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A couple of recent incidents involving careless shutterbugs light painting with burning steel wool have gained a lot of notoriety in the press, giving legitimate night photographers a bad reputation. With these unfortunate matters in mind, we interviewed a variety of night-photography specialists to compile the following eight tips on safety and etiquette when photographing in the darkness. 1. Do...

22 hours ago
Jeff Cable is a three-time world athletic games photographer, but he doesn't specialize in shooting just sports. One of his favorite things to do is to shoot images at night! Night images will make you stand out from the crowd and Cable will tell you how to shoot post-sunset shots correctly, when most people can't. Cable had just returned from the London Games, where he shot photos for Team USA,...
5 days ago
There are three things that are certain in a digital filmmaker’s life, in no particular order: late nights, taxes, and CMOS imaging sensors. Yeah, that list is a bit of an exaggeration on multiple fronts—it reads more like my personal experiences until this point. Regardless, CMOS imaging sensors are really an integral part of the digital filmmaker’s life, mostly because of the recent shift from...

6 days ago
Sitting in New York City’s Legendary Sterling Sound, John Congleton talks with Sonic Scoop’s Justin Colletti about the mixing process. Together they cover mixing by instinct, focusing on the big picture, using the rough mix to your advantage, listening to music while you’re mixing, and working on the vocal sooner rather than later. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide...

1 week ago
In this B&H Event Space video, Tim Grey walks you through a variety of image optimization tasks using the Develop module in Lightroom CC 2015. From mandatory basic adjustments to strategies for working with HDR, Grey demonstrates his workflow with his own photos as a way to teach you about adjustment...
1 week ago
Whether you are working on a narrative, webisode, documentary, or commercial, at some point you are going to end up shooting in an unfamiliar location. Being prepared will improve your shoot and the chances that you will be allowed to return. There are many things to consider when shooting on location, and they will vary depending on the kind of location, so consider these few suggestions a...
1 week ago
Not all eyes are created equal. For those without “normal” 20/20 vision, this may be a problem when you look through a camera’s viewfinder—either optical or electronic. Your view into the camera might be blurry even when the camera’s lens is in focus. Because of this, your camera’s viewfinder likely has a diopter adjustment (some older cameras do not have diopter adjustments and require the...
2 weeks ago
You are passionate about photography. You are passionate about travel. Maybe you just want to combine your passion for photography with travel to a destination you have always dreamed of visiting. Whatever the reasons for being there, participating in a photography workshop while travelling is a fantastic way to not only improve your photography skills, but also to experience the people and...

2 weeks ago
In this B&H Video, Matthew Bourgeois of Lume Cube demonstrates creative lighting techniques using the Lume Cube—a 1500-Lumen LED lighting device that measures a scant 1.5" square. The Lume Cube is designed for use with smartphone cameras, GoPro, and similar action cameras, as well as other imaging devices.  

2 weeks ago
In this interview of Grammy-Award winning producer of John Congleton by Sonic Scoop’s Justin Colletti, Congleton dives into the particulars of making St. Vincent’s eponymous record, the importance of making mixing decisions in the tracking phase, and taking one’s ego out of the production process. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other...
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One of the first things students are taught in film school is the nomenclature of the basic types of camera shots. This common language is essential for writers, directors, camera operators, and cinematographers to effectively communicate visual elements of a shot, particularly the size of a subject—often a person—within the frame. Provided here is a list of the essential shot types that you need...
2 weeks ago
How to hike: Extend a foot (either one.) Now put the other foot in front of the first. Repeat. As outdoor activities go, hiking couldn’t be much simpler, yet millions of people find it profoundly rewarding. Whether it’s an hour-long ramble in the nearest state park or a five-month trek over all 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, walking through a natural setting seems to have universal...

2 weeks ago
In this B&H Prospectives video sports photographer Al Bello discusses his approach to sports photography. Some of the topics he talks about include the physical and logistical demands of photographing sports events, the gear he uses, the art of anticipating the precise moment to press the shutter button, his use of color, and the realities of travel sports photography in terms of one’s...

3 weeks ago
This special B&H video presentation features a gathering of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers speaking before an audience at the Parsons School of Design, in conjunction with the Eddie Adams Workshop. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
3 weeks ago
Working on a film set can be a loud experience, with a variety of terms or jargon bandied about that has developed over the past hundred and twenty years or so. I wanted to share with you a smattering of what is said, not said, and what it all means. Hand signals These can help to reduce the noise on a set, which is a good thing, since the last thing you as a crew member want is to be noticed for...

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