Photography

In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, Dan Westergren, Director of Photography for National Geographic Travel, presents 30 years of photographs taken for the magazine. He discusses taking pictures that offer a sense of place, bold light, as well as pictures that capture those fleeting moments in time. 
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For travel photographers, the path to getting the perfect shot is often strewn with hurdles. Through trial and error, as well as a lot of learning the hard way, I've ended up being able to walk away with some of my favorite photographs, thanks to proper planning and preparation. At other times, I’ve relied on stealth and a little bit of good luck to come away with a good photo. Sometimes, though...
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After posing for a few gigabits of formals in a hall, you can sense the wedding party’s palpable relief when, weather permitting, it’s time to take it outside. If you’re lucky enough to have nicely landscaped grounds, it’s a great opportunity to stop fighting with the tungsten light sources inside and take advantage of that flash-friendly sunlight. Whether you’re just starting out as a wedding...
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In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, photographer Art Wolfe talks about what it takes to become a successful travel photographer. He discusses art education, the connection between painting and photography, developing and pursuing personal interests, the logistics of travel photography, and techniques for creating dynamic travel photographs.
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The debate continues. For those entering the world of digital imaging, or if you are itching to change up your gear, you have to decide: DSLR or mirrorless camera? Both have their pros and cons. Many of those already carrying DSLRs around have been attracted to the smaller size and weight of the mirrorless cameras. However, some cannot make the break from optical viewfinder to the electronic...
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When it comes to choosing a main go-to camera, most pros and serious enthusiasts still gravitate to full-frame, pro-caliber DSLRs. But when you’re traveling, hiking, or simply enjoying your vacation, the prospect of toting a top-tier DSLR outfit can be daunting. Fortunately, technology has come to the rescue and there is now a wide variety of more compact, lightweight, travel-friendly cameras...
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In this video presentation, pro wedding photographer Susan Stripling imparts advice for fellow wedding shooters based on her years of experience in the business. She outlines eight pitfalls that if not prepared for, can ruin your whole day, and maybe your client’s wedding photography experience! Inside these tips, Susan shares her thoughts about time management, contingencies, gear issues,...
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In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, travel photographer Ashok Sinha discusses how he uses his camera as a tool for capturing images that tell stories for travel magazines and other outlets. Tools of inspiration and techniques for photographing food, architecture, and people are elaborated upon in detail.
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Taking the 2.4GHz radio transmission technology first packed into the company’s flagship 600EX-RT, Canon has just updated its mid-range flash to feature this wireless triggering capability, along with a slew of other improvements in the compact...
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Bike touring is one of the most rewarding modes of travel. It puts you out there in the spaces between the tourist destination and guidebook recommendations. It’s raw and authentic where the miles are earned one pedal stroke at a time. The terrain and memories stack up slowly into a deeply satisfying narrative. I’ve seen many places from a bike saddle, but the one trip that stands astride the top...
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You’ve been studying star charts for weeks. You’ve read “Tips for Buying a Telescope,” picked out, and purchased your first telescope. You can hardly contain your enthusiasm while setting up your new scope. Finally, the moment arrives—you take your...
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In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, travel photographer and geologist Ralph Lee Hopkins talks about what goes into planning and executing a successful photo expedition. Topics include professional gear, iPhones, how to find and capture the “one” picture that makes the story, how to plan your trip, going “eye-to-eye” with your subject, and...
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Vanguard has been designing, manufacturing, and marketing innovative tripods since 1986 and now the company is aiming to serve the rapidly expanding travel tripod sector, with the VEO line, designed to meet the needs of photographers requiring a combination of solid stability, fast, intuitive...
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An ideal lens for travel photography needs to be compact and versatile. For example, the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens that is made by several manufacturers is a stalwart for pros and enthusiasts alike, and certainly fits into the versatile category, but these lenses are far from compact so they will be left out of this particular discussion. Also left out will be “fast lenses,” which is shorthand for a...
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As an assignment photographer for National Geographic Traveler for the last 10 years, I’ve learned that being prepared prior to leaving is the most important thing. Research, Research, and More Research The Internet has become my essential tool. I use a Google image search to help identify good locations for making iconic images. I also use it to find locales for an insider’s perspective....
by Susan Seubert |
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