Join us for a new educational and informative webinar each month. We partner with professional photographers, teachers and artists to plan and present our monthly topics. Register now to join live or receive a link to the recorded session after the live presentation has ended.
July 28, 2022 | 7 PM ET
Why I Use a Polarizing Filter on Almost All of My Shots w/ Greg Miller
Greg Miller keeps a dedicated polarizing filter on all of his lenses and uses them on almost every shot he takes! Join us as Greg shares why polarizing filters are much more than just a filter for skies, why he keeps a polarizing filter on each of his lenses by default, common mistakes when using a polarizing filter, and a short personal story about how durable Singh-Ray polarizing filters are!
Live Presentation held June 2, 2022 | 7 PM ET
The Filter Advantage: Bring Your Vision to Reality w/ Tom Bol
Tom Bol‘s work has taken him to all seven continents and nearly 90 countries. Join us to learn how he uses filters to help his creative process. Tom will share how he uses filters to bring his vision into reality and create captivating shots of travel, landscapes and wildlife.
Live Presentation held April 28, 2022 | 7 PM ET
Photographing Forest Scenes with Creeks and Waterfalls w/ Gary Randall
Join us for this webinar to learn about (1) Composition [Finding order in chaos], (2) Time of day [Harsh light and sweet light}, (3) Light and darkness [Using light and darkness to create depth and mood}, (4) Weather [Sunshine or cloudiness], (5) Best settings [Mixing Depth of Field and Shutter Speed], (6) Tools [Tripods, filters etc], (7) Processing your photos [Lightroom, Photoshop workflow].
Live Presentation held January 27, 2022 | 7 PM ET
Exploring Macro Photography with Andrew McLachlan
Join us to learn about macro photography with Andrew McLachlan. We will cover macro lenses, diffusing a flash, finding subjects, tips for focusing extreme macro handheld, handheld focus stacking, and post-production workflow.
Live Presentation held December 16, 2021 | 7 PM ET
Artist Portfolio, Image Analysis with Tony Sweet
Singh-Ray Ambassador and Nikon Legend behind the Lens, Tony Sweet, will present a wide ranging series of favorite images made over 20 years, examining all aspects of the image in terms of composition, creative problem solving, unique situations, Infrared, Singh-Ray filter use, and more.
Originally Aired November 18th, 2021 | 7 PM ET
Visualization: Picturing Your Picture Before You Make It with Colleen Miniuk
Join us to learn why it’s important to visualize your image before you snap the shutter. Colleen will discuss what types of things to visualize via mindfulness, gathering inventories, and spotting using words and titles and even poetry to help guide our vision; and how to translate a visualization into a photograph (e.g. making technical and gear decisions in execution).
Originally Aired October 28th, 2021 | 7 PM ET
Using Mor-Slo ND Filters to Create Long Exposure Images with Dave Hutchison
Join us for a discussion about long exposure images. Dave Hutchison will take us on a technical walk through including camera and lens settings and how to make the most of our Mor-Slo ND Filters. Learn when to use an intervalometer and when to use the in-camera time function, and how to overcome light leakage.
Originally Aired August 26th, 2021 | 7 PM ET
Photography Bootcamp: Part 1 with Vinny Colucci
Singh-Ray Filters Ambassador, Vinny Colucci will present a two-part photography workshop designed to be a Field guide for Nature, Wildlife, and Travel Photographers. In Part 1, Vinny will cover everything from understanding the Aperture, to Shutter speed, exposure and the histogram. He will cover metering focus settings camera modes and or course, filters. Learn about white balance and filters, or why we shoot in RAW and sometimes JPEG. This program is perfect for beginners to intermediates, and a great review for the more advance photographer.
Participants will receive a free PDF of the program materials as well as a link to the recorded session.
