I just got the schedule for the Out of Chicago Live conference, and it looks amazing.

The instructors and topics include all genres of photography, but the lineup of landscape-photography instructors is really outstanding, with people like Alan Ross, Charlotte Gibb, William Neill, Ian Plant, Erin Babnik, David Kingham, Colleen Miniuk, John Barklay, Gavin Hardcastle, Michael Shainblum, Nick Page, Jennifer King, Patricia Davidson, Tim Cooper, Jack Curran, Thomas Heaton, Sean Bagshaw, Joshua Cripps, Matt Payne, Sarah Marino, Royce Bair, Alex Noriega, Jay Patel, Adam Gibbs, Colby Brown, and Alister Benn. Quite a list!

I’ll be giving an expanded version of the presentation I gave for the Out of Yosemite conference in February, called Capturing a Mood. I’ll also be presenting a Lightroom tutorial about using the Range Mask, and participating in a panel discussion called Landscape Composition Secrets of the Pros, along with Charlotte Gibb, Ian Plant, and Adam Gibbs.

I got to see Charlotte’s presentation, Discovering Small Scenes in a Big Landscape, in February, and its outstanding. She’ll be giving it again for Out of Chicago Live. I missed Alan Ross’s presentation, the Magic of Black and White Photography, in February, so I’m glad I’ll be able to catch it during this online conference. But there are so many others as well! I’m looking forward to seeing Ian Plant’s presentation, and Erin Babnik’s, and Alex Noriega’s, and Sarah Marino’s, and on and on…

Part of the fun of this conference is that it’s live, so you can interact, ask questions, and so on. But all of the sessions will be recorded, so if you miss anything you can watch it later.

The conference is just around the corner – April 24th to 26th. You can find out more here.

I hope to “see” some of you there!

— Michael Frye

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Michael Frye is a professional photographer specializing in landscapes and nature. He is the author or principal photographer of The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite, Yosemite Meditations, Yosemite Meditations for Women, Yosemite Meditations for Adventurers, and Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters. He has also written three eBooks: Light & Land: Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom, Exposure for Outdoor Photography, and Landscapes in Lightroom: The Essential Step-by-Step Guide. Michael has written numerous magazine articles on the art and technique of photography, and his images have been published in over thirty countries around the world. Michael has lived either in or near Yosemite National Park since 1983, currently residing just outside the park in Mariposa, California.