Intro by Skip Cohen
It's another one of those great stories about networking, but this one combines a non-stop passion for photographic education, Chicago and the art of landscape photography.
Meet Chris Smith. I first met Chris when he attended one of the Summer School sessions in Chicago a few years ago. His passion for the craft is unstoppable, as is his love for his favorite city, Chicago. His image below, pretty much demonstrates a small part of his skill set.
Well, here's another love in his life - Chris has a dream...he's started a workshop series focusing strictly on landscape photography and you guessed it - in Chicago. Last year was his maiden voyage with approximately 175 people taking part in the program. This year he's ramped up the series and already has exceeded last year's attendance in pre-program registration. If you've got an interest, I know from talking with both Levi Sim and Bob Coates, it's a great workshop.
Join Chris for the second annual Out of Chicago Photography Conference where you'll photograph this great city with some of the world's best photographers. You'll have a chance to learn from Bryan Peterson, Elia Locardi, Thomas Leuthard, Valerie Jardin, Juan Pons, Levi Sim, and 27 other instructors. The venue is a combination of classroom and hands-on shooting right out on the streets in the heart of it all.
Circle the dates - June 26-28 in Chicago. Just click on the link below for more information.
by Chris Smith
Chicago is one of the world's most photogenic cities. It's the modern architecture capital of the world. It has breathtaking views of the city from the top of the tallest buildings in North America. And the views are just as dramatic from the bottom of these urban canyons.
The people of Chicago make it a street photographer's dream. My favorite time to photograph Chicago is on a warm summer night when the city comes alive. The glow of traffic and the city lights turns a mundane intersection into your next photographic backdrop.