The annual Maine Media Workshops Alumni, Faculty and Friends party took place at the B&H SuperStore on October 23, 2013. A good time was had by all, and we've got the photos to prove it. If you're not familiar, Maine Media provides a variety of programs on photography, filmmaking, multimedia and writing. Classes take place at their serene campus in Rockport, Maine, and offer a rare opportunity for you to completely immerse yourself in your craft. Take a look at their schedule of upcoming workshops, and check out the rest of these party pictures—so you know what you're getting yourself into.
When it's time to buy new gear, we usually need to seek out options that offer the best bang for the buck. In the process of doing so, we're forced to suppress our deep desire for the gear that provides the loudest bang. We've rounded up of some highest-ticket items sold at the B&H SuperStore, so we could fantasize about clicking the Checkout button with the confidence of a newly-minted billionaire.
If you've ever searched the web to determine the proper use of a semicolon, or to figure out the difference between "affect" and "effect," then you've likely encountered Ms. Mignon Fogarty, who is better known as Grammar Girl. What's become a media empire started out as a humble, five-minute grammar podcast. One individual with a microphone, an internet connection and a dream. B&H Insights caught up with Mignon to find out how she got her start, how she developed her network, and what she envisions for the future.
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.
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.
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.
My father was indirectly responsible for my introduction to non-traditional photo techniques around 35 years ago. When I told him of my intentions to become a professional photographer, he convinced me that one practical option would be to earn a certificate in medical photography. However, taking pictures of impaled eyes, severed heads and bloody surgical procedures was of less interest to me than shooting with infrared film.
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