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Posted 02/25/20
Creating portraits on location can open up all kinds of opportunities for creativity but can also come with its own challenges. Sony Artisan of Imagery Tony Gale discusses how he approaches those challenges while shooting on location. Topics in this tutorial include environmental portraiture, outdoor versus studio portrait photography, scouting out a location, outdoor lighting techniques, and more. Sponsored by Sony
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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 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 12/11/18
Environmental portraits tell a story, by allowing a glimpse into the world of another individual, with a depth that surpasses the expressive capacity of a formal portrait. The subject is revealed by the photographer’s use of design, and composition of the background setting, with special attention to light, posture, expression, composition, and rapport. Each element divulges another aspect of the subject’s personality, requiring careful attention to detail. The technical concerns about light, camera angle and lenses, backgrounds, selective focus, and composition can sometimes overshadow the importance of making a connection with another human being. Honoring, respecting, and communicating with your subject are the first steps to making a meaningful, and storytelling photograph. However, it’s imperative to use good lighting techniques, both natural and with flash, to create the mood, and description of the scene, and capture the essence of the subject. Patience and observation help the photographer choose the right time and place, to capture the subject appropriately.
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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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Posted 05/16/18
Documentary photographer and filmmaker Doug Menuez shares his stories and rare photographs of Steve Jobs and the greatest innovators of the digital revolution, when Jobs gave him unprecedented access to document his process of innovation. Jobs’s trust led to insider access to document Silicon Valley, from 1985-2000, as the technology that changed all our lives was built. The resulting archive of 250,000 images is being preserved at Stanford University as a resource for scholars and historians and was the basis for his Amazon photo book #1 bestseller “Fearless Genius.” After showing the work, Menuez walks through how he is extending his core photo essay into a cross-media platform of content with new coverage of the next generation of innovators to produce a documentary film, TV series, immersive exhibition, education program, and more. He believes this is a viable model for visual storytellers to make a living.
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