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In this week’s video, FocusEd explains the basics of shutter speed. In no time flat, you will understand the practical uses of shutter speed, and how it interacts with aperture to determine the exposure of your image. The video also offers a few settings tips to get creative shots, by adjusting the duration of the shutter speed. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide...
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New York City-based wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer starts this very informative tutorial with a piece of information familiar to any photographer—most of your time working on a job will be spent in front of a computer. Therefore, it is crucial to develop a system to streamline your workflow while guaranteeing the safety of your images. Using Carbon Copy Cloner to back up images, Brenizer then...
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WordPress is your website! Scott Wyden Kivowitz walks you through the basics of WordPress, the open-source software and the website, and how to best use both to the benefit of your photographic work. He discusses the best hosts, how to install WordPress, manage the dashboard, utilize plug-ins and themes, and create your blog site. This is a very thorough tutorial, peppered with insightful...
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Do you want to preserve the memory of that awesome neighborhood fireworks show? Let's discuss the best ways to try to make a memorable photograph commemorating the event. Before we get started, let me say that there are many ways to accomplish fireworks photography and none are usually worse or better than others. The only thing that really matters as you head home after the show is:
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Keeping your digital photos organized is difficult, especially if your cataloging system changes as you grow as a photographer. Lightroom helps simplify things, but there are tricks to the trade that you should know in order to maximize your organization. In this video, Tim Grey helps you streamline your workflow and organizational system to help prevent frustration in the future, and allow you...
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With a newfound appreciation for older manual-focus glass through the use of adapters on contemporary cameras, users and manufacturers have been seeking ways to make focusing easier through a variety of different techniques. One of these techniques is focus peaking, an aid that has been very common with videographers and filmmakers, but is just now finding its way into photographers' hands. This...
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Camden Thrasher, based in the US Pacific Northwest, is a self-taught photographer with a passion for motorsports and an eye for dramatic lighting that he uses to illuminate his images of racecars and racecar drivers very effectively. He recently shared some of his insights with B&H Photo. How did you get started in motorsports and photography? First off, I guess I would say that since early...
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La Jolla, California, is the best place on the planet to photograph the spectacular Pacific race of Brown Pelican, along with a nice variety of other birds that frequent coastal California. In winter, the pelicans and several other species like Brandt’s and Double-crested Cormorants, are molting into their handsome breeding plumages. The pelicans sport their fire-engine-red bill pouches. Most...
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Dear Father-in-Law: At one point during all of our vacations and at every big family event, you ask me the same question, “How come my photos look awful, and yours look so good?” While there’s never been an easy way to explain it to you at those moments (and I do love seeing you put your eye up to the LCD monitor to compose) I have always felt that your frustrations don’t lie with your camera,...
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Welcome to FocusED, a series of short and entertaining videos on general photography topics from B&H Photo. In this series, we will cover specific areas of photography in an easy-to-understand, amusing fashion that is perfect for the beginner photographer just entering the world of photography, or for the seasoned shooter looking to brush up on the basics and have a few laughs on the way....
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In this week’s video, FocusEd is focused on the basics of aperture. You will be exposed to how aperture works, find out why aperture numbers are what they are, what aperture priority mode does, and how aperture settings affect your photographs, with some comedy sprinkled in for good measure! We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other...
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Capturing amazingly sharp photos of birds in the wild is the goal of many birders. There are different ways to do this, but the most organic is through the use of extremely long telephoto lenses coupled to digital or film SLR cameras. Not only useful for photography, modern digital cameras also can record video and sound to capture the flight of a bird and its song. The telephoto lens and SLR...
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Imagine seeing an incredibly rare bird at a great distance through a spotting scope. Those birding next to you cannot see the same bird. You need to prove to them, and to your own life list, that you have spotted this rare species. It is way too far away for your camera to capture. What can you do? This is a job for… digiscoping! Digiscoping with a spotting scope, telescope, or binoculars turns...
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There is nothing that can replace the extreme close-up view of a rare bird in the wild. Binoculars can get you close but, if you want to look the bird in the eye or confirm that identification for your life list, you need a spotting scope. Spotting scopes pack incredible magnification in a generally simple and lightweight package that is durable enough for field work while boasting fantastic...
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When it is time to see a rare bird up close, the binocular is the go-to optical tool for almost every serious birder. Unmatched portability and convenience make the binocular one of the best devices available for spotting and indentifying birds in their natural habitats. In this first segment of a four-part series, we will discuss what to look for if you are looking for binoculars for birding, or...
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