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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. Clay Taylor bought his first 35mm camera in 1971, specifically to take photos of race cars. A few years later, bird photography became important, too, and more than 40 years later, he is still avidly pursuing both subjects with various digital cameras. After working in a camera store in the 1970s, leading birding tours in the 1980s, and coming back into retail in the 1990s, he started working with Swarovski Optik North America in 1999, where he is currently the company’s Naturalist Market Manager.  Learn More >   https://www.swarovskioptik.com/?CacheDisabled=
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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. Erin Babnik is known internationally as a leading photographic artist, educator, writer, and speaker. Her ambitious and expressive style of landscape photography integrates her spirit of adventurous exploration, progressive techniques, and formal education in the arts. Babnik’s approach to writing and speaking blends art history, philosophy, and instructional thinking, which has made her one of the most notable voices among landscape photographers. She is also a member of the illustrious nature photography team Photo Cascadia. Learn More > https://erinbabnik.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. Carissa "Car" Pelleteri is a portrait photographer and author. A born-and-raised New Yorker, while growing up in Brooklyn, Car started shooting portraits of herself and her friends at the tender age of ten. From her friendships and life in the city, Car is drawn to raw and candid subjects for their honesty and authenticity. She also has a love for the ocean and its surrounding landscapes. Her first book, titled Surf+Turf:Montauk, was released in 2014. A second exploration, Montauk 11954, is a new release by Schiffer Publishing.
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Posted 08/02/19
Patricia Davidson is a professional photographer specializing in landscape and travel photography. She has spent the last 20 years living on the southern Oregon coast, where she developed her landscape photography skills. Davidson and her husband spent the last four years living nomadically, traveling in their RV throughout the western United States. With a background in the visual arts and web development, she sets out to produce images that express her artistic vision and passion for photography, as well as her love of nature and the outdoors. Learn 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. Formerly a gym teacher, athletic director and gym owner, Olga Torrey is a fine artist and member of the Art Students League of New York. She has applied her fine art skills to photography above and below the water, taking underwater photographs, from Bonaire to Alaska. She aims to document the world's adverse environmental changes so people become more aware. She has been published in InVetrum, X-Ray Magazine, Sports Diver, Diver, Northeast Dive News, and The Ultimate Depth. In 2017, Torrey was a DivePhotoGuide.com Photographer of the Week. Learn More Larry Cohen has been a studio and location photographer for many years, whose clients include Baccarat Crystal, Fujifilm, Kodak, Sony, General Electric, and Time Warner. His underwater photos have appeared in publications such 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, he was a DivePhotoGuide.com Photographer of the Week. Learn 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. Lisa Langell is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in numerous prestigious publications, galleries and more. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the North American Nature Photography Association. She is also an ambassador for Tamron and FotoPro. Having worked as a floral designer, a licensed psychologist, a university instructor, an international consultant in K-12 education, the Chief Business Development Officer of an education technology company, a researcher, a writer and an artist, Lisa's first love remains photography. Learn More
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Posted 08/02/19
Jide Alakija is an internationally renowned photographer with more than 10 years of experience shooting multicultural weddings, documentaries, and editorial campaigns. Alakija's assignments have taken him across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the U.S. Regularly piquing the interest of international icons and A-list celebrities through his captivating eye, Alakija's recent clients include Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka; hip-hop artist and producer J. Cole; acclaimed novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; and Didier Drogba, former Chelsea F.C. soccer player.
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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
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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. Darrell Gulin has been a full time nature/travel photographer for the last 26 years. One of Canon's Explorers of Light, Gulin is a past president of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). His photographs have been published in Outdoor Photographer, Newsweek, National Geographic, Audubon, National Wildlife, Birder's World, Sunset, Nature Conservancy, Popular Photography, Nature's Best, and many more. He leads the Gulin/Ken & Lydia Strange workshops. He travels around the world capturing special moments photographically. Learn 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. Steve Simon is an award-winning documentary photographer and author of five critically acclaimed photography books, including Passionate Photographer: Dream It; Be It. His work has been published in the New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Colors, Life, Time, Le Monde, Harpers, Maclean's, Walrus, and many others. His documentary work has been featured in solo shows across the globe. His post-9/11 work “Empty Sky” has been published by Life Books and a complete set of prints from that project was acquired by the 9/11 Memorial Museum for its permanent collection. Learn More >
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