Tips & Solutions / Photography
If you've ever experienced the dilemma of not having enough depth of field, you should consider... READ MORE
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- Dirty optics can and will affect your image quality.
- There are correct methods and tools to clean lens and filter optics.
- There are incorrect methods and tools to clean lens and filter optics.
- There's a great deal of information available on the topic of lens cleaning—some of it conflicting.
Aside from the fully automatic modes, DSLR and many point-and-shoot cameras feature Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual shooting modes. I've met more than a few rookie DSLR users at photography workshops over the past several years who, while struggling with the complexities of their new cameras, claimed that "professional photographers" told them that they needed to start shooting... READ MORE
Sand and water: these can be two formidable enemies for a camera and a photographer. Water can instantly and irreparably damage electronic components, and sand can cause physical damage—and insidiously manages to get everywhere. These are fair reasons for leaving your brand-new camera at home when you take a trip to the beach, but there are options that allow you to protect your equipment and... READ MORE
In this quick tutorial, wedding photographer Moshe Zusman talks about how he handles lighting with different tools and light shapers. He suggests using off-camera flash for more creativity; you can start with speed lights, and then advance to studio systems with light-shaping tools such as softboxes, grid diffusers, and umbrellas. For more flexibility, you can use wireless triggering systems to... READ MORE
Successful wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer shares his strategies and tips for making unique and dynamic engagement portraits for his wedding clients. Brenizer, whose approach to wedding photography is to show up for work with a fresh approach and a unique style, emphasizes the engagement portrait session as an important step in building trust with his clients, as well as coaching them to feel... READ MORE
In this B&H video, renowned wedding and portrait photographer Moshe Zusman displays the contents of his camera bag and explains the importance of all his gear. His philosophy: “quality, not quantity.” Zusman shows off his camera—and stresses the importance of carrying a backup camera—and reviews his favorite lenses and why they work well for his style of capturing a wedding. In addition to... READ MORE
OBA content is an important consideration when deciding how to frame or archive photographs.
Optical brightening agents (OBAs) are chemical agents that are used in many kinds of paper to make them whiter. However, the question is: can they have a negative impact on the look of your photos? Depending on your printing needs, the issues could be numerous—or nonexistent.
"Do you want that bright... READ MORE
Join Ryan Brenizer as he recommends ways to build your personal style to expand your business. His key concepts are personal and different. Brenizer suggests that you be the best you can be. How can you achieve this? Make pictures that are different from the work of other photographers, pictures that speak to particular clients, that compel your clients to want to hire you not because your photos... READ MORE
As covered in Part 1 of this series, I briefly explained my yearning to work with film and how I was trained to use it, even though my formal education coincided with the rise in popularity of digital photography. Since I am part Luddite and part quality-... READ MORE
Mexican native Cristina Mittermeier has incorporated her life experiences into her photography. Being a marine biologist, writer, and mom has helped her create a unique body of work. In this video, she shares the inspirational story of how she became one of the world’s top cultural and conservation photographers. Topics in this seminar include technical aspects of photography as well as how to... READ MORE
When the name Polaroid is mentioned, most people think of the iconic 3 x 4" prints that were so common and beloved throughout the 1970s, and continue to be cherished today. However, imagine if you could produce a Polaroid print at a size ready for exhibition purposes, say, 20 x 24". In 1976, Dr. Edwin Land directed the construction of a truly large-format Polaroid camera, capable of producing... READ MORE
Join renowned wedding photographer Moshe Zusman as he explains his approach and shares some of his techniques for posing brides, grooms, and wedding parties. If you want your wedding portraits to possess pizzazz, character, elegance, and a natural feel, Zusman suggests that you treat each image as though it were part of a high-fashion shoot.
You can achieve the best images by posing your subjects... READ MORE
Most photographers encounter the Rule of Thirds at some point in their life, and likely recognize it as more of a theory or suggestion than a hard rule. But what are the origins of the Rule of Thirds? It turns out that its roots can be traced back to the 18th Century.
The Rule of Thirds posits that a visual composition is most pleasing to the eye when its compositional elements conform to an... READ MORE
In this B&H Event Space video, veteran photographer Joe DiMaggio takes decades’ worth of experience and distills it down to nine elements that will enhance your photography. Both amateurs and budding professionals will benefit from this fast-paced, two-hour presentation. Some of the themes discussed include the following categories.
The immediacy of a photograph: When later is unacceptable... READ MORE