Out of Chicago LIVE! 2022

An Online, Global Photography Conference

March 11-13, 2022

Connect, engage and energize your photography alongside the pros.

This live, 3-day, interactive conference is where you learn, share and get feedback from some of the most creative photographers in their field. 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 once-a-year, event where more than 60 world-class 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


Out of Chicago LIVE!, brings together the most creative photographers from around the globe ranging in photography styles, perspectives and fields. With this many photographers together at one time, we promise this event to be an inspiring and energizing photography weekend.

Erin Babnik

Sean Bagshaw

Rachel Jones Ross

Martin Bailey

Royce Bair

Anne Belmont

Eric Bennett

Greg Benz

Theo Bosboom

Kurt Budliger

David Cobb

Tim Cooper

Chrissy Donadi

Albert Dros

David Duchens

Bill Fortney

Franka Gabler

Steve Gettle

Adam Gibbs

Francesco Gola

Mike Hudson

Valérie Jardin

Brooks Jensen

David Johnston

Gerri Jones

Solli Kanani

Marybeth Kiczenski

Aaron King

Jennifer King

David Kingham

Don Komarechka

Daniel Kordan

John Kosmopoulos

Kah-Wai Lin

Elia Locardi

Sarah Marino

Richard Martin

Suzanne Mathia

Angie McMonigal

Colleen Miniuk

Mike Moats

Charles Needle

William Neill

Chris Nicholson

Nick Page

Matt Payne

Brenda Petrella

Ian Plant

John K. Putnam

Jennifer Renwick

Harold Ross

Joseph Rossbach

Alan Shapiro

Nick Sinnott

Steve Simon

Talor Stone

Cole Thompson

Ben Williamson

Lisa Langell

Mike Mezeul II

John Barclay

Tim Grey

Jamie Konarski Davidson



All-new Sessions
With 100+ sessions to choose from on a wide range of topics and photography fields, choose how to plan your schedule of events. From photo challenges leading up to the event to a full weekend of in-depth photography presentations, team collaborations, group image reviews and more. Everything will be recorded exclusively for Out of Chicago LIVE! attendees to watch for 12 months. Session descriptions coming soon.

6 Inspiring Keynotes
Join us for the opening and closing of our event when the Out of Chicago community comes together for six inspirational keynotes from these leading creative photographers. Featuring Nick Page, Charles Needle, Ian Plant, Rachel Jones Ross, Steve Gettle and Valerie Jardin.

60+ World-class Photographers
In addition to our favorite returning photographers, be sure to check out these new ones we have added to our lineup for LIVE! 2022, including Mike Mezeul II, Theo Bosboom, Bill Fortney, Rachel Jones Ross, Solli Kanani, Lisa Langell, David Duchens, Kah-Wai Lin, Chrissy Donadi, Suzanne Mathia, Brenda Petrella, Talor Stone.

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 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 all 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 navigate to all your sessions, keep current with announcements, connect to the Community and more.

Time to Connect
Organized social hours and online parties give informal time to interact and connect with attendees and instructors.


Energize your photography with a full weekend of inspiration with presentations, image reviews and more. All times Central Time.

Friday, March 11
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, March 12
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 Attendee takeover
8-9 Evening parties

Sunday, March 13
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
4-5:30pm Closing session & Keynotes

Conference Price


100+ sessions, live presentations, image reviews and more.
Opportunities to connect with vendors and receive special discounts.
Fun activities throughout the weekend including Zoom happy-hour, win prizes and more.
Private, online community to engage and interact during the conference
Access to the recordings for 12 months after the conference

“What a GREAT conference! 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

Photography enthusiasts and pros, all levels of passionate photographers are welcome.

All presentations and interactive sessions will be recorded and available to view after the event for 12 months after the conference.

The full schedule with session descriptions will be coming soon.

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 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 can create your own perfect schedule.

Each instructor is giving one main presentation on a topic they enjoy most, with time for Q&A. There will also be interactive sessions including image reviews 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.
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