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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 07/04/17
Social media has democratized the world of photography. Platforms such as Instagram now allow all photographers an equal opportunity to share pictures with a global audience. In their presentation for B&H’s 2017 Optic conference, Jill Mann & Kyla Trethewey, of Our Wild Abandon, discuss the positive and the negative aspects of sharing their work via Instagram with the more than 100,000 followers on their social profile. From the whys of using social media to the possible ways in which to monetize your social media presence to the all-important pitfalls to avoid, Mann & Trethewey offer valuable insights and tips for building a following, engaging with your community, and planning for a sustainable future on a platform that is constantly evolving.
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Posted 08/13/15
In this video, the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference photographer Tony Sweet talks about the creative aspects and benefits of making photographs with iPhone  camera s. Supplement your iPhone creativity with a series of images, creative app use, and short process videos. With the iPhone becoming the world's most popular camera, the increased resolution can deliver print- quality and even gallery- quality images, but falls short when telephoto shooting is required. Sweet also discusses the benefits and possibilities of pairing your DSLR with your iPhone to share DSLR images.
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