Photography

Wedding Photography Tips: Gear Bag with Moshe Zusman

In this B&H video, renowned wedding and portrait photographer Moshe Zusman displays the contents of his camera bag and explains the importance of all his gear. His philosophy: “quality, not quantity.” Zusman shows off his camera—and stresses the importance of carrying a backup camera—and reviews his favorite lenses and why they work well for his style of capturing a wedding. In addition to these basics, Zusman talks about speed light flashes, wireless triggers, speed light clamps, memory cards, and battery power.

Wedding Photography Tips: Engagement Sessions with Ryan Brenizer

Successful wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer shares his strategies and tips for making unique and dynamic engagement portraits for his wedding clients. Brenizer, whose approach to wedding photography is to show up for work with a fresh approach and a unique style, emphasizes the engagement portrait session as an important step in building trust with his clients, as well as coaching them to feel comfortable in front of the camera—a position in which most people are not immediately at ease.

Ryan Brenizer's Wedding Photography Style Tips

Join Ryan Brenizer as he recommends ways to build your personal style to expand your business. His key concepts are personal and different. Brenizer suggests that you be the best you can be. How can you achieve this? Make pictures that are different from the work of other photographers, pictures that speak to particular clients, that compel your clients to want to hire you not because your photos are the same as others and you’re cheaper, but because they are unique. Create a brand—your inspiration will evolve into your own style.

Unveiled: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Lens & COOLPIX S810c Digital Camera

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Lens

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Unveiled: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens

Sigma has just announced the 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens, designed to be one of the most optically refined standard primes available. When designing this lens, Sigma set out to take the humble 50mm focal length and elevate it to be one of the company's most technologically advanced lenses available.

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Unveiled: Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens

Create full-circle images using your cropped-sensor DSLR, with the new Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens, available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. Featuring an ultra-wide 5.8mm focal length and a 185˚ angle of view, this lens provides you with an expansive, sweeping perspective, even in tight spots.

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Hands-On Review: the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 records 4K video internally, as well as 1080p up to 96 fps. The Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera has a short flange distance, so it's easy to adapt a wide variety of older and current lenses for the GH4. Here, the camera is seated on the YAGH interface that takes advantage of the Lumix GH4's 10-bit HDMI output to pass through 4x SDI (to send out uncompressed 4K) and input XLR audio.

Unveiled: Zylight's Upgraded F8 LED Fresnel

Zylight announced the addition of a new and improved F8 LED Fresnel, at NAB, on 4/7/14. Not content with last year's awards, the company hunkered down to outdo themselves by squeezing even better performance out of an already great design.

First Look: Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera

B&H interviews Sony's Mark Weir about the new Sony a7S, a 4K mirrorless camera that shares a body (and full-frame E mount) with the a7/a7R, but introduces a new 12.2 MP sensor with large photosites that enable shooting in extremely low light. The camera records HD internally and full 4K externally via HDMI.

Unveiled: ARRI L5 LED Fresnels

ARRI has just announced the L5 Fresnel as the lightweight, compact addition to its L-series LED Fresnels. Half the weight and half the size of the L7, the L5 adds direct battery input to make it an ideal choice for on-location productions. Considering its smaller form factor, the output is still 45% brighter than a traditional 300W tungsten Fresnel, yet it consumes only 115W of power.

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