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Midday sunlight is terrible for outdoor portraits. It's too contrasty for digital sensors to handle. In other words, the shadows go black and the highlights appear too bright, compared to what the human eye and brain see. That’s why it was a struggle to get good pictures when I photographed the spectacular annual Jember Fashion Carnival in Jember, East Java, Indonesia last month.

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I am still coming down from the buzz of energy and excitement that permeated the first annual California Photo Festival back in late September. In thinking about why it was so great, I looked beyond the fabulous location, the great weather, the amazing subject matter and the wonderful food.There was one more thing that made the festival a unique experience for me (and all the photographers who attended). Unlike a typical workshop where you encounter one teacher, it was the opportunity to see how thirteen different photographers approach their photography (and the question of what gear they use). 

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One of the more interesting VDSLR-related sidebar stories has been the "rediscovery" of manual-focus lenses among VDSLR shooters. Most manufacturers long ago pulled the plug on manual focus lens R&D in order to concentrate their energies into improving AF technologies. And then video came along and lo and behold, all of these AF speed queens turned out to be less than ideal, not to mention too noisy, for shooting anything other than stills.

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We've previously asked you what you wanted to see in the Canon 5D Mk II successor and we also asked if you needed the 21MP output. Indeed, the Canon 5D Mk II is a camera that revolutionized the photography industry and despite the fact that it has its flaws, there are a number of reasons why you should spring for the current version vs waiting for the successor.

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Hands on Review

The Canon Powershot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH with a 10-Megapixel CMOS sensor is sensitive from ISO 125 to 3200 using Canon’s newest digital imaging core, the DIGIC 4 processor. This camera will shoot from 15 seconds to 1 4000th of a second, and it has an F/3.4, 10x Canon Zoom lens.

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Let's explore the Canon Powershot A3300 IS, a point-and-shoot camera with a new Discreet shooting mode. The A3300 IS has a 5x zoom Canon lens and a 16MP sensor that is sensitive to 6400 ISO. Notably, this is the first A-series Canon camera to offer 720p HD video.

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Buying Guide

When last we looked at B&H as a fashion outlet (Dressing for the Tropics), we seemed fixated on the waist up. People would stop me and say: "But Mike, what about pants?" Everyone needs them, especially pros who benefit from extra padding around the knees and hips, pockets that zip and waterproof, breathable fabric. So, today we visit the changing room, virtual like the rest of our just-try-to-kick-the-tires site.

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Not long ago, Photoville happened in NYC. The short event showcased the work of various artists, but in a totally non-traditional way. Photoville utilized pods—giant shipping containers—and gave the artists creative freedom to design the interior however they chose to show their photos. This newly formed tradition will continue at the upcoming DUMBO Arts Festival in Brooklyn. We recently talked to Sam Barzilay about the idea of showcasing art in pods, and more about the festival.

Opening photo is by Li Hao's exhibition, "Worshippers."

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We can all appreciate the beloved Ansel Adams. He was one of the greats. His story is inspiring, fascinating and enduring. The man worked as a custodian in Yosemite National Park in order to live in the beauty he so much appreciated and desired to record. He seemed a harmonious blend of romantic artist and master technician. He devoted his life to the pursuit of what he loved. As a darkroom junkie myself, the first time I saw an Ansel print in person, printed by his own hands, I admit that a tear, (yes, a tear) fell down my face. The sheer craftsmanship of his prints was surprisingly moving. I am not here to dispute the fact that Ansel Adams was one of America’s greatest and seminal landscape photographers. I am here, however, to challenge you to find another one. After Ansel, who is your favorite photographer?

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Before you know it, vacation time will be here. You'll want to capture lots of photos to document your experiences. It’s usually a good idea to have a bag in which to carry your camera and associated gear. But you won't want to pack too much, lest your shoulders and back start to hurt from carrying around lots of gear for long periods.

If you're planning on traveling soon, here are a few tips on how to keep your bag light.

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This week in the news: Microsoft presented their brand new tablet to the world; SanDisk's super-speedy MicroSD cards; HP's latest computer is targeted at video editors, and more.

This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for June 22nd, 2012.

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This week in the news: Google's Nexus 7 Tablet surfaces, a major firmware update to the Canon 7D is inbound, Fujifilm's new lens roadmap, and more. It was a very big week for technology news and there were lots of announcements, so grab a cup of coffee and get ready to catch up.

This is your B&H Pulse News Roundup for the week of June 29th 2012.

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Most of us who are amateurs have limited budgets for photography.  When it comes to buying software, we need to be prudent and frugal.  I've made both good choices and bad ones. 

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His early work as a photojournalist brought Jack Dykinga a Pulitzer Prize. That was just the beginning. He subsequently became one of the finest and most celebrated landscape photographers of our time.

In this interview, Jack discusses how he takes photographs, digital processing, the challenges of making a living at photography, conservation, and much more.

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By Don Peters |
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In this video, KelbyTraining's experts show you how to set up a rounded border around your images in Adobe Lightroom 3.

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