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by Dan Wagner, as told to Jill Waterman
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Picking the right gear for a location shoot is seldom easy. You need to ensure you have what you’ll need, while realizing that bringing too much will only slow you down. Choosing the right gear not only helps you make the most of each shooting situation, it also lets you handle a variety of lighting scenarios. The challenge is to distinguish what is essential from what isn’t, and not regret...
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Elsa Garrison is a New York-based staff photographer with Getty Images Sport. A graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, Garrison began her career in 1996, with Allsport, in Los Angeles, which was acquired by Getty Images in 1998. As a staff photographer, she has covered a wide variety of major sporting events, including the World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals, World Soccer, the...
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For this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we replace the camera in our hand with a game controller, but if artistic interpretation of your surroundings is the goal, is there any difference between the two? Today, we talk gaming and photography and, specifically, the practice of in-game or virtual photography. While...
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Brooke Shaden grew up in Lancaster, PA, and attended Temple University, graduating in 2008 with Bachelor’s degrees in film and English. Launching her photography career in Los Angeles, CA, she began creating self-portraits to have full control over her images. Instead of an autobiographical representation, Shaden places herself within environments she wishes to explore, where fantastic realities...
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This, camera fans, is all for FUN! March is for rain showers, college hoops, and busted brackets. At B&H, we thought we would get in on the tournament madness and pit some cameras—new, old, digital, film, DSLR, mirrorless, and point-and-shoot—against each other in a battle for supremacy (or popularity)! To vote for the camera you like best in each matchup, head over to the B&H Photo Video...
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Today’s episode broadens our normal photographic sphere as we discuss ophthalmic photography and how the eye’s own optical system is used in conjunction with camera equipment—some techniques very common, some not so—to examine the interior of the eye and to diagnose illnesses that go far beyond problems with vision. We are joined by Mark Maio,...
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After 80 years in print, and as an online entity, Popular Photography magazine and its sister publication, American Photo, have taken their final bows. This news is no doubt weepier for those who grew up during the pre-Internet Dark Ages when Pop Photo was the premier photography magazine in a field of about a dozen competing photography publications. Fun fact: Once upon a time, the last 40 or so...
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Barbara Davidson is a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times. She won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, and a National Emmy in multimedia storytelling, for her work on innocent victims trapped in the crossfire of deadly gang violence in Los Angeles. Her photographs were part of a staff entry by The Dallas Morning News that won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for breaking-news...
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Cristina Mittermeier is a Mexican-born marine biologist, photographer, and writer specializing in conservation issues involving fisheries and indigenous cultures to address the fragile balance between human well-being and healthy ecosystems. A Sony Artisan of Imagery since 2008, Mittermeier is also a photo editor and an engaging public speaker. She has edited and co-edited 24 coffee-table books...
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The B&H Photography Podcast team was invited to a special event hosted by DJI and the B&H Marketing team to introduce filmmakers and photographers to the Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2 drones. Not only did we get to fly these incredible machines, but we took the time to talk with several photographers and drone experts to get their impressions, not only on the latest DJI models, but on other...
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Simply put, I love the photographs in the book, Public Relations, which was created to accompany a 1977 Museum of Modern Art exhibition of the same name. The photos are a selection created from Garry Winogrand’s work in the 1960s and 1970s that show, in his own words, “the effect of media on events.” Yes, the fact that he was ahead of his time, incorporating ideas of Marshall McLuhan and others...
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It’s a bit of a stretch, but for the sake of the Hallmark set, I can say that I love flip-out LCD screens on cameras. What I really love is the effect they have had on my photography and the creative possibilities they enable when photographing, especially for street photography. My first camera with a flip-out (and swivel) articulating LCD was the 4MP Canon PowerShot G3, which I purchased in...
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Nearly all the greatest work is being, and has always been done, by those who are following photography for the love of it...” Above photograph by  Alfred Steiglitz, "The Terminal," 1893 An ambitious photographer, writer, and entrepreneur, Alfred Stieglitz had a tremendous impact on early 20th-Century art. Founder of the influential “291” gallery on Fifth Avenue, he played a leading role in the...
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Thirty-something years ago, I needed a sturdy camera support that would enable me to take a series of photographs from ground level. After a bit of shopping around, I purchased a Leica Tabletop Tripod and a...

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Women of Influence” is a series of short documentary videos, which take an inspirational look at the talent, drive, and perseverance fueling the remarkable careers of ten leading women in photography and filmmaking today. From photojournalism to cinematography, we investigate how each subject has built her career, overcome challenges, and developed a signature style, creating a path for herself...

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