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Posted 12/28/20
Professional photographer Jennifer McClure shares her creative process when using her personal life to inspire her photography projects. She reviews some of her past projects, as well her experience, as she searched for photography ideas at home during the quarantine. What sort of personal projects have you launched during this year of isolation? Tell us about them in the Comments section.
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Posted 07/17/19
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. At B&H’s Optic 2019, photographer Lisa Langell talks about how and why we photograph, and she stresses that the most important part of your journey as a photographer is knowing the answer to the question, “Why do I photograph?” Langell reminds us that photography is not only transformative for the person taking the photo; a powerful image can have deep emotional impact on others, too. This is a great talk from a photographer who approaches her craft from psychological and technical perspectives. Check it out and click here for more  instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
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Posted 01/30/18
In this B&H Event Space video, wedding photographers Laibel and Chana Schwartz show you how to create great portraits in less than desirable environments, allowing you to come away with happy customers, as well as elements for a noteworthy portfolio. During this presentation, the Schwartzes discuss the seven techniques they use to produce beautiful portraiture in any setting, despite tacky backgrounds. Learn their tips for finding your happy spot, thinking outside your box, changing your perspective, styling things yourself, or even hitting the road and leaving the event hall. After watching, you’ll walk away with the tools in your pocket to create images that transcend their origin and come alive in your camera.
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Posted 07/09/17
It is true that travel can inspire, stimulating all your senses as you wander with your camera through new and exciting surroundings. But your ability to maintain your concentration amidst the sights, sounds and smells in exotic, often chaotic environments is one of the keys to coming away with strong images. Documentarian and Wanderer Steve Simon provides tips and techniques for the traveling photographer gleaned from adventures to more than 40 countries on six continents. From smart planning through efficient research to tips on choosing a location, booking and keeping costs down, Steve Simon talks about what to take with you and in which camera bag, airport tips, safety & security, staying healthy on the road and hiring a guide for a shortcut to great images. You’ll learn about strategies for photographing strangers in different cultures, ethics and model release issues as well as creating a sense of place and following the light. Steve will inspire you to tell your personal travel story by shooting landscapes, details, night scenes, food and even documenting travel itself. All this with tech tips to improve your response time and ideas for sharing your work in exciting and innovative ways.
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