Tips & Solutions

Tips and Solutions
As a longtime vinyl DJ, I strongly prefer the hands-on approach of mixing music with two turntables and a mixer. For all the convenience offered by fully digital setups on laptops and tablets, there is no denying the tactile benefits of a... READ MORE
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2 days ago
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Fresh from his well-received 10-week “Directing Motion Tour,” Vincent Laforet turns his attentions to this year’s PhotoPlus Expo, where he will take part in the brand-new Filmmaking Track. Amid his busy schedule, Laforet was able to find the time to sit down with us to talk about his recent tour, what we can expect from the Filmmaking Track at PhotoPlus, and general thoughts on making the... READ MORE
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3 weeks ago
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Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C., is a Director of Photography who views the world differently than most cinematographers. After 16 years of shooting feature films traditionally, using cinema cameras and film stock, he was one of the first filmmakers to break ground and use the DSLR to make movies. The "inciting incident"—to borrow a screenwriting term—in his digital-filmmaking career was the introduction... READ MORE
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4 weeks ago
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Travelling and discovering our natural world and its cultures with your camera allows you to experience the world intimately and with all of your senses. The travel photographer does not just point his lens and shoot—he explores, he listens, he searches for the best angle, an interesting pattern of colors, and always waits patiently for the best light. Most importantly, a travel photographer must... READ MORE

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1 month ago
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If you only shoot outside, using the sun and reflectors for light sources, it is highly unlikely that you will encounter flicker problems. However, for the rest of us, flickering light sources can become a daily headache when shooting video. What is important to remember is that most electrically generated light sources flicker in some manner, but what matters is how perceivable that flicker is... READ MORE
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1 month ago
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Award-winning professional photographer Michael Grecco is a big proponent of storing your working archive on local hard drives. We spoke to Grecco earlier this year about inspiration, creativity, and gear in our Finding a New Road article. His latest initiative is a new resource... READ MORE
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1 month ago
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A photographer's light is our language; we tell our stories with light. So understanding and controlling that light is very important. However, as soon as we master our light... What’s the next step? This is where most photo shoots go wrong. In this jam-packed and fun two-hour seminar, Fashion/Celebrity photographer Frank Doorhof guides you through many tips that will make your photo shoot go... READ MORE

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1 month ago
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Join Robert Rodriguez Jr as he discusses the various aspects of his artistic process for making incredible landscape images of the Hudson Valley, in New York. Rodriguez talks about his approach, and how he is inspired by the natural world, and how he tries to capture emotion in his photographs. Watch as he takes us through a step-by-step example of how he decides on a composition and then applies... READ MORE

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1 month ago
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In this installment of Real Exposures, David Brommer interviews international conflict photographer Ben Lowy, whose powerful photographs of war-torn countries around the world are highly stylized without losing the essence of their stories. Lowy’s work has been published in magazines and newspapers around the globe, and is in various... READ MORE

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1 month ago
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Watch as Washington, DC-based photographer Tim Cooper as he explains the value of High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography in practical, everyday applications. Cooper walks us through the process, step by step, for measuring the brightest and darkest areas of a photograph and then taking a series of bracketed photographs that can be... READ MORE

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1 month ago
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In this installment of Real Exposures, David Brommer interviews freelance photographer David Wells, a master of narrative photography and an instructor at the International Center of Photography. Photo District News named Wells one of the top workshop instructors in the country, and in this interview, he discusses his approach to the... READ MORE

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1 month ago
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Creator of the Veterans Portrait Project, former combat veteran and photographer Stacy Pearsall spends the day photographing several generations of military veterans. From a chance encounter at a VA hospital, her initial idea to schedule photo sessions instead of her own doctors’ appointments developed into a full-... READ MORE

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1 month ago
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Music festivals are increasing in popularity by the day—during the summer there is hardly a weekend without one. You’ve got your pass, and you’re headed to work your first festival. Not sure what to expect? Nicole Fara Silver has got your back. Nicole, who has photographed multiple music festivals, including South By Southwest and Governors Ball, displays photos and covers the ins and outs of... READ MORE

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1 month ago
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Australia's Jerry Ghionis has a reputation for being one of the world's top wedding photographers, and he has a system of five steps to create the perfect image: Lighting, Location, Pose, Technique, and Expression. On behalf of B&H, I recently... READ MORE
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1 month ago
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As we all know, every single photo we take is unique. It doesn’t matter whether we shoot the same image several times, or under the same lighting conditions, or using the same camera settings. As we have all noticed from personal experience, some images have grain in darker areas while others lack contrast in certain areas, and others suffer from major backlighting issues. Most post-production... READ MORE

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