Chris SmithOut of Chicago Founder

I founded Out of Chicago in 2011 as my blog about photographing the city of Chicago. We’ve run the Out of Chicago Conference since 2014 and have dedicated ourselves to creating unique destination photography conferences lead by the world class photography instructors.

My 18 years of high school teaching experience helps me when plan these adventures where you’ll not only learn a ton, but you’ll have an amazing experience along the way. I’ve always loved teaching, but to teach people that are just as passionate about photography as I am is as good as it gets!