Photography

I’ve been intrigued by the iPhone photography of Dan Burkholder and others. I love the weathered look, and the apps are getting quite cogent, enabling us to create large files for print. Now, by large files, we’re not talking 20x30 inches, but we can certainly make up to 13x19-inch prints, that can have a fine art, abstract and saleable look.

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If you've ever scratched the surface of your digital camera's LCD screen, you already know how disturbing it can be. And it never goes away... ever. To better ensure scuffs and scratches don't put a damper on your day every time you glance at your LCD screen, Pearstone has introduced a new line of heavy-duty, polycarbonate LCD screen protectors designed for use on a variety of DSLRs and smaller digital cameras.

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Do your pictures tend to elicit more "ho-hums" than "a-has"? One reason may have to do with the quality of light. In short, fine light adds visual impact. When planning workshops and our own personal outings, I think about the light just as much as I do about the subject.

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Tips and Solutions

There is no better way to portray animals than at eye level. It’s true for birds but even more true for large mammals. One of the best parts of my yearly trip to lead photo safaris to Alaska, where we photograph Alaskan Brown Bears (also called Grizzly Bears), is that we can photograph them from the ground, at eye level.

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Recent advances in LED technologies have resulted in new applications of this alternative light source for use above as well as below sea level. Power-sipping and cool to the touch compared to tungsten lighting, the advantages of LED technology can be found in a number of new stand-alone and complete underwater lighting systems now available from Bigblue.


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Camera-mounted speedlites can be lifesavers when you're shooting under low-light conditions, but if you wish to avoid the "blast-in-the-face" lighting effects of on-camera flashguns, you're pretty much limited to bouncing and diffusing. If you're looking to expand the abilities of your speedlite you should have a look at the new Dot Line RPS Studio Speedlite Accessory Kit.

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The very best way to improve as a photographer does not involve any particular piece of gear or course of study, nor does it involve apprenticing yourself to a master photographer. Impoverishing yourself by working on nothing but photography as something of a photographic "monk" will not do it, either. While all of these things may improve your photography, the best way is much simpler, yet for many photographers it seems much harder.

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Carl Zeiss recently released an update of one of its long-respected wide-angle optics, the Carl Zeiss 25mm/f2.8 Distagon ZF.2. Based on a classic Zeiss Distagon optical formula first introduced back in 1961, the new ZF.2 update is designed for use on Nikon (D)SLRs.

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You spin bike right round baby right roundProblem: my 700-pound motorcycle isn't twirling around. Solution: the Ortery PhotoCapture 360XL! This beefy turntable can spin heavy objects 360°, and it comes with software to photograph and animate the images for use on the Internet. Got a 700-pound iron horse that you need to sell on the Internet? Entice potential customers with a 360-degree animated slideshow view! Here's how you do it:

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Tips and Solutions

Hello, B&H Insights readers! I am back again today to talk about a new Leica compact camera that has been garnering a great deal of attention across the Internet for the past few weeks. The new Leica V-Lux 20 is a compact camera with some new and convenient features, and I have had the pleasure of testing it out for the past couple of days.

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Hands-on Review

How successful you are at capturing sharp, steady video imagery using HDSLRs can often boil down to the integrity of your HDSLR support system. And as anyone who has tried it can attest to, handheld video with a DSLR is about a dicey as it gets. To help you get a better grip on your HDSLR, the ikan Corporation has introduced the Elements HDSLR support system, which can make a huge difference in the look, feel and overall image quality of your video output.

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In the right hands, a 14mm ultra wide-angle lens can produce incredibly dramatic imagery, especially travel landscapes and all the tight places you've never quite been able to squeeze into the frame using the kit zoom that came with your DSLR. But ultra wide-angle lenses—especially the faster f/2.8 versions—are often out of the price range of many enthusiasts. Thanks to Bower, you can now crack the 28mm wide-angle barrier for well under $500. How "well" under $500? How'z about $426? Got your attention yet?

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The Sony Alpha NEX-5 is the flagship model of the company’s all-new mirrorless camera system. The smallest and lightest offering in its class, the NEX-5 boasts a 14.2-megapixel APS-C sensor coupled with finely tuned interchangeable lens options. Excellent low-light performance, HD video recording and a unique Sweep Panorama mode make the NEX-5 an excellent choice for photo enthusiasts and demanding shutterbugs alike.

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Buying Guide

In a world of photo gear that's becoming increasingly smaller, smarter, quicker, sleeker and oh-so-techier, it's kind of refreshing to review a line of cameras that are mechanical, don't require calculators to figure "effective focal lengths," are made out of plastic (and wouldn't be authentic if made of anything other than plastic), have lenses that contain nary a single aspheric surface and are guaranteed to break through the veneer of your grumpiest, stiff-necked relatives. They go under a class of photographica called Lomography cameras, and we've got them in all shapes, colors and sizes. 

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Buying Guide

The Olympus E-PL1 offers many of the exciting features of the PEN line at an incredibly affordable price. Great fun to use, this camera offers DSLR-quality photos and video in a package that’s lightweight and easy to carry with you all day. Intelligent Auto mode, HD video recording and other features make this a great choice for both beginners and imaging enthusiasts.
 

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