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Milagros del Torre: What is Photography?
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What is Photography?  glimpse, contemplate, behold, study, observe, inspect, review, depict, admire, illuminate, perceive <————————<——————————————————————>————————> —Milagros de...
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For this episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we took our portable recorders to an elegant mansion along Central Park, which had been decked out by Sony as a series of stylized photography sets, complete with full lighting, backdrops, and models. They also...
Barnstorming at the Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum
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With the exception of sky diving or zipping yourself into a wingsuit and jumping off a cliff, flying in an open cockpit biplane is about as exhilarating as air travel gets. There’s a small windscreen, but other than that, you are one with the wind, and the taller you are, the more with wind you are. And it’s noisy—crazy noisy, but that’s the price of a genuine thrill ride....
The Cameras of the Apollo Moon Missions
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According to NASA sources, photography was never given much of a consideration in the early days of manned spaceflight. Astronaut John Glenn, on the first orbital Mercury mission (third flight of the Mercury Program) carried a camera into space and took the first photographs from space in a manned US spacecraft. Geopolitical considerations (think manned spy satellite) and other issues shifted...
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Photography is more about the moments leading up to the frame, and the moments following. It is in this in-between that we, as a viewer, are moved—disturbed even, by this void of the Real. The knowledge that this frame is enclosed by another ...
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At B&H’s Optic 2019, photographer Lisa Langell talks about how and why we photograph, and she stresses that the most important part of your journey as a photographer is knowing the answer to the question, “Why do I photograph?” Langell reminds us that photography is not only transformative for the person taking the photo; a powerful image can have deep emotional impact on others, too. This is...
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On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome photographer Ashok Sinha, who talks about his forthcoming book, Driver-full City: The Unique Architecture of Car Culture in Greater Los Angeles, and discusses the...
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Whether you’re planning a street-photography trip in Tokyo, or a trek through the mountains in Patagonia, we discuss ways to plan your trip and how to visualize and prepare for the images you take on location. We also discuss how to anticipate action, position yourself for great photos (time of day, camera placement, etc.), and how to compose strong images by creating drama inside each frame....
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At B&H’s Optic 2019, photojournalist and New York attorney Richard P. Liebowitz discusses the ownership of intellectual property, and he emphasizes that, as a photographer you need to iron out details—in writing—of who owns the copyright to your work before you sign a contract. If you’re a photographer interested in the best ways to protect your photos, this is a video you need to watch....
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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. At B&H’s Optic 2019, commercial...
Wildlife Photography on the B&H Photography Podcast
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At the B&H Photography Podcast, we pride ourselves on the wide variety of photo-related topics we cover, including the art, history, science, techniques, and the gear of photography. Over the course of 180 episodes, we have discussed wildlife photography on more than one occasion. Below are a few of our favorite episodes on the...
by John Harris and Cory Rice
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Photography is a tool. To be used to get at what you’re trying to say. To speak back to your life experiences and the world at large. —Nydia Blas, artist Photograph © Cory Rice...
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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