Tips & Solutions / Photography
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
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
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
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
Join Ryan Brenizer as he recommends ways to build your personal style to expand your business. His key concepts are personal and different. Brenizer suggests that you be the best you can be. How can you achieve this? Make pictures that are different from the work of other photographers, pictures that speak to particular clients, that compel your clients to want to hire you not because your photos... READ MORE
As covered in Part 1 of this series, I briefly explained my yearning to work with film and how I was trained to use it, even though my formal education coincided with the rise in popularity of digital photography. Since I am part Luddite and part quality-... READ MORE
Mexican native Cristina Mittermeier has incorporated her life experiences into her photography. Being a marine biologist, writer, and mom has helped her create a unique body of work. In this video, she shares the inspirational story of how she became one of the world’s top cultural and conservation photographers. Topics in this seminar include technical aspects of photography as well as how to... READ MORE
When the name Polaroid is mentioned, most people think of the iconic 3 x 4" prints that were so common and beloved throughout the 1970s, and continue to be cherished today. However, imagine if you could produce a Polaroid print at a size ready for exhibition purposes, say, 20 x 24". In 1976, Dr. Edwin Land directed the construction of a truly large-format Polaroid camera, capable of producing... READ MORE
Join renowned wedding photographer Moshe Zusman as he explains his approach and shares some of his techniques for posing brides, grooms, and wedding parties. If you want your wedding portraits to possess pizzazz, character, elegance, and a natural feel, Zusman suggests that you treat each image as though it were part of a high-fashion shoot.
You can achieve the best images by posing your subjects... READ MORE
Most photographers encounter the Rule of Thirds at some point in their life, and likely recognize it as more of a theory or suggestion than a hard rule. But what are the origins of the Rule of Thirds? It turns out that its roots can be traced back to the 18th Century.
The Rule of Thirds posits that a visual composition is most pleasing to the eye when its compositional elements conform to an... READ MORE
In this B&H Event Space video, veteran photographer Joe DiMaggio takes decades’ worth of experience and distills it down to nine elements that will enhance your photography. Both amateurs and budding professionals will benefit from this fast-paced, two-hour presentation. Some of the themes discussed include the following categories.
The immediacy of a photograph: When later is unacceptable... READ MORE
What reduces visual imperfections while it softens your skin? This kind of magic doesn’t come from using a specific brand of dishwashing detergent—it’s achieved by employing an optical technique called “soft focus,” and in this post, we’ll show you how do it in-camera, rather than relying on post-production software.
Think of soft focus as the “dreamy” look you often see in older movies and... READ MORE
Join Bob Harrington on a photographic trip to the past. Let him show you how to achieve the high-contrast look of the black-and-white glamour portrait, reproducing those classic old Hollywood black-and-white glamour shots of actresses like Lauren Bacall, Joan Crawford, or Veronica Lake, using only 3 speedlights and a small selection of Rogue Flashbenders.
During this presentation, Harrington... READ MORE
In this third episode of Prospectives, Lindsay Adler takes us through her process as a fashion photographer. She discusses how she keeps herself inspired, where she gets her ideas, and how she surrounds herself with other professional creatives to achieve her looks. This episode has been sponsored by Sigma, lenses that Lindsay herself uses for her fashion shoots. Show created and directed by... READ MORE
Louis Lumière was a pioneering French filmmaker, and in 1935, he took the concept of “the remake” to another level when he reshot the famous Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat in 3D. To those who don’t know, the original 2D version was among the first publicly shown films when it premiered in January of 1896. It has since become a classic for anyone interested in the history of cinema, and created... READ MORE