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Posted 08/24/15
In this video from the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, photographer David Middleton discusses the fact that there is more to photography than camera-club competitions and filling your walls with prints. Middleton shares how photography can also be about helping someone else. Using images from Bhutan, Uganda, Kenya, Vermont, and New Mexico, he highlights the simple and profound effects your photography can have on improving other people's lives, whether it is in your own neighborhood or in a country far away.
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Posted 08/17/15
This video, from the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, will take your color to new frequencies. Learn new ways of thinking about color that will help you see and produce truly pleasing images. Photographer John Paul Caponigro, with his calming and inspirational tones, discusses the complicated elements of color science, as well as color psychology, color management and, of course, color adjustment in Photoshop. Topics include: three essential elements of color—luminosity, hue, and saturation; three types of color—ideal, ambient, and synthetic; and the infinite color variations that are possible for every image. Mastering neutrals, using atmospheric perspective to enhance depth in your images, turning day into night, and transferring color from one subject to another are a few of the ideas covered. This video will help you discover strategies for identifying and creating successful color palettes and help put the unprecedented power and precision of digital color to work for your images.
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Posted 08/14/15
Take a deep dive into making effective use of flash in your photography with National Geographic photographer Bob Krist, who's honed his techniques over decades of shooting for magazines and crafting best-selling photo books. You'll learn how to create natural-looking flash photos and blend flash with available light. He covers technique, including fill flash and how to use it, slow synch flash—which he calls the most important of flash techniques—bounce flash, and using found surfaces and reflectors. You'll discover how to take your flash to new dimensions with multiple flash, light modifier, and complementary filtration, and more.
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Posted 08/13/15
In this video, the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference photographer Tony Sweet talks about the creative aspects and benefits of making photographs with iPhone  camera s. Supplement your iPhone creativity with a series of images, creative app use, and short process videos. With the iPhone becoming the world's most popular camera, the increased resolution can deliver print- quality and even gallery- quality images, but falls short when telephoto shooting is required. Sweet also discusses the benefits and possibilities of pairing your DSLR with your iPhone to share DSLR images.
3480 Views
Posted 08/12/15
In this video from the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, wildlife photographer Moose Peterson offers tips on how to best capture stills and video of smaller animals out in the wild. With simple biology combined with technology, you can bring back not only those memorable photographs, but also the stories that reach out and touch the heartstrings of your viewers. All it takes is a basic understanding of critters and photography to be successful. Light, f/stop, biology, and heart are all part of the recipe that Peterson shares.
4969 Views
Posted 08/07/15
Gain fresh perspective on how an image can tell a meaningful cultural story from  National Geographic Traveler  Director of Photography Dan Westergren. In this video, from the 2015 OPTIC Imaging Conference, you will get tips on preparing for your next adventure before you leave home. Westergren also discusses researching your destination, choosing an overall concept that creates a theme for your journey and applying your skills to show a sense of place. Discover the variety and pacing of pictures that are essential to bringing your picture story to life with power and authenticity.
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Posted 08/06/15
From the 2015 OPTIC Imaging Conference, photographer Laurie Klein expresses her experience with and enthusiasm for infrared photography and discusses how to select the right infrared equipment for landscape photography. She also delves into different methods and techniques to capture perfect images in varying light and situations. Whether you're a newbie or an experienced photographer, if you're interested in learning more about this artistic medium and unique look, this presentation will refresh your photography.
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Posted 08/06/15
Frustrated with taking blurry macro images? In this video, from the 2015 OPTIC Imaging Conference, Roman Kurywczak will teach you how to take stunning, tack-sharp macro images, whether out in the field or in a studio setting. Macro photography can take the viewer into another world and the act of making the images transports the photographer into a shooting nirvana. Roman will show you how to take your macro images to the next level and help you create your own stunning works of art!
7317 Views
Posted 08/04/15
In this video on photo techniques produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, LIFE and National Geographic photographer, Michael Melford, talks about the masters of landscape photography, what makes for a great image, and techniques to improve your practice. Topics discussed include the importance of creating interesting pictures without getting caught up in the rules of composition, appreciating the work of the masters of painting, and getting the most out of your gear.
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Posted 08/03/15
Aimed at the still photographer beginning to shoot video, Bob Krist uses articulate storytelling, a good sense of humor and a detailed outline to break down what you need to know to create an effective video. Technical details regarding ISO settings, frame rates and audio settings are covered, as is the grammar of shot selection and the salient points on how to tell a story with moving images compared to stills. Despite the wealth of information provided, Krist’s easy-going manner, straightforward style and exemplary work make it easy to digest some very helpful material. And as he points out early in his talk, “as still photographers we have the skills for video, we just don’t know it yet!”
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