Originally Aired July 13th, 2021 | 7 PM ET
The Magic of Backlighting with Nikhil Bahl
The most traditional way to photograph a subject is front lighting. This allows the viewer to see the details and admire the subject being photographed. Backlighting provides a more interpretive way of viewing a subject, If can create mood and make the photography more graphic by bringing attention to shape. In this webinar Nikhil Bahl will share ideas on how he approaches backlighting. He will talk about the advantages and also the challenges you may face and how to overcome them.
Originally Aired June 24th, 2021 | 7 PM ET
Landscape Photography with Vinny Colucci
Singh-Ray Ambassador Vinny Colucci will review and show techniques on using Graduated filters. The Graduated filter is a must filter for any landscape photographer. It is a filter that controls the dynamic range of your exposure external to your camera. Blending sky to foreground scenes as well as background to subject situations, the graduated filter gives you the control to get your camera to record what you see. Vinny will show several methods in the proper use of these filters, including how to choose the correct one. Vinny Will also show what he carries in his bag when he is on a location shoot. A new filter design not yet on the website will be discussed.
Originally Aired May 27th, 2021 | 7 PM ET
Using Singh-Ray’s LB Color Combo w/ Dave Hutchison
Learn how to use Singh-Ray’s LB Color Combo for reflection control, contras and color for macro, forest, travel/tourism, and more.
Originally Aired March 25th, 2021 | 7 PM ET
Introducing the New Bryan Hansel All-in-One Filter w/ Bryan Hansel
Learn about Singh-Ray’s newest filter. See examples of where and how to use the Bryan Hansel All-in-One Filter and ask your own questions!
Originally Aired February 25th, 2021 | 7 PM ET
Stepping Up Your Game: The When, Why, Where & How w/ Susan & Neil Silverman
Create photos your friends will want to see and enjoy instead of wishing you would hurry and serve dessert!!!! The Singh-Ray filters can make magic IN CAMERA!!! Wow!!! Join Susan and Neil Silverman to learn how to deal with various lighting conditions, obstacles and other challenges while you are shooting. You will no longer have to think “I’ll fix it” on the computer. They will share the possibilities, strengths, specific techniques for various filters.
Originally Aired January 28th, 2021 | 7 PM ET
Winter in Yellowstone w/ Jennifer King
Winter in Yellowstone is a magical season filled with peace and serenity, yet the extreme conditions of winter tells a story of survival in the harshest conditions possible. The drama that winter storms bring to the valley and the unique features of Yellowstone allow photographers to capture powerful images of nature.
Originally Aired December 3rd, 2020 | 8 PM ET
Part 2 of a 2-Part Series w/ Randall J. Hodges
Randall J. Hodges is an all-in-camera shooter… This means he makes ALL of his adjustments in the field using tangible tools, such as Singh-Ray’s lens filters instead of post-processing with software. Join us for part 2 of a 2-part, in-depth look at Randall’s technique and tips for making the most of your time in the field!
Originally Aired November 19th, 2020 | 8 PM ET
Part 1 of a 2-Part Series w/ Randall J. Hodges
Randall J. Hodges is an all-in-camera shooter… This means he makes ALL of his adjustments in the field using tangible tools, such as Singh-Ray’s lens filters instead of post-processing with software. Join us for part 1 of a 2-part, in-depth look at Randall’s technique and tips for making the most of your time in the field!
Originally Aired October 21th, 2020 | 7 PM ET
Dream, Believe, Create w/ John Barclay
Believe it or not, there was a time when photographer, felt he could not create. His self-talk was “I am not a creative person”, “I’m not smart enough… I can’t do this…” He dreamed of becoming a great photographer and after stripping away the negative thoughts, believed he could, and began to create images that fed his soul and brought him great joy.
Join us as we learn about his journey and what we can do ourselves to “Dream, Believe, and Create!”
