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Just as full-frame DSLRs have begun to hit their stride in the marketplace, an entirely different contender is beginning to re-emerge: the medium format DSLR. With recent advancements in sensor design, medium format cameras are, for the first time, utilizing CMOS image sensors rather than the tried-and-true, but less sensitive, CCD image sensor. The benefits: significantly higher ISO sensitivity... READ MORE
Successful wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer shares his strategies and tips for making unique and dynamic engagement portraits for his wedding clients. Brenizer, whose approach to wedding photography is to show up for work with a fresh approach and a unique style, emphasizes the engagement portrait session as an important step in building trust with his clients, as well as coaching them to feel... READ MORE
In this B&H video, renowned wedding and portrait photographer Moshe Zusman displays the contents of his camera bag and explains the importance of all his gear. His philosophy: “quality, not quantity.” Zusman shows off his camera—and stresses the importance of carrying a backup camera—and reviews his favorite lenses and why they work well for his style of capturing a wedding. In addition to... READ MORE
In this quick tutorial, wedding photographer Moshe Zusman talks about how he handles lighting with different tools and light shapers. He suggests using off-camera flash for more creativity; you can start with speed lights, and then advance to studio systems with light-shaping tools such as softboxes, grid diffusers, and umbrellas. For more flexibility, you can use wireless triggering systems to... READ MORE
Optical brightening agents (OBAs) are chemical agents that are used in many kinds of paper to make them whiter. However, the question is: can they have a negative impact on the look of your photos? Depending on your printing needs, the issues could be numerous—or nonexistent.
OBA content is an important consideration when deciding how to frame or archive photographs.
"Do you want that bright... READ MORE
Sigma has just announced the 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens, designed to be one of the most optically refined standard primes available. When designing this lens, Sigma set out to take the humble 50mm focal length and elevate it to be one of the company's most technologically advanced lenses available. Combining... READ MORE
Join Ryan Brenizer as he recommends ways to build your personal style to expand your business. His key concepts are personal and different. Brenizer suggests that you be the best you can be. How can you achieve this? Make pictures that are different from the work of other photographers, pictures that speak to particular clients, that compel your clients to want to hire you not because your photos... READ MORE
Create full-circle images using your cropped-sensor DSLR, with the new Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens, available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. Featuring an... READ MORE
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Lens
At the "front end" of image creation, Nikon has announced a new all-in-one zoom, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR. Designed for DX-format DSLRs, this lens provides a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 27-... READ MORE
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 records 4K video internally, as well as 1080p up to 96 fps. The Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera has a short flange distance, so it's easy to adapt a wide variety of older and current lenses for the GH4. Here, the camera is seated on the YAGH interface that takes advantage of... READ MORE
Zylight announced the addition of a new and improved F8 LED Fresnel, at NAB, on 4/7/14. Not content with last year's awards, the company hunkered down to outdo themselves by squeezing even better performance out of an already great design.
Initial improvements include a boost in output from a 650W tungsten equivalent to 1,000W while still drawing just 100W. This new F8 also features a slightly... READ MORE
B&H interviews Sony's Mark Weir about the new Sony a7S, a 4K mirrorless camera that shares a body (and full-frame E mount) with the a7/a7R, but introduces a new 12.2 MP sensor with large photosites that enable shooting in extremely low light. The camera records HD internally and... READ MORE
ARRI has just announced the L5 Fresnel as the lightweight, compact addition to its L-series LED Fresnels. Half the weight and half the size of the L7, the L5 adds direct battery input to make it an ideal choice for on-location productions. Considering its smaller form factor, the output is still 45% brighter than a traditional 300W tungsten Fresnel, yet it consumes only 115W of power.
Three... READ MORE
A friend of mine recently took a step into a brave new world of digital SLR photography when she shelved her point-and-shoot camera and purchased a Nikon D5300 and kit lens. The purchase was not without an amount of trepidation: confusing controls, buttons everywhere, multi-function interfaces... READ MORE
Released on the heels of the a7 and a7R mirrorless cameras, at the end of 2013, Sony has just announced the third model in this series: the a7S. Unlike the previous two models, the a7S, which stands for “Sensitivity,” is built with an entirely different kind of image-maker in mind.... READ MORE