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Speedlights have grown in popularity over the years, especially as low-cost options have begun to flood the market and make more elaborate lighting kits accessible to beginners and advanced amateurs. However, these compact on-camera flashes, while good, are still limited by their placement on or near the camera and their usually very direct lighting. Once you start comparing them to full-fledged...
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Great customer service reigns supreme at B&H as our knowledgeable product specialists help you navigate a vast sea of available options to pick the right gear for your needs. Their product knowledge and passion for practical solutions shine through in every interaction, whether it’s via online chat, by phone, or in person, at our midtown Manhattan store. We recently asked some of our photo,...
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Now may be the best time to invest in the Leica CL Mirrorless Camera System because Leica has just unveiled two new kits to help get photographers started. This includes a sensible Starter Bundle that puts together the camera with an Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH. lens for a versatile and...
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Photography is a verb, it pushes me to action. I don’t have baby photos or really any photo of me as a child, I don’t have that personal history, so I want to create a history with my photos. Photography is a hunger to create a history. —...
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I love my primes, but some days I just want to go out with a camera and one lens slung over my shoulder and have nothing else to worry about. I’m going to ignore the obvious differences between zooms and primes for the sake of this piece, since that is a whole other argument in which I don’t want to get bogged down. So, here is a list of some solid zooms that you should consider adding to your...
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Since we have already addressed the idea of replacing your primes with a nice zoom lens, let’s talk about going the other way for a moment. If you love your zoom lenses, here are some primes that might lure you to the other side, or just make a nice addition to your kit. Simply the...
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Back in the day, if you wanted to protect your camera against dings and scratches, you either carried it in your bag or snapped it into an “Eveready” case. Eveready cases are two-part affairs consisting of a bottom half that wraps around the camera and a top portion that slings over the top of the camera and snaps closed, protecting it from the outside world. The problems for me always started...
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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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In 1958, Art Kane, already a successful art director looking to jump-start his photography career, pitched the idea of a “class photo” for Vogue magazine’s annual jazz edition. In addition to individual photographs of jazz legends, he proposed a group portrait of musicians gathered on a stoop, in Harlem. For music and photography aficionados,...
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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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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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Cory Rice This is a different definition of photography, people have to understand that. I'm...
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In the early days of the Mirrorless Revolution, manufacturers were taken to task for not providing a wide selection of smaller and lighter mirrorless lenses to go along with their new lineups of smaller and lighter mirrorless cameras. They heard and responded. Sony alone now offers a choice of more than two dozen dedicated full-frame E-Mount lenses and more than a dozen lenses to go along with...
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Portrait photographers take many forms, from casual household paparazzi to dedicated studio professionals. Whether the portraitist you are shopping for specializes in celebrity portraits or social-media selfies, check out the list below to check them off your list. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HMS Art Lens Photographers who are just beginning to dabble in portraiture may not yet have every portrait...
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Although visually understood as “the type of camera the pros use,” DSLRs comprise a wide-ranging genre of cameras with numerous options available for all skill levels. Offering significantly more control while photographing than nearly any compact point-and-shoot camera available, DSLRs are a tried-and-true technology that blends intuitiveness and familiarity with the most current and up-to-date...
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