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Arguably the most versatile single focal length available, Canon has just introduced a new nifty fifty: the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM. Pairing its classic design with a sleeker profile and new autofocus...
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Many photographers desire to reproduce the world around them, not in exacting sharpness, but in a more ethereal and dream-like manner. To do this, you can spend hours post-processing an image, or you can expose your film or sensor through the unique glass of the Lomography Petzval 85mm f/2.2 or the...
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Are you a beginner who is about to photograph your first wedding ever? Or, are you a seasoned pro shooter who could pick up a second job critiquing the moistness levels of wedding cakes from hundreds of different bakeries? Regardless of your skill levels and experience, there is always room for learning new tricks and adding new, great images to your portfolio. We spoke to a handful of wedding...
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We asked a number of respected wedding photographers, both young and well-established, to give us an idea about what they see as current trends and common requests in wedding shooting styles. We then compiled a short list to get you thinking about whether you’d like to incorporate these ideas into your repertoire in 2015. 1. Landscape Vistas Several photographers relayed stories of trudging up...
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With a very personable demeanor and his beautiful photographs as a calling card, Ira Lippke introduces us to the important aspects of shooting a destination wedding. Noting the importance of developing a trusting relationship with the couple, he speaks about the “immersive nature” and intimacy of travelling with the wedding party and how that provides the opportunity for amazing photos. He...
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What’s new in gear for the wedding photographer this year? No need for much more of an introduction than that, so let’s jump into it with a sampling of the best new gear that might entice a wedding photographer, whether a traditional stylist, a documentary shooter, or anyone in-between. Cameras Canon EOS 5DS Let’s start with the...
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The new Pentax K-3 II’s advanced features, image quality, ruggedness, and performance will be no surprise to Pentax loyalists. Those photographers have known that Pentax’s DSLR cameras have been at the technological forefront for years. As these Pentax shooters are out making great photos, they do so confidently, knowing that their cameras have unique and useful built-in features that even the...
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Although photographing a wedding usually conjures the image of primarily working in a handheld fashion, there are often moments in the course of events that can truly benefit from the use of additional camera support by using a tripod. When it's possible to plan your shots in advance, a tripod will add increased stability to ensure sharper imagery and greater control and refinement possibilities...
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No matter how many lenses a photographer has, there’s always another one that we long for. There are so many options out there that choosing your next lens can be a confusing task. We're going to help you choose the best lens to fit your specific needs. The first question you have to ask yourself is, “What do I need that my current lens doesn’t give me?” Your answer is most likely going to fall...
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Wedding photography has become an extremely popular and lucrative specialty. First and foremost, a wedding is a grand, unrepeatable, emotionally charged event at which expectations run high, and second best won't do. Being a wedding photographer requires dedication and talent, but having the right equipment is crucial if you expect to achieve sharp, well-composed, well-lit images that depict...
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Taking black-and-white photography above and beyond, Leica has brought the M Monochrom (Typ 246) Digital Rangefinder to the world, with the company’s signature styling and modern functionality. Improving upon the original, the new Typ 246 stars a higher-resolution 24MP full-frame CMOS...
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Formatt-Hitech filters and filter holder systems, long respected among professional photographers, cinematographers, and videographers for their high levels of design functionality and image quality, can now count two new seriously dense ND filters within their ranks: the Formatt Hitech 100 x 100mm Firecrest...
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Manfrotto, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of tripods, tripod heads, monopods, lighting equipment, and camera bags, has partnered with Fizan, a prominent Italian company that’s been making ski, trekking, and outdoor gear since 1947, to create the Manfrotto Off road line. It’s a new collection of lightweight products aimed at hikers, wildlife observers, and other outdoor enthusiasts who...
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To test the new features of Nikon’s D7200 DSLR and show off its abilities, I took two simple strolls from the B&H SuperStore, at 9th Ave and 34th Street, around our West Side neighborhood, finishing one walk atop the Empire State Building, just four bustling blocks from our offices, and the other on the Highline Park as a lovely spring day was coming to a close. What could I find interesting...
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Here are a dozen of the latest travel tripods that fulfill the time-honored maxim that the best tripod is the portable one that’s in your camera bag, not the behemoth you left at home. It’s no accident that carrying and using a tripod is the mark of the professional photographer. There is no other photographic accessory that will elevate the technical quality of your pictures more easily or...
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