It’s that time of the year when everyone from music bloggers to movie critics are rattling off their top favorites of the year. This end-of-year phenomenon has inspired me to reflect on the last 12 months at the B&H Event Space, and to pick my own top ten events. There were far more than ten excellent events, but these really stood out from the rest. Hit the jump to see which ones made the cut.
Bob Straus speaks at the B&H Event Space on how digital photography has transformed picture-taking since the days of film. He will discuss the digital shift in mindset by many former film shooters and the great reliance on digital photographic equipment by "digital age" photographers who have never learned the basics of photography or have gotten away from these fundamentals in favor of camera technology and computer post production.
Live at the B&H Event Space at 2:30 PM EST today will be the stars of D-Town TV Larry Becker and Matt Kosklowski. You can watch it live here. They will be having a big giveaway, plus answering questions live. Additionally, there will be special guests, lots of tips, plus a live tour of the SuperStore. Tune in today for a special treat.
The best camera in the world is little more than an elaborate box that lets light in for a precise amount of time. Put a lens on it, and the camera becomes a photographic tool to let you explore reality and capture your imagination’s take on what you see.
In this Event Space video, Artist and Designer Mat Thorne will discuss the best ways to approach a body of work and translate your own personal identity as a photographer into your promotional materials.
In celebration of his iPad app, Butterfly Wonders, which features a comprehensive section on close-up photography, Rick Sammon returns to the B&H Event Space to share his favorite close-up photographs along with practical advice on macro photography.
Interested in iPhone and iPad apps—using them or creating them? If so, this info-packed seminar is for you. Join photographer/author Rick Sammon and Emmy-award winner videographer David Leveen and see how this dynamic duo created Light It!—an app for both the iPhone and iPad that is all about creative lighting techniques for the photo enthusiast.
Real Exposures features one-on-one interviews with industry professionals such as high-profile photographers and filmmakers. In this episode, photojournalist Jason Florio visits B&H to discuss his expedition to the West African Republic of The Gambia, where he photographed chiefs and elders.
Join Lindsay Adler for an educational presentation about the essentials of studio equipment, techniques and concepts. This seminar will be a combination of lecture and demonstration in which Lindsay will be shooting tethered so you can see the setup and immediate resulting image. This class will not focus on rigid formulas to determine lighting setups, but instead will take a more relaxed and practical approach to the subject.
Retouching is a balancing act and an art. While you want to correct facial imperfections and blemishes, you also want to retain skin texture and maintain a realistic image. This presentation by Lindsay Adler will introduce you to the basic tools, techniques and programs used to retouch portrait and beauty images.
Great nature photographs don’t happen by chance. A blend of good light and a strong composition are keys to creating images that have impact and meaning. When layered with a natural moment, remarkable images are born from the photographer’s vision, combining anticipation and execution.
Shooting portraits can be a challenge—but the kind folks over at LightenUpandShoot and the B&H Event Space teamed up to try to help attendees of a recent Photo Safari. Starting in the West Village of New York City on a bright sunny day, the safari visited some hot locations such as Washington Square Park, Cooper Union, and Thompson Square Park. So just how did this event help to make people better portrait shooters?
The Brooklyn Bridge—perhaps one of the most iconic and photogenic bridges in NYC, was the location of a recent photo walk/safari hosted by the B&H Event Space. Comprised of seven different way points spread across the general area of the bridge, the event was swarmed by attendees all across the bridge—even on the cloudy day!
Recently, Frank Dispensa lectured in the Event Space, speaking first about “Creating the Perfect Digital Negative.“ (If you missed it, you can purchase it on a DVD directly from Frank’s website.) Later on, he held his own print competition, where he judged various entries. The participants competed for some really cool prizes as well.
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