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Do you want to preserve the memory of that awesome neighborhood fireworks show? Let's discuss the best ways to try to make a memorable photograph commemorating the event. Before we get started, let me say that there are many ways to accomplish fireworks photography and none are usually worse or better than others. The only thing that really matters as you head home after the show is:
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Jeff Cable is one of the more popular speakers we’ve had over the years. In this B&H Event Space video, he offers several tips and advice, not only about sports and action photography (Cable is a five-time Olympic photographer), but travel and location photography in exotic locales or around the corner from where you live. Topics discussed in this presentation include how to determine the...

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Documentary photography is an exercise in the art of observation: paying attention to the spontaneous theater of the streets and capturing moments that tell stories. In this presentation from B&H’s 2017 Optic Conference, Steve Simon shares the wisdom he has gleaned from a lifetime of wandering the streets and urban spaces with his camera. Using examples from his own career, as well as the...

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Landscape photography is always about the light. During his lecture for B&H’s 2017 Optic conference, Sigma Pro Roman Kurywczak offers this statement as the number one tenet for capturing magical landscapes. And, as you’ll see from his photos, the hour before and after sunrise and sunset are key. Light changes all the time, and ideal conditions don’t last long. By the time you see it, the...

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In this B&H Photo Event Space video, photographer, Manfrotto Ambassador, and Sony Artisan Tony Gale explains and demonstrates the basics of “Studio Lighting 101” using Bowens lighting equipment. Gale explains how to use multi-flash lighting setups, how to use reflectors to fill shadows, how (and why) you should light your subject and background separately, and other lighting tricks for...

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In this B&H Event Space video, Jim Reed, the Regional Sales Manager of Hasselblad Bron, demonstrates the ease with which you can convert a Hasselblad V-Series film camera into a leading-edge 50MP digital camera, by adapting a Hasselblad CFV-50c digital back to it. Joining Reed is Lois Greenfield, who continues to use her favorite film-based Hasselblads as digital cameras, with Hasselblad CFV-...
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The Sun, our source of light and warmth, is a notoriously poor photographic target, due to its extreme brightness and constant emissions of damaging ultraviolet and infrared radiation. However, with the right equipment, the sun can be a challenging and rewarding photographic subject. The sun, like the moon, is above the horizon and in our skies half of the time. However, unlike the moon, when the...
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Just because we live in an age of high-tech photographic lighting technology doesn’t mean it’s always practical to drag around a cartload of power packs, flash heads, stands, scrims, softboxes, gobos, and cables. It also doesn’t mean having all that gear is going to make your portraiture look better. Even if it turns out that you can take it with you, the working photojournalist may not enjoy the...

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We live in a new era of exploration, where adventurous travelers can now easily join expeditions to the ends of the earth. National Geographic photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins kicks off the B&H Optic 2017 conference with images and stories from his personal journey to document such wild and remote places—from the Arctic to the Antarctic to the points in between. His recent expeditions on board...

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In this B&H Photo Event Space video, photographer Alan Winslow talks about his love of digital printing and digital print media. In addition to discussing his travel and editorial work, Winslow talks about matching photographic images with print media surfaces that complement the mood and texture of the photographic image. Understanding and using ICC color profiles using X-Rite color...
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A friend recently asked me if the adage of “Expose to The Right” (ETTR) holds true for night photography. It’s a good question. The answer? Different types of night photography require different exposure strategies. National Parks at Night is a photo workshop program focused on teaching night photography in national parks and other...

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In this B&H Event Space video, photographer Tim Grey shares expert tips for personalizing a Lightroom workflow targeted to your specific needs. This powerful software provides a complete workflow solution, enabling you to organize, optimize, and share your images seamlessly. During a presentation that is both informative and entertaining, Grey explains how the software works, teaching you...
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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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