Tips & Solutions / Photography
April Saul has been a photojournalist at the Philadelphia Inquirer since 1981, and in that time has proved that a woman could be a mom and build an award-studded, 30-year career shooting stories "closer to home." At the time Saul won a 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism—she’d been a finalist twice before for Feature Photography—she was a single mother of two and working part time to... READ MORE
Olympus is coming to the B&H Event Space to show you the amazing new OM-D E-M1 digital camera and complete Micro Four Thirds system. The EM-1 is the latest in a line of proven digital mirrorless cameras that is changing the way photographers approach their image making.
The test drive features a mock photo studio, complete with models, for participants to make some great photographs with the... READ MORE
A common question among photographers is: can I mix strobe light with speedlight? The answer, simply, is yes, of course, what are you waiting for?
If you are thinking about expanding your lighting with strobes or have strobes and want to know how to integrate your speedlights, or if you have speedlights and want to expand into strobes, then this presentation is for you. Strobe light has a greater... READ MORE
The biggest planet on the block makes its most visible appearance of the year on January 5, marking the first major astronomical event of 2014. Jupiter will be rising opposite to the setting Sun, with Earth in between. This is referred to as “Opposition.” The Sun will be behind us, and Jupiter in front of us, so the Sun will be shining fully on the face of Jupiter, lighting her up and creating... READ MORE
Len Speier has been shooting on the streets of New York City since the 1960’s. He’s actually been shooting a lot longer than that, but he didn’t get serious with his art until after a stint in the Army and a career as a trial lawyer. At 86, his work is in the permanent collection of numerous museums, and he’s a respected teacher, notably developing a popular course at The New School, entitled, “... READ MORE
While many photographers would deem themselves landscape photographers, nature photographers, or outdoor photographers, Rich Pomerantz takes on the seemingly more specific title of “garden photographer.” Based on this description alone, one might conjure up images of lush, vibrant, kempt gardens of opulence, which he certainly does... READ MORE
When Adobe announced the move to the new Creative Cloud platform, you could instantly hear the stampede of photographers grabbing their pitchforks and running out the door. I must admit, I was one of those photographers, at first. And then I thought about it. What are people really getting upset about? Here are five reasons why Creative Cloud is good news for photographers.
1) You don’t need to... READ MORE
Photographer, author, and educator Seán Duggan has been making images for more than 30 years. He creates his photographs with a variety of cameras and technical processes, using everything from wooden pinhole cameras and medium format film to digital SLRs and advanced compositing techniques.
In this presentation, inspired by his best-selling book “Photoshop Masking & Compositing,” which he co... READ MORE
Great environmental portraits capture both personality and place. Pulitzer Prize winning, Miami-based photographer Brian Smith photographs noteworthy and notorious celebrities in the locations where they live, work, and play. He demonstrates the way he photographs subjects on location so that the environment adds another dimension to the shoot, displaying examples of his approach to shooting on... READ MORE
What do you think of when you hear the word “Preparedness?” It’s a subject that gets an increasing amount of attention. Popular entertainment has glamorized radical climate change, technology gone wild, and other "disaster" scenarios. While Hollywood has entertained us with these, the reality is that we are much more likely to have to deal with something more simple and common. In... READ MORE
Multiple award-winning DP Kirk Neff shares his cutting-edge techniques using HD-DSLRs to create a beautiful cinematic look in the fast-paced world of long format news and documentary television. Neff has honed his skills during a 20-year career, shooting on five continents. Along the way, he has developed specialized tools to maximize creativity and flexibility in a variety of conditions, earning... READ MORE
Join Vanessa Joy as she teaches the ins and outs of her wedding photography business. Everything from customer relations and product delivery to developing a studio system and getting your albums and products out on time to your clients will be covered in this jam-packed seminar. Marketing ideas and concepts that will help you get in front of more brides will also be covered. Learn how you can... READ MORE
One of the greatest frustrations of floral photography is attending an indoor flower show, fully prepared for close-up photography using long macro lenses, and discovering that tripods or monopods are not allowed. (They’re forbidden inside the New York Botanical Graden Conservatory because they impede traffic on narrow, crowded walkways). How do you handle such a situation when using a long macro... READ MORE
More and more people want to bring their cameras into the water. Some just want snapshots in the family pool while others want to document the underwater world for magazines, books, and the internet. Join underwater photographer Larry Cohen as he talks about the use of cameras underwater. He discusses simple point-and-shoot systems to very sophisticated systems for DSLR and mirrorless cameras.... READ MORE
Most of us have smartphones with built-in cameras, but many of us just point and shoot without much consideration about how we want our pictures to turn out. This video introduces three basic shooting concepts that can help you capture better images with your smartphone camera.
After addressing light, composition, and technique, the video goes on to cover twelve more shooting tips for creating... READ MORE