Jill Waterman

Jill Waterman

Jill Waterman caught the photography bug while studying art in Paris, and she hasn’t looked back since. After more than a decade as a photo editor (surrounded by mountains of slides of varying heights), she added writing to the mix as an editor of custom publishing projects for Photo District News. A team member of the B&H Explora blog since 2015, Waterman moonlights as a night photography specialist. Her first book, the technical volume Night and Low Light Photography, www.nightphotographybook.com, was published by Amphoto in 2006. Learn more about her ongoing project to document New Year’s Eve celebrations around the globe at www.newyearphotos.com.

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Anita Kram has an eye for detail. This is hardly surprising, given her work as a scientist in the fields of cell biology and microscopy, yet it is a trait that serves her equally well as an avid photographer who loves to explore the magic of nature. She spent many years photographing with a standard macro lens, but felt creatively stuck by the lack of atmosphere she could achieve with her regular...
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Rania Matar did not anticipate a career in photography when she first started making pictures of her kids in the late 1990s. Schooled as an architect and living in the suburbs of Boston, she started taking photography workshops while pregnant with her fourth child. Her record of simple, mundane moments of beauty developed into an unspoken familial bond. Photographs © Rania Matar // INSTITUTE...
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Lance Keimig finds that a lot of people talk about what kind of folks use what kind of cameras within the Mac/PC and Canon/Nikon universe. “It’s kind of funny,” he says, “I see that a lot more Nikon users work with PC’s and Canon users are Apple devotees, but I’m a dedicated Apple user who’s switched from Canon to Nikon. This is the third installment in a series featuring the many stories and...
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None of the top camera brands make bad cameras or lenses,” says Todd Vorenkamp, Senior Creative Content Writer for B&H’s Explora blog. “If you love Nikon, you can stay with it and be happy forever. That goes with any other camera brand. But, if you’re looking to shake things up, you may want to change systems,” he adds. “The Fujifilm X-T1 made shooting fun for me again—it made it kind of new...
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For Colby Brown, while it’s important for a camera manufacturer to listen to its customers, it’s even more essential for the company to think outside of the box. “It’s always great when you can make your customers happy with stuff they’re requesting,” he says. “But if at least a portion of the workforce isn’t thinking of moonshot ideas or things we can’t imagine as realistically possible, I think...
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For photography lovers in New York City, the coming of spring signals more than just the promise of nature’s reawakening and added daylight hours—it heralds a chance to be swept up in the fervor of thousands of fine art photographs on view at The Photography Show, organized by The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD). Above photograph: AIPAD 2015 Installation View, ©...
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When it comes to choosing photography gear, brand loyalty is not what it used to be. While the choice of a camera brand is generally considered one of a photographer’s most fundamental decisions, a collision of factors has shaken up the status quo in recent years, influencing many users to reconsider their allegiances and switch to new products. At the end of the day, gear is simply a tool to get...
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Digital imaging and Internet culture have not been kind to the time-honored tradition of making photographic prints. Yet the endless flood of virtual image sharing only heightens the significance of the photographic print as a tactile object, particularly within the realm of fine art. Above Photograph: Example of double-sided printing for a Zeiss corporate book project “It’s really about getting...
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It’s a big world out there, with no shortage of couples seeking to tie the knot. Yet more and more weddings are being held in appealing travel destinations, rather than local venues or formal church settings. From the warm breezes of a Caribbean island, to the majesty of a luxury estate, to the freshness of the great outdoors, and beyond—the destination wedding is a growing trend. Above...
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According to Seth Resnick, camera companies have very loyal followings. “Nothing that happens is going to get in the way of a fan’s Canon, or their Nikon,” he says. While generally considered a positive attribute, loyalty does have its drawbacks. “On the positive side, fans are so loyal, but on the negative side, it becomes hard to really accept things that are necessarily wrong with a product,”...
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Despite our increasingly digitized culture, interest in analog processes is still on the rise. At a time when most of what surrounds us are ephemeral computations of zeros and ones, there is an indisputable appeal to photographs shot on black-and-white analog film. For photojournalist Peter DaSilva, this appeal is rooted in having something tangible, “having an archive that’s not going to...
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Scott Kelby was not expecting to fall head over heels for Canon when he first tested a 1Dx at a football game. “I thought I would come back and say, ‘Thanks guys for letting me try it. I really enjoyed it,’” he explains. Yet, this brief encounter put the wheels in motion for his full-fledged brand switch from Nikon to Canon. In addition to a host of technical perks, what really sold Kelby on the...
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Nothing beats a spirited chat with a B&H sales associate to awaken your inner gear hound and make you feel like a kid in a candy store. With a depth and breadth of knowledge extending to every facet of our product offerings, B&H sales pros are equally valued for their passion for practical solutions that help you get the most from your purchase. We interviewed several staff members about...
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In an era that has witnessed rampant outsourcing of products and services, and innumerable items manufactured in foreign lands, you should find it heartening to know that the B&H website offers more than 8,000 products boasting “Made in U.S.A.” status. Featured below are 10 such companies, and their associated products that caught our attention.  Photo Accessories 1. When it comes to digital...
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Paranormal: Phenomena analogous to physical phenomena but with no known physical cause, as mediumistic “raps,” telekinesis, etc. According to an article in the Oxford Journals, the word “paranormal” was first defined, as noted above, in the 1920 revision of Webster’s New International Dictionary of the English...

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