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21 hours 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,...
22 hours ago
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...
1 day 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...

4 days 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...
4 days ago
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...
5 days ago
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...
5 days ago
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...
6 days ago
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...

6 days ago
  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-...
6 days ago
Alongside the super-fast a6300, Sony has released details of a new, ultra-high-resolution lens lineup optimized for its full-frame E-mount cameras: the G Master series. Starting off with a collection of much desired focal lengths and apertures from 24 to 200mm, almost all the bases are covered. This includes the mid-...
6 days ago
Speed, more speed, and higher-resolution video are the name of the game early in 2016—and Sony’s announcement today of the Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera boasts an upgraded super-fast 4D FOCUS...
6 days ago
Composition noun com·po·si·tion \ˌkäm-pə-ˈzi-shən\ : the way in which something is put together or arranged : the combination of parts or elements that make up something Welcome to the wonderful world of photographic composition! In its most general terms, photographic composition is the art of composing an image through framing. And there exists the problem. How is it that one thing that almost...
1 week ago
At its most basic, tethered shooting involves connecting your camera to your computer as you shoot. You’ve likely seen it in some behind-the-scenes video for a professional studio shoot, or you just have a friend who swears it’s the best thing since sliced bread. Tethering is a shooting technique that can benefit many a photographer’s workflow significantly, though upon first hearing of it, the...
1 week ago
Take a walk on the minimal side with the stealthy yet stylish charcoal-gray StreetLine Series, from Lowepro. Bags that combine form and function, the SH 120 holds a mirrorless camera and mini tablet; the...
1 week ago
This year, 2016, is already shaping up to be an incredible year for the photo industry and now, as we just poke our heads into February, Canon is releasing an update to its flagship DSLR in the form of the blazing-fast, 4K-shooting EOS-1D X Mark II....

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