OPTIC 2016 Travel, Outdoor & Wildlife Photography Conference NYC June 5-8

Check out Four Days of FREE talks & events with outdoor and travel photographers including Keynote Speaker Michael Kenna and Sony Artisans Katrin Eismann & Ira Block at OPTIC 2016 June 5-8 in NYC

OPTIC 2016 is four days of presentations, events, live demonstrations, portfolio reviews, gallery exhibitions, cocktail parties, sunset cruises and a Central Park photo expedition along with a giant two day long trade show. Please see each day for a complete schedule of the many activities that OPTIC offers that you can choose from, to customize your experience. The main stage on day one and day two will be live streamed. All lectures will be available to view at a later time, so you can relive OPTIC and not miss a single exciting presentation!

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Sunday, June 5, 2016 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Location: The New Yorker Hotel Grand Ballroom
Address: 481 8th Ave (between 35th and 36th on 8th, New York, NY

Main Stage:
9:00 AM EDT Doors and Trade Show Open
9:45 AM EDT OPTIC 2016 Main Stage Opening remarks with David Brommer, OPTIC Conference Executive Director and Sven Lindblad President and CEO
10:00 AM EDT Ralph Lee Hopkins presents: Wildlife Photography: The Decisive Moment Matters Most!
11:00 AM EDT Michael Kenna presents: Influences, Inspirations and Magic
12:00 Noon EDT Ira Block presents: Seeing Beyond Traditional Travel Images
Lunch Break
1:45 PM EDT Krista Rossow presents: How to Think Like an Editor
2:45 PM EDT Flip Nicklin presents: Photographing Whales and Marine Life
Afternoon Break
3:45 PM EDT Roman Kurywczack presents: A Paradigm Shift in the World of Bird Photography
4:45 PM EDT Ron Magill presents: Walk on the Wild Side – Adventure and Wildlife Photography

Second Stage:
12:00 Noon EDT Vincent Versace presents: Seeing and Shooting in Black & White and Infrared
1:30 PM EDT Ron Magill presents : Africa – the Ultimate Photo Safari
3:00 PM EDT Katrin Eismann presents: Small – Medium – Large
4:30 PM EDT John Paul Caponigro presents: Black and White Mastery

Monday, June 6, 2016 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Location: The New Yorker Hotel Grand Ballroom
Address: 481 8th Ave (between 35th and 36th on 8th, New York, NY

Main Stage:
9:00 AM EDT Doors and Trade Show Open
9:45 AM EDT Sara Cedar Miller presents: Transforming Central Park
10:15 AM EDT Erika Larsen presents: Capturing Culture
11:15 AM EDT Omar Z Robles presents: Photography in the Streets
Lunch Break
1:00 PM EDT Jay Dickman presents: Seeing Details
2::00 PM EDT John Paul Caponigro presents: Insight into Two Generations of Master Artists
3:00 PM EDT After noon break
3:45 PM EDT National Parks at Night presents: Night Visions of National Parks
5:00 PM EDT Brenda Tharp presents: Beyond the Snapshot- Advanced Travel Photography

Second Stage:
10:30 AM EDT Ron Magill presents: Photography as a Conservation Tool
12:00 Noon EDT Roman Kurywczack presents: Photography After Dark
1:30 PM EDT Katrin Eismann presents Travel Light – Take Great Pictures
3:00 PM EDT Vincent Versace: The Camera is Mightier Than the Pen: The Turning the Last Page Project
4:30 PM EDT Robert Rodriguez Jr. presents: Essentials of Creative Composition in Landscape Photography

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 3:00- 6:00 PM
Sony Central Park Nature Photo Walk with Lindblad Expeditions
Location: Dana Center in Central Park
Directions: Dana Center is located just inside Central Park, at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues. Use 2 or 3 trains and exit at Central Park North 110th Street. C train to Cathedral Parkway 110th Street.

Sony Central Park Nature Photo Walk with Lindblad Expeditions: Explore the north end of Central Park. We have prepared a great photo walk, with a map with spots along the route where top pro photographers will be stationed to give you tips.

Visit key locations in Northern Central Park that offer outstanding photo opportunities and learn about the unique wildlife and history of the park. Select locations will have Central Park guides from the Central Park Conservatory, Sony Artisans Andy Katz, Katrin Eismann and Brian Smith and National Geographic Photographers from Lindblad Expeditions (providing the experience of a Lindblad Expedition field trip) to help you both learn and get great images. A map of the locations will be provided so you can navigate the park and photo stations at your own speed.

The starting point for the Sony Central Park Nature and Photo Walk will be the Dana Center. Perched on the northern shore of the Harlem Meer, the Dana Center is Central Park’s newest building, and the first to be built specifically as a visitor center. The Dana Center will have the Sony concierge tent with light refreshments and access to bathrooms. Sony loaner equipment will also be made available.


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3 thoughts on “OPTIC 2016 Travel, Outdoor & Wildlife Photography Conference NYC June 5-8”

  1. Pingback: Optic 2016 Photography Show Specials

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  3. Brian, I’ve watch most of day one, and I must say your presentation was by far the easiest to follow and the most interesting.

    My wife watched a few minutes of your presentation, the part on Haiti, and her comment was you were an interesting speaker.

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