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The business of photography with Scott Bourne: OOC Podcast Episode 47

In this episode, Michael Novo sits down with Photofocus founder Scott Bourne to discuss the business of photography during the Out of Chicago Conference. Scott, who was the closing speaker at June’s Out of Chicago Conference, discusses his beginnings in Pit Alley as a motorsports photographer in Indianapolis, and how he evolved into a thriving …

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Serving heartbroken families: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (NILMDTS) is a non-profit organization that offers free portrait sessions for families that are about to, or have lost a baby. All photographers retouch artists and other roles graciously donate their time so that these families can have what are commonly considered remembrance portraits. This small act of …

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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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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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Double your film fun with double exposure photography

A few weeks ago Bryan posted an article about personal projects and how important they are for us to learn, grow and have fun with our photography. I wanted to share a really fun and different project that involves collaborating with other photographers. Film. Yes, film. It’s popular again, didn’t you know? All the kids …

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Camera shy photographer? Here’s the secret for getting over your fears

Have you noticed this awkward moment at photo workshops? The presenter needs a volunteer model during a demonstration, but none of the photographers in attendance want to get in front of the camera. Grown-up professionals cower in fear, looking like school kids who don’t want to be called on. Everyone waits awkwardly for someone to …

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The great outdoors: OOC Podcast Episode 27

In this episode of the Out of Chicago Podcast, we talk to Chris Nicholson, author of Photographing National Parks, about what to expect when shooting the great outdoors, how to prepare and what to bring. He also discusses some of  his favorite and most-visited national parks. Nicholson, from Astoria, Queens (N.Y.), started visiting national parks …

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