The Travel Series: The Benefits of Making Virtual Contact Sheets

How to Prepare for and Be Aware of Floods

As with all types of weather, it’s important to know the differences between categories of Weather Alerts. Floods have three basic classifications of potential alerts: Watches, Warnings, and Advisories.

Types of Flood Watches, Warnings, and Advisories


B&H Gear News Roundup: July 11, 2014

This week in the news:

Sony announced a new smartphone that's equipped with a front-facing selfie flash. The Leica M received a new set of features and fixes in a firmware update. And DxO Optics Pro 9 added raw-file support for the Sony a7S and RX100 III.

Front-facing selfie flashes arrive on smartphones


The Travel Series: Creating Sketches in the Field

When I'm on location, I shoot lots of material. I cull my work constantly, and feel relieved every time I delete another hundred or so images. Some people are amazed that I delete anything, and almost everyone is amazed at just how much I delete.


The Travel Series: How to Shoot 360-Degree Panoramas

When we travel to amazing places, taking pictures allows us to show our friends and family what we saw. Composing the perfect photo is a process of pointing your camera at something interesting, and shooting at the right time. But what if the people viewing your photos could virtually stand where you were standing, and look around, fully immersed in the scene?

The Travel Series: Finding the Most Interesting Things to Shoot

The Travel Series: Top 10 Rules of Travel Photography

Photography is not about the camera. It’s not even about the beautiful images we create. It is about telling powerful stories. Photography is a tool for creating awareness and understanding across cultures, communities, and countries; a tool to make sense of our commonalities in the world we share. I believe the way to find common ground is by seeing yourself in others.

The Sigma dp2: Rich Images, Without Bells and Whistles


Telling a Story With Selective Focus

Every photograph tells a story. Do you want to learn some techniques to help you become a more eloquent storyteller? Selective focus is a technique that can help you control which part of your image stands out. Understanding selective focus will expand your creativity. Whether you are a photojournalist or traditional photographer, this technique will enhance your storytelling skills in every photo. It will help you to fully explain and amplify your visual statement.

B&H Gear News Roundup: July 4, 2014

This week in the news:

  • Apple is ending the development of Aperture, its professional photo-editing and organization application.
  • The new Sony a7S full-frame mirrorless camera arrived and is in stock. We took all three a7-series cameras out for a test drive.
  • It appears that the FAA will miss its 2015 deadline for the creation of new laws that regulate drone use.

Apple shuts down its Aperture



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