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3 hours 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...
1 day ago
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...
2 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,...

6 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...
1 week 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...
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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
Are you interested in stepping into the wide and wonderful world of photography? Well, you’ve certainly come to the right place! This short checklist of a dozen items is designed to get you started and headed in the right direction! 1. Interest  The first thing you need is an interest in photography. If you are reading these words, you likely already checked that box. If you are debating whether...

1 week ago
In this B&H Event Space video, Makerbot Learning Team member Drew Lentz explains how to integrate 3D printing in a classroom setting. 3D printing is a new and innovative technology and, while it serves many purposes, this workshop is all about education. In addition to walking viewers through some of Makerbot’s experiences in working with educators and shedding light on the company’s...

1 week ago
In this B&H Event Space video, New York-based street photographer Harvey Stein shares aspects of his photography career, spanning more than 40 years of consistent and impressive work. Using the images from his new book, Briefly Seen New York Street Life, and his previous books, Harlem Street Portraits (2013) and Coney Island 40 Years (2011) he discusses how to maintain a creative drive and...
2 weeks ago
If you spend much time perusing the Lenses section of the B&H website, or follow along with the latest announcements of new glass, you're likely to run into a range of phrases that are not inherently known to those with less than a keen, honed understanding of photographic and optical geekery. Scientific-sounding...
2 weeks ago
Thirty? Really? 30 questions for every photo? The title of this article might make you think there’s a burdensome checklist that must be accomplished every time you release the camera’s shutter. There is not. However, if you want to take your photography to new dimensions, this list of questions—some dealing with the physical act of the photograph and some dealing with the inner thoughts behind...
2 weeks ago
A softbox is an enclosure designed to fit around an artificial light source, such as a flash tube or halogen lamp. Its reflective interior intensifies the light output and projects it through its only means of escape—the front diffusion screen. This creates a quality of light long appreciated by photographers and videographers, which resembles the softer light one might find streaming through a...

2 weeks ago
In this B&H Event Space video, National Geographic photographer Jay Dickman leads viewers in a discussion about travel and location photography. Using a visual narrative from his experiences shooting stories in more than 25 countries—ranging from the ice fields of the Antarctic to the deserts of Jordan to the landscape and people of Tibet—Dickman shows you how to improve your images and to...
3 weeks ago
So, you’ve been shooting with your Canon DSLR for a while now; you’ve mastered the manual mode, even made tweaks to some of the buttons and settings to your liking, but there’s still that “Custom Functions“ menu you’ve yet to mess with. Tucked away in this section are options that can help you program the camera to function more in line with your needs, and maybe you will find that missing...

3 weeks ago
In this B&H Event Space video, Olympus Technical Representative Brian Rycyk explores the menu system of the Olympus OM-D. From the two shooting menus to the camera’s other buttons, dials, panels, and displays, Rycyk shows you the options each selection has to offer in the context of real-life scenarios.

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