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Posted 08/15/20
Professional photographer Mélissa Baptiste gives the RAW truth (and not the JPG version) of starting a business as a woman in photography. She offers advice on balancing entrepreneurship with creativity, trying different photographic styles, networking, and her portrait-photography tips. Stop by often to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.   
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Posted 11/29/17
In this B&H Event Space video, photographer Lester Lefkowitz gets into the nitty-gritty of earning money with your camera. Geared for full- and part-time photographers, subjects covered in this video include figuring out pricing, negotiating strategies, writing up contracts and other legalities, pre- and post-photography issues, model releases, and tax-related issues.
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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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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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