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The Iowa State Fair: A Photographer’s Playground

Iowa State Fair Photography I know what you’re thinking. And you probably have a weird look on your face. But the Iowa State Fair is one of my favorite places to photograph.   Street [...]

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All about the light

As photographers we know that sometimes, it’s all about the light. But often the five star image is a perfect storm of finding great light with strong content; impactful framing with sharp focus [...]

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How to prepare for street photography when you are NOT an extrovert

I know you’re looking forward to the Out of Chicago Summer Conference — it’s going to be an amazing few days! There are a lot of great street photography classes and photowalks, which [...]

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New York street photography with James Maher: OOC Podcast Episode 54

In this episode of the Out of Chicago Podcast, Out of New York Conference presenter James Maher joins Chris Smith. James talks about his involvement in the conference, including his class, [...]

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

http://media.blubrry.com/outofchicago/p/content.blubrry.com/outofchicago/Episode-48.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreIn this episode of the Out of Chicago [...]

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The evocative portrait

Photographs of people are arguably the most universally compelling genre of photography. The human face is instantly recognizable and relatable. Strong portraits endure, stopping time, at that [...]

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Don’t make pictures that tell stories. Just make stories.

When you set out to make a great picture, there’s a high chance that you’ll fail. The light could be poor, your subjects could be having a bad day, you may be stuck in your own funk. [...]

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Street Photography with Valerie Jardin: OOC Podcast Episode 38

http://media.blubrry.com/outofchicago/p/content.blubrry.com/outofchicago/Episode38-ValerieJardin.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreThis week on the Out of [...]

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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 been shot before. While there’s no right or wrong way to [...]