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The Secret to Photographing Hummingbirds

Birds have captivated wildlife photographers from the beginning of photography, but no group of birds are more intriguing than hummingbirds. It's not difficult at all to photograph them when you see them in the garden hovering above a flower, but unless you do it right your efforts will only result in mediocre pictures.



The Amateur Photographer's Intro to Portrait Lighting and Lenses

Many people want to get started in home portraiture, but don't know where to begin. Besides studying composition, lenses, and posing, one must acquire a working knowledge of the basics of lighting. The first thing to realize is that not every photo can be shot using only natural light. For those of you that are scared of using external lighting, here is a quick introductory guide to help remove some of those fears.

Photo by isayx3

Tools of the Trade: B&H EDU Dept Goes to NYFA

When I was a communications student back in college, the first thing I said when my professor put professional gear in front of me was, "Oooooooo, toys!" That is how many students at the New York Film Academy reacted recently when the B&H EDU Advantage Team visited to show the future filmmakers some tools of the trade.


Enhancing the Illusion of Depth

Photographs have no depth. They're two-dimensional facsimiles of a three-dimensional world.

But photographers, like magicians, deal in illusion. If we understand what creates the illusion of depth in a photograph and how to enhance that illusion, we can make our images more believable.

Printing with Lightroom – Part 4, by Seth Resnick of D65

This is part 4 in a series on printing from LIghtroom by Seth Resnick of D65. Lightroom printing is really a dream and much easier than printing from Photoshop. Today is the last in the series and  covers The Print Job Panel, Draft Mode Printing,Print Resolution, Print Sharpening, 16-bit Output, Color Management, Managed By Printer, Rendering Intents and The Print Button.

Printing with Lightroom – Part I, by Seth Resnick of D65

Lightroom really makes printing a breeze, with many features for all your printing needs. You can place multiple-size images on a single page, and have multiple pages of multiple-picture layouts. You can even use draft-mode printing, which renders from the Previews. This is even more amazing, because you can select a group of images, print them as a PDF, and accomplish the task in seconds. 




Introducing the B&H HDSLR Hub

If you loved the B&H HDSLR guide, then you'll appreciate the new B&H HDSLR Hub. The new platform will feature news, interviews, tips and loads more. Beyond this, cinematographer Shane Hurlbut will give a six-part educational series where he teaches you how to get the most out of your HDSLR. More in the Press Release, after the jump.


How to Capture Better Candid Photos

When shooting street photography or a fun event like a party or wedding, candid photos can be the icing on the cake. Not only do those photos provide extra life to the story you're telling, but they also depict people in their most natural and comfortable state. It takes some practice to nail the better candids. Here are a couple of tips on how to do just that.

Photo by Gservo (be sure to join our Flickr group and your photos may be featured in future blog postings.)


How Do You Inspire Yourself?

Finding inspiration can be very tough at times. Also, we all inevitably hit a slump once in a while. How do we stay inspired? Here are some tips from many famous professional photographers on how they keep that inspiration going. For even more ideas, you can take a look at how some famous photographers became interested in photography, pre-shooting rituals, and a couple of fun projects.

Mastering the HDR Landscape

Landscape photographers often find themselves in challenging light. If you're at all experienced with shooting landscapes, then you know that the best light happens in the hour or so right around sunrise and sunset. The so-called "golden hour" is when we get nice, warm light and excellent opportunities for side-lighting to bring out the texture in terrain. If you shoot right around sunrise and sunset, though, you'll also get the problem of too much dynamic range.



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