Photography

Unveiled: Panasonic Mirrorless GX8 + Long Zoom FZ300 with 4K Photo + 4K Video

First Look: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 + DMC-FZ300

In the following video, Allan Weitz takes a look at the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera and the Lumix DMC-FZ300.

Creative Tips to Help Strengthen Your Travel Photography

In this B&H article, photographer Jessica Sample discusses her approach to making strong images for travel photography.

Food Photography: Lighting and Compositional Basics

Along with numerous examples of his gorgeous work, renowned food photographer Andrew Scrivani discusses the core components of good food photography and how to induce the emotions that food arouses. He talks of light play, props, using a darker palette to help colors pop, infusing process shots with artistry, and the importance of telling a story—and selling emotion—with your photographs. Scrivani also invites us to see his work environment and makes clear that with a very basic setup, good styling, and the freedom of handheld shooting, you can create mouth-watering images.

How to Become a Successful Travel and Adventure Photographer, with Lucas Gilman

In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, adventure photographer and filmmaker Lucas Gilman discusses what it takes to become a successful travel and adventure photographer based on your strengths, interests, and the imaging abilities of modern camera technologies.

Video: Super-Telephoto Lens System for Traveling Nature Photographers

In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, Clay Taylor, Naturalist Marketing Manager for Swarovski Optik North America, talks about digiscoping with the Swarovski Optics Modular Spotting Scope Telephoto System and how it is being used by birders, hunters, and photographers as a lightweight, high-magnification photography tool.

Understanding Focal Length

In this B&H article, Todd Vorenkamp discusses the basics of focal length and how it works when you take pictures.

FocusEd: The Basics of Lens Focal Length

In this week’s video, FocusEd discusses lens focal length for photographers. You will learn about what focal length is, how sensor size and lens focal length affects your angle of view, and more!

For more on Focal Length, check out this article.

5 Recommended APS-C Lenses for Travel Photography

After our earlier piece recommending five full-frame DSLR lenses for travel photography, we would be remiss not to also suggest five lenses for APS-C-format cameras. DSLRs with APS-C-size sensors are normally more compact and lighter than full-frame DSLRs and, therefore, advantageous when traveling. Remember, however, that the lightweight design often indicates a design containing less metal that may be less prepared for the rigors of unmerciful use. Also, be sure to calculate the crop factor of the APS-C sensor and focal-length equivalency when considering your lens.

Get the Shot: Tips on Gaining Access and Shooting Historical Locations

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, it’s just not meant to be.

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