Events

Photographing the Chicago Botanic Garden with Anne Belmont

Anne Belmont and I have talked about running a flower and garden photography conference at the Chicago Botanic Garden for years. Everything has come together and we will run the event for the first time this August. In this interview, Anne and I discuss her favorite locations in the Garden and give some details on …

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Introduction to Astrophotography with Ian Norman

If you’re joining us in Moab, Utah for our second annual landscape photography conference, you’ll definitely want to try some night sky photography. Ian Norman is the creator of lonelyspeck.com, one of the best resources for astrophotography equipment reviews and tutorials. I got Ian on the video to get you started with the basics of …

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The Iowa State Fair: A Photographer’s Playground

Iowa State Fair Photography I know what you’re thinking. And you probably have a weird look on your face. But the Iowa State Fair is one of my favorite places to photograph.   Street Photography There are amazing opportunities to photograph interesting people at the fair. Wait until the sun sets and it gets even …

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Photography as Art with Art Wolfe: OOC Podcast Season 4 Episode 3

Join me and the Out of Chicago team at Art Wolfe’s seminar at the Museum of Science and Industry on Sunday, June 11th Art Wolfe Presents: Photography as Art in Chicago SAVE $50 with code “outofchicago”   I also hope you’ll join us at the 4th annual Out of Chicago Photography Conference June 23-25th. Art Wolfe …

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Warm up with a private orchid photo shoot at the Chicago Botanic Garden

This event is currently full, but Jeff is accepting waitlist registrations. If there is enough demand, Jeff will consider creating a second event. Please e-mail him at [email protected] for more details. Just as winter takes hold of Chicago, it’s a great time to talk about a visit to the tropical environment of the Chicago Botanic Garen for …

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Acadia National Park for photographers

How did we choose the location for our first landscape photography conference? Besides being one of the most beautiful locations on the planet, we needed a place that would offer a once-in-a-lifetime landscape photography experience. Acadia National Park is that place. At the Out of Chicago Summer Conference, we’re in the heart of Chicago so …

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Architectural Photography Workshop at the Chicago Architecture Foundation

We’re teaming up with the Chicago Architecture Foundation for a mobile photography workshop this Saturday, October 1. Most of the architecture images you make can be made with a smart phone, the right apps, and the know-how to use them together. If you’re a “real” photographer and you want to create amazing images when you’re …

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