Originally Aired September 24th, 2020 | 7 PM ET
No More Rules! Human Perception in Compositions w/ Colleen Miniuk
Originally Aired August 18th, 2020 | 7 PM ET
Photographing the Milky Way, Star Trails and the Moon w/ Vinny Colucci
Originally Aired July 30th, 2020 | 7 PM ET
A Day in the Life with w/ Tom Bol
Tom Bol takes us through a day in the life of a professional photographer with a variety of interests and subject matter. Join us on a virtual tour though Tom’s mind as he shares the different ways he uses filters in landscape, sports, adventure and portrait photography.
Originally Aired June 16th, 2020 | 7 PM ET
The Photographic Process w/ Nikhil Bahl
Nikhil Bahl shares some of his favorite images and speaks to his creative process, including why he made the choices (creative and technical) he did in the field. If there was any special post-processing for those images, he spoke about that as well.
Originally Aired: May 19th, 2020 | 7 PM ET
Making Better Travel Photos: Prepare Now, Dazzle Later w/ Jay Dickman
Jay Dickman is counting the days until he can get out and about in the world again! This Pulizter-prize Winning National Geographic Photographer is known for his images of people and places in faraway lands. His repertoire covers all seven continents and is sure to continue growing when restrictions are lifted.
Originally Aired April 28, 2020 | 7 PM ET
Infrared Photography – Part 2 (Using IR-converted DSLR + Various Singh Ray filters) w/ George Wilson
During the second installment of this two-part series, George Wilson will take us through his process and share tips for infrared photography using an IR-converted DSLR Camera along with Singh-Ray Filters including Mor-Slo, Vari-ND, I-Ray, and more.
Register right away, to learn:
- Camera conversions – pros/cons
- Resin vs glass filters
- How IR “reacts” with filters
- Step-Up rings
- Mor-Slo, Vari ND, Vari NDuo & an 830mm I-Ray as a 2 stop ND
- Contrast w/ Gold Blue Polarizer
- Softening the image w/ Soft Ray
- Other useful filters
Originally Aired March 26, 2020 | 7 PM ET
Infrared Photography – Part 1 (Using DSLR + I-Ray Filter) w/ George Wilson
In part one of this two-part series, George Wilson will take us through his process and share tips for infrared photography using a DSLR and Singh-Ray’s I-Ray Filter.
Sign-up now to learn:
- What is infrared and its origins
- The 3 types of infrared capture
- Comparison of color – B&W-Infrared
- Infrared characteristics and how to expose for them
- Focusing adjustments, direction of light, digital noise and exposure starting points
- Important accessories.
Originally Aired: February 20, 2020 | 7 PM ET
Photography in Your Own Backyard w/ Greg Kiser
Greg Kiser seems to find beauty where others fail to even look! Join us to learn how knowing and revisiting locations close to home can often yield grander images than those taken at grand locations. Find out how shooting local can help you master your filters and hone your skills behind the lens — And how that translates to the field when you travel to “more exciting” locations.
Originally Aired: January 23, 2020 | 7 PM ET
Using Filters to Minimize Time in Post-processing w/ Vinny Colucci
Learn how Vinny Colucci keeps post-processing to 30 seconds or less per image! Choosing the right filter for the job puts you in control of the exposure and dynamic range of your environment and helps you capture true-to-life color, and lighting in your final images. Vinny will share his go-to filters for various applications, and the simple steps he uses to achieve his enviable 30-second processing time!
Originally Aired: December 12, 2019 | 8 PM ET
All-in-Camera Photography w/ Randall J. Hodges (Part 2)
Register now for Part 2 of this 2-Part Series with Randall J. Hodges! For this installment, we will talk more about camera settings and polarizers, and then dive deeper into Graduated ND Filters before learning about the Randall J. Hodges Mountain V Filter — the new filter Randall helped Singh-Ray develop this year!
Originally Aired: November 7, 2019 | 8 PM ET
All-in-Camera Photography w/ Randall J. Hodges (Part 1)
Part 1 of this 2-Part Series with Randall Hodges! Learn about all-in-camera photography starting with some basics like camera setup. After that we talk about polarizers, and touch briefly on Graduated ND filters towards the end.
