Photo Technique

Photography Concepts on Smartphones

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.

High-Quality Product Shots Encourage Swift Online Sales

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.

Visual Storytelling with Red Giant

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.

B&H Prospectives: Headshot Photography, with Peter Hurley

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.

B&H & Adobe Lightroom Digital Summit

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.

B&H Prospectives: Modifying Speedlites

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.

Holiday 2012: Advanced Composition

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.

Guerilla Shooting on the High Line with Off-Camera Flash

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.

The Thrill of Victory: Sports Photography

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.

Pixels After Dark: Shooting the Night

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.

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