OPTIC 2016

Four Day Imaging Conference and Tradeshow about Travel, Outdoor & Wildlife Photography

OPTIC 2016 brought to you by B&H and Lindblad Expeditions, featured an overflowing trade show and engaging presentations by the world's top outdoor photographers. Over four days in New York City, presenters shared their experience and insight, and premier manufacturers showcased their gear in outdoor, photography, and videography equipment. Couldn't attend in person or want to review at your own pace? Now you can view all the presentations of your favorite speakers from the conference.

Watch Opening Remarks

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Watch Opening Remarks

Photography lets you soar! - David Brommer

WILDLIFE

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Wildlife Photography in the Digital Age

Ralph Lee Hopkins

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A Paradigm Shift in the World of Bird Photography

Roman Kurywczak

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Photographing the Brown Bears of Alaska

David Cardinal

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Africa - the Ultimate Photo Safari

Ron Magill

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Photographing Whales and Marine Life

Flip Nicklin

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Walk on the Wild Side - Adventure and Wildlife Photography

Ron Magill

There is something that intrigues me about the possibilities of an image. - Michael Kenna

TECHNIQUES

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Black and White Mastery

John Paul Caponigro

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Somewhere over the Chromatic Rainbow

Vincent Versace

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Small, Medium, Large

Katrin Eismann

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Night Visions of National Parks

Gabriel Biderman, Matt Hill, Tim Cooper, Lance Keimig, and Chris Nicholson

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Essentials of Creative Composition in Landscape Photography

Robert Rodriguez Jr.

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Photography After Dark

Roman Kurywczak

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How to Think Like an Editor

Krista Rossow

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Dance Photography in the Streets

Omar Z Robles

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Traveling Light with Mirrorless

Krista Rossow

No matter what our tool, it's our eye and our passion that keep us going. - Brenda Tharp

TRAVEL

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Capturing Culture

Erika Larsen

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Seeing Beyond Traditional Travel Images

Ira Block

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Beyond the Snapshot - Advanced Travel Photography

Brenda Tharp

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Travel Light - Take Great Pictures

Katrin Eismann

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Capturing the World as You See It, and Using Visual Narrative to Tell Your Story

Jay Dickman

Inspirational

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Insight into Two Generations of Master Artists

John Paul Caponigro & Paul Caponigro

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Photography as a Conservation Tool

Ron Magill

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Transforming Central Park

Sara Cedar Miller

The camera is your passport to magic places. - John Paul Caponigro

OPTIC PODCASTS (AUDIO)

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Landscape Masters Michael Kenna, Paul Caponigro and John Paul Caponigro

OPTIC 2016 Imaging Conference provided numerous opportunities to talk with some of the most respected nature and landscape photographers and masters of thier craft.

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Gear Insights from the Major Manufacturers at OPTIC 2016

Hear what's new from Sigma, Fujifilm, Canon, Lensbaby, Sony, Panasonic, Tiffen, Tamron, and Nikon.

2016 Speakers

Keynote Speaker
Michael Kenna

Keynote Speaker
Michael Kenna

Sven-Olof Lindblad
Robert Rodriquez Jr
Brenda Tharp
Jay Dickman
Krista Rossow
Katrin Eismann
Erika Larsen
Flip Nicklin
Ralph Lee Hopkins
Vincent Versace
Charles Chessler
Ron Magil
Sara Cedar Miller
Gabriel Biderman
Matt Hill
Chris Nicholson
David Brommer
Lance Keimig
Roman Kurywczak
Kevin Gilbert
Ira Block
Omar Z Robles
Clay Taylor
John Paul Caponigro
Steve Simon
Stephen Mallon

I am an old dog to have to learn new tricks. I want to spend my last years with silver.
- Paul Caponigro

WHAT IS OPTIC?

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We can all stand in the same place and choose to see things differently.
- Gabriel Biderman

Explore the inspiration, technique and equipment for imaging the great outdoors with OPTIC, which is an annual conference and trade show featuring the world's top outdoor photographers.

Sponsored by B&H and Lindblad Expeditions, OPTIC 2016 took place at the New Yorker Hotel, conveniently located within one block of B&H Photo's legendary NYC Superstore.

On display was the latest gear and hands on experience with super telephoto zooms, drones, feather light tripods, the latest cameras, printers, and all the equipment to guarantee your return from an adventure with incredible images.

OPTIC 2016 featured opportunities for book signings and direct conversation with the OPTIC speakers as well as hands on training and inspiration, portfolio reviews, gallery shows, sunset cruises, photo walks and critiques.

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I know nothing about the digital world...I haven't even googled yet. - Paul Caponigro

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