Month: August 2016

Photographing flowers with stories to tell

Photography is a powerful medium for storytelling. I have always been captivated by the stories street photographers capture in that single decisive moment they release the shutter. Candid emotions and expressions are captured to tell a story, framed by the environment, mood, light and shadows in which they are photographed. But how can I tell …

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Getting ready for Out of New York: OOC Podcast Episode 51

In this week’s podcast, Chris Smith and Malinda Kavetschanky talk about October’s Out of New York Conference, the “Shootingest” Photography Conference on Earth! Chris and Malinda introduce you to the world-class list of speakers who are coming, including Bryan Peterson, Rick Sammon, Lindsay Adler, Valerie Jardin, RC Concepcion, John Kosmopoulos, Frank Smith, Steve Simon, Gabriel …

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One World Observatory: Shooting New York from above

Last year, after a long wait and a lot of anticipation, One World Observatory‎, the observatory at the top of One World Trade Center, finally opened. After 14 years, there is an observatory in Lower Manhattan again. I never had the chance to go up the twin towers, so when I visited New York City …

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Gearing up for Visual Nation with Jason Groupp: OOC Podcast Episode 50

In this special episode of the Out of Chicago Podcast, Michael Novo sits down with Jason Groupp of WPPI to discuss next week’s Visual Nation Expo in Oak Brook, Ill. Jason talks about his past and how he got started with WPPI, as well as some of the benefits that Visual Nation and other smaller …

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Defining Instagram with Nick Ulivieri: OOC Podcast Episode 49

Michael Novo hosts Chicago-based photographer Nick Ulivieri during the Out of Chicago Conference, on this week’s Out of Chicago Podcast. Ulivieri, who shoots travel, corporate and aerial photography, is also an expert at using Instagram. He discusses finding your voice and utilizing that on the popular photography social network, and honing in on a specific …

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Beyond the beaten path: Finding unique New York photography spots

New York is one of the photographic wonders of the world. There is the grand architecture, both new and old, street art and graffiti, a melting pot of people and an infectious energy on every street corner. However, this can be both a blessing and a curse. While New York is one of the most …

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Candid street photography techniques with James Maher: OOC Podcast Episode 48

In this episode of the Out of Chicago Podcast, New York-based photographer James Maher joins Michael Novo during the Out of Chicago Conference. James discusses his desire for street photography and the historical street photographers that inspire him and his work. He talks about “waiting for the moment,” allowing for great candid photography on the street. He …

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