The Perseids is one of the most active meteor showers in the sky, and it acts as an annual challenge for photographers wishing to capture its majesty. The image above is entitled Snowy Range Perseids, and it was created in 2012 by astrophotography expert David Kingham. In this installment of How I Got the Shot, David shares the gear he took along on the shoot, the settings he used, and he provides crucial tips on how to carry out the post-production processing.
Recent news: GoPro announced HERO3+, the latest versions of their popular action cameras; Nikon released the rugged, weather-sealed 1 AW1 mirrorless camera; Leica came out with a new S-System Elmarit-S 45 mm f/2.8 ASPH lens; Lomography introduced a new Diana F+ medium format camera with an Instax back; and Native Instruments unveiled the new Maschine Studio.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for October 4, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
For some photographers, a favorite secret weapon may be a coveted vintage lens, a unique post-production tweak, or an obscure in-camera trick. But if you analyze the work of Stephen Wilkes, the secret arrow in his quiver would likely be a 52,000 pound Condor bucket truck. Recently, I had the pleasure of talking to Stephen about his early mentors in color photography, how an image can carry the subtext of soul, and the ten-foot-wide gorilla in the room—his wildly popular 'Day to Night' series.
The International Center of Photography in New York City has served as a school, research center and museum for artists, students and scholars for over thirty years. It's one of the world's most-extensive and best-equipped schools for photography, and an important institution for the craft itself. A special promotion is currently running, which will save you $50 off of any course (including online courses). Read on to learn more about the ICP, see more images by instructors, get the $50 discount code, and get the details about the open house being held on September 18, 2013.
When it comes to romantic seasons, there is only one—fall! The sun dips low and clings to the horizon, and autumn gives way to the coming winter in a final celebration of color. Fall brings all sorts of magic to the photographer. It’s a time of year when, rain or shine, there is great photography at every turn. However, the days of just a red leaf being considered a great photograph are long gone. Embracing and relaying the romance of the season is the challenge.
This week in the news: Canon announced the PowerShot G16, S120, SX170 IS and SX510 HS digital cameras, as well as the EF-S 55-250mm lens and two new PIXMA printers; Fujifilm unveiled their new Mini 90 Neoclassic Instax camera; Wacom introduced Windows and Android tablets, and the Intous Stylus for iPad; and TiVo announced the new Roamio line.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for August 23, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
Montreal-based artist Benjamin Von Wong is known for creating evocative, otherworldly images, and last month he gained notoriety as one of the creators behind the viral hit Nikon Symphony—which made music with the electronic sounds of 14 different DSLR bodies. Ben inhabits an uncanny ability to inspire others through his work. We caught up with him in Vancouver, Canada, to find out how he feels about collaboration, limitation, and the tricky balance of being a technician and an artist. Read on to get a taste of his infectious enthusiasm for life and creativity.
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