This week in the news: The Photokina Trade Show happened in Germany. It brought with it new announcements every day. Canon announced their 6D; Hasselblad showed us something from the space age; Zeiss showed us lots of new lenses, and more.
This was one of the busiest weeks in the photo industry. So sit back and relax while we catch you up with all the important news, including some that you might not have seen.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for September 21st, 2012. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
If you don’t have the budget to buy or rent studio lighting gear, or you just prefer to travel light, can you still get studio-style results?
The good news is that you can. The equipment will not be as functionally convenient as gear designed specifically for the job. You’ll have to get a bit creative in terms of how you piece together and use parts that weren’t conceived for this purpose. In the end, light is light—it’s how you use it and how you modify the sources that really give lighting its “look.”
The photo above is quite a striking one, and we recently featured it on our Facebook wall. It was shot by Mike Finn, a photo enthusiast who loves to create awesome scenes. After closely inspecting the photo, we thought it would be great to ask him how it was created.
Can you take a guess? We talked to Mike about how he created it. Here's how.
The US Open is happening right now. Some photos really blow us away, like the one above from Chris Nicholson. He previously wrote about other tips for shooting tennis, but we decided to talk to him about how he got the shot above of Gaël Monfils taking a dive.
Photography with a 35mm camera used to be a relatively simple affair. Camera bodies seemed as steadfast and unchanging as your grandma's hairstyle, and there seemed little reason or need to constantly upgrade your equipment. Sure, there was always the latest and greatest camera innovation, but there wasn’t always a 'need' to change. Film choice had more of an impact, in my opinion, than did your actual camera equipment. One's personal artistic vision was more important than the actual camera used. Today, although these general tenets of photography and equipment still exist, gear does play an ever-increasing role of importance in the final output.
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