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Clay Bolt and his Quest to Save a Species with Images
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Wildlife conservation photographer Clay Bolt says, “As far back as I can remember, I've been fascinated with insects, and little things like frogs. My other twin passion was always art, particularly illustration, and later on painting. So, I’ve always gone back and forth to combine these two loves of my life.” Growing up in South Carolina, Bolt was drawn to nature, but had yet to discover the...
Wildlife Photography, with Nate Luebbe
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Fresh from a trip to Alaska and a bit of backpacking in the Arctic Circle, landscape and wildlife photographer Nate Luebbe has joined us for a short conversation on wildlife photography. How did you get started with wildlife photography? Nate Luebbe: Honestly, by accident. I was and still am a landscape photographer and, if you spend enough time outside, you are bound to have some incredible...
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Cristina Mittermeier was hardly seeking to change the world with photography when starting her career as a marine biologist. Trained as a scientist and armed with a degree in biochemical engineering in the exploitation of marine resources from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), in Mexico, Mittermeier’s early work consisted largely of scientific papers filled with...
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This is “Wildlife Week” at B&H Explora and, for our contribution, we offer this most excellent episode of the B&H Photography Podcast. Truth is, serendipity is a goddess, and our B&H colleagues made it easy for us to bring you such great guests—the...
Planetarium Projection Systems
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Prepare yourself for the ultimate adventure through time and space, from the comfort of a reclining seat inside a domed theater. Planetarium shows never fail to deliver awe and wonder to people of all ages and backgrounds. At the center of many planetarium theaters is a projector. While a lot of these awe-inspiring shows are now digital, there are few machines in the world that are as beautiful,...
Keith Ellenbogen: Cartier Bresson of the Deep
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To succeed as an underwater photographer, one needs to cultivate a subtle balance of preparedness and patience. For more than two decades, underwater conservation photographer Keith Ellenbogen has done just that, to offer us rare glimpses of the elusive marine life he photographs within the short window of his air supply. In the following interview, Ellenbogen sheds light on how his early...
by Linda LeNoir
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Are you ready for some photographic tips for your upcoming African safari? In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the things you need to do to prepare for your trip. Part 2 delves into photo gear [every B&H Explora reader’s favorite subject]. And here, in Part 3, we share some essential tips for getting great photos once you have embarked on your safari. Above photograph: Mother and Child....
African Photographic Safari, Part 2: 9 Recommendations for Your Photo Gear
by Linda LeNoir
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Welcome to Part 2 of this three-part series on information for African photographic safaris. In Part 1, we discussed choosing a safari and the preparation for that trip. Here, in Part 2, we will look at how to prepare for the safari, photographically. Depending upon where you are visiting, your needs may vary. Your safari company will give you advice on what you will need for imaging, but do not...
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Paul North is the founder of Meet the Ocean and host of its educational podcast. As a polar expedition diver and photographer with Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic, he tours the remote underwater landscapes of our planet. He produces online media and public outreach campaigns that encourage urgency to protect and better understand the precious nature of our planet’s saltwater ecosystems....
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Eric Guth is a photographer and naturalist whose stories and photos have appeared in BBC Travel, The Guardian, NHK, Asian Photography, and National Geographic. Guth has spent more than a decade photographing and teaching people about our planet’s glaciated regions—from documenting glacier cave research for the BBC to installing time-lapse cameras in Antarctica to showcasing arctic diversity as...
Birding USA: 10 Western Hotspots for Photographing Birds
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This article is the final installment of our three-part series covering the best locations in the United States for birdwatching and bird photography. Don’t forget to check out 10 Eastern US Hotspots and 10 Central US Hotspots for even more bird-friendly travel destinations. Finally, no birding trip is complete without a...
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The photographic divide between art and tech is a curious thing. In my experience writing about the field, I’ve found that when photographers gather to discuss the medium’s connection to technical or scientific concerns, shoptalk is ubiquitous, and chatter about gear flows from the lips. Yet when photographers are immersed in more of an arts-oriented environment, responses to questions about...
Ami Vitale Advocates for Mother Earth
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Ami Vitale has a remarkable affinity for life-changing events. A native of South Florida, Vitale was a self-described shy, gawky child who, like many young girls, possessed little confidence. The assessment of a grade school teacher, who told her she was not very good at English, stuck with her for years. “I just thought that I had no ability as a writer, or as a creative person,” she says. “I...
Shangyu Li: What is Photography?
by John Harris and Cory Rice
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Photography is a different way of seeing life, sometimes it takes you outside of life, like a magic portal. Photography is a mirror and also visual connection between me and others in the world. I see lives, people, emotions, and spirits with my...
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At B&H’s Optic 2019, photographer Ron Magill shares his incredible love for wildlife through his photos, and he stresses that the beauty of photography lies in its ability to tell powerful visual stories. Magill’s tales are engaging and emotional, and he challenges fellow photographers to explore the fascinating world of taking photos of animals in wild. Check it out! About Ron Magill Ron...
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