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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. From a professional extreme snowboarding career to producing international integrated experiences and shoots for brands, Colin Boyd brings an engaging perspective to the work he produces. Currently on a multi-year overland expedition from Maine to Argentina, in a 1978 German fire truck with his wife, Sofi Aldinio, and two young boys, Alfonso and Camilo, they are redefining what's possible as a modern family through the experiences they share with their community and meaningful branded content created on the road. Learn More > https://affueravida.com/work-with-us Sofi Aldinio is an Argentinian photographer who has lived and worked around the world, honing her documentary craft. While living in Portland, Maine, she balanced clients Thule, Goal Zero, and various creative agencies with passionate personal projects sharing refugee stories on their journey to Maine. She is now on an overlanding expedition to Argentina with her partner, Colin Boyd, and two young sons, Alfonso and Camilo, in a 1978 German fire truck, working with brands and publications to share experientially created content. Learn More > http://www.sofiaaldinio.com/
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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. One of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic, Annie Griffiths has photographed in nearly 150 countries during her illustrious career. She has worked on dozens of magazine and book projects for National Geographic, including stories on Lawrence of Arabia, Galilee, Petra, Sydney, New Zealand, and Jerusalem. Griffiths is a LUMIX Global Ambassador for Panasonic. Learn More > https://www.anniegriffiths.com/index
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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. Daniel Cartamil, PhD, is a marine biologist and conservation photographer at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He has studied sharks since 1993 and worked as a fisheries biologist in Alaska, California, and Mexico. His passion for the natural world inspired him to devote 10 years to photographing Baja, California's untamed wilderness for his new book, Baja's Wild Side (Sunbelt Publishing). Based in San Diego, CA, Cartamil is also an environmental consultant, leading adventure photography tours in Baja, California and Mexico. Learn More > https://bajaswildside.com/
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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. 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. Learn More >   http://eileenrafferty.com/   ß NOT SECURE!!!
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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 03/19/18
In this B&H Event Space video, join photographer David Brommer as he shares mirrorless camera tips and elaborates on the mobility of his iPad-based workflow. Imagine the freedom of packing all your gear—including your digital darkroom—into a small shoulder bag to carry on your next trip. Brommer’s recommendations will help you trim your kit down to the essentials. Learn techniques to achieve better travel photographs, from researching your subject in advance to determining your shooting style and how you want to present the work. Discover how to charm your subjects and build good will in advance of making pictures by incorporating a Fujifilm Instax instant camera in your process. What if you could have all your images edited and processed by the time you return home? Brommer takes you on a virtual tour of his iPad-based workflow, featuring Google’s Snapseed photo editor, to help you do just that. After watching, you will have a new appreciation for traveling light, as well as valuable insights to help transform your next vacation into a full-blown photo project.
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Posted 03/13/18
In this B&H Event space video, photographer Laurie Klein, and Ilija Melentijevic, of Kolari Vision, discuss and explain the black-and-white infrared film imaging process. Conventional as well as unconventional applications of digital and digital IR imaging are shown and explained. Other IR-related topics include modifying cameras and lenses for optimal infrared imaging results, filtering for IR imaging, working within different types of lighting scenarios, and post-capture image processing tips.
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Posted 02/06/18
In this B&H Event Space video, traveler and photographer Enrique Aviles discusses his journey from beginning simply as a traveler, to his decision to pick up a camera and share with others the knowledge he gathers from life on the road. During his presentation, Aviles shares many practical tips, including the importance of making a list of where you are going and what you want to document, the benefits of waking up early, the discipline behind hunting for a picture, and how to challenge yourself physically, creatively, and socially in making different types of pictures. He sees documenting one’s travels as an opportunity to tell a personal tale, and a chance to write your own history. Most important, however, he stresses enjoying the process, being grateful for the ability to learn from a wide range of cultures and experiences, and using these experiences to enrich the lives of others.
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Posted 01/30/18
In this B&H Event Space video, wedding photographers Laibel and Chana Schwartz show you how to create great portraits in less than desirable environments, allowing you to come away with happy customers, as well as elements for a noteworthy portfolio. During this presentation, the Schwartzes discuss the seven techniques they use to produce beautiful portraiture in any setting, despite tacky backgrounds. Learn their tips for finding your happy spot, thinking outside your box, changing your perspective, styling things yourself, or even hitting the road and leaving the event hall. After watching, you’ll walk away with the tools in your pocket to create images that transcend their origin and come alive in your camera.
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Posted 01/30/18
In this B&H Event Space video, photographer (and Director of Production at JUICE Pharma Worldwide’s B12 Studio) Michael Kaminski discusses his travels to Havana, Cuba, where he has been photographing the “everyday people” who make up the fabric of Cuban society. Consciously trying to avoid the typical “touristy” photographs of old cars and other colorful-though-trivial photographs of Cuba, Kaminski’s personal challenge was to capture “non-typical” photographs from pre-dawn through midnight.
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