Jill Waterman

Jill Waterman

While she never dreamed of being a cowboy, the gift of a cowgirl outfit brought Jill Waterman to tears, until her parents relented and replaced the dainty skirt with some pants. She 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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Rachel Jo Silver did not anticipate the secret flash mob dance her guests pulled off at her June 2013 wedding—nor did she have a videographer on hand to capture the unscripted scene. When planning her wedding, she had pictured wedding videography as an overwhelming nuisance involving a giant camera and bright lights, so she decided to spend the necessary funds elsewhere. Yet, soon after returning...
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Growing up in the small town of Brainerd, Minnesota, Elsa Garrison didn’t have an inkling that her ninth-grade photography class would become her ticket to the high-octane world of professional sports photography. “The class was an art elective, and I thought it could be kind of interesting,” she says. “After that semester, I ended up working on the yearbook, pretty much through the rest of high...
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Fashion images [reflect] the moral, social, technological, and economic imperatives of the era in which they were created …” writes Thomas Werner in his book The Fashion Image: Planning and Producing Fashion Images and Films. This 256-page resource delves into the many factors influencing image creation...
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Wedding shooters tend to be as discerning about their gear as a bride is about her gown and wedding details. Capturing once-in-a-lifetime moments requires an image maker to have a seamless connection to the functionality of his or her camera, lenses, and lighting. Introduce the steady pace of new and improved products hitting the market, and the possibilities can make one's head spin. Above...
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Destination wedding photography may seem like an enviable way to make a living, yet this specialty area often brings with it myriad questions, as well as unexpected challenges for photographers who have yet to work outside of a local market. For our second story on this genre, we look beyond the romantic notion of capturing storybook pictures of your client’s event of a lifetime. Through...
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Every two years since the summer of 2008, San Francisco Bay area-photographer Jeff Cable has set off on an intrepid adventure to photograph the world’s top athletes representing their respective countries in competition during the famous cold- and hot-weather international sporting events in the global cities of Beijing, Vancouver, London, Sochi, Rio de Janeiro, and currently, Pyeongchang, South...
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In an era that has witnessed rampant outsourcing of products and services, and innumerable items manufactured in foreign lands, it’s heartening to know that the B&H website offers more than 8,000 product SKUs from close to 250 companies promoting a Made in America status. Featured below are 18 such companies, and their associated products that caught our attention. Imaging Products * The...
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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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Although he has spent most of his career riding the rollercoaster of emotion that comes with documenting the human condition, Doug Menuez is pragmatic about his camera gear. “I’m not a fetishist about a camera, I’m not a romantic typically,” he says. “It’s a practical thing for me.” Yet this unflappable attitude recently met its match when Menuez...
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Tis the season for holiday lights, with festive displays dotting the landscape from coast to coast to brighten the waning daylight hours. From the graceful lights and majestic tree in New York’s Rockefeller Center, to the whirlwind of sound, color, and lighting in a holiday theme park, such displays are a fantasy land for photographic exploration. To aid you in capturing photogenic moments that...
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For the second installment of our series on holiday lighting displays, we feature light shows in the states of Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, and New Mexico, to aid you in capturing photogenic moments that convey the spirit of the season. As noted in Part 1, operating hours, dates, and admission costs for each venue vary...
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For the last installment of our series on holiday lighting displays, we feature light shows in the states of New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin, to aid you in capturing photogenic moments that convey the spirit of the season. As noted in Part 1, operating hours, dates, and admission costs for each venue vary widely, so please...
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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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As they say, a company is only as great as the people within it. The product experts at B&H exemplify this adage daily, in the personal attention they offer every customer interaction, as well as their depth of knowledge and passion for practical solutions. “Many people don’t realize, it’s not just knowing the tech that’s important; the sales reps behind the counter get customer feedback...
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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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