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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. Erin Babnik is known internationally as a leading photographic artist, educator, writer, and speaker. Her ambitious and expressive style of landscape photography integrates her spirit of adventurous exploration, progressive techniques, and formal education in the arts. Babnik’s approach to writing and speaking blends art history, philosophy, and instructional thinking, which has made her one of the most notable voices among landscape photographers. She is also a member of the illustrious nature photography team Photo Cascadia. Learn More > https://erinbabnik.com/
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Posted 08/02/19
Jide Alakija is an internationally renowned photographer with more than 10 years of experience shooting multicultural weddings, documentaries, and editorial campaigns. Alakija's assignments have taken him across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the U.S. Regularly piquing the interest of international icons and A-list celebrities through his captivating eye, Alakija's recent clients include Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka; hip-hop artist and producer J. Cole; acclaimed novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; and Didier Drogba, former Chelsea F.C. soccer player.
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Posted 08/02/19
Patricia Davidson is a professional photographer specializing in landscape and travel photography. She has spent the last 20 years living on the southern Oregon coast, where she developed her landscape photography skills. Davidson and her husband spent the last four years living nomadically, traveling in their RV throughout the western United States. With a background in the visual arts and web development, she sets out to produce images that express her artistic vision and passion for photography, as well as her love of nature and the outdoors. Learn More
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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 08/02/19
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. Lisa Langell is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in numerous prestigious publications, galleries and more. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the North American Nature Photography Association. She is also an ambassador for Tamron and FotoPro. Having worked as a floral designer, a licensed psychologist, a university instructor, an international consultant in K-12 education, the Chief Business Development Officer of an education technology company, a researcher, a writer and an artist, Lisa's first love remains photography. Learn More
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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. Daniel Cartamil, PhD, is a marine biologist and conservation photographer at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He has studied sharks since 1993 and worked as a fisheries biologist in Alaska, California, and Mexico. His passion for the natural world inspired him to devote 10 years to photographing Baja, California's untamed wilderness for his new book, Baja's Wild Side (Sunbelt Publishing). Based in San Diego, CA, Cartamil is also an environmental consultant, leading adventure photography tours in Baja, California and Mexico. Learn More > https://bajaswildside.com/
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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. Darrell Gulin has been a full time nature/travel photographer for the last 26 years. One of Canon's Explorers of Light, Gulin is a past president of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). His photographs have been published in Outdoor Photographer, Newsweek, National Geographic, Audubon, National Wildlife, Birder's World, Sunset, Nature Conservancy, Popular Photography, Nature's Best, and many more. He leads the Gulin/Ken & Lydia Strange workshops. He travels around the world capturing special moments photographically. Learn More
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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. From a professional extreme snowboarding career to producing international integrated experiences and shoots for brands, Colin Boyd brings an engaging perspective to the work he produces. Currently on a multi-year overland expedition from Maine to Argentina, in a 1978 German fire truck with his wife, Sofi Aldinio, and two young boys, Alfonso and Camilo, they are redefining what's possible as a modern family through the experiences they share with their community and meaningful branded content created on the road. Learn More > https://affueravida.com/work-with-us Sofi Aldinio is an Argentinian photographer who has lived and worked around the world, honing her documentary craft. While living in Portland, Maine, she balanced clients Thule, Goal Zero, and various creative agencies with passionate personal projects sharing refugee stories on their journey to Maine. She is now on an overlanding expedition to Argentina with her partner, Colin Boyd, and two young sons, Alfonso and Camilo, in a 1978 German fire truck, working with brands and publications to share experientially created content. Learn More > http://www.sofiaaldinio.com/
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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. Eileen Rafferty believes in making meaningful work and discovering something new every day. With an MFA in Photography/Film from VCU and a BS in Physiology from Penn State University, she currently teaches workshops and lectures on creative subjects around the country. She also freelances as a video editor, an Adjunct Professor, and heads a creative consultancy business to inspire and motivate clients to pursue and nurture a creative life. Rafferty’s artwork combines a lifelong study of photography to create mixed media, video, drawings, and photographs. Learn More >   http://eileenrafferty.com/   ß NOT SECURE!!!
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Posted 07/29/19
At B&H’s OPTIC 2019, photographer Stephen Wilkes discussed his evolution as a photographer, since he was a teenager. His career has been a series of personal projects that helped him shape his vision and learn that his photographs could inspire change and make a difference. His latest project, Day to Night, looks at a variety of landscapes over a 24-48-hour period, and the changes that take place during that time. For inspiration, motivation, and a few laughs, check out Wilkes’s presentation. BIO: Stephen Wilkes has been widely recognized for his fine art and commercial photography. Wilkes has won numerous awards and honors and continues to exhibit his work in galleries and museums. Wilkes’s newest body of work is titled Day to Night™. He photographs from a fixed camera angle, continuously, for up to 15 hours. A select group of images are then digitally blended into one photograph, capturing the changing of time in a single frame.  Wilkes shoots editorials for major publications, as well as advertising campaigns for many of the country's foremost agencies and corporations.
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