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Lighting Options for Your Macro Photography

When you start getting extremely close to your subject, you may run into some difficulty with lighting. This could be because your large lights can’t get into position easily, you can’t get the type of lighting you want, or you are so close that you are casting a shadow. There are solutions to these problems, and each has its own unique capabilities and look that will help you bring your macro photography up a notch.

Get Ready for Your Close-Up with These Affordable Macro Tools

One thing many photographers learn quickly is that photography can be an expensive hobby. This is especially true if you head into a niche field and need some dedicated tools to get the shots you want. Macro is one of those specialties, and it asks you to purchase a dedicated macro lens that is generally going to be pricier than your standard lenses. Fortunately, the photo world is filled with affordable alternatives to get you started with your close-up experiments.

Shooting Macro Close-ups with the Meyer Optik Gӧrlitz Trioplan 100

The Meyer Optik Gӧrlitz Trioplan 100 f/2.8 is a new lens with a long history. Dating back more than a hundred years, the Trioplan 100 is a triplet design which, as the name implies, only contains three lens elements. Why people would be interested in an optical dinosaur a century down the pike has to do with the quality of bokeh this lens produces.

How to Photograph Meteor Showers

If you're going out to photograph meteor showers, read this B&H article about the gear and techniques that will bring home great pictues.

How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

Learn about the gear and techniques you need to photograph a solar eclipse, on B&H Explora.

The Hows and Whys of Cinema versus Photography Lenses

Read about how to select the right lenses for still photography and video capture, on B&H Explora.

The Tripod Explained

The tripod: a three-legged camera support. Why is the tripod market so flooded with options when they all look pretty much the same and are designed to do the same exact thing? Isn’t one tripod as good as any other? Why are some so expensive? Why are others comparatively inexpensive? Do some hold cameras more steadily than others? And, why in the world is that one pink?

15 Last-Minute Photography-Related Gift Ideas

Hey, it is the 11th hour! Are you like me (and many others) who cannot figure out what to get for all but your closest friends, family members, and romantic partners?

Well, here are a few ideas for those with the dreaded gift-giving block—some from my colleagues at B&H who told me what was on their last-minute wish lists!

Video Gift Ideas for Less Than $100

No matter what time of year, there always seems to be a party, occasion, get-together, or something that calls for some kind of gift. Last-minute panic gift-getting often leads to questionable choices that may cause you to be excluded from the next party or two—hey, the drug store was closing and all they had left was a combination manicure/toe-nail fungus kit and I didn’t want to show up empty handed. So, don’t let this happen to you. Read on for a guide to some of the best video-related gifts for less than $100, suitable for most any occasion.

Ten Tips for Creating an Awesome Photo Booth

Photo booths are fun. Photo booths at parties are extra fun. Whether you’re stepping back in time to sit in a vintage “two-seater” with someone you love or standing in front of a sparkly backdrop with several friends at a wedding reception, chances are you’ve enjoyed the printed results—so much so that you’ve decided to make your own photo booth for your upcoming holiday party or your own wedding reception.

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