NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - February 26, 2016) - OTPIC 2016 is a four day conference and trade show exploring the inspiration, technique and equipment for all imaging of the great outdoors, led by top photographers.

OPTIC's 2016 theme is: "Taking Yourself Further".

When: June 5, 6, 7, & 8th 2016

Where: The New Yorker Hotel and locations across NYC, including the B&H SuperStore

May 2015 OPTIC was presented for the first time, showcasing a stunning assortment of leading photographers and new media creators including: Art Wolfe, National Geographic Photographers; Ralph Lee Hopkins, Susan Seubert, Bob Krist, Michael Melford, and Dan Westergren and many more. As this year's conference nears, prominent photographers are flocking to be part of OPTIC, including Michael Kenna, Flip Nicklin, Jay Dickman, Krista Rossow, Ami Vitale and more, which will ensure its rightful place as the most preeminent outdoor-travel photography conference ever offered. 

The conference will take place in The New Yorker Hotel, conveniently situated one block away from B&H Photo's legendary NYC SuperStore, and includes a trade show, hands-on and one-on-one experience, photo walks, parties, and sunset cruises lead by National Geographic Photographers.

OPTIC 2016 is being formatted and supported by the photography industry and, in an unprecedented way, is being offered free of charge to the public! Those who can't make it to New York City can watch the LIVE webcast of the entire first two days' program for free on the OPTIC website.

OPTIC is brought you by two industry leaders with a combined 80 years of excellence serving customers and guests. Lindblad virtually invented the concept of luxury expedition travel, and 2016 marks Lindblad Expeditions' 50th anniversary of the birth of expedition travel. B&H Photo is known as the Professionals' source for all photography video and pro audio needs, and has been serving its customers since 1973.

The OPTIC 2016 website is scheduled to launch at the end of March, and will be open for registration. To keep the interested photographic community engaged until then, we have assembled last year's presentations as a video archive. Relive OPTIC 2015 here, and get ready for an even more amazing OPTIC 2016 this June 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th.

For more information email: (please note, do not use this email for rsvp).

About B&H Photo Video

As the world's largest source of photography, video, audio, and the latest trending technologies, including drones, virtual reality, and 3D Printers, B&H Photo Video is known worldwide for its attentive, knowledgeable sales force, excellent customer service, and fast, reliable shipping. Visitors to the website can access a variety of enlightening articles and educational videos. B&H has been satisfying customers worldwide for over 40 years. 

Customers making purchases on the B&H website can now make a split payment with multiple credit cards, a useful feature for those with limited credit on their individual cards. Previously, this method of payment was only available to customers when purchasing by phone or in store.

Many items can now be ordered online and picked up at our NYC Superstore. Add any qualifying items to your shopping cart and select STORE PICKUP. You will then have an opportunity to indicate who will be making the pickup, if it is someone other than yourself. You'll receive an email (up to 45 minutes) after completing your order, indicating that your order is ready for pickup at the B&H SuperStore.

The B and H YouTube Channel has an unmatched wealth of educational photographic content. Our entertaining and informative videos feature product overviews from our in-house specialists, as well as photography industry experts. You can even view the B&H Event Space presentations from many of the world's foremost photographers and interviews with some of photography's most dynamic characters. Tap into this exciting resource by subscribing to the B&H YouTube Channel here. In addition to these videos, the B&H Explora blog presents new product announcements, gear reviews, helpful guides, and tech news written by product experts and industry professionals.

When you're in Manhattan, take a tour of the B&H Photo SuperStore, located at 420 Ninth Avenue. The expo continues all year round in the camera kiosks at B&H. Featuring the newest cameras, the kiosks are manned by manufacturer representatives, who are there to guide you and demonstrate the latest photographic technology. With hundreds of products on display, the B&H Photo SuperStore is the place to test-drive and compare all the latest technology gear.

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David Brommer
B&H Photo Video