Chris Smith

Based in Chicagoland, IL

Out of Chicago Instructor

Out of Chicago Founder!

Out of Chicago started in 2011 when Chris began to photograph our beautiful city. Chris used his knowledge from the blog to write “The Photographer’s Guide to Chicago”. Chris’ vision has always been to connect passionate photographers with each other, which has lead him to creating destination-oriented conferences each year. Chris loves photographing the city and using his 17+ years of teaching physics experience to teach others about his photography passion. When he’s not creating new content for Out of Chicago, you will find him hanging out with his wife and two kids or playing hockey.

Upcoming conferences

Out of Chicago LIVE! 2022

March 11-13, 2022

OUT OF DEATH VALLEY

January 26th-30th, 2022

Out of Chicago LIVE! 2021

April 9-11, 2021

Out of Chicago Botanic

August 29-September 2, 2021

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