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by Aaron Belinfanti
3 days ago
It is widely accepted in the world of pro audio that when it comes to mixing songs, making the lead vocal shine above everything else is paramount. Certainly, the other instruments in a song are important, and a solid musical arrangement is indeed desirable and appreciated; however, the singer often bears the responsibility of conveying the overall emotion and meaning behind a song. Think about...

3 days ago
In this B&H Event Space video, photographer Arthur Morris discusses the uses and benefits of using teleconverters with your telephoto lenses. Morris also discusses the so-called “shortcomings” of teleconverters and how to work around these issues to maintain maximum image quality.

3 days ago
In this B&H Photo Event space video, portrait and headshot photographer Peter Hurley presents a how-to course on how to utilize small speedlites and LED light sources as effective, compact lighting tools when shooting portraits, events, and headshots. During his presentation, Hurley describes and demonstrates how to get the most out of these small light sources.  

3 days ago
In this B&H Event Space video, portrait photographer Rodney Smith shares images and stories in a retrospective look at his long and illustrious career. He walks viewers through the creative trajectory that propelled him from early fellowship work in Jerusalem, to travels across Europe—photographing for both personal projects and commercial assignment—and more. This presentation provides a...
1 week ago
For the guitarists and bassists who employ pedalboards, there is an air of sacredness to the way they set them up. While the core of any excellent tone comes from a player’s fingers, instrument, and amp, an array (or just a choice few) of effects can unlock creativity and, in many cases, help establish a unique tone or playing style. As many musicians will tell you, setting up a pedalboard can...
1 week ago
This is a bit of an odd assignment in that any place can be a destination in the winter, but the general idea is to explore a few locations that offer wonderful photographic possibilities in winter that they might not offer in summer. I’ll also blend in a bit of that warm escapism we all crave after a few months of snow and cold. Starved Rock State Park, Illinois “Starved what?” you might ask,...
1 week ago
True statement: I am not perfect. *Gasp!* Not only that, but some of my imperfections have trickled into my photographic life. **Double gasp!** So, luckily for you, I will share my mistakes with you in the hopes that you can learn these lessons before you make the same mistakes. Or, maybe, if you have already made them, or still continue to make them, you will sleep better knowing that you are...
1 week ago
It’s been two and a half years since Sony unveiled Project Morpheus to the world. Now rebranded as PlayStation VR, the headset recently landed on store shelves, and it is, in every sense of the word, a game changer. We’ve got our hands on one and have spent the last couple of weeks playing around with it. And we imagine that there are a lot of people still on the fence who might have some...
1 week ago
Photo booths are fun. Photo booths at parties are extra fun. Whether you’re stepping back in time to sit in a vintage “two-seater” with someone you love or standing in front of a sparkly backdrop with several friends at a wedding reception, chances are you’ve enjoyed the printed results—so much so that you’ve decided to make your own photo booth for your upcoming holiday party or your own wedding...
1 week ago
It has been two and a half years since Sony unveiled Project Morpheus to the world. Now rebranded as PlayStation VR, the headset recently landed on store shelves, and it is—in every sense of the word—a game changer. We’ve got our hands on one and have spent the last couple of weeks playing around with it. And we imagine that there are a lot of people still on the fence who might have some...

1 week ago
In this B&H Event Space video, Australian photographer Alex Cearns talks about her exploits in the pet and animal photography business. Topics include learning how to approach and read animals of varying temperament, lighting rules, tips for shooting in the studio and location, recommended cameras, lenses, accessories, and a host of tips based on her extensive experience in the field. We hope...
3 weeks ago
Let’s say you are at an event like a birthday party, a family reunion, or a holiday get-together, and you want a group photo that includes everyone. No one should be left out just because they have to operate the camera and be the acting photographer. So, what are the options for including the photographer in the shot? Self-Timers The first option has played out in so many comedic scenes in...

3 weeks ago
In this B&H Event Space video, photographer Jeff Cable offers insights about the building blocks to making your photography practice into a viable business. Taking great photos is the first requirement, but exceptional work does not guarantee business success. Over the course of his presentation, Cable will touch on the many components that make up a viable business structure, from selecting...

3 weeks ago
In this B&H Event Space video, join wildlife and nature photography guru Moose Peterson in a presentation about his second photo passion: Aerial photography. Peterson has built up a body of work from visiting air shows, sitting in the co-pilot’s seat and hanging out in hangars. Over the course of this video, you’ll be treated to Peterson’s best work in this genre, all while absorbing his tips...
3 weeks ago
Has this ever happened to you? You’re mixing a rock record, one that needs to sound as huge as possible, but you run into a huge roadblock: there’s only one guitar track to work with—for the whole song. This has happened to me. Quite often, actually. See, in my mixing practice, I tend to work with acts who’ve recorded rather quickly and cheaply. They expect me, in post, to turn their one-take...

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