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Posted 07/17/18
In this Optic 2018 seminar about night-sky photography, Ben Grunow explains the various methods of capturing visually dynamic night sky photographs, and how to push the limits of your cameras low-light imaging capabilities. Topics covered include image stacking, high ISOs, long exposures, layering, star trails, auroras, avoiding iconic, i.e., locations over-photographed by everybody and their uncle, and supplemental lighting. Tips for locating the best dark skies in relation to where you live are also discussed. For more information and Optic 2018 coverage, click here.
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Posted 03/20/18
In this B&H Event Space video, Australian wildlife photographer and Tamron Lens Ambassador Shannon Wild talks about her life as a photographer of wild animals. Topics she discusses include the basics of shooting stills and video with DSLRs, how to best choose and use your camera gear, how to approach animals, travel tips, and other important aspects of travel and animal photography, in locations as diverse as Antarctica, Africa, and other remote and exotic locales. In this B&H Event Space video, Australian wildlife photographer and Tamron Lens Ambassador Shannon Wild talks about her life as a photographer of wild animals. Topics she discusses include the basics of shooting stills and video with DSLRs, how to best choose and use your camera gear, how to approach animals, travel tips, and other important aspects of travel and animal photography, in locations as diverse as Antarctica, Africa, and other remote and exotic locales.
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Posted 12/07/17
Today’s cameras allow us to capture night skies in a way that was impossible just a few years ago. Yet night photography does not come without its challenges. In this video, National Parks at Night’s Chris Nicholson discusses topics such as white balance for night skies, shutter speeds for capturing star points, techniques for creating star trails, compositional effects and considerations, how to deal with moonlight and light pollution, post-processing tips and techniques, and more. Chris Nicholson Photography https://www.instagram.com/photographi... http://www.photographingnationalparks... http://www.nationalparksatnight.com/
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Posted 08/01/16
Delve deep into the many aspects of Night Photography with five of the leading experts in this field. Gabriel Biderman, the “guru of gear,” goes over the “Essential Tools” you need to capture successful shots once the sun goes down. Next, Chris Nicholson discusses strategies for “Researching and Scouting” national park photography locations. Learn how to build a plan that gives you structure and leads to the most productive and enjoyable shoot possible. Then, Lance Keimig leads you through the darkness and mystery of night photography by shedding light on what makes a stellar night shot and how to “Provide Visual Distinction.” Tim Cooper takes your night visions to new vistas with his “Light Painting” lecture: best practices, creative use, and being selective with what you reveal and hide. Finally, Matt Hill inspires you to see beyond the sameness by “Applying Your Visual Fingerprint.” Hill will push you to dig deeper and create something unique when you visit a well-known place. For more information, go to National Parks at Night.
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Posted 08/24/15
In this B&H Event Space video, professional photographer Shawn Lee offers key tips and strategies on how to not only maintain, but expand your photography business in a struggling economy. Lee is based in Detroit, Michigan, and has been successful during a time when many people don’t have money to spend, and those who do aren’t looking to spend it. Lee shows how innovative thinking, relationship building, and creative use of photography skills can support a business that will thrive no matter the environment or economy.
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Posted 08/19/15
In this B&H Event Space video, Tim Grey talks about how to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to organize and optimize your images, with the end result of improving your photography. Grey demonstrates how to use Lightroom as a tool to edit and filter your images in a way that will inspire you to create new images, learn about your photography while reviewing your past work, and identify problems in your images.
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Posted 08/14/15
Take a deep dive into making effective use of flash in your photography with National Geographic photographer Bob Krist, who's honed his techniques over decades of shooting for magazines and crafting best-selling photo books. You'll learn how to create natural-looking flash photos and blend flash with available light. He covers technique, including fill flash and how to use it, slow synch flash—which he calls the most important of flash techniques—bounce flash, and using found surfaces and reflectors. You'll discover how to take your flash to new dimensions with multiple flash, light modifier, and complementary filtration, and more.
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Posted 08/14/15
Terry White brings his pleasant charm and easy-to-understand explanations to the latest version of Lightroom, providing an insight into its new features, which include HDR and Panorama Merge and Facial Recognition technology. He also makes a pitch for the Creative Cloud Photography Plan but, most important, gives us a detailed walk-through on how to improve your workflow using Lightroom 6, highlighting its latest improvements.
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Posted 08/13/15
In this video, the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference photographer Tony Sweet talks about the creative aspects and benefits of making photographs with iPhone  camera s. Supplement your iPhone creativity with a series of images, creative app use, and short process videos. With the iPhone becoming the world's most popular camera, the increased resolution can deliver print- quality and even gallery- quality images, but falls short when telephoto shooting is required. Sweet also discusses the benefits and possibilities of pairing your DSLR with your iPhone to share DSLR images.
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Posted 08/07/15
Gain fresh perspective on how an image can tell a meaningful cultural story from  National Geographic Traveler  Director of Photography Dan Westergren. In this video, from the 2015 OPTIC Imaging Conference, you will get tips on preparing for your next adventure before you leave home. Westergren also discusses researching your destination, choosing an overall concept that creates a theme for your journey and applying your skills to show a sense of place. Discover the variety and pacing of pictures that are essential to bringing your picture story to life with power and authenticity.
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