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As we start the countdown to the event of the year, I spoke to some people with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working, both inside and outside of B&H, to get a sense of what people are bringing with them to witness this amazing event. Let’s see what’s in their bags. Peter Martin CLEMSON UNIVERSITY College of Science “We are expecting huge crowds for our...
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Is the solar-photography filter a one-trick (or eclipse) pony? After the solar eclipse, does your solar-photography filter become a paperweight, a forgotten photo accessory in the bottom of your drawer, or is it destined for the classified section of a local newspaper in the path of the next eclipse? Before you retire your solar filter, know that you can use it for a few interesting things before...
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Aiming your camera at the sun is inherently difficult due to the brightness of the sun—especially with long focal length telephoto lenses. The longer the focal length, the narrower the camera’s field of view and the more difficult it is to target the sun. One of our Explora readers, Chris Haecker, came up with an easy homemade solution that he was generous enough to share with us. Haecker is a...
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Are you ready for the August 21, 2017 North American Solar Eclipse? You'd better be! And, if you are on this blog, you are likely going to be taking photographs of the event and, because this is 2017, you will want to share them on social media. So, here is the brief, official unofficial B&H Photo social media guide to the big show! Whom should you follow? 1. NASA and NASA EDGE Your tax...
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As was discussed in the first part of this two-part article, my camera was producing an overexposed arc through the center of the image frame. After ruling out many possible causes by trying the camera with different lenses, settings, and in varying light, I reached the point where I...
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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...
by Dawn M. Wayand
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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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