When you’re taking the leap into shooting photos or videos professionally, there are many things to consider. However, one element that doesn’t occur to most people is the need to acquire insurance to protect yourself, your team and the equipment being used. Budgets are typically very limited, and additional expenses are surely unwelcome. However, even though insurance is completely removed from the creative process, the protection it offers is indispensable. Read on to find out why most professionals insist on it.
I wanted to be a wildlife photographer in the worst way! Having been very fortunate to spend most of my youth in the great outdoors, watching such programs as Mutual of Omaha's 'Wild Kingdom' on TV, and being influenced by my older sister (who is an amazing artist), it just seemed that it was where I should be. But I was not even 20, with the limited funds and limited gear that comes with that age. My longest lens was a 200mm, and while I accomplished enough to get the “nice photo, you should become a photographer” comment from friends, it wasn’t good enough. More importantly, my photography wasn’t growing, and the fun was becoming frustration. The commitment had to be made—in for a penny, in for a pound!
David Burnett has been an award-winning photojournalist for more than four decades. He has been named one of the "100 Most-Important People in Photography" by American Photo magazine, and is a founding member of Contact Press Images, the New York-based photojournalism agency.
David was generous enough to answer a few questions about his work and career.
Recently in the news: Nikon announced new telephoto and wide-angle zoom lenses, as well as seven new Coolpix Cameras; Canon unveiled three new PowerShots; Fujifilm adds to the FinePix line; NAMM 2013 brought a host of new audio-gear announcements, and more!
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for February 1st, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
Shannon Richardson is an editorial/commercial photographer based in Amarillo, Texas. His recently-published book "Route 66 American Icon" is a culmination of a six-year project documenting the iconic roadway. Shannon was generous enough to answer some questions about the project and about his work.
This week in the news: CES brought with it a slew of new product announcements. Canon introduced the Powershot N; the Nikon D 5200 arrives in the United States; Fujifilm announces the X100S & X20; Pentax launches the stylish MX-1, and much more!
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for January11th, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
This is a guest post by Rex Weiner, Editor/Publisher A&I Books
You have all these terrific photos you took during the holidays, and now you want to collect them in a photo book for family and friends. It’s going to be a great gift, memorializing the precious time spent together, a keepsake for the ages to be handed down by generations to come, and so easy to do right now, using free, do-it-yourself print-on-demand online software.
The winter is coming! Many of us love going out into the snow and taking part in all sorts of fun sports. Whether it's skiing, snowboarding, etc, we all ahve our own passion and we all want to capture the moment.
Here are a couple tips on how to capture better winter sports photos from some top industry professionals.
We've been hard at work trying to demonstrate to you the effects of various lighting modifiers. So we created this quick infographic to show you how different lighting modifiers can affect a subject. We placed the light source in exactly the same spot for each photo. As we changed the lighting modifier for each photo, we also changed the power output of the Impact LiteTrek to accommodate to the various diffusion properties of each light modifier.
Feel free to share this with any aspiring lighting maven you know!
Underwater diving and photography on location can be thrilling and exciting. If you really think about it, you’re exploring a world that isn’t seen by many, and you’re internalizing nature’s beauty. While it can be very adrenaline packed, it can also be dangerous, if you’re not careful.
Everybody in America seems to be in love with football—the American version—with its bone-splittingly violent hits, precision offensive and defensive schemes, and nail-biting drama. As a photographer, the trick is knowing how to bring home the dynamic images that tell the story, excite your clients and readers, and provide you with the satisfaction that comes with capturing the big plays in an arresting manner.
Shantanu Starrick embarked on an interesting photo project. Coined "Pixel Trade," Shantanu travels from household to household to photograph people in exchange for food and shelter. Upon exploring his website, one can see lots of inspiring work that shows Shantanu's versatility as a photographer.
We emailed Shantanu, and asked him a couple of questions about the project and the logistics of it.
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