Photography

After sharing some of his own professional work, including shots for Sports Illustrated and People, photographer Rick Friedman elucidates the relatively simple lighting techniques he uses to achieve intricate results. In a fast-paced presentation, which mirrors the time frame you may have with a subject, Friedman demonstrates several setups using strobes, a softbox, reflectors, gels, and...
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In this week’s video, FocusEd discusses ISO. ISO is a measurement of a digital sensor’s (or films) sensitivity to light. This video goes into detail about when to use different ISO settings, as well as explaining native, standard, and boosted ISO for your digital camera.
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Before talking about a number of tools, tables, and accessories that will improve your tethered photography, let’s just be clear about what we mean by “tethered” photography. Of course, like so many things, it’s not as complicated as it might seem. Tethered photography is simply shooting with your camera linked to your computer, so the images bypass the camera’s memory storage and go directly to...
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Buying Guide
As a third-party lens manufacturer, you know that when you enter the realm of the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, you are going to be competing against the best of the best from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). Not only that, but the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is likely the one lens that rides at the front of many photographers’ cameras the majority of the time. The wide-to-portrait focal length lends...
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Along with numerous examples of his gorgeous work, renowned food photographer Andrew Scrivani discusses the core components of good food photography and how to induce the emotions that food arouses. He talks of light play, props, using a darker palette to help colors pop, infusing process shots with artistry, and the importance of telling a story—and selling emotion—with your photographs....
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Depth of field (DOF) is defined as the area in a projected image, forward and aft of the focal plane, which also appears to be in focus in the image. When you pass light through a lens and focus that light to form an image on a piece of film, digital sensor, projection screen, etc., the area of the image that is in true focus is razor thin—the focal plane. Everything else is out of focus, to some...
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In Part I we talked, in a fair amount of detail, about what DOF is and how it is determined. If you are happy with what you learned in Part I and do not feel the need to know the math behind all of the different factors in DOF, then you are free to go out and start confidently manipulating DOF while taking photos. However, if you are having difficulty pressing the “I believe” button and want to...
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There are several myths and misconceptions surrounding Depth of Field. In Part I, we looked at the basics of DOF. Part II got into the math behind how to calculate DOF. Here, in Part III, I hope to...
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There is a great deal of confusion surrounding crop factor, and it is particularly difficult to explain, but let’s give it a try, shall we? Before we dive in, let me dispel two vicious rumors related to crop factor that are circulating through the photography (Internet) world today:
  • Crop factor does NOT affect a lens’s focal length.
  • Crop factor does NOT affect a lens’s aperture....
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    B & H Photo isn’t a bookstore, but we carry more than 500 titles of photography books and tutorials. If you are like me, photo books can be an endless source of information to help you learn the technical ins-and-outs of the art, and can be a well of inspiration to help you develop your craft and encourage you to try new techniques, travel to new locations, and experiment with your gear. Here...
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    In the following video, Larry Becker, of KelbyOne Media, describes his hands-on experience with the 24.2MP EOS Rebel T6s and T6i DSLRs from Canon, which offer significant improvements to the...
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    In this week’s video, FocusEd presents a discussion of lens mounts. Not every lens fits on every camera, and not every lens from each manufacturer works on every camera from that manufacturer. This video examines cameras from Canon, Nikon, and Sony, their mount systems, and explains the differences between their respective mounts.
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    Yousuf Karsh was an Armenian, born in the Ottoman Empire in 1908. After his family fled, he was sent to live in Quebec, with an uncle who was a portrait photographer. Noticing young Yousuf’s interest and ability, his uncle arranged for an apprenticeship with the noted Boston photographer John Garo. After a three-year stint with Garo, Karsh returned to Quebec and began his illustrious career. In...
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    In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, travel photographer Robert O’Toole talks about his favorite subjects: wildlife and Japan. In this video, O’Toole describes the tools and techniques needed to capture dynamic wildlife photographs and the challenges of shooting in cold, wintry environments. 
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    In the following video, Allan Weitz takes a look at Zeiss’s latest lens offerings, the Batis 85mm f/1.8 and 25mm f/2 for full-frame E-mount cameras. Weitz reviews the different optical...
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