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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 03/31/14
Mexican native Cristina Mittermeier has incorporated her life experiences into her photography. Being a marine biologist, writer, and mom has helped her create a unique body of work. In this video, she shares the inspirational story of how she became one of the world’s top cultural and conservation photographers. Topics in this seminar include technical aspects of photography as well as how to approach not-for-profit organizations. Mittermeier offers suggestions on how to get your images to help change the world, and shares tips and tricks that have been successful and have helped her become a powerful advocate for the natural world.
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Posted 01/21/14
How do you determine the best venue for showing your photographs? Lois Youmans and Sandra Carrion present several techniques for selecting and approaching galleries, such as: Understanding the business of selling photography Understanding galleries and how they work Developing yourself Your portfolio How to determine if a gallery is right for you Best practices for interacting with galleries In addition, they discuss how to prepare a strong portfolio for gallery presentation as well as explaining what a gallery wants and expects to see, and how to present the final product to make it the best representation of you and your work.
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Posted 01/20/14
This video brings you a seminar on how to prepare a strong portfolio for gallery presentation. Through a workshop that includes a question-and-answer process, Lois Youmans and Sandra Carrion guide you in a dialog to help you explore your vision, find your voice, and create a series of images that will become a cohesive body of work, as well as explaining what a gallery wants and expects to see, and how to present the final product to make it the best representation of you and your work. Bring along your definition of fine art photography and be prepared to learn.
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Posted 01/01/14
In this session, April Saul talks about the rewards of following her heart, balancing work and family, and the nuts and bolts of documentary photography work, from building trust in subjects to convincing editors to publish long term projects.
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