For years, photos have been used to tell stories in photojournalism and documentary-type photography. Newspaper and magazine editors have sometimes told their staff that they can only accept one image for a story. So there has to be one image that gets it all right. Here are a few different and important features that every photo essay should have.
Bob Straus speaks at the B&H Event Space on how digital photography has transformed picture-taking since the days of film. He will discuss the digital shift in mindset by many former film shooters and the great reliance on digital photographic equipment by "digital age" photographers who have never learned the basics of photography or have gotten away from these fundamentals in favor of camera technology and computer post production.
Interested in iPhone and iPad apps—using them or creating them? If so, this info-packed seminar is for you. Join photographer/author Rick Sammon and Emmy-award winner videographer David Leveen and see how this dynamic duo created Light It!—an app for both the iPhone and iPad that is all about creative lighting techniques for the photo enthusiast.
For many of us, our first foray into photography involved black and white film. It was readily available, and cheaper to process than color. Also, you could easily set up a home darkroom to process black and white film and prints. Color processing wasn’t for the average home user, due to its complex requirements for temperature control and chemicals.
A few thoughts on shooting in low light situations: To begin with you will need to use a high ISO. Most cameras' lowest ISO is the native (default). This is 100 ISO on Canon and usually 200 on Nikon. You may need to set yours as high as 1600 or 3200 ISO to capture the shot. Do some test shooting before your important shoot.
In celebration of his iPad app, Butterfly Wonders, which features a comprehensive section on close-up photography, Rick Sammon returns to the B&H Event Space to share his favorite close-up photographs along with practical advice on macro photography.
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