B&H Featured Flickr Photos 3/11/2011

We've got a special treat for you this week: another Street Photography edition of the featured Flickr Photos. If you aren't part of the group already, you should probably join. Afterall, you can win a Leica D-LUX 5 in our contest sponsored by Leica. For more details you can go here. First though, see if you made the cut this week and remember that the contest ends on March 14th.

Meet B&H: The Film Counter

For those of you that have never visited the B&H SuperStore, you're in luck. Each week we'll feature photos of a different department or section in order for you to get to know us a bit better. This week, we are showing off the Film Counter located on the first floor. We sell many different types of film for different purposes, formats, etc. The film counter has shrunk over the years with the rise of digital photography; but we probably still sell as much film as any other store out there.

This Month at the Event Space- Women in Photography: A Panel Discussion & Slideshow

Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a time of year to recognize women throughout history and today, all around the world. While the photo industry is still dominated by men, women have made tremendous progress over the last several years by breaking new ground across multiple genres, and excelling in a myriad of photo professions. Since its inception, the B&H Event Space has invited talented women to speak about their photography and their path towards success. In honor of International Women’s Day, the Event Space will be hosting a panel of women photographers to discuss the methods, subject matter, personal vision, and processes used for creating their extraordinary bodies of work.

The date of the panel is Sunday, March 27th, 1pm-4pm, and will include Amy Stein, Cara Phillips, Jane Tam, Ellen Carey, and will be moderated by Karen Marshall. Full details are here: Women in Photography: A Panel Discussion and Slideshow.

Who are your favorite women photographers? Leave your comments below.

(Photo courtesy of j3net )


How to Capture Cities at Night

Previously, we spoke about shooting in large cities. During vacations, we tend to wander and explore at night. As soon as the sun goes down, the rules of photography suddenly change: You need faster apertures, you're shooting at slower shutter speeds, and the ISOs go to near BBQ levels. If you're an amateur photographer taking your DSLR along to shoot for fun on your vacation, take a look at these tips on how to photograph the cities.

Enter The B&H Photo Street Photography Flickr Contest: Sponsored by Leica

Today, you can enter for a chance to win a Leica D-LUX 5 in our Flickr Street Photography contest. To enter, all you'll need to do is head over and submit your photos to our Flickr group. Take a look at our Flickr Discussion for more details.

The Importance of Photographing Hands

Our hands are important to us. Imagine what you would do if you lost one. Your entire life would be entirely different. As in real life, hands are important in your images too.

A Brief Look at Using Flash Modifiers at a Wedding

Flash modifiers are essential to the kit of many wedding photographers because of the light-harnessing abilities they offer in portable packages. Since each photographer is different and has their own unique style, different items may appeal to different photographers. In this video, I talk a bit about some popular flash modifiers to use at weddings and provide some insights on how to use them creatively. To read more about this, check out this previous blog post.

Tips for Using Strobes Effectively at a Wedding

Every wedding photographer has their lighting equipment preferences. Some photographers bring large studio lights, while others work with small strobes. If you're just getting into shooting weddings and prefer the mobility that these flashes allow you, then you may want to know how you can use your strobes more effectively. Just in time for WPPI 2011, here are a couple of tips you can use. 

How to Rescue an Underexposed Image in Lightroom 3

The other day, while on a coffee break with two co-workers, I decided to bring along my Canon 5D Mk II and snap photos along the way. The photo on the left was snapped after I rushed in front of the two women seen in the image. However, it was actually terribly underexposed. Here's how I fixed it in Lightroom 3 to look more balanced, and give it a gorgeous look with muted tones.

B&H Photo Flickr Group Featured Photos 2/18/2011

Are your photos featured this week? Read more to see this week's selection from our B&H Photo Flickr Group. If you haven't joined already, what are you waiting for? 


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