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I came of age as a photographer when film was still the only dance in town. When digital began infiltrating the marketplace, in the mid-1990s, I resisted until the cost of DSLRs capable of producing commercially acceptable image files began to fit my needs and budget. The year was 2002, and the camera was a Fujifilm S2 Pro, which cost about $3,500, accepted Nikon F-mount lenses (it was based on a...
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Full-frame and medium-format mirrorless photo gear use has exploded in the past couple of years. Sony, Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Hasselblad, and even Panasonic either just launched or will soon have some big-sensor cameras coming out. After years of companies and photographers disagreeing about the merits of APS-C and Four Thirds sensors, it leads us to question of whether bigger really is better....
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So, the holiday season brought you your first flash. Whether that came about by some self-gifting process or the kindness of family and friends (lucky you!) doesn’t matter—your next step is figuring out what all those buttons do and how to use that speedlight. Shutter Speed (Almost) Doesn’t Matter One thing...
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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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Photographer David Flores, with the help of B&H pro Todd Vorenkamp, wants to give you 13 ways to flex your photographic muscles. Each of these activities can be done by anyone with a camera. Some ideas may require you to limit yourself and your gear artificially, making you...
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Before we talk gadgets, know that it is possible to do epic panoramic photographs handheld. Thanks to awesome modern post-processing software, the combination of digital camera and computer can crank out good panoramic results for many photographers. However, if you remember the early days of photo stitching, have gotten some wonky stitching results, or you simply want to make the cleanest, best...
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Making holiday purchases has become more convenient, thanks to online shopping. You no longer must endure packed parking lots and crowded malls. Instead, you can simply click Check Out and have the items shipped directly to your doorstep. Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect regarding deliveries from B&H during this holiday season. Q: I live in the US. When is the last date I can order to...
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Winter may not be here just yet, but it is starting to feel like it. Once the weather turns cold and stays there, it can be difficult to find the motivation to go out and take photos. Many would take this time to relax, organize their hard drives and studio, and clean up their gear. I want to recommend that you try tethering to keep your creativity pumping, even though you are stuck indoors....
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How unfortunate is it that some of the best photographic opportunities present themselves when it's miserably cold outside? It doesn't matter what kind of camera equipment you're using, proper preparation and knowledge of your gear and environment are essential to helping ensure success when you're out in the cold...
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What films should I use? It’s a simple but crucial question faced by all analog photographers, and their answers will have a profound influence on the character of the images they create. Unlike memory cards, essentially a “neutral” recording medium, films have distinctive personalities—unique ways of rendering the subject and capturing its tonal ranges. In general, the inherent “graininess” of a...
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In this B&H instructional video, photographer David Flores shares six practical tips for making better fall photos. From identifying the perfect picture setting, awash with warm colors and gentle autumn light, to capitalizing on the vistas around you by shooting with a wide-angle lens and stopping down for a larger depth of field, let these pointers be your guide. You’ll also benefit from...
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Boo! In this video, photographer David Flores shares with you eight different tips for capturing scary pictures. This includes manipulating light based on the mood, how light painting can...
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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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In this B&H Event Space video, Chase Guttman, author of the upcoming Handbook of Drone Photography, guides you through the airspace of the newest photographic frontier. The ancient human desire to take flight and see the world from a towering perspective is now available to the masses. In this short video, Guttman sheds light on all the basics—the anatomy of different types of drones, a...
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In this video, photographer David Flores highlights why using a dedicated light meter will yield better results than you’d get from your camera’s built-in light meter. Handheld light meters are fast, can read exposure with flash, and are often programmable, giving you the ability to actualize the image that’s in your head more accurately. Check it out!
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