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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 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 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 05/09/19
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
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 07/02/18
In this B&H Event Space video, photographer and photo historian Michael Soluri talks about his years documenting numerous human and robotic NASA space missions. Some of the projects Soluri documented include the Parker Solar Probe Mission, the 10-year New Horizons Mission, and the last Shuttle crew trained to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.   He also discusses the technical and logistical aspects of covering these long-term assignments, along with post-capture, calibration, printing, branding, and archiving 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 06/22/18
Join zoologist and wildlife photographer Ron Magill as he shares his tips for photographing the fauna that call the Florida Everglades home. Filmed at B&H’s Optic 2018, Magill’s lecture is richly illustrated with examples of his remarkable work in the field. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com. For more information and Optic 2018 coverage, click here.
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Posted 06/21/18
Simon Lewis discusses the importance of narrative when creating his photographs at Optic 2018. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com. For more information and Optic 2018 coverage, click here.
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Posted 06/05/18
In this B&H Online video, New York City-based photographer Charles Chessler shares images from his ongoing project, "Agreeable Strangers," and talks about his approach to asking complete strangers for a street portrait. He discusses being present and in the moment with your subjects and, amidst the hubbub of everything happening on the street, getting your subjects to be present with you... getting them to "drop in." Chessler also discusses gear and settings, keeping in mind that the technology exists in service of humanity and the interaction. 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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