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Posted 08/08/20
Larry Cohen and Olga Torrey teach you how to take your photography underwater. This in-depth introduction goes over camera options, underwater housing, lighting, camera settings, and more. Larry and Olga also discuss other types of photography, such as wildlife and macro photography.
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Posted 07/09/19
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. Paul North is the founder of Meet the Ocean and host of its educational podcast. As a polar expedition diver and photographer with Lindblad Expeditions/ National Geographic, he tours the remote underwater landscapes of our planet. He produces online media and public outreach campaigns that encourage urgency to protect and better understand the precious nature of our planet’s saltwater ecosystems. Leading a team of creative marine educators, North employs storytelling as a tool to advance the methods of how science is communicated to the public.
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Posted 05/22/19
Travel offers extensive opportunities—and challenges—for the photographer. Whether your interests are a casual record of your family trip, or a serious visual exploration of a place far from home, this presentation will provide practical tips and visual stimulation so that you come home with pictures you can be proud of. Lefkowitz covers: pre-trip planning; what to take and how to pack; foreign travel considerations; interacting with and photographing the "locals;" time of day and weather issues; finding the good spots; protecting digital files while on the road; ways to improve your composition; some exposure pointers; cool things you can do with a digital camera (that you could never do with film); what to do with all those great (and near-great) images when you get home.
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Posted 05/09/19
Papua New Guinea is a culturally diverse country that also has diverse marine life that boggles the imagination. Visiting Papua New Guinea from the USA is a challenge, but worth the effort. Join Larry Cohen and Olga Torrey as they explore the Kimbe Bay and Tufi areas of PNG after traveling for 25 hours in the air, on three different airlines. They show images of breathtaking reefs, large and tiny creatures that seem to be from another planet. Cohen and Torrey also discuss the culture of the area’s fascinating villages. To read more about their adventure and see more photographs, click here. Previous Pause Next Larry Cohen Larry Cohen has worked as a studio and location photographer for many years. His clients included Baccarat Crystal, Fujifilm, Kodak, Sony, General Electric, Time Warner, and others. His underwater photos have appeared in such publications 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, Cohen was a DivePhotoGuide.com Photographer of the Week. When not underwater, he spends way too much time at a desk at B&H Photo. During that time, he can answer your underwater-camera questions in Live Chat or you can email him at uw@bhphoto.com. See his other work here. Olga Torrey Originally from Russia, Olga Torrey has been living in New York City for the past 25 years. She has a college honor degree in physical education and worked as a gym teacher, athletic director, and gym owner in the former USSR. She is also a fine artist and Life member of the Art Students League of New York. She has taken her talent as a fine artist and applied her skills to photography both above and below the water. Torrey has taken underwater photographs from the warm waters of Bonaire to the green rich waters of Alaska. She has been published in InVetrum, X-Ray Magazine, Sports Diver, Diver, Northeast Dive News, and The Ultimate Depth. See her work here.
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Posted 04/30/19
The world of fine art photography is transforming as rapidly as the commercial marketplace. Creating and properly marketing a body of fine art work can be instrumental in developing multiple revenue streams to support your business while at the same time keeping your vision fresh and alive. What is a fine art photograph? What is the correct market for your fine art work and how do you reach that market? How should you present your work to galleries, and create marketing materials and a Web site? What expectations does a gallery have, and what does a contract look like? Thomas Werner, private art dealer, former New York gallerist, international curator and fine art photographer, will share his experiences about these topics and much more. He will explain how to build a relationship with a gallery and what happens when you get an exhibition. He will also help you identify realistic goals in the fine art world and how to maximize results based on those expectations. If you've ever been interested in understanding the world of fine art photography, or if you're interested in opening new avenues for your work, this is an event that you can't afford to miss.
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Posted 04/30/19
Watch Rachel Silver at B&H’s Depth of Field 2019 discuss her motivation for creating Love Stories TV, a wedding video platform that aggregates footage from videographers and delivers it to a worldwide audience of millennial women and engaged couples. Silver also discusses the benefits of publishing wedding content online and other useful tips. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
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Posted 03/06/19
Do you long to create photographs that are filled with emotion and life? Join instructor Chloe Ramirez as she breaks down exactly how she directs her subjects to gets image that are never stiff but alive, natural and full of emotion. Whether you are a wedding photographer, portrait or family photographer you can use these techniques and apply them anytime you are photographing people. Objectives: Owning who you are as an artist. Attracting your ideal client Questionnaires and location picking Sessions that fit your clients style Cultivating a relationship with you clients that ensures trust Directing for natural posing. Getting a range of emotion from each session
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Posted 03/06/19
In 2014, when Hawkeye Huey was 4 years old, his father, National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey, bought him his first camera. That day the two started an adventure traveling together around the American West making photographs, meeting strangers, chasing light, and learning how to see. They climbed Salvation Mountain, went into the chutes at the Cody Night Rodeo, visited the markets of the Navajo Nation, and cruised the Las Vegas strip. Between the ages of 4 and 8 Hawkeye has taken around 2,000 instant photos.
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Posted 11/07/18
What makes a photo project? Is it the number of pictures, the story that goes along with them, or the places where they get pitched? For photographers who want to move from making single images to complete projects, we will explore the lessons learned and mistakes made by artist and photographer Adam Marelli. In this talk, Marelli will answer questions about the phases of project development, from start to finish. He will discuss his experiences of pitching projects to galleries, magazines, and commercial clients so that you walk away with an understanding of how to think about, refine, and complete your photography projects.
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Posted 09/13/18
Come join award-winning headshot photographer, Rod Goodman, as he goes behind the curtain to shed light on the creation of a headshot. With an emphasis on capturing the essence of a subject while creating a marketable headshot, Goodman will discuss both the technical and creative aspects of this subtle art form. Topics will include: camera equipment choices, lighting, exposure settings, retouching and photographer-client dynamics- both with before & after examples, among others. Rod Goodman Photo: https://www.instagram.com/nyc_headshot/
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