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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 06/21/17
Documentary photography is an exercise in the art of observation: paying attention to the spontaneous theater of the streets and capturing moments that tell stories. In this presentation from B&H’s 2017 Optic Conference, Steve Simon shares the wisdom he has gleaned from a lifetime of wandering the streets and urban spaces with his camera. Using examples from his own career, as well as the work of other photographers, Simon elaborates on his shooting philosophy, while discussing gear choices and shooting techniques to help you raise your game. Featured among the advice he shares are ways to improve your response time, tips for approaching strangers to make street portraits, as well as options for maximizing image sharpness and nailing the shot. As Simon points out, a photographic style is not something you create, it’s something that’s revealed in the volume of pictures you make over time. During this lecture, he offers you the encouragement to try new things by getting out of your comfort zone, inspiring you to capture lyrical, poetic and decisive moments that communicate the energy around you.
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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 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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