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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 )

 
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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.

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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.



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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.


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Congratulations to John Beene: the winner of our B&H Photo Flickr Group Cold Contest with his image, "Investigator." John will be receiving a $100 gift card as a prize. To see his image larger, click here.

We'd like to thank all the participants in the B&H Photo Flickr group contest. This was an extremely tough decision and the Social Media team took quite a while to pick the winning photo. Be sure to stay tuned; we'll be holding contests with bigger and better prizes.

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If you enjoy outdoor photography, birds are one of the most challenging subjects you can try to capture. The very nature of bird photography—trying to capture small, fast-moving subjects from a distance—evokes visions of monster lenses costing nearly as much as a quality used vehicle. Without question, serious birders typically have serious gear.



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You don't need extremely high-end editing software to make minor retouches and edits to your photos. In fact, you can still achieve wonderfully pleasing results with something like Adobe Photoshop Elements. Here's a quick run-through that is simple and thorough.


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 Digging out Sharon AlleyFor years, photos have been used to tell stories in photojournalism and documentary-type photography. Newspaper and magazine editors have sometimes told their staff that they can only accept one image for a story. So there has to be one image that gets it all right. Here are a few different and important features that every photo essay should have.

Photo by Alli77. Please note that all photos in this blog post are entries in the B&H Photo Flickr Group Cold contest.

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Have you ever considered purchasing a product and just wanted to ask someone a question about it? Did you know that B&H has an "Ask our Experts" tab on over 200,000 items, which gives you either a number to call or a link to Live Chat, to communicate easily with one of our experts? When in Live Chat, you can choose to talk to a Sales Representative, Customer Service Representative, Product Professional, or the Used/Refurbished Department.

Have any questions? Ask the experts!

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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.)


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Less is more. We always hear that, don’t we? But how exactly does this concept apply in photography? 

Oftentimes it means composing an image based around simplicity, where minimal subject matter exists in the frame and everything that doesn’t communicate the intended feel or message of the image is eliminated. 


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Have you ever been on a safari with B&H? Our safaris, run by the B&H Event Space, aren't for the weak of heart—you'll be tasked to search for priceless artifacts, untold treasures, and Pegasus, amongst other things. At least that's how it was on our recent Grand Central Photo Safari Adventure, where many people posted their best images, and some won prizes!


 Photo by Jaydorfmanphotography (first place winner)

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Maybe you're a technophobe and want your point-and-shoot camera to take great pictures with the least amount of work. Neither do you understand technical lingo, but you want your camera to capture better photos. Here are some simple tips to improve your images.


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Hey everyone, want to get your photos featured on BHInsights? Every week, we will be featuring a reader's roundup of some of the best images from our new Flickr group. Join the group and feel free to add your images. In addition to reader round-ups, we will also be featuring the photos in blog posts (and of course attribute you and link back.) Lastly, expect to see special contests hosted at the group.


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Not long ago, I read a complaint about all the "manipulation" of photographs that is being done these days. The man who was complaining expressed a preference for unmanipulated, original photographs. I've heard similar comments on many occasions.

Let's take a look at that unmanipulated, original image. 


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