Out of Chicago LIVE! 2021

An Online, Global Photography Conference

April 9-11, 2021

Connect, engage and energize your photography alongside the world's best photographers.

This live, 3-day, interactive conference is where you learn, share and get feedback from the pros. With 100+ sessions to choose from covering a wide range of genres, from landscape and nature to travel, street, architecture, and post-processing, immerse yourself in new ways to improve your photography. Don't miss out on this special, once-a-year, event where over 40 leading photographers gather, in one place and at one time, to connect and share their discoveries from the past year. Register and be part of a community as passionate about photography as you.

“UTTERLY FABULOUS! This online conference was so much more engaging having a live host and the event was completely inspiring.”

– Junko, Out of Chicago LIVE!, Attendee


It is not everyday you can say you learned from the best, but this weekend you can say it is true. This global, online event brings together over forty of our favorite, world-class photographers ranging in a variety of photography styles, perspectives and fields to elevate and inspire you.

Alister Benn

Angie McMonigal

Anne Belmont

Ben Williamson

Brooks Jensen

Bryan Peterson

Charlotte Gibb

Chuck Kimmerle

Cole Thompson

Colleen Miniuk

Daniel Kordan

David Akoubian

David Cobb

David Johnston

David Kingham

Don Komarechka

Eric Bennett

Erin Babnik

Francesco Gola

Franka Gabler

Gerri Jones

Harold Davis

Harold Ross

Ian Plant

Jennifer Renwick

John Barclay

John K. Putnam

John Kosmopoulos

Joshua Cripps

Mark Denney

Martin Bailey

Michael Frye

Mike Moats

Nick Page

Nicole S. Young

Richard Martin

Sarah Marino

Sean Bagshaw

Steve Simon

TJ Thorne

Valérie Jardin

William Neill

Cameron Darnell

Rinzi Ruiz

Luca Martinez

Jeff Cable


3 days | 40+ photographers | 100+ Sessions | Unlimited inspiration

All-new Sessions
With 100+ sessions choose from on a wide range of topics and photography fields, the choice is yours how to plan your weekend of events. From in-depth photography presentations to panel discussions, group image reviews, tutorials and more, full descriptions of all the sessions are now available to view.

As soon as you’re registered for the conference, you’ll be able to create your own interactive schedule. Everything will be recorded for Out of Chicago LIVE! attendees to watch for 12 months.

6 Inspiring Keynotes
Join us when the Out of Chicago community comes together for an all-new, inspirational keynote format. Featuring Erin Babnik, Alister Benn, Sarah Marino, Brooks Jensen, John Barclay and Colleen Miniuk.

40+ World-class Photographers
In addition to our favorite returning world-class photographers and instructors, be sure to check out the new instructors to LIVE!, including Brooks Jensen, Chuck Kimmerle, Benjamin Williamson, Cole Thompson, David Cobb, David Johnston, Eric Bennett, Harold Ross, Franka Gabler, Gerri Jones, John Putnam, Martin Bailey, Cameron Darnell, Rinzi Ruiz, Luca Martinez, Nicole S. Young, and Richard Martin.

Instructor One-on-Ones
Schedule time to get one-on-one help from the pros. An additional charge applies.

Attendee Takeover
With only 7 minutes and 20 slides to share, don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from your peers about their own approach to photography.

Hunt’s Trade Show
Hunt’s Photo and Video will be available to connect with you about all your equipment needs. Learn from industry experts on a variety of leading products. Noah and Gary will be hanging out in the Community throughout the weekend to answer questions.

All-new Interface & Live Stream
In addition to the individual, live sessions, we will be running a live stream throughout the weekend so you don’t miss anything. The event dashboard is the launching pad for where you will you navigate to all your sessions, keep current with announcements, connect to the Community and more.

Time to Connect
A private discussion forum, organized social hours, lunch bunches and online parties provide informal time to interact with like-minded attendees and instructors.

A sampling of the 100+ sessions to choose from.

Light on the Landscape: Photographs and Lessons from a Life in Photography with William Neill

The Dynamic Landscape with Michael Frye

Harnessing the Power of Composition in Your Photography with Harold Davis

Creative Flower Photography: Celebrating the Beauty of Spring with Anne Belmont

Why Black and White? with Cole Thompson

Light Painting the Still Life: A Transformative Approach with Harold Ross

Architecture Photography: Abstracting the Built Environment with Angie McMonigal

The Creative Flow: A Journey in Landscape Photography Approach with David Johnston


Energize your photography with a full weekend of inspiration. Choose from a selection of presentations, panel discussions and image reviews during each session block. All times Central

Friday, April 9
1-2:30pm Session block #1
2:30pm Red carpet
3:00pm Opening welcome and keynotes
6:30pm Session block #2
8-9pm Evening parties

Saturday, April 10
8-9:30am Session block #3
10-11:30am Session block #4
Hunt’s Photo and Video Trade Show
2-3:30pm Session block #5
4-5:30pm Session block #6
6-7:30 All-new attendee takeover
8-9 Evening parties

Sunday, April 11
8-9:30am Session block #7
10-11:30am Session block #8
Hunt’s Photo and Video Trade Show
2-3:30pm Session block #9
4-5pm Closing session

Conference Price


• 100+ sessions, live presentations, panel discussions, image reviews and more.
• Opportunities to connect with vendors and receive special discounts.
• Fun activities throughout weekend including Zoom happy-hour, win prizes and more.
• Private, online community to engage and interact during the conference
• Access to the recordings for up to 1 year after conference

“What a GREAT conference this weekend! I was afraid it wasn’t going to be worth the money. But it was worth that and more!!”

– Dee Dee, Out of Chicago LIVE! Attendee

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