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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 06/29/15
WordPress is your website! Scott Wyden Kivowitz walks you through the basics of WordPress, the open-source software and the website, and how to best use both to the benefit of your photographic work. He discusses the best hosts, how to install WordPress, manage the dashboard, utilize plug-ins and themes, and create your blog site. This is a very thorough tutorial, peppered with insightful anecdotes and practical tips for the beginner, including strong encouragement to always be blogging. Remember, 70% of traffic to your site comes from blog traffic!
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Posted 08/27/14
As we all know, every single photo we take is unique. It doesn’t matter whether we shoot the same image several times, or under the same lighting conditions, or using the same camera settings. As we have all noticed from personal experience, some images have grain in darker areas while others lack contrast in certain areas, and others suffer from major backlighting issues. Most post-production software allows you to deal with these problems by offering a wide range of overwhelming correction, leaving you to do all the heavy lifting. Hector Martinez demonstrates how to bring out the best of your image from the start, giving you a head start for whichever post-production program with which you may be working. Learn about the only raw conversion software that is completely based on camera-lens hardware characterization. DxO Optics Pro 9 is software that fixes the flaws in your image by filling in the information that is missing between your camera and your lens.  Optics Pro 9 will take care of any issues your image may have, such as an unsharp image, color rendering, perspective control, keystone issues, and digital noise. As a pre-post production software, it is ideal for everyone, from the amateur to the professional photographer. No matter what your interest in photography is, be it travel, location, studio, event, or portrait photography, spend less time behind the computer and more time behind your camera as Optics Pro 9 does all the fixing for you. About Hector Martinez:  I decided to become a street and field photographer in the early 1990s. The images that most greatly influenced my photography and molded my career were very straightforward, direct, “in your face” documentary images from around the world, especially from Third World countries. These images told me a story that was bold and powerful. They told the truth, ugly or beautiful. I was intensely affected by these images and that feeling motivated me to become a photographer. When I look through my viewfinder, I experience the sense of danger and adventure of feeling other people’s authentic emotions. I feel that I am in the middle of the situation at that moment and, through my photography, I can freeze that moment in time for the world to see.
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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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Posted 01/21/14
How do you determine the best venue for showing your photographs? Lois Youmans and Sandra Carrion present several techniques for selecting and approaching galleries, such as: Understanding the business of selling photography Understanding galleries and how they work Developing yourself Your portfolio How to determine if a gallery is right for you Best practices for interacting with galleries In addition, they discuss how to prepare a strong portfolio for gallery presentation as well as explaining what a gallery wants and expects to see, and how to present the final product to make it the best representation of you and your work.
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