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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 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 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 05/07/15
With a very personable demeanor and his beautiful photographs as a calling card, Ira Lippke introduces us to the important aspects of shooting a destination wedding. Noting the importance of developing a trusting relationship with the couple, he speaks about the “immersive nature” and intimacy of travelling with the wedding party and how that provides the opportunity for amazing photos. He also provides several very practical tips and notes on his gear choices, but also makes it clear that while quality lenses and sensors are important, a good photo must happen first in the mind of the photographer. 
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