creative lighting

Monolights 101

We love monolights. They imitate natural illumination beautifully. If you have yet to read our previous features on the Bare Tube Flash Head and Flash Power Packs, now is a good time to do so. Those stories complete the foundational learning about AC flash that you’ll appreciate.

What Is Your New Year's Photography Resolution for 2011?

We all know that photography isn't easy. Now that you've been fondling some brand new photo gear from the holidays, you'll need to become a better photographer by creating a New Year's Resolution, and sticking to it! What projects will you do to improve yourself? For those of you that are completely lost, here is a short list of some popular ideas that you can adopt as your own New Year's Resolution.

Taking Photos in Available Light at Night

When traveling during holiday season, many people don't want to bring a studio's worth of gear with them. But taking pictures in low light won't always give users the most pleasing results. Here are a couple of workarounds to get better photos while carrying less gear.

5 Tips to Create Drama in Your Wedding Portraits

 On a wedding day, creating drama is usually something photographers try to avoid. With all the personalities, excitement and tension surrounding the couple’s big day, it often falls to us to keep the couple relatively stress-free. But drama can be a photographer’s best friend when it comes to creating jaw-droppingly unique portraits. Single elements are good, but you can mix and match ideas from this list to create photographs that are truly stunning.

DAZ QUICK TIPZ 2: Don't See A Cloud, Carry One With You


Our “Captured By The Light 2010” tour is off to a great start and is receiving RAVE reviews!  In our first 3 days we've visited with over 700 photographers and gave away over $18,000 worth of door prizes including some goodies from B&H too. Why not check it out right here. We would love to see you there. Be sure to use promo code CBLBH10 to save yourself $20 off the regular registration price.

In this post, I want to reprise a small segment of the CBTL program on lighting. It's a cool technique for taming the harsh sun light and doesn't cost you an “arm and a leg” in gear either. I hope you enjoy it.

Low Light and Flash in Rajasthan India

There is no doubt about it; India is a photographer’s carnival. The colors are kaleidoscopic; the scenes are cinematic; and the light is luminous. I’ve been traveling to Rajasthan for the past few years to lead the National Geographic Expeditions India Photo Tour—a tour that has focused on light and lighting.

Getting Professional Quality Photos From a Compact With Good Lighting

You don't need to have a big, professional DSLR to get wonderfully publishable shots: you just need great lighting! A photographer with extensive knowledge of lighting can capture great images with anything you can throw at them. Here are a couple of tips on how you can too!  

Nikon School's creative lighting DVD is an inspiration for all shooters irrespective of brand

There is an old chestnut that goes "there's a first time for everything;" this review takes that notion and squares it. After scouring our archive of B&H newsletters, I think this will be the first dedicated review of a DVD we have produced. B&H stocks a large selection of tutorial videos, software, and books; frankly we all own at least one educational tool that we were forced to rely on when the product manual wasn't enough. The fact that I am not one for watching a lot of television is an amusing irony that should not be missed while reading this overview of the very informative Nikon School Creative Lighting DVD.

Nikon School Creative Lighting DVD

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