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It is no wonder that bird watching is amongst America's fastest-growing leisure activities. A recent US Fish & Wildlife Service survey claimed that more than 50 million Americans watch birds. After all, it is a healthy activity that lets you commune with nature and connect with fellow birders; it affords the occasional thrill of a rare observation, and you can do it anywhere. Besides, it's good for your conscience: supporting birding is supporting environmental conservation, for all the bigger sport optics firms contribute to environmental organizations (it is in their best interests).

As digital photography reached all American households, with everyone of every age owning a point and shoot digital camera or three, photographing birds via 'digi-scoping' also blossomed immensely. The two go hand in hand.

Once you buy the basics, birding has practically no recurring costs. Bird watchers need binoculars, first and foremost, along with a hat to shade your eyes without inhibiting the use of the binoculars. Most birders also carry a journal and pen to record observations, and a field guide to learn the birds.

 Book of North American Birds A handy pocket-sized (4.6 x 7") weather-proof journal we carry is the Rite in the Rain Journal Spiral Notebook , which goes hand-in-hand with the Rite in the Rain All-Weather Pen. For making positive 'id's in the field, we carry the Penguin Book of North American Birds, which has illustrations of over 600 native species and a special listing of 100 rare finds. 

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Traveling and photography go hand in hand; the desire to record the places you’ve visited and show them to others is an endless fascination that never gets old. The main problem with travel photography is that it’s impractical, if not impossible, to bring all your gear with you, especially if air travel is involved.

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What better way to learn nature photography than from a National Geographic photographer in the exclusive B&H Event Space? Michael Melford is an excellent resource for any photographer looking for some insight.

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For more than 20 years, Adobe Photoshop has been one of, if not the largest, image editing software programs around. “Knowing Photoshop” could be worn like a badge of honor in some circles, and if you’ve spent years using the program you know how powerful it is—even though it seems the more you learn, the more you learn you don’t know.

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In this 100-minute video, photographer Thatcher Cook talks about his career documenting programs for international humanitarian aid organizations (NGOs) and uses his images and stories to discuss his early work through his most recent digital assignments.

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Every so often you come across an unexpected success story in the world of photography. Such a story belongs to Michael Thompson, the founder of Lightenupandshoot.com, who went from being a mortgage broker to professional photographer in three short years.

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Long time New York professional photographer, visual arts lawyer and educator Len Speier discusses the legal ramifications of commercial photography, including the concepts of protection, management and merchandising of the artist’s work.

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The relevance of Apple’s new iPad (third generation) is bolstered by the ever-expanding catalog of apps available from the Apple App Store. Each new app has the potential to redefine how we use tablets in our lives, for everything from business to play.

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Andy Biggs is a wildlife photographer who has found his ultimate inspiration in the African landscape. He has great respect and a deep understanding of its wildlife, people and culture, and he shares this philosophy by running photographic safaris and teaching. 

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Moose Peterson has received many awards for his wildlife, landscapes, and aviation photography. While still very much a practicing photographer, he also finds time to teach and write.

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Macro photography is photography magnified, with an emphasis on detail, pattern and texture. It allows us to enter a world that is normally hidden from the naked eye. In this one-hour video, Barbara Leven takes us on a fascinating journey using an abundant display of her botanical photographs.

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Philip Bloom was an early adopter of HDSLR video functionality, and using the Canon 5D Mark II, has done much to advance the art and science of this relatively new way of filmmaking. 

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For some photographers, it’s all about getting the image right in camera, for others it’s using non-traditional tools and the post processing that intrigues them. Dan Burkholder’s work certainly contains much of the latter and the title of his recent book, iPhone Artistry, speaks volumes.

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If you are about to be married and you’re an avid tinkerer, dabbler or hobbyist—and you are looking for some creative and fun ways to shoot, or include, photography at your wedding—you will be interested to know we have a bunch of ideas right here for the do-it-yourselfer in all of us.

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Most catering halls are designed with photography in mind—they often have a choice of backgrounds in the form of fountains, sweeping stairways, polished brass and crystal-laden lighting fixtures that can really dress up group portraits.

 
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