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In this B&H video, photographer David Flores explores the "trinity" of photography fundamentals: ISO, aperture, and...
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I like shiny things, but I have never really had a reason to buy or own jewelry—I’d rather buy camera gear. I have, however, always wanted to photograph beautiful diamonds and rings. Unwilling to enter the jewelry business for photographic purposes, the arrival of the new Fujifilm XF 80mm f/2.8 R...
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Besides getting awesome gifts from your B&H wish list, one of the best parts of the holiday season is the beautiful lights and candles that seem to decorate every neighborhood, shopping area, and home. As stunning as some lights are to see, they can be even more fun to photograph. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your captures of holiday lights. 1. Use Low-Light / Night...

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In this video, photographer David Flores shares five mistakes often made by beginner photographers, and how to solve them. By dealing with these technical and artistic pitfalls right away, photographers just starting out can begin making compelling photographs even sooner. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other...
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Many photographers like to work with available light or “daylight.” Daylight, at the right time of day and under the right conditions, can make for beautiful lighting. However, it can be controlled only to a point. Photographers often want complete control over shaping the light. This leads to shooting in a studio environment with a studio lighting kit....
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How unfortunate is it that some of the best photographic opportunities present themselves when it's miserably cold outside? It doesn't matter what kind of camera equipment you're using, proper preparation and knowledge of your gear and environment are essential to helping ensure success when you're out in the cold...
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One of the hottest trends in photography today is creating images that look like they could have been shot 50 or 100 years ago. In pursuit of that elusive vintage look, serious enthusiasts and pros are mounting vintage lenses on their DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, Lensbaby and...
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Each autumn, as the days get shorter and the weather cools, chlorophyll production slows in hardwood trees and bushes, causing leaves to lose the vibrant green of summer. As these conditions overtake the map, nature puts on a brilliant show of color in many parts of the United States. The changing of the leaves follows a rough pathway from north to south, starting in early September and often...
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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 frame rates. Relatively speaking, it wasn’t all that long ago that inexpensive cameras...
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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...
by Theanos Nikitas
2 months ago
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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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