Originally Aired: October 17, 2019 | 7:00 PM ET
Seascape Photography w/ Bryan Hansel
Learn how pro photographer, Bryan Hansel approaches seascape photography. Find out how this pro uses filters to control movement, light, shadows, reflections and more.
Originally Aired September 24, 2019 | 7:00 PM ET
Planning for Great Light w/ Greg Miller
A mediocre subject in great light makes a more compelling photo than a great subject in mediocre light. But what is great light and how do I recognize and anticipate it? Greg Miller will guide you to understanding great light. Understanding great light will instantly improve your photographs. He’ll help you learn: 1) How to recognize great light; 2) How to anticipate great light; 3) Three qualities of light; and 4) How to plan for being in the right place at the right time for great light.
Originally Aired August 15, 2019 | 7:00 PM ET
Mentorship & Educating Photographers with Ed Heaton
Ed Heaton has been educating and mentoring photographers — including his own son — for close to two decades. Join us to learn how he engages with his students to them hone their skills and find their own unique creative voice.
Originally Aired July 18, 2019 | 7:00 PM ET
How Filters Have Played a Crucial Role in Jay Dickman’s Most Recent Photographic Expeditions
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Jay Dickman is taking time away from his busy schedule to share with our audience, the impact and importance filters had on some of his most recent experiences as part of National Geographic’s “Around the World by Private Jet” series of expeditions.
Originally Aired June 20, 2019 | 7:00 PM ET
Understanding and Controlling Light with Mylo Fowler
Join Mylo Fowler, renowned for his visual depictions of Navajoland, to learn how he uses and manipulates light to capture nature’s most precious works of art in his finished images. We’ll discuss and examine: How to gauge the exposure values to leverage your dynamic range; Using filters to create stunning black and white images; How understanding and controlling light will help you when photographing everything from the night sky to subjects in the afternoon; Visual results from Mylo’s footprint of Navajoland and his excursions.
Originally Aired: May 30, 2019 | 7:00 PM ET
Choosing the Best Filter to Fit the Scene for Landscape Photography with Don Smith
Visualizing a scene before you shoot is a crucial part of any photographer’s process — It’s how a photographer takes a scene from a literal interpretation to an artistic statement. Don Smith will give us insight into his own pre-visualization process and tips for using your own technical and artistic judgements to select the best Singh-Ray Filter to meet your artistic goals for outdoor and landscape photography.
Originally Aired: February 28, 2019 | 7:00 PM ET
Developing Your Creative Voice with Colleen Miniuk-Sperry
Colleen Miniuk-Sperry has been fine-tuning her own creative voice throughout her professional career as a photographer and continues to do so with each new image she captures. She will share how she changed from a “photographer who likes to take pretty pictures” into an artist who turns her own travel experiences into visual expressions that are as unique as the human experience itself. She’ll share specific ways to tap into your individuality, collect new ideas and knowledge, and connect with the landscape in fresh ways. Learn how rely less on your external surroundings to provide the creative “juice” and how to confidently bring your own voice to every subject and scene.
Originally Aired: January 14, 2019 | 8:00 PM ET
Bringing the Beauty of Patagonia to Everyday Landscapes with Tom Bol
Sure, it’s easy to grab that one-in-a-million shot in a one-in-a-million location like Patagonia but what Tom Bol has learned from returning time and time again over the past 25 years translates into a wealth of knowledge you can use everywhere you go! Join us to see some of Tom’s most breathtaking photos of Patagonia and learn how to use filters to capture the full breadth of beauty in all your landscape photography. He will touch on our MorSlo and Graduated ND Filters among others, and explain how he uses each of them to “capture what he imagines” in-camera, on-the-spot.
