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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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Sponsored by Canon, this B&H Event Space video features Canon Explorer of Light Jack Reznicki showing you how to leverage the functions of your camera, and discussing the richness of post processing to give your travel photos more impact. Using his own images for visual reference, Reznicki discusses essential technical details, such as camera and lens choices, automatic settings, camera...
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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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Sigma’s latest portrait-length prime lens, the stunning 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art, is now available for pre-order here at B&H. Aiming to find its way into many photographers’ bags, this full-frame lens boasts one of the fastest apertures for its focal length, along with a variety of advanced features,...

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In the following video, photographer David Flores demonstrates the advantages of a dedicated filter system using the 100mm Firecrest Filter Holder Kit, from Formatt-Hitech. Flores first shows us the filter holder and how to use it, including its ability to accept two 100mm...
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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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Pleasing photographers and filmmakers alike, Sekonic has released its newest flagship light meter: the Speedmaster L-858D-U. Succeeding the L-758-series of dedicated photo and cine meters, the new L-858D-U meter offers a comprehensive set of photo and filmmaking measuring...
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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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In this B&H Event Space video, photographer Richard Sandler discusses The Eyes of the City, a book he produced about street photography and how it has changed since the events of 9/11. Topics Sanders touches on include the tools and techniques of meaningful street photography and strategies you can implement to improve your street-shooting skills.
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Many serious underwater photographers travel with large DSLR cameras in huge housings. They also need a variety of lenses, ports, lights, and other accessories. As housings for small point-and-shoot cameras became accessible, underwater photography has become very popular. Above photograph:  Amanda Cotton, using Fantasea Line FRX100 IVRon Watkins In the past, these cameras had many limitations,...
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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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Airplanes and helicopters are very cool, and an air show offers a collection of cool aircraft. And, if you are like me, you want to not only take a ton of photos at air shows, you will want to come away with a bunch of “keepers.” Photographs © Todd Vorenkamp...
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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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