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Buying Guide

A good tripod is an accessory overlooked by photographers of all skill levels. Matching the right tripod with your camera, location, and budget is very important. There are heaps of tripods out there, and selecting the right one to support your camera is tricky. We can help with a quick peek at a handful of newly introduced and specially priced models.

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Like many of you, I don't always like to shoot with my DSLR, because of how bulky and heavy it can be. Sometimes, I just want a good point-and-shoot. But to get a really good photo, lighting is so important. I'm a big lover of strobist techniques, so using them with a point-and-shoot was always something that I wanted to test out a bit.

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The Used Department at B&H Photo's NYC Superstore is larger than most camera stores, and much of the used gear we have in stock isn't even on display. We have what must be the most eclectic assortment of used classics, limited edition, and special purpose cameras you're likely to find in one location. But since many of our best, long-time customers live too far to ever stop by and say 'Hi', we thought we'd write about some of the more interesting items we had on hand at the time of this writing.

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Just as image stabilization can make the difference between a sharp handheld picture and a blurry handheld picture, remote controls can make the difference between sharp and not-so-sharp pictures taken with a tripod-mounted camera. And that's because even if your tripod weighs more than your neighbor's Great Dane, manually pressing the shutter button can makes things move and things that move can easily result in shaky-looking pictures.

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As the only pro photographer in my neighborhood, I sometimes get asked to shoot a quick photo of an event or a friend at the very last minute. My studio is only 15 minutes away, but I do most of my file processing, printing, and gear prep in my home office. So I keep a small set of portable gear at-the-ready for photographing whatever pops up. This week, one of my favorite neighbors, Anna (whom I affectionately call Anna Banana) was to receive an award at school and hated her school picture that was to go onto the plaque. So, Will to the rescue with an impromptu portrait session in my living room on a Tuesday evening. Yes, even big-time pro photographers shoot portraits in their living rooms sometimes!

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I wonder, if one hundred visual artists were questioned why they create, how many different answers I would hear. I also wonder how many similar answers would emerge. Often, there are two somewhat disparate aspects to why we create. One is for self-satisfaction, personal fulfillment, or financial reward. The second is one that we, as photographers, are often reluctant to admit: so that others will see and appreciate what we do.

Eileen's headshot is by Athena Photography

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Have you ever thought of embracing flaws instead of fighting them? We recently wrote about trying to correct discolored concert photos. While testing the Olympus EPL-2 at a Chiptunes Concert, I learned a valuable lesson: that to create better work, sometimes you need to break away from tradition and not take your work so seriously.

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Video-enabled DSLRs are a viable and compact option for shooting high-quality video. The season finale of the TV program House was shot entirely on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Now, Zeiss is offering cine-style lenses specifically designed for video-enabled DSLR cameras that overcome the issues associated  with shooting motion with lenses designed for still photography.

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In one scene of this season’s finale of the television series House, the only light appears to be coming from a flashlight in a character’s hand. The picture, nevertheless, is sharp and clear with a wide range of brightness and color, allowing detail to be seen even in the face of the flashlight holder, behind its beam.

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The EOS-1D Mark IV represents Canon's flagship DSLR for creating professional photo and video content. Though nearly identical in form to its predecessor, the Mark IV boasts an expanse of new features and refinements for discerning image makers. With an all-new 16.1 megapixel sensor, expanded ISO sensitivity, 10 frames per second continuous shooting mode, advanced AF system, and powerful HD video capabilities, this workhorse continues the full-featured legacy of the EOS-1 series.

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If you've been toying with the idea of getting an entry-level DSLR, or perhaps a smaller, lightweight alternative to your heavier 5D/7D'1D/1Ds EOS camera bodies, Canon is offering tasty instant rebates on EOS Rebel XS and T1i body and lens kits.

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So I was sitting in the dining room in the lodge at Death Valley; across from me was a photographer I met while there. We were comparing notes about calendar sales. I was impressed with his and asked, “So how did you do it?" He replied, “It’s all in the marketing.” My head sunk into my hands as I looked down at my Cowboy Steak. Ughhh…there was that word again, “Marketing.” That's everybody’s mantra these days on how to succeed.

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Have you ever looked at macro images in National Geographic and wanted to shoot images just like that? There is a lot to learn before you can capture shots like that. Take a look at these tips on how to get your feet wet.

Image by WilliamCho

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It’s time once again for the Canon Instant Rebate Program! If you’ve been pondering when to get into a new Canon system, consider this your sign. Between March 7 and April 3, purchase the 5D Mark II and a qualifying lens or flash and enjoy up to $1000 of instant savings. No forms to fill out. No UPCs to cut. There’s even great savings on the 7D!

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Do you ever dream about your old cameras? Perhaps you've upgraded to a more modern camera but still have feelings for your old ones. Here is an ode to the cameras that you probably can't breathe life into. 

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