This week in the news: CES brought with it a slew of new product announcements. Canon introduced the Powershot N; the Nikon D 5200 arrives in the United States; Fujifilm announces the X100S & X20; Pentax launches the stylish MX-1, and much more!
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for January11th, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
This is a guest post by Rex Weiner, Editor/Publisher A&I Books
You have all these terrific photos you took during the holidays, and now you want to collect them in a photo book for family and friends. It’s going to be a great gift, memorializing the precious time spent together, a keepsake for the ages to be handed down by generations to come, and so easy to do right now, using free, do-it-yourself print-on-demand online software.
The winter is coming! Many of us love going out into the snow and taking part in all sorts of fun sports. Whether it's skiing, snowboarding, etc, we all ahve our own passion and we all want to capture the moment.
Here are a couple tips on how to capture better winter sports photos from some top industry professionals.
We've been hard at work trying to demonstrate to you the effects of various lighting modifiers. So we created this quick infographic to show you how different lighting modifiers can affect a subject. We placed the light source in exactly the same spot for each photo. As we changed the lighting modifier for each photo, we also changed the power output of the Impact LiteTrek to accommodate to the various diffusion properties of each light modifier.
Feel free to share this with any aspiring lighting maven you know!
Underwater diving and photography on location can be thrilling and exciting. If you really think about it, you’re exploring a world that isn’t seen by many, and you’re internalizing nature’s beauty. While it can be very adrenaline packed, it can also be dangerous, if you’re not careful.
Everybody in America seems to be in love with football—the American version—with its bone-splittingly violent hits, precision offensive and defensive schemes, and nail-biting drama. As a photographer, the trick is knowing how to bring home the dynamic images that tell the story, excite your clients and readers, and provide you with the satisfaction that comes with capturing the big plays in an arresting manner.
Shantanu Starrick embarked on an interesting photo project. Coined "Pixel Trade," Shantanu travels from household to household to photograph people in exchange for food and shelter. Upon exploring his website, one can see lots of inspiring work that shows Shantanu's versatility as a photographer.
We emailed Shantanu, and asked him a couple of questions about the project and the logistics of it.
Black and white was once the only means we had to communicate, photographically. That was long before most of us got involved with it. But for some of us, B&W is how we started off in photography, and how we saw our images in print. But since the beginning of photography, black and white has been a very romantic medium. That romance continues to this day, with black and white easier and simpler to do than ever. And yet, for some, it’s just as complicated and difficult as ever. Perhaps this will give you some ideas to advance your black and white photography.
Brian Smith is a Sony Artisan, and a world-famous portrait photographer. His client list includes many celebrities and major players in the entertainment industry, and he is a recipient of the Pultizer Prize. For the past thirty years, Brian has been in the editorial and advertising photography industry, after having a photo make it into LIFE magazine at the age of 20.
Over the last 15 years, I have worked as a photographer on assignment in over 60 countries, ranging from drug stories in the Horn of Africa to climbing expeditions in the Himalayas. My clients have mostly been magazines, ranging from all the National Geographic publications, to Esquire, Outside, Men's Journal, Stern, GEO and many others, plus a host of commercial clients. Seeing the world with a camera—and sometimes a pen—as a passport to open concealed doors and even hidden worlds can be a magical—often wild—ride.
While the world of assignment photography has changed in the last decade, pushing photographers like me to acquire new tools like video and audio, many of the tricks for making memorable images haven't changed.
Here are five simple tricks I recommend to students when teaching workshops, whether in Africa or in my backyard of Colorado.
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