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Congratulations to NASA, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and United Launch Alliance for their successful launch of the Parker Solar Probe to study the closest star to Earth, the Sun, at distances never accomplished before. With this successful launch, it is time to add details of the Parker Solar Probe mission to this list of American interplanetary spacecraft photo gear...
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What makes a photograph a photograph? When I take a picture of you, who owns that image? Should certain things never be photographed? Do photographs belong in art museums? These are just a few of the questions writers have wrestled with since photography was invented nearly two centuries ago....
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We are in the midst of our B&H Photography Podcast Panasonic LUMIX S1 Sweepstakes and encourage you to check the link to enter to win a...
Penelope Umbrico: What is Photography?
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Photography is alive (not still). It’s constantly moving and evolving. It’s a mutable collective visual prosthetic. In 2019, there are 7.7 billion different photographies in the world. — ...
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Katrin Eismann’s fascination with the visual world started early. “When I was very young, my parents had a faceted crystal stopper on a bottle of cognac, and I would run around the house looking through it, taking pictures … in my mind,” she recalls. She got her first real camera at 12, a little Instamatic that she earned from collecting the S&H Green Stamps her mother gave her from food...
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In the world of photography, the name Magnum has been synonymous with photojournalism and visual storytelling of the highest caliber, from the agency’s founding in 1947 to the present. The artists of this world-renowned collective have documented global events, pushed the boundaries of visual language, and fostered photographic dialogues for more than 70 years. In addition to producing a...
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My trying to define photography is doing the work I do… and I only hope to work harder. — Jeff Mermelstein, photographer Photograph by © Cory Rice...
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On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome a true photography legend—curator, critic, and author, Vince Aletti. Anyone who lived in New York in the 1980s and ’90s, and is interested in photography, will know of Aletti as the photography critic at the Village Voice. He went on to review photo exhibitions at The...
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Returning for its fifth consecutive year, OPTIC 2019 promises to be the best OPTIC yet!  With our planet’s environment changing at a rapid pace, the discussion promises to be more poignant than ever. The four-day imaging event will explore the inspiration, techniques, and equipment essential to capturing the great outdoors—with an emphasis on conservation. Speakers include seasoned Lindblad...
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Elia Locardi is an internationally acclaimed professional travel photographer, writer, experienced public speaker, and highly skilled educator who spends his life shooting some of the most beautiful locations in the world. Featured by Professional Photographer Magazine, CNet, Wacom, SmugMug Films, Adobe, FUJIFILM, and Fstoppers, Locardi has visited more than 65 countries, flown nearly 2 million...
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At B&H’s OPTIC 2019, photographer Colby Brown presented tips on how to tell a story through your photographs. As a landscape, travel and wildlife photographer, Brown has traveled the world looking for unique stories to tell though his work. He says the difference between a snapshot and a photograph is that a photograph has something to say. Learn how to say something with your photos by...
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Fine art photographer John Paul Caponigro found a love for printed photographs at a young age. In the age of digital photography, he believes printed images connect people to the photographs that viewing them on a screen cannot provide, especially when looking at fine art photography. After hearing Caponigro’s explanation for why printing is so important, will you start printing your photographs...
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Photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins, at B&H’s Optic 2019, discusses the importance of patience when searching for the right shot. Capturing powerful photos is possible when the perfect combination of variables occurs: anticipating action; being in the right place at the right time; and practicing patience. For great images and an education on the importance of respecting nature, you should check...
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This week, we welcome two photographers who know the joys of spending a late afternoon waiting for super cells to form, or that perfect lightning strike to appear, as well as the perils of rising waters, golf-ball-sized hail, and projectile debris in flight. Our topic today is extreme-weather photography, and we welcome photographers from two different continents to tell us about their shooting...
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At B&H’s OPTIC 2019, photographer Stephen Wilkes discussed his evolution as a photographer, since he was a teenager. His career has been a series of personal projects that helped him shape his vision and learn that his photographs could inspire change and make a difference. His latest project, Day to Night, looks at a variety of landscapes over a 24-48-hour period, and the changes that take...
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