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.

How to Create an iPad Portfolio, for Photographers

Regardless of “niche,” the one thing every working photographer needs is a portfolio. Not just any thrown-together collection of images will cut it, either. A strong, concise, and impressive showcase of your talent is crucial to developing your business. If your website is your storefront, then your portfolio is your biggest and most effective sales tool. It emphasizes who you are, it shows off what you’re capable of, and it tells new customers exactly what you can do for them. Without a portfolio, you’ll be dead in the water.

Samsung NX1: The Bridge between the DSLR and the Mirrorless Camera

In this B&H article, Todd Vorenkamp reviews the Samsung NX1 mirrorless camera, after a thorough test run.

Making it as a Successful Travel Photographer, with Art Wolfe

In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, photographer Art Wolfe talks about what it takes to become a successful travel photographer. He discusses art education, the connection between painting and photography, developing and pursuing personal interests, the logistics of travel photography, and techniques for creating dynamic travel photographs.

12 Portable Cameras for Travel Photography

When it comes to choosing a main go-to camera, most pros and serious enthusiasts still gravitate to full-frame, pro-caliber DSLRs. But when you’re traveling, hiking, or simply enjoying your vacation, the prospect of toting a top-tier DSLR outfit can be daunting. Fortunately, technology has come to the rescue and there is now a wide variety of more compact, lightweight, travel-friendly cameras that deliver outstanding image quality and shooting performance in far more convenient form factors. They’re also less intimidating when you’re taking photos of the local people you may encounter.

Video: Top 8 Pitfalls to Shooting Weddings, with Susan Stripling

Video: Building an Artistic Travel Photography Portfolio, with Ashok Sinha

In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, travel photographer Ashok Sinha discusses how he uses his camera as a tool for capturing images that tell stories for travel magazines and other outlets. Tools of inspiration and techniques for photographing food, architecture, and people are elaborated upon in detail.

Video: Planning and Executing a Successful Photo Expedition, with Ralph Lee Hopkins

In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, travel photographer and geologist Ralph Lee Hopkins talks about what goes into planning and executing a successful photo expedition. Topics include professional gear, iPhones, how to find and capture the “one” picture that makes the story, how to plan your trip, going “eye-to-eye” with your subject, and getting the type of pictures you set out to capture.


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