Most of us have smartphones with built-in cameras, but many of us just point and shoot without much consideration about how we want our pictures to turn out. This video introduces three basic shooting concepts that can help you capture better images with your smartphone camera.
Sharp, clear, well-lit, and attractive images of the items you offer for sale online are the most crucial elements of successful online sales at sites such as eBay. High-quality images with excellent detail, accurate color balance, and plain, evenly lit backgrounds are much more likely to result in swift sales and may even help you acquire higher prices.
Colorist and Adobe Certified Master Trainer Simon Walker explores how color-grading techniques are used in film, and he provides practical demonstrations on how to create moods, suggest genres, and inform the audience of the motivations of on-screen protagonists, using Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Suite of plug-ins.
In this second episode of our new series, Prospectives, much sought-after headshot photographer Peter Hurley explains his approach to taking a headshot. From the tools he uses, to creating rapport with the client, Hurley demonstrates the different elements that will make one's photography look strong and professional.
The Digital Photography Summit is a software and digital-technology showcase of the latest trends, held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, and featuring panel discussions, demonstrations, and surprises from Scott Kelby, Julieanne Kost, and Katrin Eismann.
Introducing B&H's new video series, "Prospectives," an in-depth look at the professional perspective from the very best in their field. In this first episode of Prospectives, Syl Arena takes us through the various techniques for modifying the light emanating from speedlites.
Photoshop is arguably the most feature-rich program when it comes to editing digital images. Three reasons for this is layer and mask functionality as well as the ability to select a single area in an image for processing.
In this B&H Video, David Brommer starts with cave paintings, quickly works his way through Egyptian and Medieval art and arrives in the Renaissance to demonstrate the advancement of composition and the birth of the Rule of Thirds.
In real estate the mantra is "location, location, location." For some photographers the same priority applies, but for wedding and portrait photographer Jerry Ghionis, it goes, "light, light, light." For him, light has the ability to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary, and he sets out to prove it in this hundred-plus-minute presentation.
Off-camera flash is usually associated with studio environments. However, in this twenty-five minute presentation, professional photographer Robert Harrington addresses a group that is about to go to a nearby location for some “guerilla-style" shooting. For Harrington, this style provides an opportunity to throw planning out the window and roll with whatever happens.
There are two cardinal rules for capturing great sports photographs. First, know your equipment, and second, know the sport. There are several secondary rules that are just as important and all of these, plus more, are covered in Jeff Cable’s extensive ninety-plus-minute presentation.
Shooting at night has obvious disadvantages and is arguably more difficult. But as with all things difficult, there are always positives. One of those is that controlling errant daylight is not an issue—it’s dark.
Leica cameras occupy a unique place in the photographic world. For many, the cameras are way out of reach, and for others, ownership is dreamt of and worked toward. Regardless of which camp one occupies, this almost seventy-minute presentation by Leica’s National Sales Manager, Jim Wagner, has the potential to entertain everyone, owners and non-owners alike.
When the lighting is perfect, shooting a wedding is easy. But that doesn’t happen often, perhaps an hour outdoors at the end of a sunny day. What about the rest of the occasion? Professional photographer Moshe Zusman comes to the rescue with a series of solutions that can work in any location.
With the right software knowledge, you can do anything. So begins Tony Sweet’s two-hour seminar on digital processing using a variety of software solutions from Nik Software, Topaz Labs and more. As Sweet points out, composition is critical to start with, but after that all bets are off.