B&H Photo and Video in partnership with Lindblad Expeditions announced a digital version of its OPTIC 2020, June 7 – 8. This year is the sixth year of OPTIC for wildlife, landscape, and travel photographers. The event will stream lectures and virtual attendees can submit to image critiques, participate in the OPTIC Challenge, attend a virtual trade show, and join OPTIC hangouts to network and chat. This year also marks the first edition of OPTIC Magazine, a digital publication dedicated to the conference, packed with articles, interviews, photos, and promotions.
This year’s keynote speakers Ami Vitale (June 7) and Clyde Butcher (June 8) headline a lineup of talented photographers including Lizzy Gadd, Sean Kernan, Rich Reid (Lindblad Expeditions), Ralph Lee Hopkins (Lindblad Expeditions), Ron Magill (Nikon), Pete McBride (Sony), Caroline Jensen (Sony), Annie Griffith (Panasonic), and Trupal Pandya (Profoto).
The OPTIC Challenge is back this year with a dozen photo categories, including wildlife (mammals), birding/aviary, underwater/marine, landscape, night photography, marketplace, culture & travel, street photography, macro, shot on film, drone/aerial, and fine art/abstract.
A virtual trade show hosted on Zoom will consist of demonstrations, workshops, and Q&A sessions giving you the opportunity to get information straight from the source of leading brands. It will also provide participants a chance to, partake in challenges, win prizes and score deals connected to OPTIC. Register to be on top of the virtual trade show schedule as it becomes available.
OPTIC 2020 marks the inauguration of OPTIC Magazine, a digital publication packed with interviews with OPTIC presenters, articles full of tips and pointers, beautiful photographs, and promotions.