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Posted 07/04/17
How do you get close to people in a foreign culture and make photographs that resonate? In his lecture for B&H’s 2017 OPTIC conference, award-winning photographer Eric Kruszewski addresses this question, sharing tips about opening doors, gaining people’s trust, and making images of strangers with hopes that you’ll part as friends. Against a backdrop of pictures from his travel expeditions and long-term projects, Kruszewski walks you through his learning process for developing relationships and seizing the moment. Featured among his many insights: Click with the person before you click the shutter; and the best opportunity for making a portrait is right after you finish shooting and say thank you. After watching, you’ll have a new understanding of how to engage with the people you meet in your travels, and tips for truly understanding who they are and what they do.
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Posted 06/08/17
N ational Geographic photographer Alison Wright specializes in documenting traditional cultures around the world through her portraits of people. She was named National Geographic Traveler of the Year, in 2013, and her photographs illustrate the passion and purpose she brings to her mission. In this video, Wright shares some of her travel stories, in addition to her insights about how she approaches people from all walks of life and makes them feel comfortable in front of the camera. Wright also explains how to use composition, gesture, emotion, and lighting to capture a meaningful photograph. Learn how your camera can become a window into the lives of others and how to create a universal human connection through an image.
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