Inspiration for the New Year

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Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method to get the photographer to start looking at the world in a new way in order to facilitate, restart, refine, or improve your photography. There are many ideas on how to get yourself to push through an artistic block or inspire you to further expand...
2 years ago
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True statement: I am not perfect. *Gasp!* Not only that, but some of my imperfections have trickled into my photographic life. **Double gasp!** So, luckily for you, I will share my mistakes with you in the hopes that you can learn these lessons before you make the same mistakes. Or, maybe, if you have already made them, or still continue to make them, you will sleep better knowing that you are...
3 years ago
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Turkeys have been carved and stuffed, decorations have been hung, and the days have finally begun to lengthen. If you’re like most people, as the New Year approaches, you’re looking ahead to summer and convincing yourself that this really is the year that you’ll shed that spare tire once and for all. And if you’re especially lucky, you scored a gift to help you reach that goal: a wearable...
3 years ago
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In a conversation with B&H, Tom Griscom, an editorial portrait and advertising photographer and educator, talked about new beginnings. Recently, he returned to Atlanta, Georgia, and has found that coming home has been a fantastic opportunity for photography and growth. Adding to his educational resume, Griscom has two workshops scheduled...
3 years ago
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Jacob and Alissa Hessler are a husband-and-wife creative team who run a boutique creative studio in the wilds of coastal Maine while teaching modern landscape photography around the United States. Jacob is a contemporary fine-art landscape and activist photographer and Alissa is an environmental portraitist and photojournalist. B&H recently talked to the pair to get their thoughts on building...
3 years ago
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Mark Christy and Nives Riddles are founders of Camp Trend and Camp By Camp. A year and a half ago, the pair left jobs in the TV and photography world to pursue the lifestyle of traveling full time. They now make a living by creating photo and video content for outdoor brands. Their motto is: Camp. Style. Life....
3 years ago
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Photography enthusiast and successful businessperson Sonja Rasula, recently named one of Los Angeles’ 10 Most Inspiring Women, by LA Magazine, was invited to talk about her excitement, inspirations, and challenges for the New Year. Sonja Rasula, a former television personality, is the founder and driving force behind three businesses designed to help entrepreneurs and creatives grow and become...
3 years ago
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Forrest Mankins is a 26-year-old adventure and lifestyle photographer based in Portland, Oregon, who spends most of his time traveling and doing commercial photographic work. His latest project is an upcoming documentary, “A Life Alive”, detailing a six-month, 20,000-mile road trip from the Midwestern United States to the Arctic Circle, in Alaska, and back. B&H spoke to Mankins about his...
3 years ago
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Shawn Lee, photographic artist and entrepreneur, based in Detroit, Michigan, graciously engaged in a conversation with B&H about how he has managed to keep a thriving business and creative community afloat during a tough time in the Detroit economy. Lee is starting a Visual Media Institute called "THE HUB." It will be a world-class imaging studio that is a 100% business and 100% training...

3 years ago
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In this B&H Event Space video, Tim Grey talks about how to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to organize and optimize your images, with the end result of improving your photography. Grey demonstrates how to use Lightroom as a tool to edit and filter your images in a way that will inspire you to create new...

3 years ago
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In this video, the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference photographer Tony Sweet talks about the creative aspects and benefits of making photographs with iPhone cameras. Supplement your iPhone creativity with a series of images, creative app use, and short process videos. With the iPhone becoming the world's most popular camera, the increased resolution can deliver print-quality and even gallery-...

3 years ago
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Photographer Jeff Cable, who presented the very successful, 15 Features of Your DSLR, is back to offer an insightful talk on the thought processes we should go through as we prepare to take a photograph. From the most basic camera settings to more intricate thoughts on focus, lighting, composition and lens selection, Cable walks us through his decision-making process as he approaches a wide range...
by Jessica Sample
3 years ago
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1) Chasing light I’m really not a morning person but, on travel shoots, I always force myself to wake up with or before the sun. Photography is all about light, so it's important to capture the most beautiful light possible. What also makes shooting in the early morning more preferable than the late afternoon is there are often fewer people and tourists. I found this to be especially true at...
3 years ago
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1. Shoot every day  Like any skill, the more you do it, the better you can get. The best camera you have is the one in your hand, so if you aren’t out with your full DSLR kit, don’t be afraid to take great photos with your cell phone camera or a point-and-shoot. Photography is photography, make pictures with a camera. Any camera. 2. Always have your camera near  Pull up a chair and I can describe...
4 years ago
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Creatively speaking, I really enjoyed 2014. My book, Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, was officially released and I was able to do the fun part: share my vision with the world! The feedback that I've received, either from the various social...
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