Out of Chicago is where you connect to a friendly community that cares and shares in your common passion.
It began in 2011 as a blog by Chris Smith to share his photography adventures. Since then Out of Chicago has evolved from publishing a book to creating the first and largest annual midwest photography conference of its kind, bringing together hundreds of photography enthusiasts to one location. Some things have changed since then but the vision has not, which is to immerse you in the best possible photography learning experience.
Out of Chicago continues to grow and now creates multiple destination conferences each year, attracting dozens of world-class photographers in their field. Unlike traditional conferences, Out of Chicago travels to epic destinations and provides immersive, hands-on learning experiences where you can learn and shoot
We do this because we are all passionate photographers ourselves and know that traveling to an amazing place, eye opening experiences occur. By bringing together a diverse, leading line-up of instructors to each event, we keep each conference unique and creative for you to learn something new every time. And it is in-the- field, shooting side by side with the pros where your photography is transformed.
We Travel. Teach It. Do It Together. And Share A Common Passion – Photography.