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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Following up on Jeff Cable’s “The 15 Features of the DSLR That Every Photographer Should Know,” and “The 15 Features of Photoshop That Every Photographer Should Know,” this presentation covers 15 of the most common mistakes that people make when taking photos. Cable discusses composition, proper use of flash, good focus technique, and much more. As always, with Cable, we know that his stories... READ MORE
You’ve mastered shooting RAW, so what’s the next step? When it really matters, know how to tether up and see results immediately. Tethered shooting can make the difference between a successful shoot and miserable failure. With this class, we cover ways to tether your DLSR and medium format camera using Capture One Pro, the industry standard among professional photographers. Learn how and when to... READ MORE
The night may be dark and full of shadows, but night photography expert Gabriel Biderman is here to take the fear and mystery out of photographing at night! Biderman shares some of his favorite images from his new book, Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, and sheds light on creating inspirational images once the sun goes down.
In this seminar, Biderman will help you look beyond the... READ MORE
Join landscape photographer and Canson Infinity ambassador Robert Rodriguez Jr as he shares advanced workflows in the Lightroom 5 Develop module. Developing images creatively in Lightroom is more than just optimizing tonalities and color, it entails careful interpretation of the raw file to convey the essence of the image effectively. Selective detail, subtle use of color, and local adjustments... READ MORE
The dawn of a new era is upon us. For more than 100 years, camera companies have been trying to squeeze the best specs into the smallest available formats. Smartphones and point-and-shoot cameras are too limiting, and digital SLRs are too bulky. Enter the Mirrorless Generation. Now, we can pack big image quality into a small, travel-friendly package.
Whether you are looking for a new camera or... READ MORE
So, you are a regular Explora reader and you recently mastered fireworks photography. Now, the fireworks shows are done and you are hooked on photographing dazzling light, so you decide you want to photograph the lightning that comes with summer storms. Well, again, you have come to the right place!
Before we get... READ MORE