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Posted 08/05/19
Returning for its fifth consecutive year, OPTIC 2019 promises to be the best OPTIC yet!  With our planet’s environment changing at a rapid pace, the discussion promises to be more poignant than ever. The four-day imaging event will explore the inspiration, techniques, and equipment essential to capturing the great outdoors—with an emphasis on conservation. Speakers include seasoned Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Photographers Eric Guth, Erika Skogg, Ralph Lee Hopkins, and Paul North, plus an assortment of impressive, contemporary photographers such as Lana MacNaughton and Carissa Pelleteri.
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Posted 08/05/19
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. Elia Locardi is an internationally acclaimed professional travel photographer, writer, experienced public speaker, and highly skilled educator who spends his life shooting some of the most beautiful locations in the world. Featured by Professional Photographer Magazine, CNet, Wacom, SmugMug Films, Adobe, FUJIFILM, and Fstoppers, Locardi has visited more than 65 countries, flown nearly 2 million miles, and collaborated with major companies, brands, countries, NGOs, and tourism agencies on nearly every continent since becoming a full-time photographer in 2009.
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Posted 08/05/19
At B&H’s OPTIC 2019, photographer Colby Brown presented tips on how to tell a story through your photographs. As a landscape, travel and wildlife photographer, Brown has traveled the world looking for unique stories to tell though his work. He says the difference between a snapshot and a photograph is that a photograph has something to say. Learn how to say something with your photos by watching Brown's presentation. BIO: Colby Brown is a photographer, photo educator, author and Sony Artisan based in Eastern Pennsylvania. Specializing in landscape, travel, and humanitarian photography, his portfolio spans the four corners of the globe. Throughout his work, he combines a love of the natural world with a fascination with the world’s diverse cultures. Each of his photographs tells a story of life on this planet. In 2011, he founded The Giving Lens, which helps fight for child education, clean drinking water projects, species preservation, women’s rights, and much more.
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Posted 07/17/19
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. At B&H’s Optic 2019, photographer Lisa Langell talks about how and why we photograph, and she stresses that the most important part of your journey as a photographer is knowing the answer to the question, “Why do I photograph?” Langell reminds us that photography is not only transformative for the person taking the photo; a powerful image can have deep emotional impact on others, too. This is a great talk from a photographer who approaches her craft from psychological and technical perspectives. Check it out and click here for more  instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
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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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