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One of the most underrated and possibly least understood tools of the macro world is the bellows. Seemingly antiquated and perhaps intimidating, a bellows is, simply put, a flexible tool that adds distance between a lens and your camera body to decrease the minimum focusing distance and increase your reproduction ratio. A bellows functions on the same concept as the more popular genre of...
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There are many different macro lenses on the market today, with focal lengths from 15mm to 200mm. Most of them hit the same 1:1 magnification ratio that gives shooters the life-sized reproduction they want for superb close-ups. With so many options to choose from, how should you go about making your decision? To...
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Close-ups taken with wider-angle lenses also expose subtle detail, but by framing your subject in its surroundings, you also create a narrative to go along with the visual detail. “Normal” macro photographs expose detail, ultra-wide-angle close-ups tell stories. Photographs © Allan Weitz Macro photography is fascinating in the way it enables us to focus on the kind of subtle details we seldom...

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In this B&H Event Space video, Eileen Rafferty discusses the significance of the creative muse, and its importance to the artmaking process. After a brief overview of the creative muse in ancient history, Rafferty introduces three artist-muse pairs from 20th Century photo/art history, examining the range of influence the muse can play on the artist, and how this influence manifests in the...
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Have you ever looked at digital vacation photos from years past and come across a photo from that cool town in Southern France? Or was it Northern Italy? Or was it another cool town in Southern France? One way to help your memory is through adding a geo-tag to your photographs. This is easy to do and accomplished in different ways based on the gear you have at your disposal. For those who don’t...
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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...

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