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Join zoologist and wildlife photographer Ron Magill as he shares his tips for photographing the fauna that call the Florida Everglades home. Filmed at B&H’s Optic 2018, Magill’s lecture is richly illustrated with examples of his remarkable work in the field. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other ...
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Simon Lewis discusses the importance of narrative when creating his photographs at Optic 2018. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com. For more information and Optic 2018 coverage,...
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Ron Magill started as a zoologist who wanted to save money on stock images of animals, so he began shooting them himself. His first lesson is the best: “You gotta enjoy photography.” He stresses patience when shooting wildlife—but also not being afraid to break rules, shoot on continuous mode, or let common roadblocks get in the way. He speaks significantly about using various types of light when...
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Join Simon Lewis as he shares his approach to shooting architectural spaces, at Optic 2018. Lewis emphasizes creativity when representing spaces, as well as the importance of narrative across genres of photography. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com. For...
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Three of the guys from National Parks at Night—Matt Hill, Gabe Biderman, and Lance Keimig, provide a wonderful conversation and tutorial on night photography. From in-camera adjustments and dealing with myriad artificial light sources to post-processing techniques, these three photographers will offer all you need to know on shooting at night… and not just star trails! We hope you enjoy the video...
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While living far from her Kentucky roots, teaching English in South Korea, photographer Liz Groeschen harnessed photography as a powerful tool to communicate exactly what she was seeing to her friends and family back home. In this Optic 2018 video, she shares stories and photos about the self-assigned projects she undertook as an American expat in South Korea, and during an ensuing 443-day trip...
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Legendary portrait and fine art photographer Joyce Tenneson spoke at B&H’s 2018 OPTIC Conference about understanding the photography you create and the importance of having a specific project to motivate your work. If she didn’t say another word during her talk, the images alone would inspire, but she discusses looking for inspiration in all aspects of life, and the need to reinvent your work...
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Join wildlife photographer Charles Glatzer as he shares his tips for photographing bears in the wild. In his presentation for Optic 2018, Glatzer emphasizes preparation, in terms of artistic vision, as well as the technical considerations one must keep in mind when working in bear habitat. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other...
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Independent filmmakers working with DSLRs and mirrorless cameras should all have one critical accessory in the bag: a variable neutral density filter. This nifty little tool can change the way you shoot by allowing you to follow the 180-degree shutter rule more easily, or simply use wider apertures for shallow depth of field. It is also quite affordable. However, if you go shopping you may notice...
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Photographer, educator, and Leica ambassador Adam Marelli gives a wonderful presentation that will improve not only your travel photography but your travels, in general. While Marelli is very adept with the Leica M system camera and lenses, his talk centers on the importance of making real connections with the people and places you visit. He suggests keeping your camera in your bag initially and...
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Photographer Rich Reid was welcomed to B&H’s Optic 2018 to discuss the slow and methodical imaging technique of time-lapse photography. Reid goes over various hardware and software available to help complete this task, and then mentions the requirement to be resilient and open to failure to become a successful time-lapse shooter. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide...
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Photographer Rich Reid joins us at B&H’s Optic 2108 to talk about how the modern smartphone, with the latest iPhone being a major focus, has completely changed the landscape of digital photography. During this talk, Reid highlights the numerous functions available, including burst mode, panoramic mode, portrait mode, and exposure compensation. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to...
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Photographer Seth Resnick joined us at B&H’s Optic 2018, to share his thoughts on how to assess color, develop a more creative mindset, and how to create better images. Resnick walks us through his mindset while stressing the importance of paying attention to the details of your surroundings and to think things...
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First impressions matter as much in the art world as they do in everyday life. Presentation goes a long way in establishing how a photograph will be received by its audience. Artists, curators, and gallery owners know this and put considerable thought into mounting, framing, and hanging photographs for exhibition. Tossing a print into a pre-made frame might suffice for a vacation photo at home...
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Learn about Vincent Versace’s journey photographing Cuba during his talk at B&H Optic 2018. Versace describes the immense power that photos have in bringing back memories and transporting us to a particular place and time. Another aspect of his presentation is the importance of telephoto lenses, since they...
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