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Taking advantage of the advanced High Definition video capabilities of its DSLRs, Canon has just announced Video Creator Kits for theT6i,...
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With the New Horizon’s cameras sending back amazing photos of the dwarf planet Pluto this week, B&H Photo thought it would be a great time to talk cameras—especially, cameras on US interstellar space probes. The first photograph of Earth from space was taken by the TIROS-1 weather satellite on April 1, 1960. Ever since, satellites, probes, and spacecraft have been taking amazing photos of...
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Regardless of “niche,” the one thing every working photographer needs is a portfolio. Not just any thrown-together collection of images will cut it, either. A strong, concise, and impressive showcase of your talent is crucial to developing your business. If your website is your storefront, then your portfolio is your biggest and most effective sales tool. It emphasizes who you are, it shows off...
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In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, geologist and travel photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins talks about using new technologies and camera gear that will allow a photographer to travel light and still capture exciting travel photographs.
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In the following video, Allan Weitz takes a look at the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera and the...
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4K is becoming a more and more desirable feature in compact cameras, and Panasonic is definitely listening, as demonstrated by the release of the Lumix DMC-GX8...
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After our earlier piece recommending five full-frame DSLR lenses for travel photography, we would be remiss not to also suggest five lenses for APS-C-format cameras. DSLRs with APS-C-size sensors are normally more compact and lighter than full-frame DSLRs and, therefore, advantageous when traveling. Remember, however, that the lightweight design often indicates a design containing less metal that...
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In this FocusEd video, we discuss the sometimes confusing aspects and nature of crop factor. This is not about how many bushels of corn an acre of rich soil in Iowa will yield—this is about how your combination of optics and sensor size affects the angle of view of your lens. When you have a camera with a sensor smaller than a full-frame sensor or 35mm film, it effectively changes the focal...
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1) Chasing light I’m really not a morning person but, on travel shoots, I always force myself to wake up with or before the sun. Photography is all about light, so it's important to capture the most beautiful light possible. What also makes shooting in the early morning more preferable than the late afternoon is there are often fewer people and tourists. I found this to be especially true at...
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In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, adventure photographer and filmmaker Lucas Gilman discusses what it takes to become a successful travel and adventure photographer based on your strengths, interests, and the imaging abilities of modern camera technologies.
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Travel portraiture can be one of the most difficult forms of photography, but it is also one of the most rewarding. As photographers, we begin daydreaming of the perfect image even before we pack our bags. Imagining a craggy face set against the soaring cliffs of Amalfi, or a robed woman gliding through the brilliant, winding streets of the Chefchaouen medina, we can easily see ourselves there,...
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Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method to get the photographer to start looking at the world in a new way in order to facilitate, restart, refine, or improve your photography. There are many ideas on how to get yourself to push through an artistic block or inspire you to further expand...
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In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, Clay Taylor, Naturalist Marketing Manager for Swarovski Optik North America, talks about digiscoping with the Swarovski Optics Modular Spotting Scope Telephoto System and how it is being used by birders, hunters, and photographers as a lightweight, high-magnification photography tool.
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The primary measurement of a lens is its focal length. The focal length of a lens, expressed in millimeters, is the distance from the lens’s optical center (or nodal point) to the image plane in the camera (often illustrated by a "Φ" on the top plate of a camera body) when the lens is focused at ...
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In this week’s video, FocusEd discusses lens focal length for photographers. You will learn about what focal length is, how sensor size and lens focal length affects your angle of view, and more! For more on Focal Length, check out this article.  
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