Originally Aired: November 08, 2018 | 8:00 PM ET
Tips & Techniques for Using the NEW Waterfall Filter with Bryan Hansel
Learn how to capture movement and emotion in photographs of waterfalls, rivers, rapids and creeks with a brand new filter developed just for this purpose. Bryan Hansel, who helped develop this new filter with Singh-Ray will explain how he uses it, why he wanted a filter just for waterfalls and how it can save you time while creating breathtaking photos of moving water.
Originally Aired: October 25, 2018 | 8:00 PM ET
Fall Colors, Warming Polarizer & NEW Filter with Randall J. Hodges
Randall J. Hodges is back for another exciting webinar. He will share tips for capturing the colors of Autumn using our LB “Lighter, Brighter” Warming Polarizers and introduce a Brand NEW Filter he’s been helping design and develop with Singh-Ray!
Originally Aired: August 23, 2018 | 6:00 PM ET
Travel Photography with Jay Dickman
Pulitzer-prize Winner and National Geographic Photographer, Jay Dickman wants to know “What story are you telling with your photography when you travel?” and, “What benefits do YOU gain by photographing your journey and the sights along the way?” Join us as this very special guest speaker shares his philosophies for travel photography. He will share tips and tricks for finding your shot, choosing equipment and filters, and why he always sends images to his photographic subjects! He will also tell us what’s in his bag when he’s out on a shoot and why Singh Ray Hi-lux Protective Warming Filters, LB ColorCombo Polarizers, Vari-ND, and our Galen Rowell ND Grads are among his very favorite filters.
Originally Aired: July 20, 2018 | 8:00 PM ET
Photography with a Wabi Sabi Flair: Capturing the Beauty of Decay
Greg Kiser is a self-taught landscape photographer who is regarded for his ability to find the beauty in man-made objects as they decay. Grounded by the Japanese idea of Wabi Sabi, a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection, Greg prides himself on capturing the soul of these objects as they enter their last stages. Join us as he shares his tips for capturing breathtaking and thought-provoking photos of old cars, rusted iron and abandoned buildings using Singh-Ray’s LB ColorCombo and Galen Rowel hard and soft-edge filters. You’ll also learn where to find these hidden gems, how to get permission to photograph them, and how he handled being surprised by an armed local who thought he might be up to no good.
Originally Aired: May 23, 2018 | 4:00 PM ET
The Sweet Light of Navajoland Understanding and Controlling Light
Renowned photographer, Mylo Fowler, will discuss techniques and tools for controlling light. He will share tips for using Singh-Ray Polarizers, and Galen Rowell 2 and 3-step Graduated ND Filters. Mylo’s photography, which has been used for several national marketing campaigns, is largely focused on Navajoland, a place very dear to his family and their ancestors. He began studying light with a Pentax 1° spot meter, large format (4×5 & 8×10) and Fuji 617. Today, he uses top-of-the-line Singh-Ray and Nikon equipment to combine artistry, technique and technology to highlight the sweet light that falls on Navajoland, a place so dear to his people.
Originally Aired: April 24, 2018 | 8:00 PM ET
Singh-Ray Hi-Lux Filters: NOT Just a Clear, UV Filter
Crowd favorite presenter, and professional wildlife photographer, Vinny Colucci, is back to discuss the unique properties of our Singh-Ray Hi-Lux Filter. Many clear, UV filters are sold to customers simply as lens protection. Vinny will show that the Singh-Ray Hi-Lux is much more than the competitors’ optically-poor, clear-glass filters. The Hi-Lux filter is a high-optical filter that adds enhancement to your digital images. Vinny will share where and when he uses this filter and why it should be a part of your light controlling tools.
Originally Aired: February 20, 2018 | 5:00 PM ET
Using I-Ray Filters with Special Guest Tony Sweet!
Learn from award-winning photographer Tony Sweet, how to use Singh-Ray’s I-Ray Infrared Filters — for common-sense scenarios and times when you may not even think about an infrared filter but really should! Tony will focus on using the Singh-Ray 690 I-Ray Filter on a color camera to create true infrared images. Basic processing will be covered as well.