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We’re offering our annual end-of-year listicle of a podcast a bit early, but it comes with a good deal more information than usual. We polled the writers and experts at B&H to put together a set of cameras that represent the best or most important cameras released in 2017 and we welcomed Levi Tenenbaum and Yaakov Adler, two of our most knowledgeable staffers, to talk about the pros and cons...
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Before spending a week attending Krista Rossow’s “The New World of Travel Photography” class at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, I was guilty of more than one bad habit. After living and backpacking throughout Southeast Asia for most of the past ten years, I became...
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With great thanks to Vikki Tobak and the Contact High Project, we welcome three photographers to our studio who are responsible for some of the most iconic images from the history of hip-hop. Janette Beckman, Eric Johnson, and Danny Hastings join us to tell the stories behind their photos of RUN-DMC, Wu Tang Clan, Lauryn Hill, and...
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New York City affords a photographer many opportunities, including the annual gathering of photo professionals at the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo. Founded in 1983, it is the largest photography and imaging event in North America and features seminars, master classes, portfolio reviews, and a convention center filled with the latest cameras, lenses, and accessories from the major...
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Paranormal: Phenomena analogous to physical phenomena but with no known physical cause, as mediumistic “raps,” telekinesis, etc. According to an article in the Oxford Journals, the word “paranormal” was first defined, as noted above, in the 1920 revision of Webster’s New International Dictionary of the English...
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Bird photography is a big deal around B&H, and we’re not just talking about the lenses needed to get those wonderful close-ups of warblers, herons, gulls, and raptors. Bird photography is a passion that grabs pros and amateurs alike and seems to not let go; there are very few photographers as dedicated to their craft (and gear) as...
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With her latest book, KISS: 1977-1980, just released, legendary rock ’n’ roll photographer Lynn Goldsmith joins us to talk about her time with this extraordinary band and what drew her to photograph and befriend them. In addition to the stories behind some...
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Steve Simon is The Passionate Photographer, and in the short conversation we had with him at the 2017 OPTIC Conference, it became clear why. Not only does he exude a passion for photography (and for cameras) but his photographs are imbued with humanity, humor, a wonderful sense of composition, and his talent for capturing the...
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If inspiration is what you are looking for, the story of how Eric Kruszewski became a photographer should supply you with plenty of it. Of course, it all starts with a personal desire but, planning, networking, hard work, and even a simple Google search like the eponymic one above, all go into the recipe for success. Photographs © Eric...
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Whether highly stylized fashion editorials or delicately balanced beauty images, Ryan Michael Kelly’s photographs share a distinctive, clean aesthetic. Originally trained as a painter, Kelly switched to photography after encountering the work of Richard Avedon and David LaChapelle. By the time he graduated from the School of Visual Arts (SVA), in 2004, Kelly had already begun building a...
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This week, we took our mics and questions to Photoville, the free nine-day photography festival held in in the shadow of the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge. With exhibitions held in re-purposed shipping containers and on fences throughout the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, not only does Photoville offer a variety of incredible photography series, but...
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Rose Callahan is a curator of character. From Florence to Johannesburg, London to Tokyo, she has captured photographs of some of the most dapper gentlemen and rakish beaus one could hope to encounter. Beginning as a blog dedicated to the resurging dandy personality, her project has since evolved into two impressive volumes: I Am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman (Gestalten, 2013) and We...
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Canon has recently announced the addition of three new tilt-shift lenses to its lineup, a relatively big deal for a type of lens often considered merely a tool for architecture photography. The truth is that tilt-shift lenses are used in many photographic applications, from landscape to portraiture,...
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Photography tends to be a solitary practice, which can often make it hard to maintain a sense of direction, and dedication to a given project amid the hustle and bustle of daily life. One noteworthy resource helping photographers to negotiate such hurdles is the eight-month Portfolio Development program, organized by the B&H Event Space. Above photograph © Danielle Goldstein Goldstein self-...
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Many people dream about a fashion photography career as a life in the fast lane with gilded perks. In reality, it takes a discerning eye, fierce determination, and a penchant for risk. These very qualities were the driving force behind Erin Yamagata’s decision to trade the beaches of Southern California for the crowded avenues of midtown Manhattan. By her graduation from New York’s Fashion...

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