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1 day ago
In this B&H Event Space video, Olympus Trailblazer and award-winning wedding and portrait photographer Tracie Maglosky walks you through the process behind her beautiful style of holiday portraits. She covers the many types of portraiture—including children, families, and couples—and explores best practices for winning trust and affection, enabling you to capture the personality and...
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Why is it that some people are considered photogenic and others are not? What can a beginning photographer do to circumvent this when making a portrait? Before and after photographs © Lindsay Adler To address this issue head on, we recently spoke with noted portrait photographers Lindsay Adler and Brian Smith, who helped us compile these eight essential tips for creating successful portraits. “I...

2 days ago
Video: Sharing the Stories of Your Travels, with Bob Krist In this B&H Event Space video, visual storyteller Bob Krist discusses the transition from thinking like a photographer to having the mindset needed to be a video maker. While sharing his experiences shooting stills for magazines such as National Geographic Traveler, Islands, and Travel & Leisure, and video for clients like the...
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Up your lighting game with the speedy Angler Q400 Monolight, which boasts a 400Ws output along with a blazing recycle time of just 0.4 seconds at full power. Flash duration is measured from 1/5000 to 1/8000-second to ensure crisp...
3 days ago
If you’ve ever doubted that photography is a multi-faceted endeavor, this episode should cure you of that delusion. Here at B&H, we deal with the nuts and bolts of photography—we can talk f/stops, megapixels, composition, and classic cameras with the best of ’em, but for today’s podcast, we clean ourselves up to chat with two leading figures from the art and theoretical side of photography....
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You may be thinking, "What a boring subject for an article," and you would be right. However, as boring as the interface between your camera and lens might be, the significance of your camera's specific mount, along with which lenses can be used on your camera, which lenses can be adapted to your camera, and why some lenses work and others do not, can prove to be a more interesting subject that...
4 days ago
When we look at a photograph, our eyes are drawn along a visual journey through the scene before us. The route of that visual journey usually follows the path of lines throughout the image—real or implied. Lines not only dictate movement through the frame, they can also bring balance to an image. Leading Lines Lines are one of the fundamental elements of any photograph along with light, shadow,...
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In what was a somewhat passed-right-through part of Manhattan, a new “neighborhood” is emerging and at its heart is a transportation link. Nothing new, really, for the City of New York—neighborhoods have always followed the availability of transportation. From the ferries and then bridges that connected Brooklyn to Manhattan, to the growth of The Bronx when the IRT arrived; this is just the way...
5 days ago
The word “photography” literally means “to draw with light” and is a simple way of expressing how essential light is to our craft. At times, however, natural light can be a scarce commodity and thus, it falls upon the photographer to create it. Fast-forwarding through the days of flash powder and disposable bulbs, we arrive at the modern day, an exciting time for “strobists,” when a plethora of...

1 week ago
In this episode of B&H Prospectives, we take a look at the vision and workflow of professional food photographer and director Andrew Scrivani. The video begins with an introduction to Scrivani's background and the events that led to his working in the food-photography world. From here, Scrivani talks about some of the technical aspects of his work, including lighting styles and his sources of...
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If you ask anyone who the top camera manufacturers are today, I can guarantee Canon will be near or at the top of the list. The company’s products weren’t always top-of-the-line, but over the past decades Canon has built an impressive range of cameras that satisfy beginners and professionals alike. The sheer number of cameras and lines can be dizzying, though, so here is a helpful guide to help...
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For many, the photographic experience ends with the print instead of the computer screen. Digital printing is constantly evolving, with technology being infused into printers, ink, and paper. We put the latest from Moab, the Juniper Baryta Rag 305 paper, through its paces to see how...
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To provide an extra level of protection for your lenses, take advantage of the new Ruggard Lens Cases to safely house lenses in your camera bag, purse, travel backpack, or suitcase. These black water-resistant cases, with bright yellow nylon...
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Despite poking a little fun with this episode’s title, we are big fans of photography websites and camera blogs, and if you are reading this, you probably are, too. On this week’s podcast, we are fortunate to have Kevin Raber and Jason Hermann, proprietors of Luminous Landscape and SonyAlphaLab, respectively. Have you ever wondered how sites like these operate, are funded, get gear to review and...

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  In the following video, Doug Guerra, of B&H, sits down with Kenta Honjo, the Sony Alpha Product Manager, to discuss the major advancements of the speedy and 4K-capable a6300 Mirrorless Camera, as well as the trio of lenses that introduce the fledgling G Master full-frame E-...

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