Photography

Creating Dynamic Portraits with Speedlites, with Sal Cincotta

Infusing his chat with practical business and photo skills, St. Louis-area photographer Sal Cincotta talks about lighting, lighting, lighting. He discusses it in terms of branding your business, how to keep your kit portable, highlighting facial types and, really, from every angle imaginable. He details his versatile use of speedlites, the hard-edge style he prefers and the specific tools and modifiers he adds to get each job done.

Unveiled: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Camera

Mirrorless Hits its Mark: the Sony a7RII

It seems that, this time, Sony has made a camera that will make even the most steadfast DSLR shooters pause and consider mirrorless cameras, if only for a second. That, in itself, makes the a7RII a huge accomplishment and makes me extremely lucky for the opportunity to take it out for a test drive. 

Tips for Improving Your Photography, with Tim Grey

In this B&H Event Space video, Tim Grey talks about how to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to organize and optimize your images, with the end result of improving your photography. Grey demonstrates how to use Lightroom as a tool to edit and filter your images in a way that will inspire you to create new images, learn about your photography while reviewing your past work, and identify problems in your images.

What's In Your Bag? With Peter Hurley

Shooting Travel Videos with Your Digital Camera

As prices continue to plummet and resolution continues to rise, it is becoming commonplace for amateur and hobbyist photographers to purchase a high-quality digital stills camera—mirrorless or DSLR. Even a photographer with a $500 camera can capture amazing clarity with just about no training whatsoever. Almost every one of these cameras now has the option to shoot video, usually in an HD resolution (or even 4K video, on some models).

Waterproof Bag Reaches New Depths

On my recent trip to Mexico, I knew I would be spending a lot of time in and around water. I had plans to snorkel in reefs and cenotes, cliff dive, kayak, and just hang poolside and at the beach. I also knew I would be bringing a good deal of camera gear and, even though much of that gear was waterproof, I wanted a bag to provide extra protection for the cameras, as well as keep non-photo items—phone, wallet, keys, maps, and money—safe and dry.

5 Takeaways from The Sony a7RII Webcast

The new Sony a7R II Mirrorless Digital Camera was the star of the show during a live-streaming panel discussion, hosted by B&H, with noted professionals discussing their impressions after using this outstanding camera. We’ve compiled five “takeaways” from the conversation, highlighting the camera’s unique features.

A Weekend with the Olympus Air A01

The usual cameras that come through the B&H offices are what you would expect: DSLRs, long zoom point-and-shoots, mirrorless, etc... But every once in a while a company will come by with something completely different. The Olympus Air A01 is one of these cameras and, luckily, after spending a weekend with it I found there was a lot to enjoy about its unique lens-style design, once you get past the initial setup and controls, that is.

From Camera to Client: Winning Workflow for Success in Lightroom 6 and Photoshop CC

Terry White brings his pleasant charm and easy-to-understand explanations to the latest version of Lightroom, providing an insight into its new features, which include HDR and Panorama Merge and Facial Recognition technology. He also makes a pitch for the Creative Cloud Photography Plan but, most important, gives us a detailed walk-through on how to improve your workflow using Lightroom 6, highlighting its latest improvements.

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