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The world looks different at night.That, more than anything, continues to drive me toward night photography. I started doing photography with a Kodak 110 film point-and-shoot camera, which was completely incapable of performing satisfying night shots due to its lack of manual exposure control. The night beckoned me. On the very first roll of 35mm film I shot with my trusty Nikon 6006 are some (...
4 days ago
It’s not a secret that the tech industry is never content. Virtual Reality is having a Moment, but though the high-end HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets are finally available, consumers are already looking for the Next Big Thing. Conveniently, it’s right around the corner. Of course, I’m talking about...
5 days ago
What will our future selfies be like? Our guest, Stephen Mayes, suggests that they may be images of what we think rather than what we see. For those of you exasperated by the deluge of duck faces in your social media feed, this may be a terrifying idea, but is the selfie really that bad, and if so, how and why is it different than an artist’s self-portrait? These are the questions we address in...
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Are dance and photography natural enemies? Well, of course not, but one art form is about the still, captured moment, and the other about choreographed movement and fluidity. However, anyone who truly understands photography knows the importance of timing, grace, and harmony, and a dancer must also recognize the relevance of rest and static. Sculpture, or gesture perhaps, is their common bond and...
2 weeks ago
As summer rolls around, it’s a good time to assess the best of the new products that have been announced thus far in 2016. With two of our most respected product specialists (and straight-up gear heads) we will discuss the most interesting cameras, lenses, and accessories to be introduced in 2016—some aren’t even on the shelves yet. Cameras from Sigma, Pentax, Sony, Canon, Nikon, and Olympus are...
by Todd Vorenkamp and John Harris
3 weeks ago
Congratulations to NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Southwest Research Institute for their successful mission to place the Juno probe into orbit around Jupiter! B&H Photo thought it would be a great time to talk cameras—especially, cameras on US interstellar space probes. The first photograph of Earth from space was taken by the TIROS-1 weather satellite on April 1, 1960. Ever since...
3 weeks ago
America’s National Parks, National Monuments and National Forests symbolize the beating heart of our nation. In celebration of the National Park Service’s 100-year anniversary, we are honored to initiate America for Explorers, a special project that will feature many of these cherished locations dedicated to our country’s historic past and current natural resources. The driving force behind this...
3 weeks ago
At the 2016 OPTIC Imaging Conference, we were immersed in the riches of nature and travel photography; so many talented and distinguished photographers were displaying work and discussing their experiences and craft. We at the podcast were fortunate to be able to sit down with several National Geographic photographers for informal yet intimate chats on subjects ranging from photographic...
4 weeks ago
My maternal great-grandmother’s family owned three cinemas during the Great Depression. You could say film and photography runs in my blood. Or, ran in my blood, until my grandmother’s father passed away and the ties to the cinemas were severed when they went to her brother. “The rest of the family wasn’t interested… I think there was a possible splinter, or a grudge was held,” my aunt told me....
4 weeks ago
The theme of travel is infectious on Instagram, given the more than 100 million posts boasting a “#travel” hashtag. And things get decidedly more complicated from there, since the American spelling of traveler/traveling, and the British spelling with double l’s yield similarly stratospheric figures. Not to mention numbers for synonyms such as #adventure, #voyage, and #wanderlust. Given such...
1 month ago
With deference to Linda Richman, today’s podcast offers its version of the Coffee Talk skit from Saturday Night Live—Fujifilm is for Artists/Sony is for Pros… discuss! We realize, of course, that any camera—used well—can be for professionals and for artists and that artists can be pros and vice versa; we’re not so naïve as to think otherwise. Given the parameters of the topic, however, we take on...
1 month ago
I have long been attracted to cameras that appeal to my sense of aesthetics, ideals of functionality, or simply because they “talked” to me. With the exception of a few cameras that no longer function due to fragility, frozen shutters, or the lack of film, I still take pictures with many of these cameras. Seneca Uno 4x5 Chautauqua (1903) If you went to a camera store in 1903 and asked for a...
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The OPTIC 2016 Imaging Conference provided numerous opportunities to talk with some of the most respected nature and landscape photographers working today, but the highlights of our two days at OPTIC had to be our chat with Michael Kenna, the event’s keynote presenter, and our conversation with Paul and John Paul Caponigro. It is unnecessary to summarize the work of these three photographers in...
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Every year, B&H hosts the OPTIC Imaging Conference, a four-day event showcasing the best nature, landscape, and travel photography. The 2016 edition was a stellar outing, with presentations from some of the most interesting photographers working in those fields. It also serves as a chance for participants to put their hands on the latest cameras, lenses, and gear from all the major...
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Today we talk gear! In this episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we invite two respected members of the B&H team to tell us which one camera offers them all they would ever want from a camera. Well, not exactly, but Christina Smith and Andrea Ortado do provide us with much to consider when we go on this hypothetical journey to find your “desert island” camera. Would it be full frame,...

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