I’m a Canon girl, although the first photos I took were on an Olympus D-380 that my parents gave me for the holidays when I was twelve years old. My dad was a photographer, and when I was growing up he had a disposable camera in the glove compartment of his car at all times. We’d be driving down the street, and he’d pull over anytime he saw something he liked. He’d make me get out of the car and stand next to him as he told me how he was composing the shot, and why he was doing it one way or another. Despite that, my old Olympus sat on a shelf for two years, until I hit high school. I started taking photos of all of my new friends, documenting our daily lives, as a way to mask the fact that I felt totally awkward.
"Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” George Eastman.
Having been involved in professional photography for over 30 years, I've tested a wide range of equipment and used a variety of camera bodies to achieve the huge library of work that I presently have. I'm happy to share how I got this particular photo, and the story will probably surprise you as much as it did me.
This week in the news:Canon announced the 70D; Zeiss and Pentax got their names changed; Adobe updated Lightroom 4; the Canon C100 got a firmware update; Metabones shipped their Speed Booster adapters for Nikon-G and Micro Four Thirds; and Netgear released a budget-friendly 802.11ac router.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for July 5, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
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.
This week in the news:Sony announced the RX100 II and RX1R compact cameras; Fujifilm announced the X-M1 mirrorless camera and two new lenses; Panasonic introduced new versions of the Lumix 20mm f/1.7 lens; Voigtländer announced the availability of a new lens in Japan; and some popular cameras received new firmware updates.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for June 28, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
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.
This week in the news:Samsung announced the new Galaxy NX Mirrorless Camera; video sharing came to Instagram; the Canon T4i and Olympus PEN cameras got new firmware; the Lytro camera had its Wi-Fi capability unlocked; and Leica unveiled the G Star-RAW Edition of the D-Lux 6.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for June 21, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
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.
This week in the news: Leica announced the new Vario X compact camera; Apple gave us a sneak peek at the new Mac Pro desktop; new MacBook Air notebooks with longer battery life and new operating systems; Adobe released Lightroom 5; and Pentax released new DSLR and Mirrorless cameras.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for June 14, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
Regardless of how many times you've relied on your air conditioner this year, summer doesn't officially begin until 1:04 a.m. on June 21st (in the Northern Hemisphere, anyhow). So we thought it would be a great time to highlight a few practical pieces of gear that come in handy when the days are long and toasty.
This week in the news:Lots of cool new ASUS gear was announced at the Computex show in Taiwan; Canon announced the new EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens, and version 2.0 firmware update for the EOS M; Tokina introduced the AT-X 12-28mm f/4 for APS-C cameras; and there were some interesting advances in memory card technology.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for June 7, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
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!
This week in the news: Apple released new hardware with the 16GB iPod touch; Canon updated the firmware of the 1Ds Mark III, 1D Mark IV and 1D X; YouTube added slow motion controls; and Cotton Carrier introduced a new hand strap with a built-in tripod plate.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for May 31, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
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.
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