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Photography is an interpretation of what you see. It’s fun to see creativity, exploration, and emotion radiate from an image when the photographer has been true. —JR Martin, Visual Consultant, Duggal Visual...
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The first amateur photographic entity in the United States was the Amateur Photographic Exchange Club, New York City, which existed from 1861–1863. The oldest continuously extant camera club in the United States founded, at least in part, by amateurs is the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, founded in 1862. On today’s episode of the...
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To represent someone else's story is a struggle, you have to give everything to that person because there's so much at stake. Photography is a practice, a process, and a struggle to do justice to a story. —...
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For an inside look at the Wedding and Portrait Photographer International conference, I followed my former MFA classmate and Flagstaff, Arizona-based photographer Jamelle Kelly around the exhibition floor for a day to see exactly what matters to a professional wedding photographer, and what her thoughts are on the latest and...
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Once upon a time, the 50mm lens was a considered a common lens. The so-called “kit lens” of an era; it would be the most basic and cheap lens you would get with your new camera. It was characterized by a compact and lightweight design, had few frills, and just gave you a reliable, normal field of view. These 50mm lenses languished over the years and fell out of popularity as zooms hit their...
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Are your creative juices in need of a refill? Has photography gotten a bit stagnant for you? Don’t panic—it happens to all of us from time to time. Photographer and member of the B&H Photo Social Media Team Andrea Ortado created a fantastic 31-day “Photo of the Day Challenge” that should...
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The photograph has always been linked to the home, they greeted you as you entered the front door, were placed on refrigerators, lodged in dresser mirrors, and took up space in family albums and books. Transcending language and time,...
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In the world of photography, the name Magnum has been synonymous with photojournalism and visual storytelling of the highest caliber, from the agency’s founding, in 1947, to the present. The artists of this world-renowned collective have documented global events, pushed the boundaries of visual language, and fostered photographic dialogues for more than 70 years. In addition to producing a...
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Is it necessary to be funny to create work with humor, what is the line between humor and discomfort, can art that is funny have a serious message? How does Instagram success translate to the real world? These are some of the questions we address in this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, and while “humor in art” is our...
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Over the past fifteen years, we have seen the rise of the digital camera and the general abandonment of film cameras, with many photographers giving them away or just leaving them to collect dust. It’s also true that with digital cameras, we tend to replace rather than repair, either due to costs associated with the repair or the fact that digital cameras have significantly improved, generation...
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Photography is one of the greatest gifts created; a unique visual language with the ability to speak to the larger world. As a photographer, having selected themes provides me with a sense of direction as I seek to make images. Some of...
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This week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast is a bit of a grab bag. We start with an update of our new B&H Photography Podcast Facebook group and announce the winners of the...
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Photography is empathy visualized. Akin to how music cuts through analytical thought and into the soul of a person, photography makes us feel our shared humanity. Photography takes the sense of the universal and elevates it to the sublime through...
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I'm going to be very strict in my response to this… a photograph is defined in two dimensions, static and isolated in time and space. A digital image is something different, something fluid that can do many different things. To call it a...
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Today, we welcome portrait photographer Mark Mann to the B&H Photography Podcast and, as Allan notes at the top of the show, if you name a celebrity or famous politician, Mann has probably photographed...
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