowski, Steve Simon, Blake Rudis, Satoki Nagata, and …Read More

Profile PhotoChris SmithApril 28, 2016

Creative twists on familiar places

Chicago has many well-known landmarks and popular destinations that continue to draw photographers back no matter how many times they’ve …Read More

Profile PhotoRene ChaffinsApril 20, 2016

Beyond the beaten path: Experiencing Chicago as a tourist

I’m a tourist. No, not the fanny-pack wearing type who pulls out his big printed map from 1990 looking around …Read More

Profile PhotoBryan EslerJanuary 22, 2016

Street Photography with Thomas Leuthard: OOC Episode 18

Huge apologies to Thomas Leuthard. We recorded this podcast in August and it’s been sitting on my hard drive since …Read More

Profile PhotoChris SmithJanuary 25, 2015

Storytelling in Street Photography with Marie Laigneau: OOC Episode 14

Images by Marie Laigneau Don’t miss out on Wendy Bright’s Out of Chicago photography tour of the University of Chicago …Read More

Profile PhotoChris SmithAugust 18, 2014