Month: May 2016

Getting started with commercial portrait photography, with Steven Brokaw: OOC Podcast Episode 41

This week, we’re joined by commercial and editorial portrait photographer Steven Brokaw. Steven takes us on the journey of starting off your portfolio from scratch, and then getting into the world of commercial photography. He gives us some amazing tips on how to start a portfolio and then how to transition into working with professional …

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Business, photography, and creativity with Corwin Hiebert: OOC Podcast Episode 40

“Business Manager to the Photography Stars” Corwin Hiebert sits down with Chris Smith to discuss business and creativity practices for photographers. Corwin, author of the Business Action Planner for Photographers and Living the Dream, discusses how he helps photographers work through issues and barriers to success. He alludes to some of the pain points in …

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Functionality over fashion: Choosing a camera strap for your DSLR

When I look inside my camera bag, there’s several things that are always there. My camera and everyday lenses, first and foremost. But the one staple that a lot of photographers don’t think about is something you can pick up for around $50. It’ll be one of your cheapest accessories for photography. It’ll be something …

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Creating the fine art architectural photograph

I love architectural photography. More specifically, I love fine art architectural photography. This begs a couple of questions. What is the definition of “fine art?” How do you make a fine art architectural photograph? The first question has been the subject of debate for centuries but for the purposes of this article I’m going to …

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Fine art photography with Jim Welninski: OOC Podcast Episode 39

This week on the Out of Chicago Podcast, Chris joins Jim Welninski to discuss Jim’s upcoming involvement with Out of Chicago. In addition to teaching at the Summer and New York Conferences, Jim will be co-leading a four-session fine art architectural workshop with Chris beginning tonight. You can learn more about that event and sign …

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