Features / Photography
In the following video, Larry Becker discusses the Pentax K-3 DSLR and presents an overview of some of its most desirable assets and unique features. The video explores all aspects of the camera at a glance, including the sensor and low-light performance, high-speed shooting capabilities, HD movie-... READ MORE
Lumos appears to have finally found the quality needed for professional LED lighting by offering full-featured lights with some of the highest color rendering indexes at this time—98 on the highest end. So, with Lumos lights, you can be confident in their quality while you benefit from the advantages of LED lighting.
Color Rendering Index (or CRI) is a measurement for determining how good... READ MORE
Professional Nikon shooters have been waiting with bated breath for the update to the D4, and that day has finally arrived. The Nikon D4S DSLR Camera has been announced as the new flagship Nikon DSLR and it brings with it a few major upgrades and numerous minor improvements to justify the two-year... READ MORE
The latest generation of Mac Pro computers from Apple is making an impact for more reasons than their new shape. Macs have always been the ideal system for creative professionals, and this model is no exception. Under the hood is a completely overhauled desktop computer designed to improve your workflow dramatically—especially true when it comes to photography.
For photography, resolution and... READ MORE
Join Kelly Mena, of B&H Photo, as she explains the basic principles of depth of field in photography. Mena defines depth of field and explains the distinction between its deep and shallow variations—the former rendering everything from subject to background in sharp focus, the latter rendering the subject in sharp focus and the background soft and out of focus. Mena discusses the variables... READ MORE
In the following video, Larry Becker presents an overview of the Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera and its features, such as its high-resolution full-frame sensor. Becker compares the a7R to the a7, especially in regard to its 36.4MP full-frame sensor, as well as its... READ MORE
In order to be a successful individual artist, it’s an unfortunate reality that one must ask for money. Sadly, however, it seems that many artists have no idea how to approach this uncomfortable subject, and don’t know what to say, falling completely flat in a situation with unlimited potential. In this seminar, participants learn how to construct a pitch in a way that's designed to be completely... READ MORE
Whenever you open, select, or edit the digital images you’ve shot, or creatively correct or enhance them using post-production software such as Photoshop or Lightroom, you are relying on a display device—a monitor connected to or built into your computer, tablet, or smartphone—to show you an accurate representation of the colors, color saturation, monochrome tonality, contrast and other... READ MORE
Many hobbyists reach a turning point in their craft when they decide to pursue wedding photography seriously. With the transition to pro comes the task of updating your lens kit accordingly, and most photographers would agree that investing in quality glass is essential. Unlike the rapid turnover of DSLR bodies, lenses will last for years and can make all the difference in creating truly... READ MORE
For a beginner, few things seem more intimidating than photographing a wedding. A sense of anxiety is perfectly normal if you haven't yet spent much time in the field. It's important to remember that we all begin somewhere, and even the most experienced pros were also novices at one point. With practice and education, nerves begin to morph into confidence. No two weddings are the same, but... READ MORE
The lens market is a broad one, and building a collection for wedding work is not always easy. After factoring-in your shooting style with opinions from professional colleagues and resources, it becomes clearer as to what kind of quality, long-lasting glass you’ll want in your kit.
As one of the pioneers in imaging and optics, Nikon offers its customer base an extraordinary selection of hard-... READ MORE
Wedding photography has become an extremely popular and lucrative specialty. First and foremost, a wedding is a grand, unrepeatable, emotionally charged event at which expectations run high, and second best won't do. Being a wedding photographer requires dedication and talent, but having the right equipment is crucial if you expect to achieve sharp, well-composed, well-lit images that depict... READ MORE
Some wedding photographers work without an assistant; others say they can’t do their job effectively without one. How do you decide if or when you need an assistant? If the wedding is elaborate, has an enormous guest list, is spread out geographically in terms of the ceremony and the reception or if it requires special lighting for formal on-location portraits or is a signature event that will be... READ MORE
Beth Jansen breaks down the science of creativity. What does it mean to be creative? How can you achieve creativity to remain unique and sought after in a crowded field of photographers? Technically oriented photographers are plentiful, so to survive in this market, photographers must stand out and become individuals who showcase their own creative selves and vision. Once she explores the... READ MORE
Lens selection is a highly personal choice for most photographers. Client base, shooting style and cost all factor in directly when you're deciding how to build a kit intelligently. Wedding photographers need a diverse assortment, given the expectation that they must cover such a broad range of subject matter in one day’s work. As a working professional, the natural progression is to begin... READ MORE