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Posted 08/05/19
Returning for its fifth consecutive year, OPTIC 2019 promises to be the best OPTIC yet!  With our planet’s environment changing at a rapid pace, the discussion promises to be more poignant than ever. The four-day imaging event will explore the inspiration, techniques, and equipment essential to capturing the great outdoors—with an emphasis on conservation. Speakers include seasoned Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Photographers Eric Guth, Erika Skogg, Ralph Lee Hopkins, and Paul North, plus an assortment of impressive, contemporary photographers such as Lana MacNaughton and Carissa Pelleteri.
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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 08/05/19
At B&H’s OPTIC 2019, photographer Colby Brown presented tips on how to tell a story through your photographs. As a landscape, travel and wildlife photographer, Brown has traveled the world looking for unique stories to tell though his work. He says the difference between a snapshot and a photograph is that a photograph has something to say. Learn how to say something with your photos by watching Brown's presentation. BIO: Colby Brown is a photographer, photo educator, author and Sony Artisan based in Eastern Pennsylvania. Specializing in landscape, travel, and humanitarian photography, his portfolio spans the four corners of the globe. Throughout his work, he combines a love of the natural world with a fascination with the world’s diverse cultures. Each of his photographs tells a story of life on this planet. In 2011, he founded The Giving Lens, which helps fight for child education, clean drinking water projects, species preservation, women’s rights, and much more.
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Posted 07/17/19
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. At B&H’s Optic 2019, photographer Lisa Langell talks about how and why we photograph, and she stresses that the most important part of your journey as a photographer is knowing the answer to the question, “Why do I photograph?” Langell reminds us that photography is not only transformative for the person taking the photo; a powerful image can have deep emotional impact on others, too. This is a great talk from a photographer who approaches her craft from psychological and technical perspectives. Check it out and click here for more  instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
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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 07/30/18
Salem Krieger presents his Art Is Helping project. Art Is Helping brings artists and charitable organizations together, supporting both the non-profit organizations and the artists. Buyers can purchase archival exhibition quality pigment prints while donating to charities of their choice. A portion of their purchase price is tax deductible. The available charities represent a wide range of important causes including the sustainability of the planet, feeding the homeless, comforting at-risk-animals, contributing to native American causes, and providing help to veterans- just some of the shared goals of Art Is Helping. Topics covered will be how artists can be pro-active with their art; and going beyond the concept that art is just something you place on your wall and look at. Viewers will walk away with a new model of aiding those in need. For artists, it breaks the old model of simply donating art to non-profits to help them raise funds. ART IS HELPING http://www.artishelping.com/
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Posted 07/28/18
If you are lucky enough (and talented enough) to have a long career in photography, over time your work takes you down many roads, and Mel DiGiacomo is one of those photographers. Whether he is shooting the US Open or a wedding, on assignment for top magazines, or doing self-assignments on the street in New York City or in his small town in New Jersey, Mel is one hard-working photographer whose ability to adapt to a wide variety of situations and come back with the pictures holds lessons for any aspiring photographer. Photographers are always looking for subjects, and in so doing, often choose the street. As Dorothy Norman said, ‘You don’t have to go fifty feet from your house to find a photograph.’ And Mel is a great example of this. Mel is a legend in street photography, and New York City in particular, has been his beat. It is a place that lends itself to the art (afterall, our sidewalks are 18% grey!) But recently, Mel has spent quite a bit of time in Los Angeles, and he shows his new work and talks about the differences between NYC and LA and how those differences inform his work. But street shooting does require a certain discipline. In this video, photographer Mel DiGiacomo discusses how to know the light, how to learn the vocabulary of your lenses, and how to put aside the technical aspects and keep thinking to a minimum to keep your shooting instinctual. Mel looks for human behavior, and follows the advice of Walker Evans, ’Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You’re not here long.’ Mel will get you thinking in different ways to help stretch your photography muscles. Mel DiGiacomo Photography https://meldigiacomo.photoshelter.com/
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Posted 06/28/18
Lumix Luminary Team Member, Nicholas Pappagallo demonstrates the benefits of shooting tethered in your still photography. He discusses when tethering is useful as well as some of the tools he uses to work professionally and easily in the studio, and out on location. Lastly, Nicholas discusses how the entire workflow from camera to print works. Nicholas shows you how to use features that you may not have even realized are there.
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Posted 04/27/18
At B&H’s 2018 Depth of Field conference, wedding photographer Susan Stripling explains how she approaches using flash and artificial lighting to mimic the natural light of the sun. She reveals her philosophies, techniques, and setups to help us understand the importance of making specific choices as a photographer, to achieve a desired final product.
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Posted 04/27/18
Photographer Sal Cincotta joins B&H at Depth of Field 2018 to share his professional insights into wedding photography—particularly regarding lighting and equipment—as well as the philosophies that have helped him succeed as a professional photographer.
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