Image by Nick Sinnott
Creativity, Vision and the Art of Photography
An intimate, hands-on photography experience
“Out of Chicago connects photographers with their photography heroes by organizing hands-on, intimate photography conferences in amazing locations”
THE OUT OF CHICAGO PROMISE
HERE'S THE PLAN!
"From beginning to end, the Out of Acadia conference was an absolutely amazing photography experience. I was repeatedly struck by the fact that the instructors seemed to be as excited to be there as the attendees were, and how easily and happily they shared their expertise. I came home with a newfound passion for photography, new friendships, many happy memories, and more than a few pictures I plan on hanging on my walls. Thank you Out of Acadia/Chicago for making this week the learning adventure of my lifetime!"
“The Out of Chicago Conference is quickly becoming the premier photography conference in the country with its multitude of highly accomplished instructors covering all aspects of photography.”
"Out of Chicago allows exceptional access to top pro photographers and instructors while in great locations. Everyone there has the same things on their mind - having the best photo experience, learning from others, and making great images."
The morning and early afternoon will be spent with presentations from each of our featured instructors with a break for lunch. After that you’ll need your camera for the Out of Chicago Shootout.
You’ll get a chance to shoot alongside each instructor photographing their specialty.
Anne Belmont: Let’s Have Fun with Flowers
You’ll have the opportunity to try out all the things you learned during Anne’s presentation. We’ll have fun shooting a variety of flowers and backgrounds, experimenting with compositions, aperture and lenses to create artistic portraits of flowers. Lensbaby lenses will be available for trying.
You’ll shoot architecture with Angie McMonigal and Jim Welninski.
Nick Sinnott has always been fascinated with photographing the properties of liquid, now you’ll get a chance to capture it yourself. If you want to go home with your own shots that you set up, all you need to bring is an SD or CF card to use with the Chicago Photo Classes team.
Chris Smith and the Out of Chicago team will have a ton of other things set out for you to photograph and try out some of the things you learned during the day.
Last year we made some connections at Joliet Junior College, which turns out to be a beautiful venue! They have been awesome to work with and are excited to make the Out of Chicago Winter Conference part of their winter curriculum.
Lunch is included. When you register through the JJC website, you will pick your choice of sandwich for your boxed lunch. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.
Out of Chicago instructors Tony Reynes and Keith French are leading a barn photography workshop around the Joliet area with the help of Donna Theimer. Donna has been working with the local land owners and has gotten special access for the group. It’s going to be a great extra day of photography. Registration is separate from the Saturday conference. Sign up here.
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Yes! PROCAM Photo and Video Gear will be our retailer at the event. There will be representatives from Tamron, Panasonic and Lensbaby with equipment to test during the shootout.