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Photography
2 days ago
An obvious key to successful night photography is the correct setup for your camera. There are no hard and fast rules for settings for night photography because many of the settings you choose depend on the scene before you and how you want it to look in the final image. However, this guide will give you a foundation for setting up your camera to capture the wonders of the night. Photographs ©...
3 days ago
A couple of recent incidents involving careless shutterbugs light painting with burning steel wool have gained a lot of notoriety in the press, giving legitimate night photographers a bad reputation. With these unfortunate matters in mind, we interviewed a variety of night-photography specialists to compile the following eight tips on safety and etiquette when photographing in the darkness. Lead...

4 days ago
Jeff Cable is a three-time world athletic games photographer, but he doesn't specialize in shooting just sports. One of his favorite things to do is to shoot images at night! Night images will make you stand out from the crowd and Cable will tell you how to shoot post-sunset shots correctly, when most people can't. Cable had just returned from the London Games, where he shot photos for Team USA,...

1 week ago
In this B&H Event Space video, Tim Grey walks you through a variety of image optimization tasks using the Develop module in Lightroom CC 2015. From mandatory basic adjustments to strategies for working with HDR, Grey demonstrates his workflow with his own photos as a way to teach you about adjustment...
1 week ago
Not all eyes are created equal. For those without “normal” 20/20 vision, this may be a problem when you look through a camera’s viewfinder—either optical or electronic. Your view into the camera might be blurry even when the camera’s lens is in focus. Because of this, your camera’s viewfinder likely has a diopter adjustment (some older cameras do not have diopter adjustments and require the...
2 weeks ago
You are passionate about photography. You are passionate about travel. Maybe you just want to combine your passion for photography with travel to a destination you have always dreamed of visiting. Whatever the reasons for being there, participating in a photography workshop while travelling is a fantastic way to not only improve your photography skills, but also to experience the people and...

2 weeks ago
In this B&H Video, Matthew Bourgeois of Lume Cube demonstrates creative lighting techniques using the Lume Cube—a 1500-Lumen LED lighting device that measures a scant 1.5" square. The Lume Cube is designed for use with smartphone cameras, GoPro, and similar action cameras, as well as other imaging devices.  

3 weeks ago
In this B&H Prospectives video sports photographer Al Bello discusses his approach to sports photography. Some of the topics he talks about include the physical and logistical demands of photographing sports events, the gear he uses, the art of anticipating the precise moment to press the shutter button, his use of color, and the realities of travel sports photography in terms of one’s...

3 weeks ago
This special B&H video presentation features a gathering of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers speaking before an audience at the Parsons School of Design, in conjunction with the Eddie Adams Workshop. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
3 weeks ago
Travel photography has a certain lure that brings out the uninhibited snapshooter in all of us. But how do you deal with the volume of images you download to the computer after your trip? At that point, it’s high time to sharpen your eye as a photo editor. According to award-winning travel photographer Krista Rossow, photo editing is a practice that really should begin before you leave on a trip...
3 weeks ago
I have lost count of how many cameras and lenses have been unintentionally dropped or damaged while traveling in a foreign country. In France, a friend accidentally dropped my 35mm point-and-shoot in the English Channel. In Laos, I thought it was a good idea to take pictures in the middle of a tubing trip down the Nam Song River. In Korea, I became a regular at the Nikon service and repair center...
1 month ago
It was October of 2012, and I was in the middle of a 40 km trek to remote Hmong and Khmu villages outside of Luang Prabang, in Northern Laos. I was two months into a fifteen-month trip around the world that I had been dreaming of for quite some time and planning for a year prior to my departure. I spent more time debating which camera system to bring than anything else. I forwent my film cameras...
1 month ago
I was in the middle of Burma (Myanmar, if you prefer) when I told my travel partner that it had always been my dream to spend a year traveling around the world. “Would you ever do that? Spend one whole year traveling?” I asked, making conversation, as one does several days into roaming around a foreign country. “Sure,” he responded. In that moment, unbeknownst to my travel partner, traveling...
1 month ago
So, you’re going on a trip? Do you know what gear you’re going to bring with you? Once you’ve tackled which camera body you like, the next step is likely to choose the lens or lenses that will be coming along with you. For some, this can be as straightforward as bringing the one or two lenses you own. For others who seem to have acquired a few too many lenses over the years, this process can be a...
by Isak Pretorius
1 month ago
During my photographic travels in Africa, I meet a lot of international tourists, most of whom are on the popular traveler circuit of Cape Town and Victoria Falls, followed by a wildlife bush experience, which is generally recommended by a travel agent....

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