FROM THE CLASSROOM TO THE STREETS

Join some of the world’s greatest photographers in one of the greatest cities for photography in the world — Chicago!

Experience the Windy City like never before, with classes, photowalks, panel discussions, workshops,
photography shootouts and the one-of-a-kind Out of Chicago photo crawl.

Amazing Photography Instructors

Some of the best photography instructors from around the world descend upon Chicago for an inspirational photography weekend.

Hands-on Instruction

Experience intimate, small group instruction during classes, photowalks, workshops and more.

Walk the Windy City

We’ll take you to the best Chicago photography locations, where you’ll get to take amazing photographs and have a great time in the process.

Make New Connections

Spend time with participants and instructors that are as passionate about photography as you are, and create friendships that will last a lifetime!

Discover New Passions

Whether you’re into architecture, street photography, macro, landscape or portraiture, you’ll get to experience it all at the fourth annual Out of Chicago Summer Conference.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Get a jump start on the weekend with workshops on Thursday and Friday. Receive one-on-one instruction and learn alongside your favorite photographers.

EXPERIENCE CHICAGO LIKE NEVER BEFORE! REGISTER FOR THE FOURTH ANNUAL SUMMER CONFERENCE TODAY!

INSTRUCTORS

Streetography’s Chicago Photography Contest!

Submit your favorite Chicago street photo(s) here! Or, just check out the Chicago street photography of others on the Streetography photo map to the right (also available on iOS and Android – click here to see how to filter the photo map for Out of Chicago Contest photos on the app), and make sure to Like your favorite photos. The owner of the photo with the most Likes will win a $100 Amazon.com gift card!

The contest deadline has been extended! Streetography will determine the winner on July 2nd, 2017. Please submit your photos (and vote for your favorite!) no later than noon that day. The winner will be announced in our newsletter, and contacted by Streetography to receive their prize.

Move the map around, zoom in to see photos by block, and click on a photo overlay to see more photos from that place.  The photo on the map representing Chicago, neighborhoods, and blocks is the current Most Liked photo for Chicago, that neighborhood, or that block.  See street photos in a whole new way!

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

“Sometimes, an event stands out because it is SO good that people from very diverse backgrounds, age groups and interests universally agree that it was spectacular. Such is the case with Out of Chicago.”

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SCOTT BOURNE,
PHOTOFOCUS.COM

“So I’m leaving Sunday at 5 p.m. for the drive home and I hit the stairs, and it hit me…I am walking away with not just a keeper or two, but truly a collection of top notch Chicago images for my growing portfolio. It was staggering.”

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TIM STORM,
OUT OF CHICAGO ATTENDEE

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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JOIN US THIS SUMMER!

I hope that you can join us this year in Chicago for our fourth annual Out of Chicago Summer Conference! It’ll be the biggest and best year yet, as we’re bringing in some of our favorite photographers around the world to make for an amazing photography experience.

This year we’re adding a shootout component during the expo time on Saturday afternoon. You’ll have a chance to shoot models, flowers and all sorts of things alongside your favorite photographers. We’re also adding mini-workshops throughout the weekend, where you can get hands-on instruction in a small group setting.

You’re going to get amazing photos. You’ll be inspired to do great things with your photography. You’ll make new connections that will last a lifetime. There’s no other event like this in the world — we hope you can join us in June!

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– Chris Smith, Founder, Out of Chicago

Join us for the fourth annual Out of Chicago Summer Conference!

THE DETAILS

June 23-25, 2017
University Center of Chicago
525 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605

LODGING INFORMATION

We have blocks of rooms for participants at The Travelodge, Best Western and Hotel Blake. All three are within walking distance to the University Center.

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