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Mike Olbinski went from photographing lightning in his backyard with a point-and-shoot camera to being a professional storm photographer—in a flash. His time-lapse storm videos have gone viral in a big way; one of them even made an appearance in a major motion picture. I spoke to Olbinski to find out how he does it.... READ MORE
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When the name Polaroid is mentioned, most people think of the iconic 3 x 4" prints that were so common and beloved throughout the 1970s, and continue to be cherished today. However, imagine if you could produce a Polaroid print at a size ready for exhibition purposes, say, 20 x 24". In 1976, Dr. Edwin Land directed the construction of a truly large-format Polaroid camera, capable of producing... READ MORE
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Add a splash of color to your next camera bag with the new Compact Tech and Large Tech Messenger Bags from Ape Case. The gray bags feature a bold... READ MORE
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On Tuesday, March 18, B&H hosted a live webcast on the topic of Sony's Alpha A7 and A7R full-frame mirrorless digital cameras. Our live panel consisted of Pulitzer Prize-... READ MORE
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Samsung is at it again! They have announced a new ultra-compact mirrorless camera, complete with a new NX-M mount to attach the mini lenses that go with it. The NX Mini Mirrorless Digital Camera is available in two kits and several colors, and its feature set is notable, considering it’s an interchangeable-lens camera that weighs 5.6 ounces and can easily fit in your front pocket, even with a... READ MORE
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Join renowned wedding photographer Moshe Zusman as he explains his approach and shares some of his techniques for posing brides, grooms, and wedding parties. If you want your wedding portraits to possess pizzazz, character, elegance, and a natural feel, Zusman suggests that you treat each image as though it were part of a high-fashion shoot. You can achieve the best images by posing your subjects... READ MORE

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B&H wasn't the only photographic institution to celebrate its 40th anniversary last year. The venerable Maine Media Workshops did so, as well. In this article, Gabriel Biderman, from B&H, chats with Elizabeth Greenberg, the Vice President of Academic Affairs at the Maine Media Workshops and College, about the unique experience their... READ MORE
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Most photographers encounter the Rule of Thirds at some point in their life, and likely recognize it as more of a theory or suggestion than a hard rule. But what are the origins of the Rule of Thirds? It turns out that its roots can be traced back to the 18th Century. The Rule of Thirds posits that a visual composition is most pleasing to the eye when its compositional elements conform to an... READ MORE
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This Week in the News:
  • The Nikon 1 V3 Mirrorless Camera and two 1 NIKKOR lenses were announced
  • A bunch of exciting new audio gear was revealed at Musikmesse 2014
  • Sony and Panasonic made progress with their Archival Disc project
  • Apple released iOS 7.1, with new features, UI tweaks, and bug fixes
The New Nikon 1 V3 Mirrorless... READ MORE
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Whether you shoot in the studio or on location, Limelite offers an LED, tungsten, or fluorescent lighting solution to suit your needs. Increasingly popular LED technology is represented by Limelite's Mosaic lights. These 1x1' panels employ 576 LEDs with a CRI of >85 for accurate color rendering  and output up to... READ MORE
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A legendary lighting company is refreshed and repositioned to achieve its rightful place in the US imaging marketplace: Bowens International Ltd., based in the UK, has been a leading manufacturer of advanced photographic lighting systems for well over half a century, and has been a top-selling brand among professional photographers and serious enthusiasts worldwide, for many years. Until recently... READ MORE
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In this B&H Event Space video, veteran photographer Joe DiMaggio takes decades’ worth of experience and distills it down to nine elements that will enhance your photography. Both amateurs and budding professionals will benefit from this fast-paced, two-hour presentation. Some of the themes discussed include the following categories. The immediacy of a photograph: When later is unacceptable... READ MORE

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What reduces visual imperfections while it softens your skin? This kind of magic doesn’t come from using a specific brand of dishwashing detergent—it’s achieved by employing an optical technique called “soft focus,” and in this post, we’ll show you how do it in-camera, rather than relying on post-production software.      Think of soft focus as the “dreamy” look you often see in older movies and... READ MORE
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One of the many attractions of mirrorless system cameras is that despite their compact form factor, they don’t sacrifice image quality. Nikon plainly embraced this philosophy with the original V and J series cameras, delivering small but feature-packed offerings. Now the company has announced the ... READ MORE
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Join Bob Harrington on a photographic trip to the past. Let him show you how to achieve the high-contrast look of the black-and-white glamour portrait, reproducing those classic old Hollywood black-and-white glamour shots of actresses like Lauren Bacall, Joan Crawford, or Veronica Lake, using only 3 speedlights and a small selection of Rogue Flashbenders. During this presentation, Harrington... READ MORE

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