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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 05/29/14
Bob Harrington will show you how to mix light on location with small flashes and simple lighting gear.
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Posted 04/22/14
In this segment from B&H's "Wedding Event of the Season" seminar, recorded live at the New Yorker hotel, Tim Grey explains-- in great detail and with exceptional clarity-- his optimal workflow for using Lightroom 4.
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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 03/05/14
The Photographers Showcase series highlights the work of B&H Event Space alumni who are currently engaged in creating poignant bodies of work and are influenced by the free programs that the B&H Event Space produces. Each photographer will showcase their current projects and offer insight into what is behind their thought process and the gear they use to make their photographs, in 40-minute segments. In this first and inaugural Photographers Showcase, we bring you three locals: Charles Chessler   Coming from a theater background, Charles scours the streets and parks of New York City, looking for quintessential moments to capture. Whether it be a Central Park raptor or a construction worker high above, few things escape Charles's lens. Charles can be found at New York art fairs selling his photographs or across the city making photographs. Visit Charles’s website  and follow Charles on  Facebook Gene Lowinger   An astute street photographer, Gene  started off in the wet darkroom with a Leica M4 and transitioned to digital seamlessly. Gene is concerned with the story being told in the black-and-white image and has built up a strong body of work consisting of the vanishing Lower East Side neighborhood. When Gene is not shooting he can be found with a fiddle tucked under his chin, making music.  Visit Gene’s  website  and  blog John Skelson   A Staten Island native, John Skelson has been patrolling the Kill Van Kull waterway, photographing the maritime traffic since the 1970s with his Nikon. Recently, the New York Times Lens Blog featured his ongoing work. When he's not shooting tug boats or hanging at the Event Space, John is teaching photography at the Art Lab in Snug Harbor. View John’s  website  and his weekly  blog.
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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 02/17/14
Lighting is easily the most important aspect of photography. You could even go as far as saying that lighting is photography: It is even in the word itself: "photography" is Greek for "light drawing," or "drawing with light." Without light, you cannot take photos. It is perfectly possible to take amazing photographs with a very simple camera—as long as the lighting is good. The opposite holds, as well: If you are taking photos in a situation where the lighting is truly appalling, having the fanciest, most expensive camera in the world isn’t going to help you capture the photographs you want. Join Bob Davis as he explores light and the combination of available light and Speedlites. Through this discovery of light you will see the power and possibilities of using all the light available to you, creating quality anywhere, anytime.
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