Tips & Solutions / Photography
Photographer and educator Tim Grey was invited to the B&H SuperStore’s Event Space to talk to customers about the file management challenges related to using the Adobe Lightroom software. In this 97-minute discussion, Grey shows us how to overcome common difficulties that many of us have when moving images, folders, and external drives around with our precious photos, by outlining common... READ MORE
Before there was autofocus, there was focus. The camera is a light-tight box that is used to expose a photosensitive surface (film or digital sensor) to light. In order to focus the light onto the surface, most cameras (and your own eyes) use a lens to direct the light. Why did I say, “Most?” Well, there are many types of cameras around that do not rely on lenses to focus light. The “pinhole... READ MORE
Today’s digital cameras are capable of awesome imaging performance and they offer an unparalleled combination of convenience, efficiency, and cost effectiveness that has made them the dominant mode of image capture. Nevertheless, shooting black-and-white film, especially in medium format, is a fascinating and worthwhile experience that’s rewarding, fun, and can also go a long way toward making... READ MORE
In the following video, Allan Weitz presents a handful of unique options for macro photography that deviate from the common and traditional macro lens. Beginning with the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens, Weitz delivers an overview of this high-magnification optic that permits... READ MORE
So, you just bought a shiny, new, and maybe expensive, lens for your camera, and being the savvy consumer, you did your homework. You pored over customer reviews on the B&H Photo website, read online reviews splattered all over the Internet, grabbed a copy of every photo magazine that reviewed the lens, bookmarked dozens of websites, and now have the lens’s MTF curve charts burned into your... READ MORE
One of the magical things that digital photography gives us is the ability to review an image instantly on the back of our cameras, or inside of an electronic viewfinder.
Frequently, one possible mistake that digital photographers make is when reviewing an image on their camera—they evaluate exposure based on the reproduced image. Why might this be a mistake? Well, both your camera’s LCD and... READ MORE
Product photography requires a great deal of work in order to get the shot just right. A product shot is crucial in conveying a product's purpose or message. We're talking about the photos you see at any online retailer, in magazines, or on billboards. Gear varies from product to product, but the fundamentals are almost always the same. Even if you’re not photographing products, the techniques... READ MORE
Phase One releases the next iteration of the professional's choice in imaging software, with Capture One Pro 8. Join one of the members of the COP8 technical team, Margaret K. Lamb, as she walks you through the new suite of powerful imaging tools. Capture One Pro 8 now allows you to control the content of your images completely and to remove unwanted objects or blemishes. The new clone and heal... READ MORE
Everyone has different needs when it comes to image processing. Whether your final output is a website, a digital C-print, or an inkjet print, tailoring your workflow is essential to insuring the quality of your work. In this class, X-Rite’s Jeff Lazell, with his decade of experience as a production manager in New York City's premier wedding and portrait studio, helps you build an effective,... READ MORE
Although wonderful photographic opportunities abound at zoos, so do photographic challenges. Many indoor exhibits are poorly lit and feature highly reflective glass or plastic that additionally may be scratched, discolored, or otherwise marred. Outdoor exhibits may feature wire mesh enclosures, plastics, bars, and thick metal fencing.
Jeffrey Falk has spent years photographing wildlife at WCS (... READ MORE
If you are lucky enough (and talented enough) to have a long career in photography, over time your work takes you down many roads, and Mel DiGiacomo is one of those photographers. Whether he is shooting the US Open or a wedding, on assignment for top magazines, or doing self-assignments on the street in New York City or in his small town in New Jersey, DiGiacomo is one hard-working photographer... READ MORE
Following the old adage in photography, learn one light before you add more. Join Bob Harrington as he shows you ways to use one light creatively and efficiently to help you on your way to lighting mastery.
Harrington uses simple gear, shooting all off-camera flash, including:
Rogue Flashbenders ... READ MORE
If you’re looking for creative ways to set your photography apart from the rest, Suzette Allen is here to show you how easy it can be. Hybrid, the combining of stills, video, and audio, is turning heads everywhere and people are taking notice. Allen shares the simple techniques that you can implement now and show you how easily you can use hybrid e-templates to get you noticed, too. And if you... READ MORE
So, you just bought your first DSLR camera and you are interested in joining the ranks of image-makers everywhere who find pleasure and creativity in documenting the world as they see it. What are you gonna do now? Do you know how to set your aperture? Or what ISO is? Did you know that DSLR stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex? It doesn’t matter: what you do know is that you’re ready to step up... READ MORE