OUT OF CHICAGO

Spring Photography Conference

April 27 – 28, 2019 

Immerse yourself in a 2-day, hands-on photography conference, exploring all genres of photography with the pros.

Spend a weekend with some of the most creative photographers from around the country.  We have gathered over two dozen photographers to share their knowledge in landscape, travel, portraiture, flower, architecture photography and more. From inspiring presentations to hands-on interactive sessions, get out and play with your creative passion.

Instructors

We’ve put together an awesome team of creative photographers to guide you this spring. Our curated lineup of instructors will give you a variety of perspectives and photography styles. There will be almost two dozen photographers coming from around the country to teach under one roof, from landscape, travel, portraiture, flower, architecture photography and more. 

The Experience

Explore all genres of photography over one weekend. There will be almost two dozen photographers coming from around the country to teach you what they know. Enjoy presentations and hands-on interactive sessions ranging from landscape, travel, portraiture, flower, architecture photography and more. Shootout stations will be set up for you to practice all of the things you learn over the weekend. Excursions around the campus and surrounding natural areas will take place. Immerse yourself in a weekend of photography with a community of people that are as passionate about photography as you.

HIGHLIGHTS

Learn new skills and techniques from the pros including: Infrared Photography • Macro Photography • Lensbaby • Zen Photography • Creative Thinking • Finding Your Style • Storytelling • Wildlife Photography • Travel Photography • Do-it-Yourself Adventures • Food Photography • Lightroom and Photoshop • iPhone Photography and Editing • Basic and Advanced Off-Camera Flash • Dance Photography • Hikes of the World • Wildlife Photography Around Lake County • Landscape and Lenses • Frog Whispering • Professional Printing Techniques and More.

IMMERSIVE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

This one-of-a-kind event brings together over a dozen world-class photographers from across the country in all fields of photography. Spend the weekend 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 for over two days with others just like you.

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES TO PLAY

Out of Chicago shootout sessions allow you to try new equipment and experiment with a variety of subjects. This is a playground for photographers. From frogs and live dancers to models or Lensbaby lenses, move at your own pace with these interactive sessions that give you a chance to dabble with new techniques and more.

WORLD-CLASS PHOTOGRAPHERS

Take your photography to the next level with some of the world’s most creative photographers in their field. We’ve gathered almost two dozen great 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.

Hands-on instruction

Get two full days of personal, hands-on instruction in the classroom and in the field. We teach it. Then you practice what you learn. Pro-level photographers lead daily excursions and will assist you in making great images.

AWESOME LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

From first-class teaching facilities for learning to expansive forest preserves outside the backdoor and comfortable spaces to hang out with new photography mentors, The College of Lake County gives you the perfect chance learn, interact and make meaningful personal connections.

FRIENDLY COMMUNITY

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

Location

Grayslake, Illinois

The College of Lake County is an easy drive from O’Hare International Airport and offers first-class teaching facilities, catering and easy parking. All classes and the Out of Chicago shootout take place at the University Center on the College of Lake County campus. Field trips go to the surrounding forest preserves and natural areas on campus.

Itinerary

“The class sizes are very intimate, not the typical 500 seat ballroom, but a great size where it’s easy to ask questions and get answers.
– JOSHUA, INDIANAPOLIS

Immerse yourself in photography morning, noon and night with presentations and interactive sessions with the pros including hands-on, in-the-field photography classes, discussions, shootout sessions and more.

Day 1 – April 27th, 2019
Get your day started early with morning photo classes or talk with representatives from major camera manufacturers at the vendor expo starting at 8am. Continue in the afternoon with hands-on, in-the field, excursions with the pros or play at your own pace at several of the shooting stations set up for you to play. VIP Pizza Party in the evening.

Day 2 – April 28th, 2019
There are lots of things to still discover and learn on the second day. Get your day started early with morning photo classes or talk with representatives from major camera manufacturers at the vendor expo starting at 8am. Continue in the afternoon with hands-on, in-the field, excursions with the pros or play at your own pace at many of the shooting stations set up for you to play.

Register now!

Full weekend: $299  |  One day: $199

Sign up now. Don’t miss out. Class selection is first-come, first-served.

What’s included?

Up to 6 classes per day with world-class photographers from around the country including hands-on, in-the-field teaching sessions

Daily interactive sessions including the Out of Chicago Shootout with access to models, reptiles, lighting setups, professional dancers, food setups, splash photography setup and more.

Access to vendors throughout weekend

Special discounts from camera retailers

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