How I Built My Camera System: Mark Fisher

Photography with a 35mm camera used to be a relatively simple affair. Camera bodies seemed as steadfast and unchanging as your grandma's hairstyle, and there seemed little reason or need to constantly upgrade your equipment. Sure, there was always the latest and greatest camera innovation, but there wasn’t always a 'need' to change. Film choice had more of an impact, in my opinion, than did your actual camera equipment. One's personal artistic vision was more important than the actual camera used. Today, although these general tenets of photography and equipment still exist, gear does play an ever-increasing role of importance in the final output.

Editor's Note: This is a guest blogpost from Photographer Mark Fisher.

Shooting Better Sunsets: Advice from Michael Freeman

I recently was able to talk to Michael Freeman about photographing better sunsets. Admittedly, I can't do this for the life of me, and have always found photographing people to be much easier. Michael is the author of the first three books in the Focal Press Field Guide series: The Photographer’s Eye Field Guide, The DSLR Field Guide and The Exposure Field Guide.

Gaffers Tape: The Photo and Video Pro's Unsung Hero

Gaffers Tape—like duct tape—can resolve many of the world's problems. Photographers constantly use gaffers tape as a quick fix to get around many of the obstacles that they face every day, due to the fact that it is tough, heat resistant, and it doesn't leave nasty residue. I spoke to many of my photographer friends here at B&H about how they've used gaffers tape. Here are some of the ways that they've used the sticky lifesaver. 

Tips on How to Get Rid of Your Fears of Shooting Street Photography

Good street photography is able to capture fleeting moments in the streets and summarize the entire experience in one photo. Part of it is also accepting that not every photo you shoot will be breathtaking. But before you even think about any of this, you'll need to get rid of your fear of shooting, which many people have. Here are a couple of tips on how to do this.

Editor's Note: Many of the photos in this story are selections from the B&H Flickr Group. Hover over the photos to see who shot them.

How to Choose the Lens That's Right for You

A question we hear often at B&H is, "What lens should I buy?" We may follow up with, "What are you going to shoot with it?" The reason for this is because different lenses are meant for different shooting situations. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a lens (or lenses) for your camera system.

5 Reasons Not to Wait for the Canon 5D Mk III

We've previously asked you what you wanted to see in the Canon 5D Mk II successor and we also asked if you needed the 21MP output. Indeed, the Canon 5D Mk II is a camera that revolutionized the photography industry and despite the fact that it has its flaws, there are a number of reasons why you should spring for the current version vs waiting for the successor.

Meet B&H: The Film Counter

For those of you that have never visited the B&H SuperStore, you're in luck. Each week we'll feature photos of a different department or section in order for you to get to know us a bit better. This week, we are showing off the Film Counter located on the first floor. We sell many different types of film for different purposes, formats, etc. The film counter has shrunk over the years with the rise of digital photography; but we probably still sell as much film as any other store out there.

How to Capture Better New Year's Eve Photos

New Year's Eve is coming, and everyone will be out and about, celebrating! Now that you've just received new photo gear for the holidays, it's time to put it to good use. Here are some tips on how to shoot better photos of your New Year's Eve party.

Photo by Christopher Chan

Not Your Everyday Holiday Photos

The holidays are coming up! We've got some great holiday offers available right now, but you'll need to find a way to make the most of that new purchase. If you'd like to take better holiday photos, then here are some great tips from Olympus Visionary Jay Kinghorn.

Stealthy Cameras for Stealthy People

Why be a fly on the wall at an event or wedding, when you can be a ninja? There are many photographers that love to be stealthy in their own ways. If you'd like to learn the ways of the ninja photographer, then check out these cameras to help you get started.


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