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4 days ago
In this B&H Event Space video, Mary Virginia Swanson, Executive Director of the Look3Festival of the Photograph, explains the steps involved in getting funding for long-term photography projects. Some of the topics discussed include choosing projects that personally matter to you, structuring time properly, travel issues, research, and exhibition and publication support.  This event space...
5 days ago
Somehow, an older digital or film camera is occupying space on a shelf in your closet, or taking up room in a drawer somewhere. Or, maybe a loved one has died and his or her photography gear has been entrusted to you. Or, maybe you just decided to hang on to that early-model 6-megapixel DSLR that you used 10 years ago. People often ask me, "Todd, what can I do with old photo equipment?” Well,...
1 week ago
When working with tangible photographic media, the utmost care is necessary to preserve the lifespan and quality of your products. Unlike digital media, photographic film and inkjet and traditional darkroom prints can be affected by environmental conditions and handling, and proper techniques can be a simple way to maintain the quality and appearance of your media over time. What is archival? The...

1 week ago
In this B&H Event Space video, X-Rite Coloratti and Sony Artisan Joe Brady demonstrates how to get perfect color in portrait photography. Using select audience members as portrait subjects, Brady walks you through the complete process from capture to edit, so that accurate and consistent color becomes natural and easy to achieve. He shows you how the ColorChecker Passport provides the...
1 week ago
The mysterious realms of miniscule objects, colorful flora and creepy-crawly bugs hold a fascination for image makers of all sorts. Most photographers know that capturing images on such an intimate scale requires a macro lens or special accessories to allow for close focusing, but another critical component is the lighting. For an overview on the different lighting tools and approaches to...
1 week ago
With more than 5.2 million images at press time that are hash-tagged “#macro” on Instagram, finding great macro photos on the popular social media photo-sharing app is not difficult. However, putting together a list of top macro photographers from Instagram is a challenge with so much macro talent out in the world. Here is a list of 17 folks that we discovered on Instagram, putting out a solid...

1 week ago
In this B&H Event Space video, printing wizard Vincent Versace demonstrates the myriad details involved in operating a pro-grade printer and making outstanding prints with an Epson P800. Whether your work is in color or black-and-white, those who wish to elevate their prints and create museum/exhibition quality output will be given the technical tools needed to reach and surpass those goals...
1 week ago
Physics always seems to get in the way of photography. The physics here refers to the fact that when photographers get closer to a subject, the depth of field gets shallower and shallower. Unfortunately, if you need more depth of field, stopping down can’t always get you where you want to be, especially when diffraction can compromise on image quality at extremely small apertures. Focus stacking...
1 week ago
For a photographer, macro photography might be the perfect “rainy day” activity. Once you discover close-up photos of things, you realize that everything can be turned into a photograph, especially on the macro level. All Images © Todd Vorenkamp So, with so many “everythings” out there to shoot, what should you train your macro lens on? I decided to challenge myself by taking photographs of the...
1 week ago
I’ve been a fan of pocketsize cameras for years. Aside from the fact that there’s little excuse for not having one with you at all times, the pictures they take can be pretty remarkable, and despite any performance and imaging deficiencies point-and-shoots often have compared to larger cameras, they’re more likely to be within arm’s reach when you need them. Dried branches, late autumn. ...

2 weeks ago
In this B&H Prospectives video, legendary dance photographer Lois Greenfield talks about her approach to photographing some of the world’s premier dancers. Topics discussed include tools, techniques, and the creative collaboration process between photographer and models—or in this case, dancers. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other...
2 weeks ago
Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler has just released the ultimate creative studio lighting guide in an e-book format, which also features a free 28-page downloadable preview. Photographs © Lindsay Adler, from her book, Creative Studio Lighting: A Professional Guide to 30 Studio Setups for Creative Photography...
2 weeks ago
I am not a studio photographer. Until a year ago, I had no interest in studio lighting or even on-camera flash photography. I have a Speedlight, except I couldn’t tell you where it is. I couldn’t even remember what to call said “Speedlight” and had to ask a colleague about synonyms for “external flash” to use for this article. He was disappointed in me, to say the least.  When asked, “What kind...

2 weeks ago
In this B&H Event space presentation, photographer Keith Ibsen discusses the methodology and techniques he uses to create exciting photographs of people’s pets. The topics he discusses include the best gear to use, camera settings, flash and light modifiers, “tricks” for getting animals to cooperate, and post-production suggestions. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide...
3 weeks ago
Starting and maintaining a career as a professional photographer is more competitive than ever, yet the ease with which pictures can be taken and shared has made the barriers to entry very low. In the face of such professional challenges, the Rocky Mountain School of Photography (RMSP) stands out as a trusted Mecca for intensive career...

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