Creating a Panoramic Portrait in Photoshop Elements

Not long ago, we brought Ryan Brenizer into the B&H studios to talk about the Brenizer Method. This technique involves taking numerous photos in a panoramic portrait and stitching them together in Photoshop. However, you don't necessarily need Photoshop to stitch the photos together as this can be done with Photoshop Elements. As we've stated before in our posting on Minor Retouching, many of the features that most people need and use can be done with the more affordable option.

JVC GY-HM100U: A Little Guy with a Big Punch

In the world of filmmakers and videographers, there is a prolonged myth that bigger is better. The truth is, it all depends on the specific assignment. However, in capturing candid and real-life events, a clunky shoulder-mounted camera often inhibits the ability for even the best camera operator to obtain unobstructed realism. Packed with all the settings and controls an experienced shooter would require, the JVC GY-HM100U is a deceptively small camcorder that provides the operator with a professional level of image control, as well as the freedom of invisibility. This makes it perfectly suited to many videographers and documentarians.

Win a Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Lens!

B&H and Sigma Photo are giving away a most coveted lens—the Sigma 50mm F/1.4 EX DG HSM. If you've ever wanted a sharp, contrasty, fast-apertured lens with professional-grade construction, here's your chance to get your hands on one with the lens mount of your choice!

Click Read and Discuss to see how you can enter and snag this very-well-reviewed lens.

Win a Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited from Pentax Forums!

Pentax Forums and B&H are giving away a DA-Limited 40mm F/2.8 lens—one of the most loved lenses, due to its quality and small pancake size. The giveaway is part of the World Pentax Day celebration, and entering to win is very simple.

Field of View: How Your Lens and Sensor Collaborate

"Get a 50mm lens." That is a statement that many photographers will tell you. But do they mean a 50mm lens or the equivalent of a 50mm lens on your camera? Make no mistake, a 50mm lens is a 50mm lens, but sensors have magnification and crop factors depending on your camera model.

How to Choose the Lens That's Right for You

A question we hear often at B&H is, "What lens should I buy?" We may follow up with, "What are you going to shoot with it?" The reason for this is because different lenses are meant for different shooting situations. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a lens (or lenses) for your camera system.

Puppy Portraits

 Create a fun portrait of your four-legged family member in just a few quick and easy steps.

You've Got a Little Bit More Time to Win a Nikon 35mm F/1.8 Lens.

For those of you that did not see the news on our Facebook newsfeed, Nikon Rumors is giving away a Nikon 35mm F/1.8 lens. Though the deadline for the giveaway was supposed to be today, it has been extended to May 1st.

The rules are simple:


Breaking Tradition: Using the Olympus EPL-2's Art Filters To Shoot a Concert

Have you ever thought of embracing flaws instead of fighting them? We recently wrote about trying to correct discolored concert photos. While testing the Olympus EPL-2 at a Chiptunes Concert, I learned a valuable lesson: that to create better work, sometimes you need to break away from tradition and not take your work so seriously.

Wild Bird Photography—Nine Tips to Help You Get it Right!

Wild birds are one of the most challenging wildlife subjects around. It challenges you to understand your subjects, their habitat, the landscape and every last detail of your equipment's capability. Here are a few tips to help you get it right!


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