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Hey, the holidays are here! Is it the the 11th hour yet? Are you like me (and many others), who cannot figure out what photography-related gifts and stocking stuffers to get for all but your closest friends, family members, favorite shutterbugs, and romantic partners? Well, here are a few ideas—including many that will fit in your favorite person’s stocking—for those with the dreaded gift-giving...
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Ah, the first camera. Few things spark more passionate reverie in photographers than the camera that got them hooked on making pictures. But what kind of camera should that be? Below are a few suggestions for you or someone you know who is just getting started. There are many, many, many, more great cameras than can possibly fit into a single article on this topic, so be sure to browse online or...
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New film cameras in 2020? Yes, it’s true. Believe it or not, there are still a few in-production film cameras available, brand new, today. And looking beyond the brand new, there is, of course, an active used market for photographers looking to dip their toes into the film photography world. Here’s a look at what’s available new, along with some recommendations for used classics. New Cameras...
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If you were to total the number of shoulder bags, photo backpacks, holsters, and other sorts of camera bags we carry at B&H, you’d end up with about 2,000 choices. Some are designed for day tripping, others for work. Some bags subtly scream “Hey looka’ me!” while others are decidedly utilitarian. For this roundup, we’re going to concentrate on the more luxurious bags we carry at B&H, but...
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One of the most intimidating aspects of working with film today is accessibility and availability of resources for processing. With professional labs becoming rarer and rarer in most parts of the world, except for major urban centers, one of the remaining options for the photographer pining to shoot film is to develop one’s own. The good news is, however, that developing film at home is...
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It’s that wonderful time of year again, and B&H has plenty of great gifts for the bird and wildlife photographers in your life—or a little something for yourself! Below are twenty-five gift ideas to get the photographers on your list excited to go outside and make pictures. 1. Giottos Rocket Blaster Dust-Removal Tool Spending time photographing the outdoors can be rough on your gear....
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Whether you are shooting family snapshots or chasing sharks in the ocean, lighting can make or break your photographs. No photographer ever complained of having too many lighting choices at their disposal and, with lights becoming smaller and lighter, there are nearly endless options to choose from. Here are some gift suggestions sure to brighten the holidays of your favorite photographer....
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Getting the most out of your camera and lens often means having to go beyond the limitations of these basic, though very essential components. Regardless of your choice of camera systems, be it DSLR or mirrorless, there are many accessories designed to up your game as a photographer, and maybe even enhance your photographic experience. If your camera system of choice is a Micro Four Thirds (MFT)...
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Leave it to the world of photography to confuse size and speed. In lens speak, the term “fast glass” refers to lenses with large apertures. The aperture is the opening of a lens. Its size is expressed as a number that shows the ratio of the opening to the size of the lens. This number is...
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With the deluge of new cameras hitting the market, it has been easy to miss the latest studio tools that have been released over the past few years. Never fear! We’ve rounded up the most-wanted studio gear from our holiday wish lists so you can treat your favorite photographer—...
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Camera accessories: not only can they be entirely practical for the types of photography you enjoy, they can also give your camera a unique look and feel, while boosting performance. Fujifilm’s nice lineup of accessories, and an array of third-party accessories, allow Fujifilm photographers to get the most out of...
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Whether you just picked up your first mirrorless camera or you’ve been partying with your Canon DSLR for years, there are always a few toys you haven’t managed to add to your collection and a couple you haven’t even thought of yet. Here are a few I would recommend to anyone who is looking to fill out their wish list for the coming holidays, for nearly any type of photographer. Protective Cloths/...
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Landscape photographers are a contradictory bunch. Always on the quest for gear that is simultaneously lightweight and substantial, landscape photographers, as well as travel and nature photographers, are always in search of equipment that can get them a new look, serve a distinct purpose, or be flexible enough to handle a variety of conditions. If there’s a landscape photographer in your life to...
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When you think of photography accessories, of what do you think? Cameras? Of course, they’re not. Lenses? No, too integral. Tripods? I feel they are their own item, not an accessory. Flashes? I say yes, because what good is a flash without a camera, but Nikon lists flashes as their own category, not an accessory. Can we all just agree that straps and caps are accessories and if not, how do you...
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If you’re reading this article, there is a good chance that you’re “the photographer” in your family. While this reputation may do little to advance your chances of earning a Guggenheim Fellowship or getting your photos on the walls of MoMA, it is usually accompanied by a set of expectations from relatives during the holiday season. Among them, the all-important family portrait. If you, like me,...
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