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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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Posted 07/04/19
At B&H’s Optic 2019, photographer Ron Magill shares his incredible love for wildlife through his photos, and he stresses that the beauty of photography lies in its ability to tell powerful visual stories. Magill’s tales are engaging and emotional, and he challenges fellow photographers to explore the fascinating world of taking photos of animals in wild. Check it out! About Ron Magill Ron Magill has worked with wildlife for more than 30 years and has hands-on experience with a tremendous variety of animals, ranging from crocodiles to eagles to cheetahs. An internationally recognized zoological authority who has appeared on many local, national, and international programs including National Geographic Explorer, the Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS This Morning, Dateline, CNN, and the Discovery Networks, Magill is a frequent wildlife analyst for MSNBC. 
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Posted 04/27/18
Photographer Robert Evans talks about how the simplicity of certain images can make them really stand out. He stresses that beyond an individual photographer’s vision and personality, there are other traits that are integral to capturing great photos—being bold, taking creative risks, and shooting from the heart.
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Posted 06/10/14
Every photograph tells a story. Do you want to learn some techniques to help you become a more eloquent storyteller? Selective focus is a technique that can help you control which part of your image stands out. Understanding selective focus will expand your creativity. Whether you are a photojournalist or traditional photographer, this technique will enhance your storytelling skills in every photo. It will help you to fully explain and amplify your visual statement. The nice thing is that it is not limited to weddings and portraits—once you understand how to use it and why it works, selective focus can be employed in every facet of your photography including editorial, commercial, advertising, landscape, and industrial applications. Your presenter, award-winning photographer Emanuele “Manny” Pontoriero, will explain and show what selective focus is and how to achieve it using the tools and equipment that will make it easy to accomplish. Pontoriero will also reveal to you how to incorporate the thought process of creating memorable photos through selective focus. This is a must-see presentation to help you learn how to improve your photographic storytelling vocabulary.
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Posted 04/27/18
At Depth of Field 2018, photographer Bambi Cantrell shares her insights into unique lighting and posing for wedding photography, explains how skillful adjustments can make for a great photo, and emphasizes that, as a photographer, learning as much about your subject as possible will help yield photos they will love. 
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Posted 04/27/18
Husband-and-wife team Kahran and Regis Bethencourt share their techniques to help photographers create a niche for themselves in the business. They emphasize that by looking for areas in photography that are underrepresented, you can carve out new “lanes” of business that are both specialized and exciting.
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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 08/02/19
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. Clifford Pickett is a professional travel, humanitarian and commercial photographer, videographer, producer and lecturer. Although he’s based in New York, his work takes him around the globe. Like many travelers, his passion for seeing and experiencing the world is precisely what sparked his enthusiasm for photography. His unique style is a product of his approach: Shoshin, or “new mind”—a perspective of seeing his subjects and the world with childlike wonder, as if it were for the first time. Pickett often shoots with just an iPhone and a small aerial drone. Learn More >   https://www.cliffordpickett.com/
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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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