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There are plenty of ways to change the look of your film or video; it could be by changing the aperture, turning on a light, or even simply taking the camera off the tripod. If you really want to start experimenting, though, one of the most interesting (and fun!) ways of doing this is to start playing with the shutter speed. Relatively speaking, it wasn’t all that long ago that inexpensive...
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The iPhone camera is a simple point-and-shoot photographic tool, right? Yes, it is, but, even using the basic iPhone camera app, the photographer has many different options for capturing the best possible image. Here we will give you a quick-and-dirty guide to getting intimate with your iPhone’s camera. 1. There are many ways to activate the iPhone camera....
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As we grow increasingly dependent on mobile devices in daily life, social media becomes more inextricably linked to mobile culture. Anyone steeped in such things undoubtedly knows that the primary device for tracking data through social media is the symbol commonly known as a pound sign (or octothorpe in the UK), placed directly in front of a keyword (or words). Entering such text on a social...
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You can’t beat the camera you always have with you. It is now most likely that the images you see on a Facebook feed, Snapchat, or texts were taken with a smartphone. Nowadays, it isn’t uncommon to see news stories relying on smartphone video to make their case. One issue with the smartphone is its lack of ergonomics or features when it comes to making images, so here are some tips and tools to...
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Even among the most serious professional photographers, there is recognition that the smartphone is an extraordinarily capable and convenient tool. They have it easy, though, with years of experience that make taking a photo with their mobile devices intuitive, and then follow it up with stellar editing that really...
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There is something about holding a print in your hands that can never compare to the digital screens of our smartphones. I must admit, Instagram and Snapchat may be great for getting more eyes on your work but, if you really want to make an impression, then the best bet is to hand your friends, both old and new, a physical photograph at a party. So how do you go about getting your everyday snaps...
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Now that you know the basics of Fashion Week from Part 1 of this article, it’s time to learn about the types of conditions you may face, and the needed gear (and settings) for getting great images. Shooting Conditions and Gear Requirements Each venue and runway show is unique. Some...
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Let’s face it, fashion shows are intriguing, and even if you’re not a fashionista, shooting a runway show can provide a level of excitement akin to photographing that big annual football game or covering the red carpet at a gala event. Fashion shows have, in a sense, become more democratized, thanks to social media and live streaming. Events that used to be limited to the press and buyers can now...
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Agfa Scala was a wonderful, ISO 200 black-and-white slide film that was produced about 25 years ago. Scala had an amazing tonal range with rich blacks and lovely highlight detail. If there was a downside to shooting Scala, it was that there was only one lab in the US that would process Scala—Duggal Color Labs, in New York City. Luckily, I worked down the street from Duggal so, for me, it wasn’t a...
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Do you know the difference between a Creative Director and an Art Director? Agent and manager? Call sheet and line sheet? The fashion industry can be as unforgiving to outsiders as it is rewarding for insiders. No amount of smizing will save a photographer who shows up to a test shoot with a #2 pencil but no camera. Luckily, we compiled a glossary of terms every photographer who is thinking about...

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In this B&H Event Space video, renowned beauty and fashion photographer Jeff Rojas discusses his transition to specializing in photographing men with a classical bent for editorial and advertising applications. Topics discussed include the art of “masculine” lighting, body language and posing, makeup, and the importance of looking to older-school photographs and artwork for inspiration. Ideas...
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The closest you will ever get to an out-of-this-world experience while standing on terra firma is during a total solar eclipse. I have experienced two partial eclipses in my life before August 21, 2017, and both were memorable, but they were nothing like what happened on the 21st. Here is what I experienced, as well as some photographic lessons learned. The Setup My girlfriend, Jaime, and I end...
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Eventually almost everyone who takes pictures is faced with the prospect of shipping their prized cameras off to a distant location—to have them repaired or adjusted, trade them in, send them to eBay buyers, etc. Since most cameras, lenses, and related equipment are valuable and can be easily damaged, proper packing is essential to ensure they arrive at their destination unscathed. While the U.S...
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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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