The Myth of the Unmanipulated Image

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. 

Seven Ways You Know You Have a Love Affair with Your Camera

As photographers, we love our cameras. Some of us tend to love our cameras more than others—and express this affection in different ways. Sometimes, we don't even notice it! Here are a few ways you know that you have a love affair with your camera.

Photo by GServo

Knowledge is Power

Now that you've got those great new photography accessories from the holidays, what's next? It's time to learn how to use them to their fullest potential. There are some great specialists that can help you learn how to do just that. Here's a list of a few schools that offer classes to help you become a better photographer.

What Is Your New Year's Photography Resolution for 2011?

We all know that photography isn't easy. Now that you've been fondling some brand new photo gear from the holidays, you'll need to become a better photographer by creating a New Year's Resolution, and sticking to it! What projects will you do to improve yourself? For those of you that are completely lost, here is a short list of some popular ideas that you can adopt as your own New Year's Resolution.

How to Capture Better New Year's Eve Photos

New Year's Eve is coming, and everyone will be out and about, celebrating! Now that you've just received new photo gear for the holidays, it's time to put it to good use. Here are some tips on how to shoot better photos of your New Year's Eve party.

Photo by Christopher Chan

Top 10 Events of the B&H Event Space for 2010

It’s that time of the year when everyone from music bloggers to movie critics are rattling off their top favorites of the year. This end-of-year phenomenon has inspired me to reflect on the last 12 months at the B&H Event Space, and to pick my own top ten events. There were far more than ten excellent events, but these really stood out from the rest. Hit the jump to see which ones made the cut.

Common Mistakes Every Photographer Makes

You're guilty!—well, kind of. All photographers occasionally forget critical factors while shooting, and make mistakes. Here are some of the most common mistakes that most photographers are guilty of making, and how to learn from them.

Image by bgandy

What Would You Shoot on the Last Roll of Kodachrome?

Steve McCurry was given the task of shooting the last roll of Kodachrome. But what if it were you? What would you shoot with one of the dying legends of photography? Think carefully, because the anticipation of not knowing if you nailed the shot perfectly would be very intense. If you didn't get every exposure perfectly, you might be letting down your predecessors, and many others.

Let us know in the comments below what you would shoot.

Using Telephoto Lenses for Landscapes

When we think of landscape photography, many of us tend to think of our wide-angle lenses. There are situations, though, in which a telephoto lens is a better choice—or the only choice.

"The Photographer" Amongst Friends and Family

Most people that know me personally tend to associate me with cameras and photography. Like many of you, there are times that I want to put my cameras down and enjoy life's pleasures. Friends and family always tell me to bring the girls (my cameras are named Dahlia and Evelyn). It can get frustrating, but I've learned how to deal with the demands, and make people realize that there's a human being behind the viewfinder.


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