Chris is the founder of Out of Chicago Photography where they run the Out of Chicago Photography Conference every summer in Chicago. In October they are taking the show on the road to Acadia National Park. Chris hosts the Out of Chicago Photography Podcast and is the author of The Photographer’s Guide to Chicago.
Chris specializes in photographing the city at night and loves to help other photographers get amazing images in Chicago. He traded his high school teaching career to run Out of Chicago full time. And he’s loving it.
Night Photo Walk
Take a night time photo walk with Chris and get hands-on help and tips for improving your own nighttime photography.
The City as Art: Night Photography
There’s something magical about photographing the city at night. The glow of the city lights, the streaks of cars, silhouettes, and shadows all add to the mystery and atmosphere of city photography. In this presentation, Chris Smith shows you the ins and outs of night photography in the city. You’ll learn the equipment, techniques, and skills necessary for successful and fun night photography. Chris will also demonstrate the techniques he uses in Lightroom and Photoshop to turn a blah night image into a wow image.
Ten Photography Projects to Spark Your Creativity
Have you ever fallen into a creative rut? Do all of your images start looking the same and you're not as excited to get out to shoot? From post-processing and photography techniques to new pieces of gear, you’ll learn ten ways to jumpstart your creativity and reignite your photography passion. Once you learn these techniques and add them to your bag of tricks you can use any time to pull you back out of that creative rut.