Shooting Your Passion: Techniques and Ideas for Social, Environmental, and Cause-Related Photography

Mexican native Cristina Mittermeier has incorporated her life experiences into her photography. Being a marine biologist, writer, and mom has helped her create a unique body of work. In this video, she shares the inspirational story of how she became one of the world’s top cultural and conservation photographers. Topics in this seminar include technical aspects of photography as well as how to approach not-for-profit organizations.


Optical Brightening Agents in Photo Paper: Good or Bad?

OBA content is an important consideration when deciding how to frame or archive photographs.

Did You Guess the Gear? The Patterson Darkroom Safelight

In last week's "Guess the Gear" section of B&H Explora, we featured a cropped image of a relatively bare, orange spherical object.


B&H Gear News Update for March 28, 2014

This week in the news...


Unveiled: New Olympus Tough and Stylus Point-and-Shoot Cameras

Expanding on the success of two popular lines of their Stylus digital cameras series, Olympus has announced the new Stylus SH-1 Digital Camera and the Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera.  In addition, they have released several new accessories to go with these cameras.


Thoughts on Instagram, from the Mind of Chris Buck

Chris Buck is a photographer known mostly for his portraiture, in which he brings a unique and distinctive style to each of his images, and unsurprisingly, he’s brought this sense of invention to Instagram. Buck was kind enough to share his thoughts with us on what he once referred to as a “mix of photos of lunch, ironic landscapes, and Holga-filtered observations of everyday life.”

Unveiled: Panasonic LUMIX G Leica 15mm f/1.7 Lens

Panasonic has announced a new prime lens for their Micro Four Thirds format cameras—and this is anything but just another new lens. The LUMIX G Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH lens brings with it the best of the Panasonic/Leica collaborative efforts.

B&H Gear News Update for March 21, 2014

This Week in the News:

  • Samsung announced the NX Mini, the world's most pocket-friendly mirrorless camera system
  • Rokinon unveiled an entire fleet of new still photo and cine lenses 
  • The Apple iPad 2 was finally discontinued, and the iPad 4 was reintroduced
  • The Sony Alpha a7, a7R, and the Nikon D4 all received firmware updates

The New Samsung NX Mini and NX-M Lenses

Unveiled: New Photo and Cine Lenses from Rokinon

Rokinon has announced several new manual focus lenses for both still photography and HD video capture. Starting with the photo lenses, there is the new second-generation 8mm f/2.8 for mirrorless cameras, a 10mm f/2.8 lens for mirrorless and APS-C format DSLR cameras, and a 12mm f/2.0 lens for mirrorless cameras. Also for photo are new Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mounts for existing 24mm f/1.4 and a 35mm f/1.4 lenses. The Cine lenses include a new 8mm T3.1 for mirrorless mounts and a 14mm T1.5, 24mm T1.5, 35 T1.5, and an 85mm T1.5 for Micro Four Thirds.

Head in the Clouds: Mike Olbinski's Storm Photography

Mike Olbinski went from photographing lightning in his backyard with a point-and-shoot camera to being a professional storm photographer—in a flash. His time-lapse storm videos have gone viral in a big way; one of them even made an appearance in a major motion picture. I spoke to Olbinski to find out how he does it.


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