Out Of Chicago Conference Wrap-Up

Out Of Chicago Conference Wrap-Up

On the last weekend of June, I was invited by Chris Smith to present at the Out of Chicago Conference. I talked about my creative process when shooting cityscapes, from how I prepare a trip to my post-processing techniques.

It was my first time teaching photography but it was an amazing experience. I had a lot of great feedback and I hope to do more of this in the future. I am thinking about doing video tutorials (I talked about it last year but never did it), so we’ll see how I can work it out.

They have an amazing community in Chicago,  and I met a lot of great people, from the presenters to the staff: Angie McMonigal, Jordana Wright, Lara Joy Brynildssen, Anne Belmont, Marie Laigneau, John Crouch, Cassius Wright and of course Chris Smith.

Besides my two classes, I also led two photowalks along the Chicago River. It was great to be able to socialize with the attendees, and help them with their shots. It was raining for the first one, but we still go a couple of nice shots (including the one at the top):

The New Riverwalk  |  Riverwalk - Chicago, IL

The New Riverwalk | Riverwalk – Chicago, IL

Wet Night | Riverwalk - Chicago, IL

Wet Night | Riverwalk – Chicago, IL

The second one had much better weather and we enjoyed a nice evening walk along the river:

Old Chicago  |  DuSable Bridge - Chicago, IL

Old Chicago | DuSable Bridge – Chicago, IL

NBC  |  NBC Tower - Chicago, IL

NBC | NBC Tower – Chicago, IL

I also attended a few classes, a couple photowalks and a workshop, so I will write about them soon, because it was fun and challenging!

Thank you everyone for this great weekend. I really hope to come back next year!

5 Comments

  • Lara Joy Brynildssen July 10, 2015 9:05 am

    An amazing four days! Isn’t the entire OOC community fantastic?

    • Michael July 10, 2015 3:10 pm

      It was amazing Lara Joy. Love the OOC community, can’t wait to come back

  • cjlk2012 July 20, 2015 7:58 am

    Thank you for sharing your settings for the wonderful Wet Night Riverwalk image. I’m still learning…good helpful info.

    • Michael July 20, 2015 9:03 am

      Glad I could help! Let me know if you have questions about my shots.

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