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Posted 07/10/15
In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, Dan Westergren, Director of Photography for National Geographic Travel, presents 30 years of photographs taken for the magazine. He discusses taking pictures that offer a sense of place, bold light, as well as pictures that capture those fleeting moments in time. 
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Posted 08/03/15
Aimed at the still photographer beginning to shoot video, Bob Krist uses articulate storytelling, a good sense of humor and a detailed outline to break down what you need to know to create an effective video. Technical details regarding ISO settings, frame rates and audio settings are covered, as is the grammar of shot selection and the salient points on how to tell a story with moving images compared to stills. Despite the wealth of information provided, Krist’s easy-going manner, straightforward style and exemplary work make it easy to digest some very helpful material. And as he points out early in his talk, “as still photographers we have the skills for video, we just don’t know it yet!”
10849 Views
Posted 07/09/15
In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, photographer Art Wolfe talks about what it takes to become a successful travel photographer. He discusses art education, the connection between painting and photography, developing and pursuing personal interests, the logistics of travel photography, and techniques for creating dynamic travel photographs.
2141 Views
Posted 07/22/15
In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, travel photographer Robert O’Toole talks about his favorite subjects: wildlife and Japan. In this video, O’Toole describes the tools and techniques needed to capture dynamic wildlife photographs and the challenges of shooting in cold, wintry environments. 
2655 Views
Posted 08/06/15
From the 2015 OPTIC Imaging Conference, photographer Laurie Klein expresses her experience with and enthusiasm for infrared photography and discusses how to select the right infrared equipment for landscape photography. She also delves into different methods and techniques to capture perfect images in varying light and situations. Whether you're a newbie or an experienced photographer, if you're interested in learning more about this artistic medium and unique look, this presentation will refresh your photography.
1451 Views
Posted 08/24/15
In this video from the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, photographer David Middleton discusses the fact that there is more to photography than camera-club competitions and filling your walls with prints. Middleton shares how photography can also be about helping someone else. Using images from Bhutan, Uganda, Kenya, Vermont, and New Mexico, he highlights the simple and profound effects your photography can have on improving other people's lives, whether it is in your own neighborhood or in a country far away.
5336 Views
Posted 08/06/15
Frustrated with taking blurry macro images? In this video, from the 2015 OPTIC Imaging Conference, Roman Kurywczak will teach you how to take stunning, tack-sharp macro images, whether out in the field or in a studio setting. Macro photography can take the viewer into another world and the act of making the images transports the photographer into a shooting nirvana. Roman will show you how to take your macro images to the next level and help you create your own stunning works of art!
6196 Views
Posted 11/02/15
In this video from the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, author and photographer Ian Plant talks about how to better compose images and the rules of composition. Ian teaches you how to see the world in ways you never before imagined, drawing lessons from his critically-acclaimed hit book "Visual Flow: Mastering the Art of Composition." Visual Flow unlocks the composition secrets of the great masters, giving you the keys to create compelling and artistic photographs that will stand out from the crowd.
6974 Views
Posted 07/14/15
In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, adventure photographer and filmmaker Lucas Gilman discusses what it takes to become a successful travel and adventure photographer based on your strengths, interests, and the imaging abilities of modern camera technologies.
3825 Views
Posted 08/14/15
Take a deep dive into making effective use of flash in your photography with National Geographic photographer Bob Krist, who's honed his techniques over decades of shooting for magazines and crafting best-selling photo books. You'll learn how to create natural-looking flash photos and blend flash with available light. He covers technique, including fill flash and how to use it, slow synch flash—which he calls the most important of flash techniques—bounce flash, and using found surfaces and reflectors. You'll discover how to take your flash to new dimensions with multiple flash, light modifier, and complementary filtration, and more.
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