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Posted 08/02/19
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. Formerly a gym teacher, athletic director and gym owner, Olga Torrey is a fine artist and member of the Art Students League of New York. She has applied her fine art skills to photography above and below the water, taking underwater photographs, from Bonaire to Alaska. She aims to document the world's adverse environmental changes so people become more aware. She has been published in InVetrum, X-Ray Magazine, Sports Diver, Diver, Northeast Dive News, and The Ultimate Depth. In 2017, Torrey was a DivePhotoGuide.com Photographer of the Week. Learn More Larry Cohen has been a studio and location photographer for many years, whose clients include Baccarat Crystal, Fujifilm, Kodak, Sony, General Electric, and Time Warner. His underwater photos have appeared in publications such 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, he was a DivePhotoGuide.com Photographer of the Week. Learn More
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Posted 08/02/19
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. Lisa Langell is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in numerous prestigious publications, galleries and more. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the North American Nature Photography Association. She is also an ambassador for Tamron and FotoPro. Having worked as a floral designer, a licensed psychologist, a university instructor, an international consultant in K-12 education, the Chief Business Development Officer of an education technology company, a researcher, a writer and an artist, Lisa's first love remains photography. Learn More
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Posted 08/02/19
Jide Alakija is an internationally renowned photographer with more than 10 years of experience shooting multicultural weddings, documentaries, and editorial campaigns. Alakija's assignments have taken him across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the U.S. Regularly piquing the interest of international icons and A-list celebrities through his captivating eye, Alakija's recent clients include Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka; hip-hop artist and producer J. Cole; acclaimed novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; and Didier Drogba, former Chelsea F.C. soccer player.
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Posted 08/02/19
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. Jim Koepnick is a member of the Sigma Pro team specializing in aviation, sports, and documentary photography. He is also a photographer for the Oshkosh Northwestern (USA Today Network- Wisconsin) newspaper. His current freelance clients include Sigma lenses, Flying Magazine, Plane and Pilot, Air and Space Smithsonian, Our Wisconsin Magazine, Ripon College, Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, and the Oshkosh Convention and Visitor Bureau. Previously, Koepnick was Chief Photographer at the Experimental Aviation Association for 28 years. Learn More
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Posted 08/02/19
Eileen Rafferty believes in making meaningful work and discovering something new every day. With an MFA in Photography/Film from VCU and a BS in Physiology from Penn State University, she currently teaches workshops and lectures on creative subjects around the country. She also freelances as a video editor, an Adjunct Professor and heads a creative consultancy business to inspire and motivate clients to pursue and nurture a creative life. Rafferty's artwork combines a lifelong study of photography to create mixed media, video, drawings, and photographs.
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Posted 08/02/19
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. Darrell Gulin has been a full time nature/travel photographer for the last 26 years. One of Canon's Explorers of Light, Gulin is a past president of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). His photographs have been published in Outdoor Photographer, Newsweek, National Geographic, Audubon, National Wildlife, Birder's World, Sunset, Nature Conservancy, Popular Photography, Nature's Best, and many more. He leads the Gulin/Ken & Lydia Strange workshops. He travels around the world capturing special moments photographically. Learn More
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Posted 08/02/19
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. Steve Simon is an award-winning documentary photographer and author of five critically acclaimed photography books, including Passionate Photographer: Dream It; Be It. His work has been published in the New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Colors, Life, Time, Le Monde, Harpers, Maclean's, Walrus, and many others. His documentary work has been featured in solo shows across the globe. His post-9/11 work “Empty Sky” has been published by Life Books and a complete set of prints from that project was acquired by the 9/11 Memorial Museum for its permanent collection. Learn More >
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Posted 08/02/19
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. Patricia Davidson is a professional photographer specializing in landscape and travel photography. She has spent the last 20 years living on the southern Oregon coast, where she developed her landscape photography skills. Davidson and her husband spent the last four years living nomadically, traveling in their RV throughout the western United States. With a background in the visual arts and web development, she sets out to produce images that express her artistic vision and passion for photography, as well as her love of nature and the outdoors. Learn More
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Posted 08/02/19
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. Richard P. Liebowitz, Esq., is a New York attorney who focuses on intellectual property law relating to copyrights, at Liebowitz Law Firm, PLLC. A 17-year member of the New York Press Photographers Association (NYPPA), he has produced award-winning photojournalism. Liebowitz now helps his fellow NYPPA members and other artists around the world resolve intellectual-property infringements and protect their work, on a contingency basis. As a fellow photographer, he understands where artists are coming from and is passionate about helping the creative community. Learn More >   www.liebowitzlawfirm.com
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Posted 08/01/19
Photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins, at B&H’s Optic 2019, discusses the importance of patience when searching for the right shot. Capturing powerful photos is possible when the perfect combination of variables occurs: anticipating action; being in the right place at the right time; and practicing patience. For great images and an education on the importance of respecting nature, you should check out this video. Not only this one, but we offer many instructional videos, as well as product reviews, at BandH.com
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