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Posted 06/20/17
Landscape photography is always about the light. During his lecture for B&H’s 2017 Optic conference, Sigma Pro Roman Kurywczak offers this statement as the number one tenet for capturing magical landscapes. And, as you’ll see from his photos, the hour before and after sunrise and sunset are key. Light changes all the time, and ideal conditions don’t last long. By the time you see it, the opportunity to capture the moment is over. Join Kurywczak on this inspirational journey, showcasing images from some of the most beautiful places on earth—from the coast of Iceland to the deserts of the American Southwest. Along the way, he discusses tips, settings, and techniques, as well as the gear you’ll need to be able to capture stunning images of your own.
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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 06/11/17
Each day a billion new images are made, yet few will stand the test of time. In this presentation for B&H’s 2017 Optic Conference, renowned photographer Sam Abell ponders the question, “What makes a lasting photograph?” through image sequences that illustrate the lessons he has learned over the course of his long and distinguished career. Among the wisdom Abell shares is some formative advice he received from his father at the age of 15: Compose the picture and wait. Over the course of this lecture, Abell demonstrates how photographs are built by the decisions the photographer makes. His revealing insights include: bad weather makes good pictures; keep a low angle and look for strong structure; compose and then recompose to master the details; among many other tips. This is not a “greatest hits” slide show, but rather a step-by-step examination of how to achieve lasting images through the careful application of basic photo technique and critical vision. After watching, you will have a new appreciation for the way in which you see the world.
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