Vanguard: Style for the Outdoor Photographer


Taming those Harsh, Midday, Summertime Blues

Five Useful Summer Gadgets

Regardless of how many times you've relied on your air conditioner this year, summer didn't officially begin until 6:51 a.m. on June 21 (in the Northern Hemisphere, anyhow). So we thought it would be a great time to highlight a few practical pieces of gear that come in handy when the days are long and toasty.


B&H Gear News Roundup: June 20, 2014

This week in the news:

  • Fujifilm unveiled the XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens with weather-resistant construction and advanced stabilization.
  • Tamron announced new lenses for Micro Four Thirds and Canon EOS M, as well as full-frame-compatible lenses for Canon, Nikon, and Sony.
  • Adobe updated Photoshop and Illustrator, amid a bevy of other announcements.
  • The winners of the B&H Wilderness Photo Contest were revealed.

The new Fujifilm XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens


Everything You Wanted to Know About Copyright but Were Afraid to Ask

Watch this vide to acquire the answers to everything you wanted to know about copyright and other legal issues, but were too scared to ask. There is a boatload of bad information, myths, factoids, and half-truths regarding copyright and other photo-related legal issues, such as model releases, floating around. Photographer Jack Reznicki and lawyer Ed Greenberg demystify and illuminate the gray areas in an easy, humorous, and understandable manner that only this pairing of a photographer and lawyer with so much “real-life, in-the-trenches” experience can provide.

How to Get Your Photographs Circulating and Seen

In the course of her presentation, Jennifer Stoots talks about the various ways that photographers can get their artwork in front of curators, gallerists, photo editors, and publishers. Having worked for galleries and in the fine art photography world for 16 years, Stoots is familiar with many of the avenues available to photographers today. In addition, feedback from photographer friends and associates allows her to illustrate common issues, successful paths, and the experiences that many artists have had in the process of fostering their careers.

Oben Tripods: Camera Support for Every Point of View

Nobody slips through the cracks with Oben. With variations in size, load capacity, composition, leg locks, and numerous other features, there is an Oben tripod for every photographer and every situation. In this overview, we will profile the wide range of available tripods, monopods, heads, and accessories from Oben.

Unveiled: New Lenses from Tamron

Tamron has made great efforts in the world of optics, attested to here by the release of a 14-150mm lens for Micro Four Thirds (a first for Tamron), an 18-200mm lens for the Canon EOS M, and a 28-300mm lens for Canon, Nikon, and Sony DSLRs. These all-in-one zooms give you everything from wide-angle to super telephoto in nice, compact packages.

14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III Lens for Micro Four Thirds


The Winning Images from the B&H Wilderness Photo Contest

B&H recently teamed up with South African Airways and ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris for the B&H Wilderness Photo Contest. The goal was to encourage photographers to celebrate the concept of conservation. By capturing beautiful images of nature, you, in turn, help to spread awareness about conservation. Two entrants in this contest received an African safari trip for two, in addition to a $500 B&H Gift Card. Eight semi-finalists each received a $500 Gift Card. Congratulations!

Litepanels Sola 4: In the Vanguard of LED Fresnel Lighting

When Litepanels introduced the original 1x1 years ago, it was in the vanguard of the LED revolution in lighting.



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