Out of Chicago Photo Conference Recap – 2019

the rookery

For the 6th year in a row, I was invited back to the Out of Chicago (OOC) Summer Conference. Pretty special as this is where I got my start teaching, thanks to a big nudge by Chris Smith (founder of OOC). This year, Chris asked me to do the opening talk, cue the panic, lol! […]

2018 Out of Chicago Summer Conference Recap

This past June, we both taught at the Out of Chicago Summer Conference. If you don’t know Out of Chicago, we strongly recommend that you check them out, as they put out several conferences throughout the year, and it’s always a great experience! We were both teaching several sessions, from workshops to photowalks, to retouching, to […]

Out of New York, Part 1 – NYC Skyline

nyc, nyc skyline

As I’m sure you remember from my many posts, I was recently in NYC for the first ever Out of New York Photo Conference. Since this is planned by the amazing Out of Chicago crew it was a fantastic event. Great presenters, attendees, staff and experiences for 4 days all over Manhattan. We started the […]

Photo Tour Recap & Series Updates

trump tower, wrigley building

A few weeks ago Chris Smith, founder of Out of Chicago Photography, and I lead a second Architecture Water Taxi Photo Tour. As always with these tours, we had a great group and so much fun spending the day together photographing our amazing city. We started at Monroe and the River photographing from the plaza […]

Water Taxi Photo Tour Recap

chicago riverwalk, chicago skyline, chicago water taxi

Last week I led an awesome group on a tour of Chicago’s architecture by water taxi. We started the morning at the Ogilvie/Union Station stop and headed over to Chinatown where we photographed the skyline from the 18th Street bridge. It was an oppressively hot and humid day, well over 100 with the heat index, […]

Publications & Podcasts

the white city, the devil in the white city, chicago board of trade, cbot

“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood.” Daniel Burnham The White City is one of my favorite series so I’m excited and honored to share some series insight and images in Dodho Magazine! If you’d like to see more images or hear about the inspiration behind the series click the […]

OOC 2016 Recap

aqua, radisson blu aqua, studio gang architects

The 2016 Out of Chicago Photo Conference wrapped up a couple weeks ago and I can’t say enough about how amazing this event is. I look forward to this every year and am always a little sad when it’s all over. It really is so much fun and the people…from Chris Smith and the whole […]

Out of Chicago 'L' Photo Tour Recap

cermack-mccormick green line stop, cta, chicago skyline

  I had such a fun time last Saturday with Out of Chicago Photography and everyone who joined us for our ‘L’ Photo Tour! We started the morning off by meeting up at State & Lake where we jumped on the Green Line and headed west for some skyline shots at the Ashland stop. As […]

Strings | Milwaukee Art Museum

milwaukee art museum, santiago calatrava

The next couple/few posts will feature some images I made over the weekend on the Out of Chicago bus tour up to Milwaukee. Our first stop was the Milwaukee Art Museum designed by Santiago Calatrava. Definitely one of my favorite buildings to photograph! So many great lines and ways to see the details in this […]

Fine Art Architectural Photography Workshop Recap

Chris Smith from Out of Chicago Photography asked me to partner with him to teach a Fine Art Architectural Photography workshop last Saturday and we had such a great time! It really was a fantastic group of people that attended the workshop and we couldn’t have asked for better weather to spend the day weaving […]