Month: March 2016

Speedlights, education and social media with Nick Page: OOC Podcast Episode 34

In this episode of the Out of Chicago Podcast, Chris talks to Washington-based photographer Nick Page. Nick, who will be presenting at the Out of Chicago Portrait Conference, specializes in photographing weddings, portraits, architecture and fine art landscapes. He also co-hosts several podcasts for Improve Photography. He discusses his speedlight setup, leading into his conference workshop …

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Social media for photographers: Part one

Last week, I wrote about Instagram’s announcement that it was following Facebook’s lead, ditching the time-based feed in favor of an interest-based algorithm. Other networks have done, and will continue, to change the way they present your content. This week, I’m starting a series explaining how to keep up with the ever-changing digital landscape, and …

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Camera shy photographer? Here’s the secret for getting over your fears

Have you noticed this awkward moment at photo workshops? The presenter needs a volunteer model during a demonstration, but none of the photographers in attendance want to get in front of the camera. Grown-up professionals cower in fear, looking like school kids who don’t want to be called on. Everyone waits awkwardly for someone to …

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Off-camera lighting with Steve Neilson: OOC Podcast Episode 33

This week on the Out of Chicago Podcast, Michael Novo talks with Steve Neilson about different lighting setups. Steve, who will  be presenting at the Out of Chicago Portrait Conference and the Summer Conference, discusses flat lighting, the bouncing of light as well as full off-camera flash. He also recommends some great starter equipment, and …

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What Instagram’s algorithm means for photographers

Earlier this week, Instagram announced it was following the like of its parent company, Facebook, in ditching the time-based feed. In its place will be an algorithm that Instagram describes as “ordered to show the moments we believe you will care about the most.” Opinions aside, this means big things for photographers. Instagram has more …

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It’s a big, small world after all

Urban photography. It conjures up visions of street photography, architecture, cityscapes, lights and lines, and occasionally the abandoned warehouse or alleyway filled with graffiti. Our minds turn to the bigness, the vastness and the expansiveness of the city. We see images of skyscrapers and corporate offices soaring above our heads, bridges and the light of …

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The Out of New York Photography Conference: OOC Podcast Episode 32

This week on the Out of Chicago Podcast, Chris discusses the upcoming Out of New York Photography Conference. Out of Chicago will call New York City home from October 14-15, with on-the-street workshops available on Oct. 16. Located across from the Empire State Building, the Out of New York Photography Conference will be held in the heart …

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Introducing “Inspirational Photography” magazine

Earlier this month, I launched a free monthly photography e-magazine called Inspirational Photography, available just for the asking (no strings attached) by clicking here. The magazine is designed for beginner/intermediate photographers, but also includes content for experienced photographers, such as advanced processing techniques. To give you an idea of what’s included, below are some features from …

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Shoot with the birds at Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary

As warmer weather comes back to Chicago, so do the migrating birds to mix and mingle with our local resident avian population.  Naturalists, birders and photographers don’t have to leave Chicago to experience one of the most diverse environments for bird watching…Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.  This is a relatively small area between Montrose Harbor and …

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