Live your best creative life.


Landscape Photography Conference

September 13-17, 2020 

Surround yourself with a star-filled sky at this 5 day landscape photography conference, shooting alongside with the pros.

Spark your creative passion at the gateway of Utah’s favorite National and State Parks, Arches, Canyonlands and Dead Horse Point. From grand arches to the edge of canyons, photograph dramatic landscapes of contrasting colors, landforms and textures during the day, then at night the Milky Way. Transform your photography at this unique, small group, landscape photography workshop, learning from over a dozen of the best landscape, astrophotography and nightscape photographers in the world.


Learn from some of the world’s best landscape photographers

Out of Moab brings over a dozen of the best creative landscape photographers together to one spectacular location, including Mike Taylor, Ian Norman, Eric Pare and Kim Henry, Aaron King, Mark Denney, Matt Payne and others. Learn, hands-on, a variety of styles and diverse perspectives from this all-star team, ranging from shooting in harsh light to capturing star trails and advanced post-processing techniques. Each day you will go in the field to shoot side-by-side and photograph all the best places these spectacular Parks and Moab offer. With this many passionate photographers in one place, we promise to deliver an inspired, mega-landscape workshop and photography experience for you.

“It was an amazing week. In all different kinds of ways. You learn a ton of information from phenomenal photographers. It’s something for everyone.”

Location & Accommodation

Moab, Utah

Moab is the gateway to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Dead Horse Point State Park in Utah. The Conference will take place at Springhill Suites by Marriott next to the Colorado River, an all-suite hotel that is set-up as a perfect basecamp for photographers with first-class conference facilities and accommodation. The surrounding location provides stunning views and opportunities for you to explore and capture what inspires you any time of the day, with downtown Moab and the entrance to Arches National Park both less than five minutes away. We are excited to return to Moab to learn, play and be inspired. 

All permits have been obtained for our group to experience and photograph the Parks. 

“I have learned more this week than I learned in my last ten workshops.”

What makes us different?


We bring over a dozen photographers with multiple perspectives to one place and create an experience you can’t get anywhere else. With over 75 classes, workshops and interactive sessions to choose from, compare this to a regular photography workshop or conference, for just as much cost or more.


  • Hands-on, in-the-field instruction.
  • Single instructor.
  • Small group.
  • One photography style and perspective.
  • Everybody follows the same schedule.

Out of Chicago

  • Hands-on, in-the-field instruction. (10 or fewer people)
  • Small group classes and interactive sessions.
  • 10-15 leading photography instructors in one place, at one time.
  • Diverse styles and perspectives from one photography genre.
  • Limited to 100 attendees for an energetic yet intimate event.
  • Meet other photographers with your same passion.
  • Social time with attendees and instructors including group meals and more.
  • Vendors and opportunities to buy and test equipment.
  • Choose from a variety of classes and excursions to create your own personalized, daily photography adventure.
  • All classes and field-sessions included in price.


  • 10-15 photography presenters.
  • Vendors.
  • Hundreds of attendees.
  • A la carte pricing for field-sessions.
  • Everybody follows the same schedule.

Our promise

Live your best creative life

Out of Chicago brings together passionate enthusiasts with world-class photographers, all in one epic location, where you learn and shoot side-by-side with the pros. Since 2014, we have organized more than 15 hands-on photography conferences in Chicago, New York City, Moab and more. We are all photographers ourselves, so we understand what it takes to be inspired, get to the right place at the right time and live our best creative life.


From iconic landscapes to dramatic outdoor spaces, we handpick each location for our conferences so you can get the most out of photographing a place. Inclusive of first-class conference facilities to stepping out your door for the first morning light, we promise you a perfect place to learn and play.


Each event brings together over a dozen world-class photographers from across the country that specialize in one niche of photography. Spend five days immersing yourself in classes and interactive sessions, learning side-by-side from the pros. This means you can learn, shoot and play in your passion with others just like you.


Get five full days of personal, hands-on instruction in the classroom and in the field. We teach it. Then you practice what you learn, with your favorite photographers at the top of their game. Pro-level photographers will lead you on daily excursions and assist you in getting the perfect shot.


Take your photography to the next level with some of the world’s most creative photographers in their field. We’ve gathered over a dozen leading photography instructors, each with their unique perspectives, to teach you what they know. This means we are all here with one purpose – to help you make great images.


Receive feedback from instructors during daily group critique sessions or get post-processing help during your session. Return home with gallery ready images you are proud of.


Be part of a community that is as passionate as you are about photography. Get to know attendees and instructors over several days. Stay in touch afterwards on Instagram or in our private Facebook group. Come back the following year to connect again but, in a new location.



Reserve with a deposit of $1000. The remaining balance is due 60 days before the event. This event is limited to 100 attendees.
Does not include airfare, accommodation, transportation or park passes.

What’s included?

Opening dinner, 3 lunches and closing breakfast
Hands-on instruction from the top photographers in the field
More than 75 scheduled sessions to choose from for a personalized learning experience
Daily hands-on workshops and in-the-field excursions
Personal one-on-one sessions and small-group image reviews
Private Facebook group to connect with fellow photographers to coordinate carpools

“Thank you for enriching our lives by bringing us all together with such beautiful, passionate instructors. They gave us so much inspiration. So many life lessons. Not just photography.”

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