Announcing the 2016 Out of Chicago Conference, June 24-26! Register Now!

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Today is the day! Registration for the 2016 Out of Chicago Conference is now open! Sign up by January 14th to save $250 on registration!

Hang out with your photography heroes in one of the greatest cities in the world for photography. Learn in the classroom and shoot on the streets with some of the greatest photographers in the world.

The top ten reasons you should attend the 2016 Out of Chicago Photography Conference

10) Our amazing exhibitors!

Olympus, HDRSoft, Tamron, Fuji, Sigma, Panasonic, Hunt’s Photo, WHCC, Perfectly Clear, Datacolor, Midwest Camera Repair, Lensbaby, and the Macgroup will all be at the event demonstrating their products. The camera and lens manufacturers will have their products available to take out on the streets to test!

9) All genres of photography

Learn street, architectural, portrait, and macro photography, the business of photography, advanced post-processing, fashion, weddings, panorama, automobile, and even aerial photography!

8) Panel discussions

Get your questions answered from the experts! This year we have panel discussions on shooting architecture, HDR, street, mirrorless cameras, making money in photography, and even a live This Week in Photography podcast!

7)  Hang out with like-minded photographers

The Out of Chicago Conference is designed for all passionate photographers. Spend the weekend with people that love photography as much as you do. From beginners and experienced amateurs, to full-time pros, you’ll find something at the Out of Chicago Conference to get you even more excited about photography.

6) Photowalks in the heart of the city!

Our venue is in the heart of the city in walking distance of the best photo spots in Chicago. Get hands-on help in an instructional photowalk or have fun, ask questions, and shoot together on a social photowalk.

5) The conference is reasonably priced

We have some of the world’s best photographers teaching at the conference yet we keep the price less than half of what similar conferences charge.

4) Hands-on workshops and small classes

Classes are in classrooms, not huge banquet halls. You’ll have a chance to talk with the instructors and ask questions.

3) One-on-one sessions

If you really want to get personalized help, instructors have agreed to do one-on-one sessions with the attendees. You’ll schedule a time and place with the instructor and it’s up to you what you do. Maybe you’ll shoot together on the streets. Maybe you’ll bring images for critique. Maybe you’ll use the time to get help with your business. The possibilities are endless.

2) The Out of Chicago Photocrawl!

This is your chance to make it to some of the best locations in the city to shoot and pick up some tips from your photography heroes. Instructors will be stationed at the best photo locations. You make your way from one location to the next while shaking hands, asking questions, and getting some awesome images. It’s going to be a blast!

And the number one reason to attend the Out of Chicago Conference…

1) Our amazing instructors!

We have instructors coming from Florida, New York, California, Washington, Utah, Oregon, Michigan, Minnesota, Georgia, Vancouver, Toronto, South Korea, two from the U.K., and of course all of the great photographers that are out of Chicago.

These are some of the best instructors, photographers, and all-around great people that you’ll ever meet.

Check out the speaker page to read about each one of them.

Special thanks to Rick Sammon for his idea to do a top ten list. Check out the top ten reasons to attend his Iceland Photography Workshop!

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