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Posted 08/08/20
Larry Cohen and Olga Torrey teach you how to take your photography underwater. This in-depth introduction goes over camera options, underwater housing, lighting, camera settings, and more. Larry and Olga also discuss other types of photography, such as wildlife and macro photography.
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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 04/25/18
Wedding and portrait photographer Paul Gero shares his strategies and techniques for capturing natural, authentic photos. He talks about the need to be driven by a desire to capture great images, and he stresses the importance of keeping in mind that a photo taken today is something that will continue to have meaning far into the future.
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Posted 01/09/18
In this B&H Event Space video, photographer Stephanie Sinclair describes her experiences photographing people in their native surroundings. A faithful practitioner of environmental portraiture, Sinclair describes her approach to photographing her subjects in remote corners of the world for National Geographic, the New York Times, and other photojournalistic outlets. Topics covered include equipment, best methods for working under less-than-desirable lighting conditions, gender and other cultural issues, conflict photography, and other elements that contribute to producing powerful portraits, regardless of where your work takes you.
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Posted 10/01/14
Travelling and discovering our natural world and its cultures with your camera allows you to experience the world intimately and with all of your senses. The travel photographer does not just point his lens and shoot—he explores, he listens, he searches for the best angle, an interesting pattern of colors, and always waits patiently for the best light. Most importantly, a travel photographer must be open to feeling all of the sensations of the place and, if he is lucky, he successfully composes then captures one magical moment, one unique image that precisely transmits his deepest feelings of that place. Travel photography is thus a window into our ourselves, our own highly personal, travel vision. In this inspiring and educational presentation, native Argentinian photographer Ossian Lindholm teaches us the art (and craft) of creating magical landscape photographs as he takes us on an intimate visual journey of his favorite Argentinian places. Lindholm teaches us about saturating a photo with color while introducing us to a rainbow-hued mountain range in the Andes. We learn about how to best frame the full moon’s special light as it rises over a cactus forest or what shutter speed and lens to use when snapping soaring condors. We take a visual and sensory stroll through the world’s highest vineyard and learn how to compose water drops on grapes or what is the best aperture setting to creatively capture Las Salinas Grandes, a vast and brightly lit salt desert at more than 10,000 feet above sea level. Lindholm discusses the 40-year evolution of his photographic passion and artistic vision. Renowned as one of Argentina’s finest photographers, he is also an experienced photography teacher and an acclaimed nature documentary filmmaker who shares the very special light, angles, and colors of his very photogenic and pristine region. He shares some of his tricks, tips, and techniques for connecting, capturing, and creating stunning photographs, and takes us on an intimate photo journey of his most beloved landscapes. Finally, Lindholm elaborates on the crucial role of the travel photographer in conservation that drives his personal mission: “Para conservar, prima hay que conoscer.” To conserve, first you must know. This maxim and personal philosophy have always been threads throughout his life and work. You will walk away with a special understanding and appreciation of this unique and little-known part of the world and be moved and inspired by Lindholm’s passion for photography, filmmaking, and creating endearing images that poignantly communicate and conserve our special and symbiotic relationship to our precious world. This seminar is sponsored by Ciclismo Classico and Travel Vision Journeys, which specialize in using a bike as a way to physically explore and learn about a place. The mission of Travel Vision Journeys is to use the camera literally as a lens of learning and discovery. TravelVision Journeys are active photo vacations that invigorate and immerse guests into the nature, culture, and landscape of the most stunning places in the world. About: Ossian Lindholm Ossian Lindholm is a nature photographer from Tucuman, Argentina. Trained as an Agronomist, he turned his deep passion for nature to photography. In his work as a photographer, teacher, and documentary filmmaker, he is dedicated to capturing, conserving, and sharing the landscape, nature, and culture of Argentina in its most pristine state. Lindholm has published five books, 14 calendars, and he teaches photography throughout the year. Since 1998, he has been leading groups of photographers and naturalists on photographic journeys throughout his native Argentina. For the past four years, he hosted a popular weekly nature TV documentary called Travesia Fotograficas. By crafting powerful images, words, and music that touch the audience’s emotional core, he educates and inspires his Travesia audience to love and protect their environment. Lindholm has been a passionate photographer since he was a small boy. He pursued a career in agricultural engineering and developed a passion for biological sciences that remain a strong influence in his work. For many years he worked as a scientist but, in 1998, he dedicated himself to nature photography. He had a personal revelation that photography was not only a profession but a way to make a difference by delivering an important message about conservation and sustainability. Here was his calling—through photography, teaching, and filmmaking, he must show and teach his fellow Argentinians and the world that nature is sacred and our relationship to Mother Earth is a symbiotic one. This maxim and personal philosophy can be seen through all his work. As he evolved as a photographer, he clarified his mission in one sentence: Para Conservar, primero hay que Conocer... "To conserve, first you must know."
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Posted 03/10/14
America’s national parks, along with being natural treasures, are a gift to photographers of all levels. Chris Nicholson discusses how to go about researching a shoot in the parks, the best photo gear to bring along, the ancillary equipment and logistics for maximizing the experience, how and why to geo-tag images, info on the most accessible parks for photographers based in the Northeast, and more. Nicholson draws on his nearly two decades of exploring and photographing 21 national parks, and goes into detail about some of his favorites, including Acadia, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Olympic, Everglades, and the Great Smoky Mountains.
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Posted 02/27/14
Landscape photography entails the capture of light, color, shape, texture, and emotion to convey your opinion about the natural world. While technical proficiency is important, it is the meaning and vision that you impart to an image that often makes the difference between success and failure. Each of us has a unique and personal vision to express, and Robert Rodriguez Jr believes this is the key to developing—and significantly improving—your photography. In this presentation, Rodriguez discusses how these ideas form the basis of his landscape photography, and how the "art and craft" combine to achieve what is most important, a meaningful image. He talks about not only the basic hows of landscape photography, but more importantly, the whys that can help you begin to "make" meaningful images instead of just hoping for good results. Rodriguez uses real-world examples and his own experiences as a landscape photographer throughout the lecture, and there is a Q+A period as well.
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Posted 11/17/13
Join landscape photographer and Canson Infinity ambassador Robert Rodriguez Jr. as he leads you through his creative workflow when processing Raw files in Lightroom.
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