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Explore the Loop Tour May 10th

Explore the Loop Tour May 10th

Join me and Wendy Bright for our next photo tour on Saturday, May 10th. This time we will be hitting all of the best locations in the Loop. Wendy knows the architecture and history behind this area better than anyone. And I’ll help you photograph it! Between the two of us, we know the best places to shoot, including a lot of little known places that would be hard to find on your own. I’ll answer…

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Bill Fortney at the University of Chicago

Bill Fortney at the University of Chicago

Thank you to everyone that offered up places to hold our presentation with Bill Fortney. The presentation will be this Friday, April 25th, at Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago. The staff at the chapel has been especially helpful. They have reserved a room for us and a time for us to shoot the chapel.

6:00pm-6:30pm Photograph the chapel 6:30pm-7:30pm “5 Steps to Becoming the…

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Meet Photographer Bill Fortney!

Meet Photographer Bill Fortney!

Bill Fortney, one of my photography heroes, from KelbyOnecontacted me last week to say that he’s going to be in town this week and wondered if the Out of Chicago community would like to do a little get-together. The problem is that I don’t have a room to hold it in. I have a couple of leads on some places that may work out, but if you have access to a studio or room that we could use, please let…

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Angie McMonigal: Fine Art Photography and the People’s Gas Pavilion

Angie McMonigal: Fine Art Photography and the People’s Gas Pavilion

Article by Wendy Bright.  Images by Angie McMonigal.

As you know, I write about architecture for Out of Chicago.  But Chris and I thought it would be fun if I would feature each of the sixteen presenters for the 2014 Out of Chicago Summer Conference: The Art of City Photography (June 28th) and talk about some of the places they like to shoot.  I’m curious to find out why they photograph what they…

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Bracketing Exposures for Motion Blur

Bracketing Exposures for Motion Blur

I shoot a lot of bracketed images for HDR. I’ll shoot in manual, so I pick the aperture and base shutter speed and the camera adjusts the shutter speed for each of the brackets. As I walk around the city, I’ll often have my camera set to take 3 or 5 bracketed images spaced one f-stop apart. When I come across a scene with a moving object, I like to keep it in bracketed mode to get a feel for how…

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Hotel Info: Out of Chicago Conference

Hotel Info: Out of Chicago Conference

Hotel info for this summer’s conference is now available. Click here for more info.

The early bird deadline is May 1st. That’s less than a month away!

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Choosing a Mirrorless Camera

Choosing a Mirrorless Camera

I have a new camera coming on the big brown truck today. I’ve been researching mirrorless cameras for about a year now. Here is the the current state of mirrorless cameras in my mind. I’m not sure why I haven’t been approached to be sponsored by one of these companies :) but that leaves me in a completely neutral position. Here are my thoughts.

Fuji X-T1: Fuji is currently leading the way in…

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Shooting Chicagohenge

I’m planning on doing several meetups dependent on the weather,  you can follow my attempts in my group at: http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Photographic-Arts/      -Milosh

Chicagohenge occurs when the sun sets directly along Chicago’s streets. Photos can be fantastic. This is of course all tied to the equinox, which occurs twice a year, in March and September, when the sun shines directly on the…

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Things Are Looking Up!

Things Are Looking Up!

There’s a lot going on at Out of Chicago lately. Thank you to everyone who is helping make it happen!


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