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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 03/20/18
In this B&H Event Space video, Australian wildlife photographer and Tamron Lens Ambassador Shannon Wild talks about her life as a photographer of wild animals. Topics she discusses include the basics of shooting stills and video with DSLRs, how to best choose and use your camera gear, how to approach animals, travel tips, and other important aspects of travel and animal photography, in locations as diverse as Antarctica, Africa, and other remote and exotic locales. In this B&H Event Space video, Australian wildlife photographer and Tamron Lens Ambassador Shannon Wild talks about her life as a photographer of wild animals. Topics she discusses include the basics of shooting stills and video with DSLRs, how to best choose and use your camera gear, how to approach animals, travel tips, and other important aspects of travel and animal photography, in locations as diverse as Antarctica, Africa, and other remote and exotic locales.
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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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Posted 02/14/18
In this B&H Event Space video, photographer Joey Quintero walks you step-by-step through how to assemble the network of creatives who are essential to executing a successful fashion photo shoot. To give you a practical behind-the-scenes experience, he brings along some people with whom he regularly works—a fashion stylist, and a professional hair and make-up artist—who get right to work readying the model for the set. Once the makeup and styling are complete, Quintero leads the group through a posing session using a variety of different light modifiers, with live commentary as changes are made. As they work, you will hear input and suggestions from various participants, revealing the real-world processes involved in making a fashion shoot a success.
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Posted 08/14/17
Here's a video aimed directly at so many of today's inexperienced digital SLR owners—you've owned a nice camera for while and want to move past totally automatic, green-zone shooting. But how do you make the move?  Even a study of shutter speeds and apertures alone doesn’t necessarily connect all the dots. How do you make intelligent and thoughtful choices in camera settings? In this video, Canon USA’s Rudy Winston gives you guidance to do exactly that. This is more than just understanding what a shutter speed is. Winston shows you how to take that preliminary understanding and translate it into the thought process an experienced photographer might use to get the right camera settings and the results they're hoping for. Using excellent sample images and clear on-screen graphics, this B&H Event Space video will give you the information and visual "push" you may need to move past the full auto green shooting mode, and begin to explore more creative photography with your camera.
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Posted 06/20/17
In this B&H Event Space video, Christopher Makos presents a star-studded slideshow culled from his long and illustrious career making images as an immediate response to his surroundings. From his beginnings with Man Ray, in Europe, to his close friendship with Andy Warhol and entourage to the many other beautiful people and exotic locales captured through his lens, Makos walks viewers through a wide-ranging survey of work considered for his retrospective book everything: The Black and White Monograph. From Fire Island to Ascot, Mallorca to Moscow, Morocco to Puerta Vallarta, Giza to Palm Springs, this presentation offers an inside look at the restless, globetrotting life Makos has led, always with camera in hand.
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Posted 10/13/16
New York Comic-Con 2016 has come and gone, and with it, the working professionals that turn it into an experience flex their creative muscles yet again. In this video, we follow two cosplay professionals, Dhareza Maramis and Becka Noel, on the devotion that goes into crafting a high end costume, along with cosplay photographer Jason Laboy, who shares his insights on the gear and stamina required to make it through one of the most exciting pop culture events.
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Posted 04/12/16
In this B&H video, Alexa Mehraban (@EatingNYC) takes us around New York City and shows us some Instagram photography tips for foodies! Follow Mehraban as she shows us some delicious tacos, shakes, dumplings, and more. “Don’t be afraid to play with your food to take a better picture,” says Mehraban —advice only our mothers would disagree with! We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
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Posted 03/14/14
In this B&H Event Space video, veteran photographer Joe DiMaggio takes decades’ worth of experience and distills it down to nine elements that will enhance your photography. Both amateurs and budding professionals will benefit from this fast-paced, two-hour presentation. Some of the themes discussed include the following categories. The immediacy of a photograph: When later is unacceptable Exposure: Night and day and it’s off the chart! Composition: The rule of thirds and harmony Why God gave you knees: Lessons in perspective Less is more: Make this old adage work for you How one smile can make you multilingual: It’s all about access to the world While these precepts may seem simple, DiMaggio elaborates and illustrates how they can enhance your photography and take you to new dimensions in seeing. DiMaggio is known for providing enlightening and fun education, so don’t miss this chance to learn from the pro, and expand your photo skills.
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