Do you remember that feeling when you were a child and fireworks started bursting in the sky? As a photographer, I think I have that same child-like joy reaction—because I know I am going to get some amazing photographs. Since Fourth of July is right around the corner, I thought I’d share some of my habits, tips and processes when shooting fireworks. Most people try to capture a few pretty fireworks shots when they shoot. I aim for about 50.
Editor's Note: This is a guest blog post from Luke Ballard.
Is Jeff Cable a smooth, Vegas-style crooner? A flügelhorn virtuoso? A singing cowboy? Nope. Jeff is a talented photographer and an excellent public speaker, and B&H has been fortunate to have him host a number of lectures at our Event Space. Recently, it came to our attention that the YouTube videos of his presentations have racked up nearly half a million views, which is impressive, considering that most of them are well over an hour in length. We decided to mark the occasion by sharing this collection of Jeff Cable’s Greatest Hits.
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.
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