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2020 OUT OF CHICAGO LIVE!

An Online Global Photography Conference —THE RECORDINGS

$300

Learn and be inspired as you watch and listen to the pros, when you purchase access to this special collection of 100+ session recordings from this epic 3-day event. Includes over 150 hours of recorded presentations, tutorials, panel discussions and group image reviews, covering everything from post-processing tips to pushing your creativity on a wide range of photography genres, including landscape, nature, travel, street, architecture, post-processing and more. Plus, don’t miss an inspiring keynote address by Bryan Peterson!

“OMG… this is awesome.”
— BARBARA
“Wonderful presentation!!! It really helped me get out of this social distancing funk!!!!”
— MARK
“Online is even better than in person!”
— SUZANNE
“The online conference was so inspiring!”
— JOAN
“I was afraid it wasn’t going to be worth the $300. It was worth that and more!!”
— DEE DEE
“Great collection of talent! Thank you!!”
— VANESSA

Highlights

Immersive weekend  |  60+ World-class Photographers  |  Interactive Learning  |  Community Discussion Group

Keynote Speaker
Bryan Peterson is one of the most creative photographers and best instructors we know. He has been a successful commercial photographer for over 35 years, with clients that included American Express, Kodak, UPS, Phillips and Citibank. He has received awards from the Communication Arts Photography Annual seven times, Print Magazine four times and has won the prestigious New York Art Directors Gold Award. He has been a contributing editor at Popular Photography and Outdoor Photographer magazine. Known for his eight best-selling photography books including “Understanding Exposure” and the video series “You Keep Shooting”, Bryan continues to inspire photographers today with his online classes and workshops around the world.

The conference will include:
Instructor guided learning, online over 3 days LIVE! • Keynote presentations • 100+ interactive sessions on a wide range of topics and photography fields • Panel discussions • Group image reviews • Photo challenges • Tutorials • Private discussion forum • Thousands of dollars in prizes • Access to presentations and recordings after the conference

A sampling of the 100+ sessions to choose from.

Instructors

Learn from over 70 world-class photographers in a wide range of fields.

This event brings together over sixty of our best and favorite photographers that have taught at our events over the past seven years. If you haven’t been to one of our conferences, this is your chance to learn, interact and get to know who they are. With this many world-class photographers, in one place at one time, ranging in a variety of photography styles, perspectives and fields from landscape, nature, travel, street and architecture, post-processing and more, we promise you will receive an online learning experience that continues to inspire your photography.

“Amazing conference”
— ALBERT

How does an Out of Chicago online conference work?

This works just like our other conferences, but all sessions take place online in the comfort of your home using your computer. Our all-new Out of Chicago Community will be the hub where everything takes place including access to all LIVE presentations and sessions, interactive forum discussions and more.

What makes this different than watching videos?

This is a LIVE interactive photography event. All presentations and interactive sessions will take place online, connecting together 50+ leading professional photographers with 500+ attendees from around the world. You will interact real time with a passionate photography community and learn face to face from some of the worlds best instructors. At any time you can ask a question or get immediate feedback on your images in group critiques.

This is the largest online photography experiences of its kind, which you can’t get anywhere else.

Who should register?

This conference is for all those passionate about photography and looking to learn, from beginners to advanced, students and pros.

This experience is for the photographer that has had enough social distancing and is looking to connect with like-minded photographers. It is for the person who wants to immerse themselves in a weekend of photography, curious to learn a wide range of photography niches and wants to get to know the photographers that teach them. This conference is for the person who hasn’t been able to attend our events in the past and for the person that keeps returning. It is for someone who wants access to a premier package of photography presentations and tutorials to watch later. It is for those that want to support our community of photography instructors. And for all those who want to belong to a special photography community.

“Chris Smith and his team have built a great conference with super content, great opportunities and pros you won’t meet anywhere else. I have learned a lot and made lasting friendships with pros and amateurs I respect.
— RICHARD

2020 OUT OF CHICAGO LIVE! 

Conference Recordings — $300

(A majority of recording sales go directly to our photography instructors that taught at this conference.)

What’s included?

Includes 100+ sessions and over 150 hours of recorded presentations, tutorials, panel discussions and group image reviews, covering everything from post-processing tips to pushing your creativity on a wide range of photography genres, including landscape, nature, travel, street, architecture, post-processing and more. Plus an inspiring keynote presentation from Bryan Peterson!

Upon purchase, you will receive unlimited access to recordings through May 2021

“Incredible!!”
— MARK

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Frequently asked questions

Who is this for?
Photography enthusiasts and pros, all levels of passionate photographers are welcome.

Why an online conference?

Out of Chicago is known for its hands-on photography conferences with world-class photographers in epic locations. We’re bringing that excitement, passionate community and these amazing instructors to you during a time that we can’t be together in person.

This event is designed to help and support our Out of Chicago instructor community and fill a gap where instructors have cancelled their photography events due to the coronavirus. A majority of the revenue goes directly to our photography instructors teaching at this conference.

How do I watch the sessions online?
Sessions will be live-streamed using the Zoom video conferencing platform. We will have detailed instructions on how to use Zoom in the weeks leading up to the conference. We will also have several sessions leading up to the conference where you’ll get a chance to try it out. Just like our in-person conferences, our team will help you every step of the way.

What is each instructor teaching?
Each instructor is teaching one presentation and leading two interactive sessions. We’ll have a full schedule of classes for you to create your personal schedule at least two weeks before the conference.

What types of sessions can I choose from?

Each instructor is giving one presentation with time for Q&A. Interactive sessions include 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.

What if I miss a class?
All presentations and interactive sessions will be recorded and available to view after the event for at least 12 months following the conference.

Will I be able to get into the classes I want?
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.

Do I need to have a webcam and microphone?
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.

What if I don’t want to be a face-to-face participant?
No problem! Anyone can watch any of the sessions and submit questions and comments through the group chat.

How do I upload images for the Group Image Reviews and Photo Challenges?
Image uploads will take place through our discussion forum as part of the Out of Chicago community.

How do I get access to the online community?
You will receive an invite to the community when you register for the conference.

Do I need to be present all three days?
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.

Are you selling a one-day ticket?
No. One ticket will give you access to all sessions during and after the conference.

Refund policy:
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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