The very best way to improve as a photographer does not involve any particular piece of gear or course of study, nor does it involve apprenticing yourself to a master photographer. Impoverishing yourself by working on nothing but photography as something of a photographic "monk" will not do it, either. While all of these things may improve your photography, the best way is much simpler, yet for many photographers it seems much harder.
In this video on travel photography, professional photographer Ashok Sinha will share “behind-the-scenes” information on photographs that successfully capture his passion for travel and diverse cultures.
Carl Zeiss recently released an update of one of its long-respected wide-angle optics, the Carl Zeiss 25mm/f2.8 Distagon ZF.2. Based on a classic Zeiss Distagon optical formula first introduced back in 1961, the new ZF.2 update is designed for use on Nikon (D)SLRs.
Hi, everyone. I’ve been asked to write a series of articles for B&H Insights, and despite my hectic schedule, I will try to write on a somewhat regular basis. Let me start this series by writing about one of my favorite products. I use this little piece of gear constantly, and found it quite by accident.
There is no better way to portray animals than at eye level. It’s true for birds but even more true for large mammals. One of the best parts of my yearly trip to lead photo safaris to Alaska, where we photograph Alaskan Brown Bears (also called Grizzly Bears), is that we can photograph them from the ground, at eye level.
If you own a Canon or Nikon APS-C format compact DSLR and you're looking for a reasonably-priced, fast wide-to-short-telephoto lens to go along with your camera, you should take a look at the Sigma 17-50mm/f2.8 EX DC OS HSM zoom lens.
The world just got a bit smaller for shooters who own multiple lens systems and would like—or need—the ability to mix and match camera bodies and optics for shooting stills and/or video. Novoflex, a long-time player in the lens adapter business, has introduced the Novoflex Nikon G to Canon EOS lens adapter.
Quantum Instruments has introduced two new auxiliary battery packs, designed to keep you "juiced on the job": the Quantum Turbo 3 for heavy-duty assignments, and a more compact Quantum Turbo Blade for lighter-duty assignments.
It all began in the back seat of my grandparents’ car when I was seven years old. While riding with my entourage of stuffed animals, I became inspired to use my very first camera, a hot pink Kodak 110 Instamatic. During the short duration of the trip, I used an entire roll of film to photograph my furry friends.
"Norsigian, who is 64, still works for the Fresno school system, but he may retire this year." — Alan Duke, CNN
About 10 years ago, Rick Norsigian, a commercial painter employed by the Fresno California School System, purchased two boxes of old glass plate negatives at a garage sale for $45 after haggling down the original asking price of $70 (hey, it's a garage sale... right?).
Like most photographers, I have a love-hate relationship with the tools I use. I am as captivated as the next photographer by the promise of the newest cameras, yet I am loath to give up old strategies that have served me so well. As a photographer, I depend on my cameras to make the pictures I want to make. As a professional, I depend on that same gear to earn my living.
Recent advances in LED technologies have resulted in new applications of this alternative light source for use above as well as below sea level. Power-sipping and cool to the touch compared to tungsten lighting, the advantages of LED technology can be found in a number of new stand-alone and complete underwater lighting systems now available from Bigblue.
When last we looked at B&H as a fashion outlet (Dressing for the Tropics), we seemed fixated on the waist up. People would stop me and say: "But Mike, what about pants?" Everyone needs them, especially pros who benefit from extra padding around the knees and hips, pockets that zip and waterproof, breathable fabric. So, today we visit the changing room, virtual like the rest of our just-try-to-kick-the-tires site.
Two photo contests with attractive prizes are now accepting entries, though their welcome mats will be rolled up before summer's end. The first, PHOTOBOOK NYC, seeks the best pictures of New York City. Images must be submitted by Aug. 12 unless accompanied by a $10 late fee through Aug. 18. The second, World in Focus, offers the grand prize of a 10-day expedition to the Galapagos Islands courtesy of National Geographic Expeditions.
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