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Real Exposures: Ryan Brenizer

In this episode of Real Exposures, David Brommer talks to famed photojournalist and wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer. They talk about the Brenizer Method; film vs digital; never getting bored when shooting; his mentors and influencers; and what he's working on, going forward.

Plus, you'll get special insights into what some of Ryan's favorite gear is.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the episode.

The Epic Battle Between Choosing Star Trails Over Star Points

One of the main reasons why photographers lug their cameras around when the sun goes down, is to capture the night sky. For a lot of us, this means leaving the bright lights of the city in search of where the stars shine the brightest. Until recently, the only way a photographer could successfully capture the night sky was with long exposures that resulted in star trails. If you wanted to capture star points, or a more celestial night, exposures needed to be less than 30 seconds. Otherwise, the earth’s rotation turned the points into trails. But with DSLRs now capable of capturing cleaner ISO output at 1600 and 3200, we are entering a new celestial era that would make Van Gogh proud! 

So whether you choose the drama of the longer star trails or the subtler star points, here are some tips to follow.

Timeless Photos with Disposable Cameras: The Project of Katie O'Beirne

Katie O'Beirne is an artist in NYC who recently launched the New York Shots project, which placed disposable cameras all over NYC and different places in the world, asking people to take photos with them. In the end, we get a crowdsourced documentary project combined with portraiture with interesting results. We talked to Katie recently about the project, and here's what she had to say. 

A Conversation with David Ziser: Master Wedding and Portrait Photographer (Part II)

Recently, we published Part I of a full interview with Wedding and Portrait Photographer David Ziser. Today we feature Part II, where we talk to him about touring, his blog, and business.

Talking About Inspiration and Photography with Syl Arena

The Canon strobist specialist Syl Arena recently chatted with us in the B&H SuperStore in between his presentations at the B&H Event Space. We talked about photography, his workshops, and what's on his wishlist. Here's our quick interview.

A Conversation with David Ziser: Master Wedding and Portrait Photographer (Part I)

David Ziser is a famous wedding photographer who regularly lectures on the craft. Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, David has photographed weddings for years, and was one of the first photographers to make a full transition from film to the digital world. Besides lecturing, David also offers lots of tutorials on his blog, Digital Pro Talk.

We had the opportunity to talk with the wedding great for a bit. This is Part I of his perspective on the photo industry.

B&H Pulse: The Biggest Stories from CES 2012

If you've been following B&H Pulse on Twitter, you've noticed that we've been tweeting the latest announcements as they came in. Now that the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is over, here's a roundup of the most-watched stories, to cut through all the clutter.

If you want to keep in the loop of all the latest announcements, be sure to follow Pulse on Twitter.

What’s the Best F-Stop?

“What’s the best f-stop?” This is the second most commonly asked question that arrives in my inbox. It’s no surprise—depth of field (DOF) is a mystery, since you really can’t see it in the viewfinder of your DSLR. No matter if you’re just beginning or a seasoned pro, this is a question you should always ask yourself when you put that camera to your eye. (In fact, you should be asking that before then.) It’s not a question you should be asking Moose. Not that I don’t know the answer, but I only know the answer for my own photography. Since it’s your storytelling, you need be the judge of what the best f-stop is.

But how do you get to that point, come to learn, and to own the right lens with the best f-stop for your photography?

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog post by Moose Peterson.

Steve Huff on Small Cameras and Running a Community

Steve Huff needs no introduction: As a veteran blogger with a large fanbase, he is also known across the internet as a rangefinder and small-camera aficionado. We recently got to chat with him about the different cameras he's used over the years, about running his site, and about his photographic adventures with famed musician Seal.

Note from the Editor: Introducing Perspectives

Here at B&H Insights, we’re excited to share with you a few new initiatives which we have in store for the future. In addition to adding to our roster of influential guest writers, we’ll also be interviewing and sharing the perspectives of many of those prominent and inspiring photographers whom we work with on a daily basis, in both text and video format.

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