We organized the first Out of Chicago Photography Conference in 2014. It started with 150 of our closest photography friends getting together to learn from some of our favorite photographers, and it’s grown to over 400 photographers from around the world learning from some of the best photography instructors.

In 2016, we launched the Out of Chicago Winter Conference, and took the show on the road to New York City. In 2017, we’re heading to Acadia National Park in Maine. And in fall 2018, we’re headed to Moab!

June 22 – 24, 2018 :: Downtown Chicago

Out of Chicago Summer Conference

Join us for the 5th annual Out of Chicago Photography Conference in the heart of Chicago. For the 2018 summer conference we’ll have new instructors, new exciting locations and new instructional tracks for beginner to advanced photographers.

August 26 – 30, 2018 :: Chicago Botanic Garden

Out of Chicago Flower and Garden Photography Conference

A Photography conference dedicated solely to flower and garden photography with some of the world’s best garden photographers at the world famous Chicago Botanic Garden.

October 5 – 9, 2018 :: Arches and Canyonlands National Parks

Out of Moab

Taking the Out of Chicago approach to events, not only will you learn in a classroom, but excursions led by our instructors will take you to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks to make amazing images! Join the OOC team, Thomas Heaton, Nick Page, Joshua Cripps and more in this beautiful location!

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