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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 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 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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