When shooting street photography or a fun event like a party or wedding, candid photos can be the icing on the cake. Not only do those photos provide extra life to the story you're telling, but they also depict people in their most natural and comfortable state. It takes some practice to nail the better candids. Here are a couple of tips on how to do just that.
Ready to see if your photos were featured this week? Hit the jump and feast your eyes on some of the amazing selections that were added to our B&H Photo Flickr Group recently. If you haven't joined already, what are you waiting for? Also note that we currently have a contest going on until February 14th where we ask you to show us your best, "Cold" photos. Please remember that the photos need to be submitted to the group with the "B&H-Photo-Cold-Contest" tag and NOT to the discussion board.
Today we are proud to announce the release of the highly-anticipated B&H Photo Video Android app. Available for free and immediate download from the Android Market, the B&H Photo Video app will allow customers to search, browse, shop, etc. from their Android device. An added functionality over the iPhone app is the addition of your wishlist.
Have you ever been on a safari with B&H? Our safaris, run by the B&H Event Space, aren't for the weak of heart—you'll be tasked to search for priceless artifacts, untold treasures, and Pegasus, amongst other things. At least that's how it was on our recent Grand Central Photo Safari Adventure, where many people posted their best images, and some won prizes!
I was trained by the school of photography that forced me to try to create compelling images with any camera that was handed to me. My mentor is a Pulitzer Winner for New York Newsday and always shot Nikon, but I went with Canon. So as a 5D Mk II and 7D user, holding and using the Canon 60D felt just like I was home again.
Finding inspiration can be very tough at times. Also, we all inevitably hit a slump once in a while. How do we stay inspired? Here are some tips from many famous professional photographers on how they keep that inspiration going. For even more ideas, you can take a look at how some famous photographers became interested in photography, pre-shooting rituals, and a couple of fun projects.
We recently had the pleasure of talking to John Maloof, the young man who stumbled upon the work of perhaps one of the greatest unknown street photographers of the 1950's. Maloof answered questions about Vivian Maier, the great responsibility he just inherited, and more.
All photos in this posting were used with permission from John Maloof.
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