Chris Smith

Photographing the Chicago Botanic Garden with Anne Belmont

Anne Belmont and I have talked about running a flower and garden photography conference at the Chicago Botanic Garden for years. Everything has come together and we will run the event for the first time this August. In this interview, Anne and I discuss her favorite locations in the Garden and give some details on …

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Night Sky Photography with Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson from Photographing National Parks and National Parks at Night teaches night photography etiquette, light painting and star trail photography. Photographing National Parks National Parks at Night Coast Portland flashlights: https://coastportland.com/flashlights/ National Parks at Night 30% discount code: parksatnight Check out National Parks at Night Holiday Shopping Guide: https://www.nationalparksatnight.com/blog/2017/11/18/tis-once-again-the-season-our-2nd-annual-holiday-gift-guide

Introduction to Astrophotography with Ian Norman

If you’re joining us in Moab, Utah for our second annual landscape photography conference, you’ll definitely want to try some night sky photography. Ian Norman is the creator of lonelyspeck.com, one of the best resources for astrophotography equipment reviews and tutorials. I got Ian on the video to get you started with the basics of …

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Architectural Photography Workshop at the Chicago Architecture Foundation

We’re teaming up with the Chicago Architecture Foundation for a mobile photography workshop this Saturday, October 1. Most of the architecture images you make can be made with a smart phone, the right apps, and the know-how to use them together. If you’re a “real” photographer and you want to create amazing images when you’re …

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Diving into the craft of creating fine art architectural photographs

Join multiple international award-winning photographer Jim Welninski and Out of Chicago founder, Chris Smith, for some intensive study in the art and craft of creating fine art architectural photographs. This type of photography is about more than what you see in front of you. It’s about the experience of your encounter with the structure you …

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Recapping the Out of Chicago Portrait Conference: OOC Podcast Episode 36

This week on the Out of Chicago Podcast, we recap this weekend’s Portrait Conference with Chris Smith, Michael Novo and Malinda Kavetschanky. The first annual Portrait Conference was a huge success! The weekend started with a great keynote from Lindsay Adler and the results from our first ever print competition. Congratulations to the winners: Best …

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Get started in the Windy City with “Chicago’s Top 10 Amazing Photo Locations”

Let’s be honest, we all love Chicago. Whether it’s our favorite parks, theatres or public art, Chicago has everything for everyone. Today, we’re proud to announce our new eBook release — Chicago’s Top 10 Amazing Photo Locations, written by Out of Chicago founder Chris Smith. You’ll get ideas on where to go next in your photographic journey …

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Photographing Open House Chicago with Eric Rogers: OOC Podcast Episode 21

I had the opportunity to talk with Eric Allix Rogers, Program Coordinator for Open House Chicago. He works with Garrett Karp to put together Open House Chicago happening October 17th-18th. Follow Eric on Instagram @ericallixrogers. Open House Chicago Photographers will have the opportunity to go into buildings with amazing architecture, 200 sites in 18 different …

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Night Photography Equipment, ChicagoLoopBridges.com, and the Chicago Theater: OOC Episode 3

Out of Chicago Podcast Episode 3 Please leave a review of the podcast on iTunes. Thanks! Upcoming Events Art Wolfe in Chicago: July 12th Loyola University Coupon Code for 15% off: “Chicago 2014”   1. Equipment for night photography in the city Over the next few episodes I’ll be giving advice for night photography in …

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