We have a lot more exciting information coming soon about the summer conference. We have more instructors, new classes, some really cool photowalks announcements and lots more coming really soon. Sign up now to save your spot and we’ll send you all of the information when it is available.

Chris Smith, Founder, Out of Chicago Photography


Join some of the world’s greatest photographers in one of the greatest cities for architecture and street photography in the world — Chicago!

Experience the Windy City like never before, with photography classes, photowalks, panel discussions, workshops,
photography shootouts and the one-of-a-kind Out of Chicago photo crawl.

Amazing Instructors

Some of the best photography instructors from around the world descend upon Chicago for an inspirational photography weekend.

Hands-On Instruction

Experience intimate, small group instruction during classes, photowalks, workshops and more.

Walk the Windy City

We’ll take you to the best Chicago photography locations, where you’ll take amazing photographs and have a great time in the process.

Make New Connections

Spend time with participants and instructors that are as passionate about photography as you are, and create friendships that will last a lifetime!

Discover New Passions

Whether you’re into architecture, street photography or urban portraiture, you’ll get to experience it all at the fifth annual Out of Chicago Summer Conference.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Get a jump start on the weekend with workshops on Thursday and Friday. Receive one-on-one instruction and learn alongside your favorite photographers.


June 22-24, 2018
University Center of Chicago
525 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605

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