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The great outdoors: OOC Podcast Episode 27

By |February 9th, 2016|Categories: Learning Resources, Photography Tips, Podcast, Travel: Way Out of Chicago|Tags: , , , , |

In this episode of the Out of Chicago Podcast, we talk to Chris Nicholson, author of Photographing National Parks, about what to expect when shooting the great outdoors, how to prepare and what to bring. He also discusses some of  his favorite and most-visited national parks. Nicholson, from Astoria, Queens (N.Y.), started visiting national parks [...]

Blab recap: Choosing a tripod

By |February 1st, 2016|Categories: Blab, Gear, Learn, Learning Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

During last week's Blab show, we talked to Jim Welninski, Levi Sim and Nick page about choosing a tripod. A tripod is great for not only long exposure work, but also helping you slow down and think about the composition and shooting process. If you weren't able to catch it, be sure to watch the complete [...]

Staying motivated during the off-season

By |January 29th, 2016|Categories: Learn, Learning Resources, Photography Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Just like in Chicago, it gets cold in Michigan. Having lived here my entire life, I'm used to the lake effect snow, the cold temperatures and the wind chills that can reach -20 degrees. It's winter, sure, but it's also what I like to call the off-season. As many of my fellow photographers will concur, [...]

Get started in the Windy City with “Chicago’s Top 10 Amazing Photo Locations”

By |January 28th, 2016|Categories: Books, Chicago Location, Learn, Learning Resources, Locations, Photography Tips|Tags: , , |

Let's be honest, we all love Chicago. Whether it's our favorite parks, theatres or public art, Chicago has everything for everyone. Today, we're proud to announce our new eBook release — Chicago's Top 10 Amazing Photo Locations, written by Out of Chicago founder Chris Smith. You'll get ideas on where to go next in your photographic journey [...]

Building a community through photography classes: OOC Podcast Episode 25

By |January 25th, 2016|Categories: Learn, Learning Resources, Podcast|Tags: , , |

In this episode of the Out of Chicago Podcast, Chris talks to Nick Sinnott of Richard Stromberg's Chicago Photography Classes, about the benefits of taking classes in order to build a photography community. Nick is a partner at Richard Stromberg's Chicago Photography Classes, which offers classes for all skill sets. There are several classes to [...]

The Best Photography Podcasts

By |February 28th, 2015|Categories: Learning Resources|Tags: , , , |

Updated February 2015. After yesterday's article, people have been asking me what my favorite photography podcasts are. So I updated my article from 2012. What do you listen to in the car on your way to and from work? My favorite thing to do is to catch up on the latest photography podcasts. I have [...]

LensWork Podcast

By |November 11th, 2012|Categories: Learning Resources|Tags: , , , |

I've said before that I really enjoy the LensWork Podcast. The podcasts are only 5-10 minutes long, but Brooks Jensen always has an eye-opening thought that makes you look at your photographic process a little differently. The last podcast was about how he has abandoned what he called PBWA, Photography By Wandering Around, but has [...]