Month: April 2016

How Lightroom’s mobile and web tools save me time in client relations

We all know and love Lightroom on our computers. But Lightroom Mobile, which has recently received a plethora of updates, is becoming my perfect assistant in dealing with clients. I can utilize the app in a number of ways, but more recently I’ve used it as a glorified private portfolio for my clients in two distinct …

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Big additions, changes, and your last chance for Out of Chicago 2016!

We’ve made some big additions to this year’s conference. We’ve added Matt Kloskowski, Steve Simon, Blake Rudis, Satoki Nagata, and James Maher to our lineup. They are all teaching classes and workshops at the event. Get all of the details below. If you’re already signed up for Out of Chicago 2016, you can make changes …

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Practice creating with intent to be a better photographer

Cameras are amazing today. With all their built in tools for exposure, focus and more they end up doing the technical heavy lifting that only a few years ago took years of training to learn. Since modern cameras — especially mirrorless — can live preview things like exposure, focus and color, the amount of time …

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Street Photography with Valerie Jardin: OOC Podcast Episode 38

This week on the Out of Chicago podcast, Chris sits down with street photographer Valerie Jardin, who will be presenting at both June’s Out of Chicago Conference and October’s Out of New York Conference. She also runs the Street Focus Podcast for the This Week in Photo network. Valerie talks about her recent trip to Rome, …

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The customer service experience with Jerry and Melissa Ghionis: OOC Podcast Episode 37

This week, Michael Novo talks with Jerry and Melissa Ghionis, a husband and wife photography team that splits their time between Los Angeles and Australia. The couple discuss how to work together, as well as how to get a head start as a new photographer. Melissa dives into her customer service philosophy, while Jerry talks …

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Diving into the craft of creating fine art architectural photographs

Join multiple international award-winning photographer Jim Welninski and Out of Chicago founder, Chris Smith, for some intensive study in the art and craft of creating fine art architectural photographs. This type of photography is about more than what you see in front of you. It’s about the experience of your encounter with the structure you …

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Congratulations to the winners of the first Out of Chicago Print Competition!

This past weekend, we announced the winners of the first-ever Out of Chicago Print Competition. Photos were broken up into four categories — illustrative, wedding, photojournalism and portrait — and were judged using the “12 Elements of a Merit Image.” Out of all the photos entered, a Best of Show award was also presented. Below are our …

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Building transitional qualities into your images

In May 2017, Ken Koskela will be co-leading a photography tour to Guilin, China with Out of Chicago Summer Conference presenter Rick Sammon. For more information, check out their tour page at kenkoskela.com. Great photographs often incorporate a transition between opposite characteristics. Examples include light and dark, warm and cool, and moving and still. In …

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