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It has been “Macro Week” at B&H Explora, and this week’s episode will put a nice bow on all the articles and photos we have published on the subject, with an overview of what type of macro photography lenses and systems are available. We begin this podcast talking with photographer...
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Anita Kram has an eye for detail. This is hardly surprising, given her work as a scientist in the fields of cell biology and microscopy, yet it is a trait that serves her equally well as an avid photographer who loves to explore the magic of nature. She spent many years photographing with a standard macro lens, but felt creatively stuck by the lack of atmosphere she could achieve with her regular...
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A simple twist of fate (OK, I clicked a link) introduced me to the wedding photography of Jide Alakija and I immediately knew he should be a guest on the podcast. His work falls into the category of documentary wedding photography, but the intimate connection he seems to make with his subjects, as well as his compositional skills, place his...
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We photographers are always searching for that new camera, lens, accessory, project, or technique that will take our photography someplace special. Most of us have ideas incubating in the backs of our minds just waiting for the right time to spring forth. One of mine was a fascination with shooting candid black-and-white street photography at night with infrared flash that was inspired by the...
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Rania Matar did not anticipate a career in photography when she first started making pictures of her kids in the late 1990s. Schooled as an architect and living in the suburbs of Boston, she started taking photography workshops while pregnant with her fourth child. Her record of simple, mundane moments of beauty developed into an unspoken familial bond. Photographs © Rania Matar // INSTITUTE...
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Photographer and educator Thomas Roma invited us to his Brooklyn home, which also serves as his studio, archive, and darkroom, for a conversation about photography, collaboration and family. Joining us was his son, writer Giancarlo Roma. Thomas Roma has exhibited widely, is Director of the Photography Department at Columbia University, and...
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Katrin Eismann is an internationally respected artist, teacher, and author, specializing in creative digital photography and the impact of emerging technologies upon professional photographers, artists, and educators. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts....
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Lance Keimig finds that a lot of people talk about what kind of folks use what kind of cameras within the Mac/PC and Canon/Nikon universe. “It’s kind of funny,” he says, “I see that a lot more Nikon users work with PC’s and Canon users are Apple devotees, but I’m a dedicated Apple user who’s switched from Canon to Nikon. This is the third installment in a series featuring the many stories and...
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We start this week’s episode on a congenial note with Frank Meo, aka “The PhotoCloser,” talking about what can be a very difficult aspect of photography for some—negotiating with clients and establishing a rate for your services. Meo, who has been a “rep” for many photographers, now concentrates on being a “collaborator.” His services...
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Vivienne Gucwa is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens, and residing in Manhattan for the past decade. A self-taught photographer, she began making pictures in 2009, with a simple point-and-shoot camera. Choosing a direction and traveling through the city as far as her feet would take her, Gucwa’s limited equipment forced her to learn about light, composition, and color. In her images,...
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None of the top camera brands make bad cameras or lenses,” says Todd Vorenkamp, Senior Creative Content Writer for B&H’s Explora blog. “If you love Nikon, you can stay with it and be happy forever. That goes with any other camera brand. But, if you’re looking to shake things up, you may want to change systems,” he adds. “The Fujifilm X-T1 made shooting fun for me again—it made it kind of new...
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The new Panasonic GH5 is here and the photography and filmmaking world is buzzing with excitement while we all wait to get our hands on the new Micro Four Thirds interchangeable-lens workhorse. B&H Photo has been taking customer questions since our live launch on our...
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Conservation photography can take many forms, and we will offer our definition, but more importantly, we will speak with noted outdoor photographer Art Wolfe about his definition of the term. After “Al’s Gearhead Pick of the Week,” we are joined by Mr. Wolfe for a segment in which we discuss how he produces beautiful images in the service of a...
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Sandy Puć, an internationally acclaimed photographer and businesswoman, delights in sharing her knowledge, experience, and passion for photography through a variety of speaking engagements, international tours, and her educational website, Sandy Puć University. A commitment to community inspired her to found the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation (NILMDTS.org) in 2005, for which she received a...
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For Colby Brown, while it’s important for a camera manufacturer to listen to its customers, it’s even more essential for the company to think outside of the box. “It’s always great when you can make your customers happy with stuff they’re requesting,” he says. “But if at least a portion of the workforce isn’t thinking of moonshot ideas or things we can’t imagine as realistically possible, I think...

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