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Beautiful image and article by Steve Gettle.
For our first article by our CAPS (Chicago Area Photographic School) presenters, I would like to introduce Steve Gettle. Steve's photography has taken him throughout North America and South America from the woods of northern...
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Kevin Kuster brings a world of experience to the Out of Chicago Photography Conference: not only did he enjoy a successful career at Playboy Magazine for 18 years, serving as Senior Photography Editor, he is now the Chief Creative Director and Co-Founder…
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If you didn’t get a chance to hear Angie McMonigal at last year’s Out of Chicago Photography Conference, this year is your chance.  Angie is one of the best architectural photographers around and she will help you find your photographic vision. During her…
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Article and images by Keith French The arrival of mid-spring brings the airshow circuit back to life in the Upper Midwest.  For many, the sights and sounds of high performance jets and vintage war bird aircraft is enough to bring chills up and down their…
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I don’t get a lot of opportunities to actually go out and shoot. When I get a morning or an evening to go shoot I never let the weather slow me down. You need to use some positive thinking in these situations. When I hear another photographer say, “I’m…
I don't get a lot of opportunities to actually go out and shoot. When I get a morning or an evening to go shoot I never let the weather slow me down. You need to use some positive thinking in these...
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Valérie Jardin once practiced photography to make a living; today she shoots for the love of it.  And she generously shares her extensive knowledge with others all over the world.  She’ll be joining us at the Out of Chicago Photography Conference next…
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I'm still looking for a couple more volunteers for the Out of Chicago Conference at the end of the month. If you're interested in attending the conference, but can't afford the registration price, please email me at Chris@outofchicago.com.
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We profiled Thomas Leuthard a a couple of months ago, but he offers some additional thoughts about what he’ll be presenting at the Out of Chicago Photography Conference this month.  Although his workshops and photo walks are sold out, you can still get in…
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If you are coming to The Out of Chicago Conference this summer we have some late additions to the lineup. One of them is Canon Explorer of Light, Bob Davis. Bob is a wedding photographer here in Chicago and a great teacher. Read his bio and course…
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Article and photography by Jeffery C. Johnson One of the most difficult decisions for any photographer that is interested in selling their work is figuring out how much to charge a prospective buyer. While it’s a good idea to take in to consideration such…
Article and photography by Jeffery C. Johnson One of the most difficult decisions for any photographer that is interested in selling their work is figuring out how much to charge a prospective buye...
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Great quote: "Turns out, my electric company insists that I only take money as payment."
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Well, not really a bus service, but it sure feels like it right now. If you missed signing up for the Lake County Bus Tour on June 6th, you’re too late. That bus is full. Thank you for signing up. But if you missed out, you’ll have another chance. I’ll be…
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If you don’t know Juan Pons, you want to check out The Digital Photo Experience Podcast. This is how I got to know Juan. Juan and Rick Sammon run one of the best photography podcasts out there. You would be surprised how much you can learn from an…
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    I teach honors and AP physics. Hey kids!
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The guy behind OutofChicago.com. Physics teacher. Photographer.
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I run the site OutofChicago.com for anyone photographing Chicago. If you're visiting Chicago, check out my eBook, The Photographer's Guide to Chicago. When I'm not out with a camera, I teach high school physics in the Chicago suburbs.

Subscribe to Out of Chicago to be the first to learn of upcoming photowalks, tours, and workshops.

I'm still learning how to use Google+, but visit my Flickr site to see a larger collection of my images.
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DPE Podcast 03.15.14 – This episode of the DPE podcast is all about your...
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This episode of the DPE podcast is all about your questions. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is to

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Photographing St. Mary of the Angels Church
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So let me share my "secrets" to getting great B&W results from the Fuji X100S with you. B&W photography can give your photography a new dire

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This Thursday (tomorrow!), Matt and Alison from Take a Hike Photography are presenting "Trekking Patagonia" at the Chicago Botanic Garden in

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John Batdorff is a Chicago based professional photographer, author, and instructor who specializes in black and white photography.