B&H Prospectives: Modifying Speedlites

Introducing B&H's new video series, "Prospectives," an in-depth look at the professional perspective from the very best in their field. In this first episode of Prospectives, Syl Arena takes us through the various techniques for modifying the light emanating from speedlites.

Holiday 2012: Better Product Shots

Whether it be jewelry, posters or a shiny model car, when selling an item online, the better your photograph of that product, the better your chance for a sale. It’s just simple math.

Building the Dramatic Portrait, Sponsored by Westcott

Joel Grimes is commonly referred to as a commercial advertising photographer. However, he’d rather define himself as an artist, not in any pretentious way, but because it accurately describes what he does and how he goes about his work. And in doing so, he extends that appellation to all those that choose to follow the call of their unique talents. But what has this to do with dramatic portraiture?

Guerilla Shooting on the High Line with Off-Camera Flash

Off-camera flash is usually associated with studio environments. However, in this twenty-five minute presentation, professional photographer Robert Harrington addresses a group that is about to go to a nearby location for some “guerilla-style" shooting. For Harrington, this style provides an opportunity to throw planning out the window and roll with whatever happens.

Holiday 2012: Great Design Awards

Beauty Dish Hack using a Flash

In this video, we teach viewers how to make their flash units fit into an Interfit Beauty Dish.

Telling the Story with Details

Wedding photography is obviously about the bride and groom, and their special day. While that story is told with photos of the lucky pair, and their guests, their memories of the event can be enhanced with images that might not be so obvious.

Creative Lighting Techniques for Big Events

Wikipedia succinctly defines wedding photography as “the photography of activities relating to weddings. It encompasses photographs of the couple before marriage as well as coverage of the wedding and reception."

Creative Ideas for the DIY Image Maker

If you are about to be married and you’re an avid tinkerer, dabbler or hobbyist—and you are looking for some creative and fun ways to shoot, or include, photography at your wedding—you will be interested to know we have a bunch of ideas right here for the do-it-yourselfer in all of us.

New Tools for Your Speedlight by ExpoImaging and Aurora Mini/Max

Flashgun technologies have come a long way since Vivitar first rattled the world with thyristor circuits on their venerable 285 speedlite. Today, advanced circuitry can slice and dice your flash exposure into exacting portions to light your subject regardless of its level of reflectivity.


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