June 24-26, 2016

Summer Conference

Join us as we host the third annual Out of Chicago Summer Conference.




October 14-15, 2016

New York Conference

Gotham is calling...for the first-ever conference in New York City!



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Getting started with commercial portrait photography, with Steven Brokaw: OOC Podcast Episode 41

May 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

This week, we're joined by commercial and editorial portrait photographer Steven Brokaw. Steven takes us on the journey of starting off your portfolio from scratch, and then getting into the world of commercial photography. He [...]

Business, photography, and creativity with Corwin Hiebert: OOC Podcast Episode 40

May 10th, 2016|0 Comments

"Business Manager to the Photography Stars" Corwin Hiebert sits down with Chris Smith to discuss business and creativity practices for photographers. Corwin, author of the Business Action Planner for Photographers and Living the Dream, discusses [...]

Fine art photography with Jim Welninski: OOC Podcast Episode 39

May 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

This week on the Out of Chicago Podcast, Chris joins Jim Welninski to discuss Jim's upcoming involvement with Out of Chicago. In addition to teaching at the Summer and New York Conferences, Jim will be [...]

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Gear roundup: Packing your event photography bag

May 20th, 2016|0 Comments

As a corporate event photographer, I've worked with a variety of equipment over the years. My bag is limited in space, but it's large enough to hold everything I need. Obviously you have your camera, but [...]

Photographing the Chicago bridges lift

May 18th, 2016|6 Comments

Last year, I was in Chicago for the Open House Chicago event and I took the opportunity to photograph the bridges lift. I had been wanting to shoot the lifts for some time now and [...]

Drone flight: A new perspective

May 11th, 2016|3 Comments

Finding a new angle or outlet for your passion can never be a wrong move. Discovering unique ways to add back the inspiration that may have gone missing for one reason or another is essential [...]

Functionality over fashion: Choosing a camera strap for your DSLR

May 6th, 2016|5 Comments

When I look inside my camera bag, there's several things that are always there. My camera and everyday lenses, first and foremost. But the one staple that a lot of photographers don't think about is [...]

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