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Posted 07/12/17
In this B&H-sponsored OPTIC 2017 presentation, photographer Brooks Jensen discusses what he calls “The Spectrum.” Topics include our perceptions of what makes for “good print presentation,” i.e., matting, print numbering, and other codified practices. Also discussed are the differences between the image and the print, which is an implementation of the image, print media, offset printing (magazines, books), iPads, and other mobile devices, and the history of photographic presentations.
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Posted 07/04/17
In this B&H OPTIC 2017 video presentation, photographer and Sony Artisan of Light ambassador Vivienne Gucwa talks about some of the things she experienced during her journey to the Arctic with only one camera—a Sony a7R II, and one lens, a Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM. Gucwa discusses the pluses and minuses of being restricted to minimal gear, and how she managed to maximize the visual possibilities with the one camera and one lens she had at her disposal
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Posted 07/04/17
Social media has democratized the world of photography. Platforms such as Instagram now allow all photographers an equal opportunity to share pictures with a global audience. In their presentation for B&H’s 2017 Optic conference, Jill Mann & Kyla Trethewey, of Our Wild Abandon, discuss the positive and the negative aspects of sharing their work via Instagram with the more than 100,000 followers on their social profile. From the whys of using social media to the possible ways in which to monetize your social media presence to the all-important pitfalls to avoid, Mann & Trethewey offer valuable insights and tips for building a following, engaging with your community, and planning for a sustainable future on a platform that is constantly evolving.
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Posted 07/04/17
In this B&H OPTIC 2017 event video, award-winning National Geographic photographer Jeff Mauritzen shares his views on travel photography. Having worked in just about every climate and environment imaginable, Mauritzen offers advice on how to choose the best gear for your needs and how to capture the best imagery, whether you’re working in Antarctica or deep in the steamy tropics.
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Posted 07/04/17
How do you get close to people in a foreign culture and make photographs that resonate? In his lecture for B&H’s 2017 OPTIC conference, award-winning photographer Eric Kruszewski addresses this question, sharing tips about opening doors, gaining people’s trust, and making images of strangers with hopes that you’ll part as friends. Against a backdrop of pictures from his travel expeditions and long-term projects, Kruszewski walks you through his learning process for developing relationships and seizing the moment. Featured among his many insights: Click with the person before you click the shutter; and the best opportunity for making a portrait is right after you finish shooting and say thank you. After watching, you’ll have a new understanding of how to engage with the people you meet in your travels, and tips for truly understanding who they are and what they do.
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Posted 06/21/17
Before you go out with your camera, do you think about what it is that you’re planning to photograph? For Fujifilm X-photographer Ruddy Roye, this starts with the lens he selects, based on his understanding of the subject matter in his frame. In this presentation for B&H’s 2017 Optic conference, Roye discusses his framing and lens choices for a series black-and-white portraits that he shot on assignment in Atlanta, Georgia. Roye’s go-to lens for portraits and street photography is the Fujifilm 23 mm f/2, a wide-angle 35mm equivalent lens that lets every one of his images communicate the powerful stories of both his subject and the environment they inhabit. After watching this video, you’ll have a better appreciation for how to select the right lenses and other photographic tools for success in your own work.
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Posted 06/20/17
Landscape photography is always about the light. During his lecture for B&H’s 2017 Optic conference, Sigma Pro Roman Kurywczak offers this statement as the number one tenet for capturing magical landscapes. And, as you’ll see from his photos, the hour before and after sunrise and sunset are key. Light changes all the time, and ideal conditions don’t last long. By the time you see it, the opportunity to capture the moment is over. Join Kurywczak on this inspirational journey, showcasing images from some of the most beautiful places on earth—from the coast of Iceland to the deserts of the American Southwest. Along the way, he discusses tips, settings, and techniques, as well as the gear you’ll need to be able to capture stunning images of your own.
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Posted 06/18/17
When it comes to traveling the world with camera gear, size and weight matter. In this B&H OPTIC 2017 video, photographer William Innes discusses the benefits of mirrorless camera systems when photographing the world both near and far. Along with the size and weight benefits of mirrorless cameras, Innes also talks about the stealth benefits of shooting with smaller-profile cameras and lenses, the high levels of image quality he gets from his mirrorless system, and its simplicity of use.
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Posted 06/15/17
In celebration of the 2016 National Nark Centennial, National Geographic photographer Jonathan Irish went on assignment for Fujifilm and National Geographic Traveler to explore, discover, and photograph all 59 of the U.S. National Parks in one year. With more than 45,000 miles driven, an emergency bush-plane landing in Alaska, two flat tires, and countless other crazy experiences, it was a rewarding and difficult assignment. Yet, it was also filled with some of the most beautiful scenery, incredible hiking, and amazing camping spots under the stars. This is a fun and inspiring talk about dreaming big, successfully pitching a year-long story, and going on an epic adventure discovering our nation's greatest treasures: our National Parks.
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Posted 06/14/17
Sigma Pro Roman Kurywczak takes you on an inspirational journey showcasing the magic of the landscapes near and far. Roman will provide you with tips, settings, techniques, as well as necessary gear for capturing stunning images of your very own.
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