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
3 days | 40+ photographers | 100+ Sessions | Unlimited inspiration
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.
Schedule time to get one-on-one help from the pros. An additional charge applies.
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.
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
• 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
Frequently Asked Questions
All presentations and interactive sessions will be recorded and available to view after the event for at least 12 months following the conference.
Click here to view the schedule. More sessions, instructors and surprises to come leading up to the event.
You can upload your images and interact in the community by going to the designated session page on the schedule here. Select the Community tab and follow the instructions to visit the individual forum.
To participate in each photo challenge and join the discussion in the community, you need to be registered for Out of Chicago LIVE!. We would love to have you join us.
Feel free to participate and watch as much as possible over the weekend. You can watch the rest of them after the conference is over.
No problem! Anyone can watch any of the sessions and submit questions and comments through the group chat.
If you want to participate as a face-to-face participant you will need a webcam and microphone. Most computers today have them built in. If you’d like to simply watch the sessions, you can do that from any device.
Presentations are unlimited so you may choose your perfect schedule. Image Reviews are limited to 10 face-to-face participants but are available for all attendees to watch live or after the conference.
Each instructor is giving one main presentation on a topic they enjoy most, with time for Q&A. There will also be interactive sessions to choose from including panel discussions, image reviews, tutorials and photo challenges where you’ll have the chance to jump into the video conference to interact with the instructors.
No. One ticket will give you access to all sessions during and after the conference.
Because you will have access to all of the courses after the conference, we are not offering refunds for this event.