Regardless of “niche,” the one thing every working photographer needs is a portfolio. Not just any thrown-together collection of images will cut it, either. A strong, concise, and impressive showcase of your talent is crucial to developing your business. If your website is your storefront, then your portfolio is your biggest and most effective sales tool. It emphasizes who you are, it shows off... READ MORE
In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, geologist and travel photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins talks about using new technologies and camera gear that will allow a photographer to travel light and still capture exciting travel photographs.
4K is becoming a more and more desirable feature in compact cameras, and Panasonic is definitely listening, as demonstrated by the release of the Lumix DMC-GX8... READ MORE
Apple unveiled a makeover of its iPod line today, with new and improved internals for the iPod touch, as well as a refreshed color palette for the iPod touch,... READ MORE
After our earlier piece recommending five full-frame DSLR lenses for travel photography, we would be remiss not to also suggest five lenses for APS-C-format cameras. DSLRs with APS-C-size sensors are normally more compact and lighter than full-frame DSLRs and, therefore, advantageous when traveling. Remember, however, that the lightweight design often indicates a design containing less metal that... READ MORE
Imagine you’re a famous rock star, and you just got on stage in front of thousands of screaming fans. When you approach the microphone, you realize that your absent-minded roadie forgot to adjust the stand to your specified height. Thankfully, the microphone stand in front of you has a special grip that lets you adjust it easily. You don’t need to grab the stand forcefully with both hands to... READ MORE
In this FocusEd video, we discuss the sometimes confusing aspects and nature of crop factor. This is not about how many bushels of corn an acre of rich soil in Iowa will yield—this is about how your combination of optics and sensor size affects the angle of view of your lens. When you have a camera with a sensor smaller than a full-frame sensor or 35mm film, it effectively changes the focal... READ MORE
In the following video, watch as Mia McCormick, of KelbyOne Media, takes a quick look at the Edelkrone SliderPlus. This innovative slider, when mounted on a tripod, provides twice the slider travel as its track length. McCormick discusses the slider’s features and accessories, and demonstrates the elements that... READ MORE
1) Chasing light
I’m really not a morning person but, on travel shoots, I always force myself to wake up with or before the sun. Photography is all about light, so it's important to capture the most beautiful light possible. What also makes shooting in the early morning more preferable than the late afternoon is there are often fewer people and tourists. I found this to be especially true at... READ MORE
In the ever-evolving landscape of home entertainment, home theater receivers remain the driving force behind high-powered stereo and multi-channel sound systems. Looking back, a lot has changed—gone are the tape decks and VHS players of yesteryear that delivered our audio and video entertainment—these days, smart devices, Blu-ray players, streaming devices, and gaming systems are the major... READ MORE
In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, adventure photographer and filmmaker Lucas Gilman discusses what it takes to become a successful travel and adventure photographer based on your strengths, interests, and the imaging abilities of modern camera technologies.
Travel portraiture can be one of the most difficult forms of photography, but it is also one of the most rewarding. As photographers, we begin daydreaming of the perfect image even before we pack our bags. Imagining a craggy face set against the soaring cliffs of Amalfi, or a robed woman gliding through the brilliant, winding streets of the Chefchaouen medina, we can easily see ourselves there,... READ MORE
Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method to get the photographer to start looking at the world in a new way in order to facilitate, restart, refine, or improve your photography.
There are many ideas on how to get yourself to push through an artistic block or inspire you to further expand... READ MORE