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 and is an adjunct instructor of photography at Dakota College at Bottineau. 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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While cameras and lenses create the base of any photographic kit, there are a few photo accessories available without which many photographers they cannot live. The term “photographic accessories” covers a wide swath of what you’ll find at the B&H SuperStore and online, but it includes tripods,...
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Many photographers ("You know who you are," says the face in the mirror) scour the Web's plethora of lens reviews looking for that magical new or vintage lens that offers unmatched sharpness, contrast, and color rendition. Yet, it is the pinhole that casts aside all of those wish-list items and delivers a unique photographic experience. Digital or analog, regardless of format, the...
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Welcome to Part 4 of my guide to Basic Backyard Astrophotography. If you missed Part 1, Part 2, or...
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Welcome to Part 3 of my guide to Basic Backyard Astrophotography. If you missed Part 1 or Part 2,...
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Welcome to Part 2 of my guide to Basic Backyard Astrophotography. If you missed Part 1, please click here and we will see you back on this page in a few minutes. In this segment, we talk about the gear you need to create your own astrophotos. We also...
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For the night photographer, having the right gear can be crucial to a successful photographic outing after dark. When it comes to night photography, there is a list of essential tools that you really cannot live without. Leaving something in the car, or suffering a malfunction of some sort, can ruin your whole night and cause you to miss that amazing shot! Here is a short list of tools that all...
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Night photography is full of challenges. One of the biggest for beginners and pros alike is the difficulty of achieving accurate focus when photographing very dark scenes. However, autofocus systems are constantly improving and many of today’s modern DSLR cameras can focus in darkness that would have short-circuited the autofocus systems of cameras made just a few years ago. Yet, the downside of...
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Yes, there are a number of photography workshops in the world, but few carry the same weight as Maine Media Workshops + College and Santa Fe Workshops—two of the most renowned photographic workshop institutions on the planet. Did you know that B&H Photo has a long-running...
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Setting up your camera properly for night or low-light photography is a fundamental key to successful images. There are no hard and fast rules for settings for night photography because many of the settings you choose depend on the scene before you and how you want it to look in the final image. However, this guide will give you a foundation for setting up your camera to capture the wonders of...
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This post is all about the gear I am bringing with me to the Games in Tokyo. As always, my goal is to share with you all what it is like to be at the Games. In the past I focused mainly on the photography, but this time around I plan on giving you the photographic view, but also the behind-the-scenes view from these very different Games. As I stated before, this is the first Games where I need to...
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Welcome to B&H Night Photography Week! Running August 9-13, 2021 (with bonus sessions on August 23-24) across all of B&H's channels will be loads of new content and events focused on creating amazing night photos! You'll find inspiring presentations on how to master your camera after the sun sets and the stars come out. Find us on social media at #BHNightPhotoWeek to share the nighttime...
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Astrophotography is awesome! But, is it difficult? No! Contrary to some opinions, you don’t have to own a ton of expensive gear, have perfectly dark skies, or have mad technical skills to pull it off. In this short four-part series, we will talk about how you can go out and shoot astrophotographs with basic photographic gear, and then digitally process the images with basic techniques. In the...
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Specular out-of-focus highlights have appeared in photographs since the first photos were taken through lenses. In 1997, Photo Techniques magazine introduced the word “bokeh” to the photography world’s vernacular and the out-of-focus areas of photographs have been scrutinized ever since. Before the term, there was certainly discussion about the aesthetics of the out-of-focus specular highlights...
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