Many interchangeable-lens cameras, be it DSLR or mirrorless, are sold today with what we call "kit" lenses. Current kit lenses, in general, thanks to computer technology and advanced manufacturing techniques, are more capable and of higher quality than those of yesteryear. However, many of us who use interchangeable-lens cameras feel the gravitational pull of other lenses that are not yet in our... READ MORE
The major benefit of upgrading to a DSLR or mirrorless camera system is the ability to swap out different lenses to fit your specific needs. Prime lenses are available in all lengths and varieties and offer numerous advantages in performance when compared to their zoom-lens brethren. Also, the particular choices associated with sticking to a specific focal length can help improve your... READ MORE
This workshop explores strategies for preparing fine art portfolios for gallery submission and competitions. Sandra Carrion and Lois Youmans walk you through image preparation, selecting and editing images, finding your voice, and presentation. Emphasis is placed on maintaining cohesiveness while being true to your artistic vision. Since galleries and competitions have different requirements,... READ MORE
In the following video, Allan Weitz, of B&H, takes a look at four much-discussed lenses that were released this past year. This video covers the latest Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens, with built-in image stabilization, as well as the latest... READ MORE
In the following video, Allan Weitz, from B&H, presents an overview of the variety of film types available in the B&H SuperStore. Including roll films as small as 110, as well as large format sheets up to 14 x 17", this video presents the wealth of options currently offered, including black-and-white negative films, color negative films, and color positive films, and some more unique... READ MORE
DSLR cameras represent what is often considered the preëminent digital capture technology available today, through their meshing of the highest image quality, speed, intuitive design, and modular capabilities to suit nearly any type of photography imaginable. Representing the first step toward serious photography for many, or simply additional tools or upgrades for the veteran, DSLRs cover a... READ MORE
How unfortunate is it that some of the best photographic opportunities present themselves when it's miserably cold outside? It doesn't matter what kind of camera equipment you're using, proper preparation and knowledge of your gear and environment are essential to helping ensure success when you're out in the cold... READ MORE
With a basic understanding of the camera’s aperture, shutter, and ISO controls, adding the versatility of electronic studio flash to a photographer’s tool kit is easier than most people think. Studio flash provides much more light than is available from battery-powered speedlights. These flash units include constant modeling lights to show what the flash will do before taking photos.
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This video tackles that most simple, and most daunting, of problems: most artists cannot survive on their creative practices alone. Artists often juggle multiple jobs and freelance work—and are still compelled to raise funds for projects. Pressures and obligations of the day-to-day leave little space or energy for creative practice. Andrew Frank has worked through these obstacles and developed... READ MORE
In the following video, Larry Becker, of KelbyOne, presents an overview of five different advanced compact cameras, and compares some of their feature sets and imaging capabilities. Beginning with the Nikon COOLPIX P7800, Becker describes its 12.2MP 1/1.7" BSI CMOS sensor, 7.1x optical... READ MORE
Running a financially sound business can often feel like a fine balancing act of pursuing passion versus profits. Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned photographer, owning and running a full-time photography business requires that know-how, to make money and be profitable. Binita Patel shares her insights on how to MAKE MONEY as a full-time photographer.
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As a photographer, you’ve probably found that the world of digital photography has opened up tremendous opportunities, but has perhaps also caused you to accumulate many more photographic images than you ever thought possible. You may also feel that you prefer to focus on the creative side of photography, rather than the technical aspects of keeping your images organized.OK, let’s face it. There... READ MORE