Out of Chicago LIVE! 2023

An Online, Global Photography Conference

February 3-5, 2023

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 50 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.


David Akoubian

Tony Baldasaro

John Barclay

Sandra Bartocha

Anne Belmont

Eric Bennett

Michael Bollino

David Cobb

Dusty Doddridge

Chrissy Donadi

David Duchens

Enrico Fossati

Franka Gabler

Mike Hudson

Valérie Jardin

Brooks Jensen

Stephanie Johnson

David Johnston

Gerri Jones

Solli Kanani

Marybeth Kiczenski

Jennifer King

Adrian Klein

Don Komarechka

John Kosmopoulos

Richard Martin

Suzanne Mathia

Krista McCuish

Angie McMonigal

Mike Mezeul II

Colleen Miniuk

Anna Morgan

Charles Needle

William Neill

Nick Page

Matt Payne

Ian Plant

John K. Putnam

Blake Rudis

Kristen Ryan

Alan Shapiro

Steve Simon

Nick Sinnott

Michele Sons

Tony Sweet

Rachael Talibart

Cole Thompson

Julia Megan Vaughan

John Weatherby

Ben Williamson



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.

50+ 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! 2023, including Sandra Bartocha, Michael Bollino, Stephanie Johnson, Krista McCuish, Anne Morgan, Kristen Ryan, Michele Sons, Rachael Talibart, Julia Morgan and John Weatherby.

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, February 3
1-2:30pm Session block #1
3:15pm Opening welcome and keynote
4:00pm Gear Talks and Ask Me Anythings
6:30pm Session block #2
8-9pm Evening parties

Saturday, February 4
8-9:30am Session block #3
10-11:30am Session block #4
12:00pm-1:30pm Gear Talks/Ask Me Anythings/Hunt’s Photo Trade Show
2-3:30pm Session block #5
4-5:30pm Session block #6
6-7:30 Attendee takeover
8-9 Evening parties

Sunday, February 5
8-9:30am Session block #7
10-11:30am Session block #8
12:00-1:30pm Gear Talks and Ask Me Anythings
2-3:30pm Session block #9
4-5:30pm Closing session & Keynotes

Conference Price


100+ live presentations, image reviews and interactive sessions.
Interact with the instructors during presentations, Q&A, evening parties and Ask Me Anything sessions.
Access to recordings for 12 months after the conference

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.

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.

Presentations are unlimited so you can create your own perfect schedule.

This event is open to many countries throughout the world. Although, the Zoom Events platform restricts our ticket sales for some countries. Unfortunately, individuals residing in those countries cannot participate in the live event. However, we can offer access to the recordings to those individuals. Please email info@outofchicago.com for more information on how to purchase access to the recordings. The recordings will be available to purchase until 11:59 pm CT on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

The purchase price is $300. The recordings will be made available from the Out of Chicago website with your account login by February 13, 2023, and you will have access to those recordings for an entire year.

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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