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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. We can always blend in a bit of that warm escapism we all crave after a few months of short days, snow, and cold. Starved Rock State Park, Illinois “Starved what?” you might ask, with a stereotypical New...
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You just got a shiny new digital (or film) camera. Of course, you can just pop the battery and a memory card or film in and start shooting, but there are some things you may want to consider before you head out into the world to make art. 1. Charge your battery It is likely that the rechargeable battery that...
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Immersive content is the next wave in visual storytelling. Interest in 360° Video has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years, particularly given technological advances that have made the process more available to consumers than ever. Yet, this rapid growth and the proliferation of new tools can make it difficult to keep up with the best approach to creating quality content, especially...
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ome security systems are increasingly popular and sales are skyrocketing for home surveillance and theft prevention systems. Along with the advent of popular home automation digital assistants like...
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Once upon a time, compression was a dirty word, but the reality is that compression is occurring throughout the image taking process. Your lens compresses the image, unless you are shooting 1:1 macro. You could consider the Bayer filter on your sensor a form of compression, (referred to as Color Sampling Ratio) and, of course, there is the codec (compressor/decompressor), format, and bit-rate you...
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I’ll be up front with you: I am not a Video Person. I hail from the pro audio world. So why am I here? Because a close family friend (an aunt, you could say) happens to be a pre-eminent Video Person by the name of Joan Logue. Logue’s work in video portraiture has been featured in cultural powerhouses like MoMa, and some of her subjects include Paul Simon, Noam Chomsky, Laurie Anderson, Philip...
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There’s nothing like spending some quality time with your friends and family during the holiday season. Laughter fills the hallways and food fills your belly. Presents are given and received. And, of course, pictures are taken. Whether you’re using your smartphone or a DSLR camera, the pictures don’t mean much if you don’t share them with your friends and family. Here are six different ways you...

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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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We’ve all seen the YouTube videos showcasing strangers driving around neighborhoods and stealing packages from random porches and driveways. What are you supposed to do if you are out all day? What if you don't have the time to spend jockeying for position in the shops and department stores? For those who work all day and don’t have a choice except to shop online (like 46% of shoppers in the US...
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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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Growing up in Miami, FL, in the 1980s and ’90s, I was exposed to a great deal of the Roland TR-808 sound. Found in roller skating rinks, and cars with “tricked out” systems across the city, the window-shaking, bone-shattering Miami Bass sound was literally inescapable. The other-worldly 808, with its long and resonant kick drums and toms, crispy snares and claps, and lighting fast hi hats was so...

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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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In this third and final installment of our 4K Production Series, Doug Guerra explains how to finalize your video project and export the final product. Learn important tips and tricks, such as round-tripping to Resolve from Premiere and back, as well as export settings ideal for your delivery format. Whether you’re interested in creating content for the Web, TV, or theatrical release, knowing how...
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You’ve just seen a commercial showing a homeowner having a friendly exchange with their package delivery person via camera while they’re not at home, or another commercial showing a homeowner scaring away would-be burglars by shouting something witty into their smartphone’s microphone, sending the culprits scurrying into the night. You think to yourself, “That would be awesome—I need that, I can...

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