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Waterproof point-and-shoot cameras have changed the reason many people scuba dive. In the early days, ocean explorers like Jacques-Yves Cousteau used scuba and cameras to explore the deep for scientific research purposes. Now, sport and hobbyist divers want to capture images and video to share their underwater experiences. Simple digital cameras in basic housings allow all divers to capture...
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Lights, lights, lights, lights, and more lights. You’ll find them all here at B&H and, even if you are a professional photographer with decades of experience, the sheer number of lighting options today can drive you mad. It drives us mad. You might be thinking, “Where do I even start and how do I find the...
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One of the most intimidating aspects of working with film today is accessibility and availability of resources for processing. With professional labs becoming rarer and rarer in most parts of the world, except for major urban centers, one of the remaining options for the photographer pining to shoot film is to develop one’s own. The good news is, however, that developing film at home is...
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When choosing the perfect camera for travel photography, there are myriad options available, depending on the way you like to shoot, how compact you want your camera to be, and how versatile your camera system needs to be. Ranging from ultra-compact point-and-shoots to sleek interchangeable-lens options, here are 12 portable cameras perfect for your upcoming travels. 1. Leica Q2 I’m an advocate...
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The topic of this article might seem easy-breezy to compose, but truth be told—it isn’t. For starters, how do you define “travel friendly?” Where are you going? How are you getting there? And what exactly do you plan on photographing once you get there? Do you already own a camera and lenses? If you do, are you happy with them and, if not, why? There’s simply no way we can address every scenario...
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Summer is the perfect season for travel, and we’ve got three dedicated travel backpacks to help you safely carry all your camera gear. Join David Flores from B&H as he talks up some of our favorites: the...
Top 5 Films for Travel Photography
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Traveling with film isn’t quite as straightforward as traveling with a digital camera. With digital, you simply need to pack your camera, pack your lenses, and take some batteries and memory cards. This is all the same for film photography, except, instead of some memory cards, you have to make an active decision about which and how much film you’re going to bring. The more often you travel with...
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Sometimes 1:1 just isn’t enough to capture your photographic vision, and this is where ultra-macro lenses come in handy. These options can capture extreme close-ups and reveal the minute details of subjects, opening your imaging world to even the smallest objects. One interesting note about these lenses is that many won’t focus to infinity, making them tools for only the most die-hard fans of...
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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...
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In the close-up, high-magnification world of macro photography, it is seldom that the tools vary from the so-called “standards.” The main reason for this is that there is something simple and elegant about that classic 100mm f/2.8; it is a proven design that simply works well. It offers a comfortable working distance, is easy to design to 1:1 magnification, and is versatile in that many...
Three Ways to Do Macro Photography
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One of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to expand your photographic horizons is to use your camera to explore the world on a very small scale. Close-up, or macro photography, can turn everyday objects into visually interesting images and bring a new dimension to your photography. As in almost...
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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...
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If you are a photographer who shoots on the go and prefers to travel light, artificial lighting is probably not a part of your daily carry. However, there are countless situations where a shot requires more than available light—whether as a primary source or to add fill. Luckily, there are many compact lighting solutions to keep you prepared for these scenarios without weighing you down....
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We all know that cameras make fantastic gifts for Mom on Mother’s Day (or on birthdays and holidays as well!), but what if Mom is already a photographer? B&H Photo has you more than covered! Is Mom a professional photojournalist? Or, is she the designated shutterbug for the local Scout troops? Maybe she is totally into floral macro photos. Or, is Mom responsible for the awesome family...
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