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by Tim Cooper
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Noise is the addition of unwanted grain or splotches of color in digital photographs. It can occur by using a high ISO, such as 6400, or using very long shutter speeds that last into the minutes. In some cases, noise is a necessary evil that we need to accept, while in others, we should do...
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In the old days, you needed a lot of film and a lot of luck to capture a photograph of a meteor streaking overhead. Today, thanks to the digital revolution in photography, we have a much better chance of getting great photos of shooting stars entering Earth’s atmosphere. Why? Because with digital cameras, you can take hundreds, or even thousands of cost-free photos per night of a meteor shower....

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In this B&H Event Space video, join Sony Artisans of Imagery Ira Block, Ben Lowy, and Michael Rubenstein in a lively discussion about their careers in photojournalism, moderated by best-selling author and co-creator of the “Day in the Life” series, Rick Smolan. The 90-minute presentation features image slideshows and candid dialog about questions such as: getting started; the photographers’...
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When the moon passes directly between Earth and the sun, those on Earth are treated to one of nature’s greatest spectacles—a total solar eclipse. It is a phenomenon that almost every observer would like to capture in a photograph. Due to the rarity of the event, the short duration in which to capture it, and the dynamic nature of the subject, it is one of those photographic opportunities that...

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In this B&H Event Space video, photographer and author Jeff Rojas discusses the creative and business decisions that led to his first book, Photographing Men, and his latest volume, Photographing Women. Rojas touches on many of the keys to his success as a photographer, from developing an awareness of details to make clothing look great on a model, to helping his subjects feel at ease in...

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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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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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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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Sometimes photographers get too bogged down in gear. In this B&H Photo Event Space video, portrait photographer Joel Grimes demonstrates how to take dynamic portraits—formal and informal—using a single light source. Topics discussed include types of light sources; subject-to-light distances, and how this affects the softness and spread of the light; the importance of ambient light; and the...

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In this B&H Event Space video, photographer Paige Denkin gets into the nuts and bolts of using Instagram effectively. Aimed at beginners, as well as advanced users, Denkin offers detailed explanations of the workings of Instagram, including algorithms, how to shoot and edit for Instagram, the importance of sharing information, education, and engaging with the photographic community. We hope...

2 months ago
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In this B&H Event Space video, sponsored by Ilford and X-Rite, music photographer Drew Gurian discusses the inherent value of outputting his images in print form, despite our increasingly media-driven world of LED screens. After talking about his photographic process during an image slideshow, featuring live shoots and studio settings, Gurian presents examples of how and why he prints his...

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In this B&H Event Space video, join commercial lifestyle photographer Erik Valind as he shares tips and tricks for capturing flattering portraits on location, no matter the time of day. You’ll learn how to locate, control and create the best possible light when capturing portraits with natural light, as well as mobile strobes. Valind breaks down what to look for in a mobile strobe light, such...

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In this B&H Event Space video, National Parks at Night’s Lance Keimig and Chris Nicholson share their combined experience in capturing the beauty and drama of our increasingly popular, yet crowded, national parks, under optimal conditions—at night. Almost everyone disappears from these great expanses of unspoiled land after the sunset fades, allowing photographers a rich palette of unique...
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As a working photographer, the center of the universe is your camera bag and its contents. Your cameras and lenses are the tools of your trade. As you may have noted, both are mentioned in plural because just as you wouldn’t jump out of an airplane without a backup parachute, you shouldn’t attempt to photograph an emotionally spiked, non-repeatable event armed with only one camera. The same...

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In this B&H Photo Event Space video, photographer and Nikon tech guru Alex Podstawski demonstrates how to use Nikon Speedlights in several lighting situations. Topics Podstawski discusses are color-balance issues when mixing flash and ambient light, controlling light direction, and the importance of proper positioning of lights, using fill flash with backlit sunlight, hard light versus soft...

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