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by Todd Vorenkamp
5 hours ago
Image “sharpness” has been the goal of many photographers over the years. Some photographers seem to nail the “razor-sharp” or “tack-sharp” image every time, while some struggle to capture a truly sharp image. Before we start, know that there are basic ways photos end up not being sharp. 1. Movement Either the camera, or the subject is in motion during the capture.2. Optics/Electronics Soft focus...
4 days ago
We are now at the end of the series about learning video, and either you read it and would like to know what you should do now or you haven’t read it and are wondering why you should even bother learning video as a still photographer. To help you out, I have compiled a list of ideas and projects that can help explain how this video knowledge can perfectly complement your still image skills....
4 days ago
Now you are really on your way to becoming the director or cinematographer you always dreamed of being, or at least getting your feet wet with the idea. If you aren’t you can check out the first three parts of this series: Getting Started,...

5 days ago
In this B&H Event Space video, Chase Guttman, author of the upcoming Handbook of Drone Photography, guides you through the airspace of the newest photographic frontier. The ancient human desire to take flight and see the world from a towering perspective is now available to the masses. In this short video, Guttman sheds light on all the basics—the anatomy of different types of drones, a...
1 week ago
So you finally got your first smartphone? Your aunt got you a selfie stick for your birthday? You want to take a selfie that doesn’t scream SELFIE? Whatever your reasons may be, follow along for a few tips on how to keep your selfie game strong:   1. Use the Rear-Facing Camera for a Higher-Resolution Image Brazilian born, Brooklyn-based photographer and blogger ...
1 week ago
One of the first words I learned how to say was, “Moon.” All of my life, I have been fascinated by our natural satellite and I have been photographing it for as long as I have had a camera. My photos have gotten better over the years, but I still search for the perfect photo of the moon. Here are some tips and thoughts for your own lunar photography. Above photograph: A waxing gibbous moon the...

2 weeks ago
Photojournalist and documentarian Steve Simon discusses his recent trips to Cuba and shooting with the new Nikon DL24-85 Digital Camera. His presentation is not only filled with beautiful imagery, but the seemingly simple insights offered by this experienced photographer will get your...

2 weeks ago
This Event Space presentation, by Bob Davis, is basically a complete lesson in how to light your images, with speedlights, particularly for wedding and corporate photography. Mr. Davis calls this his “journey of light” and explains how mastering on-location lighting separated him from the competition and enabled him to improve his brand and earn more. His talk is heavy on “how-to,” including a...
2 weeks ago
When I was tasked to write an article on five mistakes I’ve made on stage, I thought it would be an interesting opportunity to come clean with my clams, to let go of my guitar-based gaffs, so that we may all laugh and learn. I’m hoping this article won’t fall on deaf ears, but then again, we’re all guitarists here, so… …I kid! I kid! But really, I don’t. From personal experience gigging on guitar...

2 weeks ago
Want to shoot slow motion for your video repertoire? In this video, Chase Kubasiak, from Zacuto, gives us a rundown on the basic dos-and-don’ts of slow-motion capture. From choosing a frame rate, to working with different shutter angles, and what kind of lighting you should be using, there’s a lot to consider when slow-motion is involved. So, sit back and learn all the angles to prepare for your...

2 weeks ago
In this B&H Prospectives video, Gabriel Biderman, author of Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, shares expert tips for exploring the night with your camera. Among the topics he mentions are the inherent challenges in autofocusing at night and how to overcome...

2 weeks ago
In this conversation between Grammy-Award winning producer/engineer John Congleton and Sonic Scoop’s Justin Colletti, Congleton talks about gear—specifically not letting it get in your way, utilizing non-fussy classics like SM7s, putting up as few microphones as possible on the drum set, figuring out the right pedal-chain for electric guitars, preserving dynamic control, and doing whatever you...

2 weeks ago
In this video, Doug Guerra, of B&H, demonstrates a variety of methods for taming light in the great outdoors. He shares some simple tricks, tips, and gear that can turn a harsh sunny day into a perfect, soft scene for your subjects. This includes where and when to shoot, as well as how to use tools such as diffusion and bounce cards to take control over the light. Additionally, Guerra...
2 weeks ago
Hopefully, you’ll only sleep outdoors because you want to, not because you have to. But having some kind of emergency shelter at the ready can make a big difference in your comfort and well-being, should circumstances force you to spend some time living outside. The best and most obvious option for an emergency shelter is a...

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