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Posted 08/05/19
After spending years traveling and documenting cultures around the world, photographer Erika Skogg returned to her hometown in Wisconsin and began to appreciate the deep Scandinavian ties there and in the surrounding communities. With a desire to explore the community's connection to the past, she created a project documenting Scandinavian-American culture in the Upper Midwest United States. At OPTIC 2019, she shared stories from the experience, as well as some photos and tips for those wanting to start a documentary photography project. BIO: Erika Skogg is a National Geographic Explorer who is currently documenting Scandinavian-American culture in the Upper Midwest, United States. She credits her Green Bay, Wisconsin, upbringing for her resistance to freezing temperatures and propensity for exploration. As a travel photographer, Skogg strives to create images that ignite a genuine interest in the unknown, highlight commonalities of the human experience, and encourage fascination instead of fear. By capturing unique attributes of cultures and landscapes abroad, she hopes to inspire the viewer to get up and go!
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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 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. Charles Chessler is a New York-based photographer whose passion for wildlife started with photographing birds in Central Park, more than 10 years ago. Working with Wild Tomorrow Fund and helping them on their quest to preserve habitat and protect wildlife in South Africa is a dream come true. Chessler is also a passionate photographer of people. Learn More >   https://www.charleschesslerphotography.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. Ashok Sinha’s personal work ranges from large-scale landscapes to intriguing human-interest stories, while his commercial work focuses on architecture. His photographs have been published in The New York Times, TIME, and Interior Design, and exhibited by The Museum of the City of New York, the International Center of Photography, and The Royal Photographic Society. Sinha is the founder of Cartwheel Initiative, a nonprofit that empowers displaced and refugee youth to tell their stories through the use of photography and multimedia. Learn More >   https://ashoksinha.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. Alan Winslow is a photographer and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. He has spent his career alternating between editorial, commercial, and long-term, grant-funded and public art projects. Inspired by data from leading researchers and scientists, he combines photography and multimedia to explore questions facing his generation. Recently, he has turned his camera toward understanding and documentating the Anthropocene era and endangered species.  Learn More >   https://www.alanwinslow.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. John Isaac’s photography is known around the world. He has captured some of history’s most remarkable moments. Isaac has also provided extensive photographic coverage for UNICEF, working closely with several pop culture icons, including legendary actress Audrey Hepburn and famed tenor Luciano Pavarotti. Isaac has won numerous awards and authored many books. Most recently, he has turned his cameras toward wildlife and nature photography projects, releasing The Vale of Kashmir, named one of the year’s best photography books by American Photo magazine. Learn More >   https://johnisaac.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. Clifford Pickett is a professional travel, humanitarian, and commercial photographer, videographer, producer, and lecturer. Although he’s based in New York, his work takes him around the globe. Like many travelers, his passion for seeing and experiencing the world is precisely what sparked his enthusiasm for photography. His unique style is a product of his approach: Shoshin, or “new mind”—a perspective of seeing his subjects and the world with childlike wonder, as if it were for the first time. Pickett often shoots with just an iPhone and a small aerial drone. Learn More >   https://www.cliffordpickett.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. Jim Koepnick is a member of the Sigma Pro team specializing in aviation, sports, and documentary photography. He is also a photographer for the Oshkosh Northwestern (USA Today Network- Wisconsin) newspaper. His current freelance clients include Sigma lenses, Flying Magazine, Plane and Pilot, Air and Space Smithsonian, Our Wisconsin Magazine, Ripon College, Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, and the Oshkosh Convention and Visitor Bureau. Previously, Koepnick was Chief Photographer at the Experimental Aviation Association for 28 years.  Learn More >   https://koepnickphotography.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. John Isaac’s photography is known around the world. He has captured some of history’s most remarkable moments. Isaac has also provided extensive photographic coverage for UNICEF, working closely with several pop culture icons, including legendary actress Audrey Hepburn and famed tenor Luciano Pavarotti. Isaac has won numerous awards and authored many books. Most recently, Isaac has turned his cameras toward wildlife and nature photography projects, releasing The Vale of Kashmir, named one of the year’s best photography books by American Photo magazine. Learn More >   https://johnisaac.com/
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