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Aside from the fully automatic modes, DSLR and many point-and-shoot cameras feature Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual shooting modes. I've met more than a few rookie DSLR users at photography workshops over the past several years who, while struggling with the complexities of their new cameras, claimed that "professional photographers" told them that they needed to start shooting... READ MORE
As the weather warms and the days grow longer, the first thing that pops into many people's minds is that summer is drawing near. And with each summer season comes its respective wedding season. Making use of the advantageous weather and abundant good spirits, wedding season brings out the greatest joy in everyone involved. However, as summertime and wedding season annually coincide and... READ MORE
In this video Larry Becker discusses the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 mirrorless camera with the 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, and how it offers photo enthusiasts quality imagery in a point-and-shoot sized body. The increased image quality is abetted by a Four Thirds sensor, giving you higher ISO... READ MORE
This week in the news:
The New Lytro Illum, Light Field Digital Camera
Even though the... READ MORE
- Lytro announced a groundbreaking new light field digital camera called the Illum, which was designed with professional photographers in mind.
- Leica debuted their new T Mirrorless digital camera, which features an all-aluminum unibody chassis, a 3.7" touch display, and built-in Wi-Fi.
Sand and water: these can be two formidable enemies for a camera and a photographer. Water can instantly and irreparably damage electronic components, and sand can cause physical damage—and insidiously manages to get everywhere. These are fair reasons for leaving your brand-new camera at home when you take a trip to the beach, but there are options that allow you to protect your equipment and... READ MORE
Just briefly mentioning the name "Leica" can inspire numerous associations, obviously including classical, rangefinder, and "decisive moment." However, with the introduction of its newest mirrorless camera system,... READ MORE
Michael Grecco is one of the most respected celebrity and portrait photographers working today, a master of lighting, conceptual storytelling,... READ MORE
Just in time for spring, new innovative and modular Tech Messengers, Expandable Holsters, and the Maxess Backpack from Ape Case provide protection with padded, durable exteriors and organization with high-visibility, yellow interiors.
Large and Compact Tech Messengers
The inviting color caught my eye, but the smart design... READ MORE
From the moment I took the D4S out of the box, there was one word to describe how I felt: envious. There’s nothing like opening a box and taking a brand-new camera out for the first time, especially when it’s... READ MORE
Just as full-frame DSLRs have begun to hit their stride in the marketplace, an entirely different contender is beginning to re-emerge: the medium format DSLR. With recent advancements... READ MORE
In this quick tutorial, wedding photographer Moshe Zusman talks about how he handles lighting with different tools and light shapers. He suggests using off-camera flash for more creativity; you can start with speed lights, and then advance to studio systems with light-shaping tools such as softboxes, grid diffusers, and umbrellas. For more flexibility, you can use wireless triggering systems to... READ MORE
In this B&H video, renowned wedding and portrait photographer Moshe Zusman displays the contents of his camera bag and explains the importance of all his gear. His philosophy: “quality, not quantity.” Zusman shows off his camera—and stresses the importance of carrying a backup camera—and reviews his favorite lenses and why they work well for his style of capturing a wedding. In addition to... READ MORE
Successful wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer shares his strategies and tips for making unique and dynamic engagement portraits for his wedding clients. Brenizer, whose approach to wedding photography is to show up for work with a fresh approach and a unique style, emphasizes the engagement portrait session as an important step in building trust with his clients, as well as coaching them to feel... READ MORE
OBA content is an important consideration when deciding how to frame or archive photographs.
Optical brightening agents (OBAs) are chemical agents that are used in many kinds of paper to make them whiter. However, the question is: can they have a negative impact on the look of your photos? Depending on your printing needs, the issues could be numerous—or nonexistent.
"Do you want that bright... READ MORE
Sigma has just announced the 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens, designed to be one of the most optically refined standard primes available. When designing this lens, Sigma set out to take the humble 50mm focal length and elevate it to be one of the company's most technologically advanced lenses available. Combining... READ MORE