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Posted 07/09/19
Returning for its fifth consecutive year, OPTIC 2019 was the best OPTIC yet! With our planet's environment changing at a rapid rate, the discussion was more poignant than ever. The four-day imaging event explored the inspiration, techniques, and equipment essential to capturing the great outdoors-with an emphasis on conservation. Paul North is the founder of Meet the Ocean and host of its educational podcast. As a polar expedition diver and photographer with Lindblad Expeditions/ National Geographic, he tours the remote underwater landscapes of our planet. He produces online media and public outreach campaigns that encourage urgency to protect and better understand the precious nature of our planet’s saltwater ecosystems. Leading a team of creative marine educators, North employs storytelling as a tool to advance the methods of how science is communicated to the public.
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Posted 05/09/19
Papua New Guinea is a culturally diverse country that also has diverse marine life that boggles the imagination. Visiting Papua New Guinea from the USA is a challenge, but worth the effort. Join Larry Cohen and Olga Torrey as they explore the Kimbe Bay and Tufi areas of PNG after traveling for 25 hours in the air, on three different airlines. They show images of breathtaking reefs, large and tiny creatures that seem to be from another planet. Cohen and Torrey also discuss the culture of the area’s fascinating villages. To read more about their adventure and see more photographs, click here. Previous Pause Next Larry Cohen Larry Cohen has worked as a studio and location photographer for many years. His clients included Baccarat Crystal, Fujifilm, Kodak, Sony, General Electric, Time Warner, and others. His underwater photos have appeared in such publications as Sports Diver, Alert Diver, Canadian Diver, Scuba Diving, and Immersed Magazine. He is the USA East Coast editor for the international web-based magazine X-Ray. Cohen is a past president of the NYC Sea Gypsies, and a founding member of The New York Underwater Photographic Society. In 2017, Cohen was a DivePhotoGuide.com Photographer of the Week. When not underwater, he spends way too much time at a desk at B&H Photo. During that time, he can answer your underwater-camera questions in Live Chat or you can email him at uw@bhphoto.com. See his other work here. Olga Torrey Originally from Russia, Olga Torrey has been living in New York City for the past 25 years. She has a college honor degree in physical education and worked as a gym teacher, athletic director, and gym owner in the former USSR. She is also a fine artist and Life member of the Art Students League of New York. She has taken her talent as a fine artist and applied her skills to photography both above and below the water. Torrey has taken underwater photographs from the warm waters of Bonaire to the green rich waters of Alaska. She has been published in InVetrum, X-Ray Magazine, Sports Diver, Diver, Northeast Dive News, and The Ultimate Depth. See her work here.
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Posted 04/26/18
Join underwater photographers Larry Cohen and Olga Torrey as they talk about the use of cameras underwater. They will go over simple Point and Shoot systems to very sophisticated systems for DSLR and Mirrorless cameras. Larry and Olga will even touch upon shooting video underwater. This introduction will answer many questions about how to achieve great underwater shots. Super useful for those who are casual vacationers or seasoned scuba enthusiasts desiring to document their escapades beneath the sea. Larry and Olga are well known experts and this is your chance to learn about housings, cameras, strobes, and all the gear needed to lay a foundation for underwater photography. Larry Cohen Photography https://www.liquidimagesuw.com/
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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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Posted 08/06/15
Frustrated with taking blurry macro images? In this video, from the 2015 OPTIC Imaging Conference, Roman Kurywczak will teach you how to take stunning, tack-sharp macro images, whether out in the field or in a studio setting. Macro photography can take the viewer into another world and the act of making the images transports the photographer into a shooting nirvana. Roman will show you how to take your macro images to the next level and help you create your own stunning works of art!
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