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Congratulations to the winners of the first Out of Chicago Print Competition!

This past weekend, we announced the winners of the first-ever Out of Chicago Print Competition. Photos were broken up into four categories — illustrative, wedding, photojournalism and portrait — and were judged using the “12 Elements of a Merit Image.” Out of all the photos entered, a Best of Show award was also presented. Below are our …

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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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Learn to paint with light, with Michael Novo: OOC Podcast Episode 31

In this week’s podcast, Chris sits down with Michael Novo, to discuss the art of light painting. Traditionally a wedding and portrait photographer, Michael describes light painting as a series of images using a flash or flashlight, using multiple exposures and merging them together. Michael strives to do something beyond traditional photography, adapting to each client …

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Finding the photographer’s vision with Giulio Sciorio: OOC Podcast Episode 30

This week, Chris sits down with Giulio Scriorio to discuss finding your true voice and vision as a photographer. Giulio is a Lumix Luminary, and will be teaching at the Out of Chicago Portrait Conference, held April 8 and 9. In this podcast, he talks about finding out who you really are as an artist through …

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Defining fine art photography: OOC Podcast Episode 26

We welcome Michael Novo to Out of Chicago, who sits down with fine art photographer Thom Rouse in this episode of the Out of Chicago Podcast. Thom is the author of After the Camera: Digital Transformations for Conceptual Nude & Portrait Photography, discussing the creative process behind his portrait work. In this podcast, he discusses …

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