Todd Vorenkamp

Todd Vorenkamp

Senior Creative Content Writer for Explora, Todd Vorenkamp has been taking photographs for almost 30 years. A photographic artist, he has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography from the Academy of Art University. He is a former US Navy and Coast Guard helicopter aviator and a licensed merchant marine officer. His personal website is www.trvphoto.com.

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The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-5 has arrived and it is very, very good! The good news is that if you never picked up the very good Stylus Tough TG-4, you can now grab this feature-packed, rugged Tough TG-5 camera and go out shooting. The bad news is that if you have a Tough TG-4, there is now something even better on the market and you will probably want to upgrade. Photographs © Todd Vorenkamp...
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It is probably safe to say that many of us photographers have, either with our cameras or smartphones, tried to capture a close-up image of an insect, flower, toy, or other object. We have an idea of what we want this photograph to look like as we prepare to capture the image. We have seen and admired beautiful close-up images before but, when we nose the camera lens up to the object, the camera...
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If you are stranded on a desert island and can only have one camera lens with you, which lens would you choose? If your answer wasn’t, “a 50mm (or 50mm equivalent lens),” then you might be wrong. The 50mm prime lens is the one lens every photographer toting an interchangeable-lens camera should own… and use. Why? Before I tell you all the reasons, I will tell you a sea story. But, before that,...
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Have you ever looked at digital vacation photos from years past and come across a photo from that cool town in Southern France? Or was it Northern Italy? Or was it another cool town in Southern France? One way to help your memory is through adding a geo-tag to your photographs. This is easy to do and accomplished in different ways based on the gear you have at your disposal. For those who don’t...
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We all know that cameras make fantastic gifts for Mom on Mother’s Day (or on birthdays and holidays as well!), but what if Mom is already a photographer? B&H Photo has you more than covered! Is Mom a professional photojournalist? Or, is she the designated shutterbug for the local Scout troops? Maybe she is totally into floral macro photos. Or, is Mom responsible for the awesome family...
3 weeks ago
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Yes, the selfie is firmly entrenched in the realm of mobile phone camera culture, but that does not mean your cell phone is the best tool for the job—it’s just usually the most convenient. Do you want your selfies to always be captured on tiny, tiny sensors through tiny, tiny lenses? You might, at first, say, “Yes, that is fine.” But think about it for a few minutes and realize that you want your...
4 weeks ago
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On April 30, 2017, the first 100 B&H customers who bring their old camera to the B&H Photo SuperStore, at 420 Ninth Ave, New York, NY, will have the opportunity to trade in their camera for a free DxO ONE camera—what DxO is calling “The #NOWcamera.” The DxO ONE is a supremely...
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Noise is the addition of unwanted grain or splotches of color in digital photographs. It can occur by using a high ISO, such as 6400, or using very long shutter speeds that last into the minutes. In some cases, noise is a necessary evil that we need to accept, while in others, we should do...
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In the old days, you needed a lot of film and a lot of luck to capture a photograph of a meteor streaking overhead. Today, thanks to the digital revolution in photography, we have a much better chance of getting great photos of shooting stars entering Earth’s atmosphere. Why? Because with digital cameras, you can take hundreds, or even thousands of cost-free photos per night of a meteor shower....
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The 3D Astronomy 8x42 Space Walker 3D Binoculars are changing the way star gazers and astronomers around the world are enjoying the night sky. These binoculars give users an immersive view of the stars and planets above in way that standard astronomical (or all-purpose) binoculars...
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If there were ever an event that the entire family should enjoy together, it is the rare majesty of a total solar eclipse. Solar eclipses are not entirely rare events, but it has been almost 100 years since the last total eclipse transited North America from coast to coast,...
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Are you planning on photographing the great North American total solar eclipse, in August? Here are some frequently asked questions about taking photos of this remarkable event. If you have more questions, please feel free to drop them in the Comments section at the end of...
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As photographers, we are told at an early age, “Do not point your camera directly at the sun.” It is sound advice. If you follow that guidance, I urge you to continue to follow it—for several reasons that I will discuss in a short while. DO NOT try this at home—unless you really want to. B&H Photo is not responsible for personal or property damage incurred by recreating these experiments....
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When the moon passes directly between Earth and the sun, those on Earth are treated to one of nature’s greatest spectacles—a total solar eclipse. It is a phenomenon that almost every observer would like to capture in a photograph. Due to the rarity of the event, the short duration in which to capture it, and the dynamic nature of the subject, it is one of those photographic opportunities that...
2 months ago
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There are few things in the world of flight simulation as frustrating as flying an aircraft with a keyboard. If you like flight simulation, or want to get more immersed in it, there are simple ways of making the experience of being a home pilot more realistic and enjoyable. Here are some thoughts from me—a former military aviator who has flown in many full-sized aircraft and helicopter flight...

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