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There’s nothing like spending some quality time with your friends and family during the holiday season. Laughter fills the hallways and food fills your belly. Presents are given and received. And, of course, pictures are taken. Whether you’re using your smartphone or a DSLR camera, the pictures don’t mean much if you don’t share them with your friends and family. Here are six different ways you...
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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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Digital photography has made cameras a lot more complicated and, once we tacked on video, we entered a whole new world. The latest mirrorless cameras and DSLRs are incredibly capable video-making machines, with 4K recording at up to 60 frames per second. Some even offer advanced modes that bump the specs up to 10-bit over HDMI, have different sampling options including 4:2:0 and 4:2:2, and there...
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Raw for all! This appears to be the goal of Apple ProRes RAW, an easy-to-use yet data-rich capture format that aims to revolutionize the post-production landscape, promising the speed and performance of ProRes (a beloved editing codec), with unbeatable quality in the form of pristine data straight off the camera’s sensor. In this article and the accompanying video, you will find out how it can...
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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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There’s nothing like the holidays and the impending new year to get you thinking about your goals. And in a world where influencers and media personalities are living large while they create content for the masses, you may find yourself wanting to cash in on that hobby of yours. The estimated 532.43...
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Podcasts. Still strong in the boom phase, it’s a good time to get in while the getting is good, and you’ll want to do whatever you can to make your podcast stand out. But here’s the thing: different types of podcasts require different ways of working. So, we here at B&H thought we’d give you a five-tip primer to get you inspired. Be sure you check out the last one—it’s the most important tip...
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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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