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
Catch, Capture, Captivate. Sony’s new lineup of memory cards is made for creative professionals who need top speed and large capacities in their storage solutions. These cards are ideal for photography, videography, mobile devices, and more. Click on card images below for product page.
In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, Clay Taylor, Naturalist Marketing Manager for Swarovski Optik North America, talks about digiscoping with the Swarovski Optics Modular Spotting Scope Telephoto System and how it is being used by birders, hunters, and photographers as a lightweight, high-magnification photography tool.
The primary measurement of a lens is its focal length. The focal length of a lens, expressed in millimeters, is the distance from the lens’s optical center (or nodal point) to the image plane in the camera (often illustrated by a "Φ" on the top plate of a camera body) when the lens is focused at ... READ MORE
In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, Dan Westergren, Director of Photography for National Geographic Travel, presents 30 years of photographs taken for the magazine. He discusses taking pictures that offer a sense of place, bold light, as well as pictures that capture those fleeting moments in time.
In this week’s video, FocusEd discusses lens focal length for photographers. You will learn about what focal length is, how sensor size and lens focal length affects your angle of view, and more!
For more on Focal Length, check out this article.
For travel photographers, the path to getting the perfect shot is often strewn with hurdles. Through trial and error, as well as a lot of learning the hard way, I've ended up being able to walk away with some of my favorite photographs, thanks to proper planning and preparation. At other times, I’ve relied on stealth and a little bit of good luck to come away with a good photo. Sometimes, though... READ MORE
After posing for a few gigabits of formals in a hall, you can sense the wedding party’s palpable relief when, weather permitting, it’s time to take it outside. If you’re lucky enough to have nicely landscaped grounds, it’s a great opportunity to stop fighting with the tungsten light sources inside and take advantage of that flash-friendly sunlight.
Whether you’re just starting out as a wedding... READ MORE
In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, photographer Art Wolfe talks about what it takes to become a successful travel photographer. He discusses art education, the connection between painting and photography, developing and pursuing personal interests, the logistics of travel photography, and techniques for creating dynamic travel photographs.
The debate continues. For those entering the world of digital imaging, or if you are itching to change up your gear, you have to decide: DSLR or mirrorless camera? Both have their pros and cons. Many of those already carrying DSLRs around have been attracted to the smaller size and weight of the mirrorless cameras. However, some cannot make the break from optical viewfinder to the electronic... READ MORE
When it comes to choosing a main go-to camera, most pros and serious enthusiasts still gravitate to full-frame, pro-caliber DSLRs. But when you’re traveling, hiking, or simply enjoying your vacation, the prospect of toting a top-tier DSLR outfit can be daunting. Fortunately, technology has come to the rescue and there is now a wide variety of more compact, lightweight, travel-friendly cameras... READ MORE
This video gives you a look at the Datacolor Spyder5, which comes in three different versions: the Express, Pro, and Elite. Each version features the same hardware, the differentiating factor being the bundled software, which adds features incrementally in each step-up version. The Spyder5 is compatible with both laptop and... READ MORE
In this video presentation, pro wedding photographer Susan Stripling imparts advice for fellow wedding shooters based on her years of experience in the business. She outlines eight pitfalls that if not prepared for, can ruin your whole day, and maybe your client’s wedding photography experience! Inside these tips, Susan shares her thoughts about time management, contingencies, gear issues,... READ MORE
In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, travel photographer Ashok Sinha discusses how he uses his camera as a tool for capturing images that tell stories for travel magazines and other outlets. Tools of inspiration and techniques for photographing food, architecture, and people are elaborated upon in detail.