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On this episode of the B&H Photography “Gearcast,” we talk LED lighting for photography. We start with an introduction to the basics of LEDs, discussing their advantages and disadvantages compared to tungsten and fluorescent lights, and why an LED system might be the right choice for your work. We then open the conversation to the recent improvements made in LED technology and the various...
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If you are a Nikon shooter who is considering wedding photography as a part of your repertoire, or currently shooting weddings and looking to add a new lens to your kit, there is no shortage of options, from the tried and true to the exotic. Let’s look at what’s available. Zoom Lenses The workhorse zoom lenses often found on the cameras of wedding pros—as well as photographers of all stripes—...

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In this B&H Event Space video, join commercial lifestyle photographer Erik Valind as he shares tips and tricks for capturing flattering portraits on location, no matter the time of day. You’ll learn how to locate, control and create the best possible light when capturing portraits with natural light, as well as mobile strobes. Valind breaks down what to look for in a mobile strobe light, such...
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I quickly fell in love with the Sony RX1R II. It’s small, has a big heart, and can always be found by my side. What caught my eye with this camera was the gorgeous Zeiss Sonnar 35mm lens. I’ve always been partial to this focal length, having owned many varieties of it over the...
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Canon has managed to sneak in a last-minute surprise for this Valentine’s Day, with the announcement of a trio of cameras and an 18-55mm zoom that will pair perfectly with the new DSLRs. Leading the way is Canon’s latest mirrorless, the EOS M6; a more compact take on the M5 that forgoes the built-...
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I always wanted to own a Leica but, cost factors aside, the camera wasn’t right for me because rangefinder cameras simply cannot focus close enough for the kind of in-your-face close-ups I enjoy shooting. I’ve long been a fan of Leica lenses and have shot with many over the years, but the inability to shoot close-ups without having to resort to additional hardware put the kibosh on any further...
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If photographers were to agree on two things, they would have to be the following, although not necessarily in this order: A) You can never have enough camera bags; B) There’s no such thing as the “perfect” camera bag. Now, I’ll be the first to admit I own too many camera bags, although, if brought before a jury of my peers I could justify each of these purchases, even if I’ve only used some of...
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The Micro Four Thirds system is becoming popular among a passionate group of wedding photographers. The compact size of the cameras and lens system, as well as the sheer number of available lenses from Olympus, Panasonic, and other manufacturers, not to mention the nearly limitless option of adapted lenses, means that the wedding photographer has many options for capturing the action. Portrait...
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On today’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we discuss long-term documentary projects, particularly those that deal with immigration and social issues. Both of our guests are currently working on projects that span several years, and we talk about the commitment, the technique, the goals, and the gear that go into their work. Our first guest is...
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For some time, Capture One has built its reputation on its efficiency and quality. Much like Phase One’s cameras and other hardware, Capture One has the aura of a truly professional tool, with few unnecessary features, but a whole lot of functionality available for nearly all aspects of image editing. Best known for its tethered-shooting feature set, Capture One has also gradually shifted into...

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In this B&H Event Space video, National Parks at Night’s Lance Keimig and Chris Nicholson share their combined experience in capturing the beauty and drama of our increasingly popular, yet crowded, national parks, under optimal conditions—at night. Almost everyone disappears from these great expanses of unspoiled land after the sunset fades, allowing photographers a rich palette of unique...
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As a working photographer, the center of the universe is your camera bag and its contents. Your cameras and lenses are the tools of your trade. As you may have noted, both are mentioned in plural because just as you wouldn’t jump out of an airplane without a backup parachute, you shouldn’t attempt to photograph an emotionally spiked, non-repeatable event armed with only one camera. The same...
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When it comes to image quality, the one piece of gear everyone recommends is the tripod. A good-quality tripod is one of the most important accessories you can get for your camera, but with so many new brands and options out there, choosing the right one can be a challenge. For this article, I spoke to the experts at the B&H SuperStore and have put my hands on 10 different full-sized tripods...
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The travel tripod conundrum is a cruel reality of physics and practicality. The larger and heavier a tripod is, the steadier it will hold a camera. The larger and heavier a tripod is, the less likely you will ever want to carry it around or take it on a trip. Why are we left with a photographic reality like that which makes the tastiest food bad for you? Tripods come in all shapes, weights,...
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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? In this article, we will...

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