Photography

Although it is only one of many among Nikon’s currently available lenses, photographers across the photo spectrum will attest that the AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens not only provides opportunities to capture unique perspectives, but is one of Nikon’s most versatile options in its optics lineup. However, for any photographer who needs or prefers to apply filters while they shoot, the large,...
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Today, Sony unveiled the much-anticipated successors to three high-end cameras with a ton of new features and capacities: the 42.4MP, full-frame sensor, mirrorless a7R II and the 20MP, 1" sensor, high-end point-and-shoot RX100 IV and RX10 II cameras. All three feature the ability to record UHD 4K...
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Users looking for optimal image quality in a compact body would do well to check out Leica’s latest release, the Q (Typ 116) Digital Camera. Packing a full-frame 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor into a portable and, I must say, beautifully designed body, the Q aims to deliver high-end image quality while...
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Today, more than ever, a computer is an integral part of a photographer’s tool set. It is something indispensable to the working process, regardless of whether you’re a working professional, an artist, or nearly any kind of image maker; or just shooting photos to share online with friends. Even taking into account your camera, the computer is likely the most used piece of “photographic” equipment...
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Buying Guide
When you search “Cameras for Kids” on the B&H website, you get a small selection of cute cameras with princesses or cartoon characters on them. While these cameras are certainly functional and affordable and may be appealing to some toddlers, I feel that most kids age 5 or older are ready for a “real...
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With Canon’s introduction of the high-resolution, full-frame 50.6MP CMOS sensor in the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R DSLRs, many photographers are wondering which model is best for them. Luckily, there is only one major difference between the two cameras, and that is the implementation of a low-pass filter (LPF) cancellation effect in the 5DS R. Most DSLRs, including the...
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With very practical tips thrown into the mix, wedding photographer Karen Hill provides us with an exemplary version of a wedding-day timeline. She outlines the important sequences of a wedding-day shoot and the time she normally allots to each. Scouting, planning your moves and avoiding time snares—even if it means being polite but firm—are crucial to ensure that you are available to get the...
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Karen Hill, a “hybrid” photographer, incorporates film and digital photography into her wedding work, and not just one roll of film for novelty’s sake, but a balanced use of both systems. Without the predisposed favoritism often found in such a debate, Hill discusses the benefits of shooting in either format and presents us with a demonstration of the varied film cameras—from Holga to Hasselblad—...
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When the term “dynamic range” is mentioned, many people will quickly think of HDR, or “High Dynamic Range.” With this term, and technique, so popular in the world of photography, it is rarely ever considered what dynamic range actually is, let alone why you would want it to be “high.” In short, dynamic range describes the measurement between maximum and minimum values. While not specific to...
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If you want to become a sports photographer and have an hour to watch a video, this is where you click. Damian Strohmeyer, 35-year veteran shooter, with 29 Super Bowls and 70 Sports Illustrated covers to his name, gives you everything you need to know about shooting all the major sports and the Olympics, and local and amateur events, too. He includes a priority list for each major sport, as...
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Bescor has been around since 1981, providing photographers and especially filmmakers with video-related products, eventually battery power and, now, LED lighting for wedding, event, and other location shooters. The hallmark of the company’s products has been, from the beginning, a marriage...
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In the following video, Larry Becker provides an introduction to using neutral density filters and some tips concerning how and when to use them. He covers some basic effects they can help to achieve, such as shallow depth of field and intended motion blur, and also discusseshow they affect your exposure settings...
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In the following video, Larry Becker presents the second installment of his Neutral Territory series on neutral density filters. This segment provides a more in-depth approach to working with ND filters, including alternative reasons for their use other than slowing down your shutter speed. Becker also touches on...
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In the following video, Larry Becker completes his Neutral Territory series on neutral density filters with a roundup of information, as well as demonstrations of more specific techniques and pieces of gear. This video begins by covering a unique video-related use for variable ND filters, and then goes on to cover...
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I can’t blame anyone but myself. I suggested the title based on the many times I’ve been asked this exact same question. So here I am attempting to answer the almost unanswerable—what camera should you buy for your upcoming trip to Italy, Africa, theme park, or... fill in the blank. Well, I suppose your destination does make a difference. If you know you will be climbing mountains or snorkeling,...
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