How I Came to Choose the Olympus OM-D E-M5 as My Everyday Camera

When I moved from Minnesota to Los Angeles in 2004, I brought along three Kodak disposable cameras. They were the first cameras that I had ever owned, and I didn’t end up using them on my trip. Not even when I drove through Utah, which might be one of the most photogenic landscapes on Earth. At that point in my life, making photographs wasn’t really a concern.

B&H Gear News Roundup for May 16, 2014

This week in the news:

Mastering Photo Organization with Lightroom

Lightroom presents a powerful set of tools for storing, classifying, and selecting your photos: so many tools, in fact, that most users can’t figure out which ones to use and how to use them efficiently. 

Join Digital Asset Management guru Peter Krogh for an enlightening presentation on photo organization with Lightroom 5. He explains his method to Store, Tag, Create, and how this method brings clarity to his Lightroom workflow, and how it can help yours, too. Learn how to integrate folders, keywords, locations, and collections to make an organized photo library. 

Architectural, Interiors & Landscape Photography Key Factors for Success

Noted architectural and interiors photographer Thomas H. Kieren shows and discusses a variety of his completed project images. This video includes a discussion of the artistic and operational factors that drive the success of Kieren's commissioned photography projects. Interior and exterior images from his assignments to photograph commercial, healthcare, residential, educational, financial services, and other types of structural designs are highlighted—along with their inherent challenges, key issues, and how those were resolved.

Nikon D4S DSLR Camera

In the following video, Larry Becker presents an overview of the Nikon D4S DSLR Camera and covers its professional-grade attributes, as well as provides a comparison to its predecessor, the D4. The video begins with an introduction to some of the new features of the D4S, including the EXPEED 4 image processor, improved low-light sensitivity, and enhanced 11 fps continuous-shooting performance.

Unveiled: Nikon 1 J4 & S2 Mirrorless Cameras and Underwater Accessories

Following the release of the V3 just two months ago, the new J4 and S2 mirrorless cameras are here to update the oldest models in the Nikon 1 lineup. Not content with just updating these cameras, Nikon has announced the WP-N3 underwater housing, helping you take these new cameras to new depths. Also, there is now the SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight to light up those once-dim underwater scenes.

These new additions to the Nikon 1 series give photographers plenty of options for finding the perfect compact kit with speed, versatility, and image quality.

Unveiled: Unparalleled Telephoto Performance with the New Nikon 400mm f/2.8 Lens and 1.4x Teleconverter

For those who enjoy shooting sports, wildlife, or other telephoto-centric subjects, Nikon has just made it a banner day for you by introducing a new 400mm f/2.8 telephoto F-mount lens compatible with all FX full-frame and DX-format DSLRs, and an updated 1.4x teleconverter.

Wedding Photography Tips: Glamour with Robert Harrington

Professional glamour and wedding photographer Robert Harrington discusses some of the ways you can bring an element of glamour to your wedding and model photography. He suggests having your clients clip photos from their favorite magazines, study them, practice posing—it is always best to plan ahead. When the wedding day arrives, engage your subjects. Make them feel comfortable and unstressed. Consider all the angles, read the face and body language. If your subject has a less than ideal body, know how to pose them, sweep the leg back, use the light to its best advantage.

Unveiled: Two New Canon Wide-Angle Zoom Lenses

Wedding Event of the Season: Joe Buissink

Listen as wedding photographer Joe Buissink denotes the difference between selling your work and selling yourself. Buissink contends that if you are passionate about photography, a piece of you is embedded in every image you make. The images sell themselves—it’s your job to sell yourself to potential clients. You see the world in a particular way that is different from the way anyone else sees the world. This is what makes you—and your work—unique.


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