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Time-lapse videos have invaded nearly every form of media in recent years, even breaking into our social media apps with the recent development of the hyper-lapse. These types of videos can be quite difficult to make, especially with the time requirements inherent in capturing and transforming a lengthy event into a few seconds of footage. They can also be some of the most stunning and...
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As photographers, we tend to monitor weather conditions before deciding whether to shoot outdoors on any given day. After investing thousands of dollars in a camera and lenses, we are determined to protect our gear at all costs. But if you truly think that rain or snow is an obstacle to getting outdoors and building that portfolio, you’d better think again!...
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In 1976, the Museum of Modern Art opened an exhibition of William Eggleston’s color photographs, a show that would be remembered as a turning point in the history of photography. The press release announcing the exhibition described a new generation of photographers whose work mobilized color in new and inventive ways: “Unlike most of their predecessors, whose color work has been either formless...

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In this B&H-sponsored OPTIC 2017 presentation, photographer Brooks Jensen discusses what he calls “The Spectrum.” Topics include our perceptions of what makes for “good print presentation,” i.e., matting, print numbering, and other codified practices. Also discussed are the differences between the image and the print, which is an implementation of the image, print media, offset printing (...
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If you are new to geotagging your images, take a step back and review my article, How to Geotag Your Images. Or, did you digest that information already and now you find yourself wondering, “I geotagged my photos. Now what?” Well, here are some ideas on what to do after you geotag your images...

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In this B&H OPTIC 2017 video presentation, photographer and Sony Artisan of Light ambassador Vivienne Gucwa talks about some of the things she experienced during her journey to the Arctic with only one camera—a Sony a7R II, and one lens, a...

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Social media has democratized the world of photography. Platforms such as Instagram now allow all photographers an equal opportunity to share pictures with a global audience. In their presentation for B&H’s 2017 Optic conference, Jill Mann & Kyla Trethewey, of Our Wild Abandon, discuss the positive and the negative aspects of sharing their work via Instagram with the more than 100,000...

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In this B&H OPTIC 2017 event video, award-winning National Geographic photographer Jeff Mauritzen shares his views on travel photography. Having worked in just about every climate and environment imaginable, Mauritzen offers advice on how to choose the best gear for your needs and how to capture the best imagery, whether you’re working in Antarctica or deep in the steamy tropics.

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How do you get close to people in a foreign culture and make photographs that resonate? In his lecture for B&H’s 2017 OPTIC conference, award-winning photographer Eric Kruszewski addresses this question, sharing tips about opening doors, gaining people’s trust, and making images of strangers with hopes that you’ll part as friends. Against a backdrop of pictures from his travel expeditions and...

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In this B&H Event Space video, noted photographer and author Harold Davis walks you through the creation of black-and-white images in a digital world. For much of photographic history, practitioners were limited to creating images in black-and-white. But digital cameras now allow you the option of choosing color or black-and-white for your images on a frame-by-frame basis; in fact, this...

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In this B&H Event Space video, Michele Palazzo, aka @streetfauna, relates the story of his iconic image of winter storm Jonas, which went viral across the Internet for more than three weeks, offering him a new understanding of the power of photography. User experience designer by trade, Palazzo is a digital native who is passionate about photography, and spends his spare time making pictures...

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In this presentation, which was recorded live at OPTIC 2017, photographer Art Wolfe discusses the process of seeing book projects through from start to finish, with emphasis on everything in between these two points. Along with a personal history of his journey as a photographer, Wolfe discusses how to capture exceptional photographs in extreme environments, photographing wildlife, and the value...
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Despite its greatly reported demise, film is proving to be alive and well among a small yet loyal pool of photo enthusiasts, hipsters, and Luddites. Judging by the bump in price of used film cameras over the past few years, the numbers of this pool are growing. That’s the good news. The not-so-good news is traveling with film—especially flying with film—which requires more pre-planning on your...
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About three months ago, my Nikon D600 started producing images with a narrowly overexposed arc that swept across the image from top to bottom through the center of the frame.  f/22, 1/1600 second Initially, I assumed it was a strong flare that came when I...
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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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