Photography Conference
June 24th-26th 2016
Only $349! *
* Workshops and Photowalks are extra
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Over 40 world-class photography instructors

Amazing classes

More than 60 classes covering all genres of photography


Over 25 full-day hands-on workshops


35 photowalks through the heart of Chicago


Rick Sammon

The Godfather of Photography and Canon Explorer of Light

Bryan F. Peterson

Author of Understanding Exposure

Scott Bourne

Founder of Photofocus

Matt Kloskowski

Sony Artisan of Imagery / VP of Photography at ON1

Frederick Van Johnson

Photographer, Podcaster and Leader of the TWiP army

Jimmy McIntyre

Exposure Blending Guru

Steve Simon

New York-based street photographer

Valerie Jardin

Street Photographer Extraordinaire

Tim Wallace

UK Motor Industry Photographer of the Year

Ralph Velasco

Travel photographer, author and international guide

Mike Moats

Tamron Image Master

Jim Harmer

Improve Photography Founder

Corwin Hiebert

Photography Business/Marketing Consultant

Chris Smith

Out of Chicago Founder

Marie Laigneau

London-based street photographer

Derrick Story

The Digital Story and Nimble Photographer

Angie McMonigal

Fine art architecture photographer

Satoki Nagata

Chicago Street Photographer

Rob Knight

Travel Photographer and Panasonic LUMIX Luminary

Nick Ulivieri

Chicago Commercial Photographer

Levi Sim

Photofocus community manager and professional photographer

Steve Brokaw

Model and Fashion Photographer

Nicholas Pappagallo

Founder of Photographers Adventure Club

Steve Neilson

Professional Wedding and Studio Photographer

Michael Muraz

Commercial Architectural Photographer

Romeo Durscher

Director of Education at DJI

Jamie MacDonald

Olympus Visionary and Mirrorless Minutes Co-host

Mike Boening

Olympus Trailblazer and Mirrorless Minutes Co-host

Anne Belmont

Flower Photographer and Chicago Botanic Garden Expert

Ron Pepper

HDRSoft and Panorama Expert

Weston Maggio

Senior Evangelist for Creative Products at Wacom

Jim Welninski

Fine art black and white photographer

Ken Koskela

Travel and environmental portrait photographer

Gina Costa

Mobile Street Photographer

Molly Porter

Chicago Street Photographer

Ryan Brown

Certified Master Photographer and Sigma Technical Rep

Ben Hutchinson

Lensbaby Photographer

Tony Reynes

Travel photographer and Photoshop guru

Abbe Lyle

Creative Director, writer and photographer

Teri Lou Dantzler

World famous iPhone Photographer

John Walrath

Interior architecture photographer / Training & Technical Support Manager at Datacolor

Jordana Wright

Food and travel photographer

Blake Rudis

Photoshop Instructor

James Maher

New York street and portrait photographer

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Out of Chicago Conference

Relive the 2015 Out of Chicago Conference

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Out of Chicago Conference


The conference begins Friday evening with the opening event and keynote with Rick Sammon. Choose up to 8 classes on Saturday and Sunday.
Pre-conference workshops are all day Thursday and Friday.
Thursday June 23rd 2016
Friday June 24th 2016
Saturday June 25th 2016
Sunday June 26th 2016
Corwin Hiebert
Bryan F. Peterson
Blake Rudis
Jim Harmer
Rob Knight

Traveling light with Rob Knight

Tim Wallace
Ben Hutchinson

Lensbaby! with Ben Hutchinson

Corwin Hiebert

Drawing a Crowd with Corwin Hiebert

Steve Neilson
Tim Wallace
Matt Kloskowski
Steve Neilson
Rob Knight

Traveling light with Rob Knight

Ben Hutchinson
Nicholas Pappagallo
Tony Reynes

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