Photography

Commercial and portrait photographer Bobbi Lane will be leading a hands-on workshop on location lighting in New York City utilizing the incredible Profoto B1 and B2 Battery-Powered Flash Units. In anticipation of the August 15-16th event, we asked Bobbi a handful of questions about location lighting. Like Bobbi in-person, her answers are filled with attention to detail, practical advice, and a...
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Nikon’s newest additions to their line of professional FX-format lenses are sure to please a variety of photographers as all three lenses have very different applications. Nikon’s AF-S NIKKOR 24-...
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In the following video, Allan Weitz walks us through his experience with Leica’s incredible full-frame point-and-shoot, the Q (Typ 116) digital camera. Introducing us to Leica’s classic design, Allan gives us a tour of its simple aesthetics and superb handling, including the 3.68MP EVF. The video...
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Building upon the respected X-T1 camera line, Fujifilm has developed the X-T1 IR Mirrorless Digital Camera which features a modified design for capturing light from the ultraviolet (UV),...
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Have you ever wondered what is going on inside that picture-taking box that you just held up to your eye, or out at arm’s length, to capture a photograph? The Basics The camera is, in its most simplified terms, a box that allows light to enter and strike a light-sensitive surface. This surface is either a frame of film or a digital sensor. Cameras can accomplish this task in the most simple way—a...
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After sharing some of his own professional work, including shots for Sports Illustrated and People, photographer Rick Friedman elucidates the relatively simple lighting techniques he uses to achieve intricate results. In a fast-paced presentation, which mirrors the time frame you may have with a subject, Friedman demonstrates several setups using strobes, a softbox, reflectors, gels, and...
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In this week’s video, FocusEd discusses ISO. ISO is a measurement of a digital sensor’s (or films) sensitivity to light. This video goes into detail about when to use different ISO settings, as well as explaining native, standard, and boosted ISO for your digital camera.
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Before talking about a number of tools, tables, and accessories that will improve your tethered photography, let’s just be clear about what we mean by “tethered” photography. Of course, like so many things, it’s not as complicated as it might seem. Tethered photography is simply shooting with your camera linked to your computer, so the images bypass the camera’s memory storage and go directly to...
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Buying Guide
As a third-party lens manufacturer, you know that when you enter the realm of the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, you are going to be competing against the best of the best from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). Not only that, but the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is likely the one lens that rides at the front of many photographers’ cameras the majority of the time. The wide-to-portrait focal length lends...
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Along with numerous examples of his gorgeous work, renowned food photographer Andrew Scrivani discusses the core components of good food photography and how to induce the emotions that food arouses. He talks of light play, props, using a darker palette to help colors pop, infusing process shots with artistry, and the importance of telling a story—and selling emotion—with your photographs....
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In Part I we talked, in a fair amount of detail, about what DOF is and how it is determined. If you are happy with what you learned in Part I and do not feel the need to know the math behind all of the different factors in DOF, then you are free to go out and start confidently manipulating DOF while taking photos. However, if you are having difficulty pressing the “I believe” button and want to...
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Depth of field (DOF) is defined as the area in a projected image, forward and aft of the focal plane, which also appears to be in focus in the image. When you pass light through a lens and focus that light to form an image on a piece of film, digital sensor, projection screen, etc., the area of the image that is in true focus is razor thin—the focal plane. Everything else is out of focus, to some...
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There are several myths and misconceptions surrounding Depth of Field. In Part I, we looked at the basics of DOF. Part II got into the math behind how to calculate DOF. Here, in Part III, I hope to...
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There is a great deal of confusion surrounding crop factor, and it is particularly difficult to explain, but let’s give it a try, shall we? Before we dive in, let me dispel two vicious rumors related to crop factor that are circulating through the photography (Internet) world today:
  • Crop factor does NOT affect a lens’s focal length.
  • Crop factor does NOT affect a lens’s aperture....
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    B & H Photo isn’t a bookstore, but we carry more than 500 titles of photography books and tutorials. If you are like me, photo books can be an endless source of information to help you learn the technical ins-and-outs of the art, and can be a well of inspiration to help you develop your craft and encourage you to try new techniques, travel to new locations, and experiment with your gear. Here...
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