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One way to white balance an image in Lightroom 3 is to find what is called Middle Gray, using the white balancing dropper tool. When you hover over certain parts of the image, the RGB levels appear, and one of the best methods is to make sure that all of them are around 50%. Typically, this happens in the middle gray area. The following white balancing procedure transpired when I was searching through my archive for photos to use for another BHInsights blog post.

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When I was a communications student back in college, the first thing I said when my professor put professional gear in front of me was, "Oooooooo, toys!" That is how many students at the New York Film Academy reacted recently when the B&H EDU Advantage Team visited to show the future filmmakers some tools of the trade.


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Photographs have no depth. They're two-dimensional facsimiles of a three-dimensional world.

But photographers, like magicians, deal in illusion. If we understand what creates the illusion of depth in a photograph and how to enhance that illusion, we can make our images more believable.

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In this edition of Meet B&H, we're looking at the Binocular and Scopes department—the other long lenses. On the showroom floor, we have loads of these optics for you to play with. If you have questions, our B&H experts will answer them for you and help you to make an informed decision. Click the Read and Discuss button for a photo tour of this special place in our home.


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Besides Moshe Zusman's tips for online marketing, you should consider other ways to ensure that you—and others—will be able to track your photos online. At the same time, you must pay heed to copyrighting your photos. It's not all about watermarking either. Here are some tips on how I do it in Lightroom 3.



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Did you know that we sell Opera Glasses? We often speak about the more popular items here at the store (like cameras), but what need would you have for Opera Glasses? Think of them as really nice-looking binoculars, with a fairly wide field of view. Some have very interesting features like a red light for reading Playbills up close, while others include handles. Why not take them to your local theater production, or to Broadway—if you're in NYC and paying the SuperStore a visit?

This is part of an on-going series showcasing items that you wouldn't typically associate with your average camera store. But then again, we're not your typical camera store. You can take a look at some of our previous postings on clothespins, game show buzzers, Jellyfish Effect LED lights, breakaway beer bottles, speakers for pools and loads more.

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Today, we are proud to announce the winner of the B&H Photo Flickr Street Photography contest sponsored by Leica. Throughout a very long judging process, the social media team here at B&H viewed lots of great submissions. In the end, Flickr user Louster will be receiving the Leica D-LUX 5 for his photo Centennial Olympic Park. Congratulations to Louster, and kudos to all of you for giving us one of the longest and toughest decisions to make.

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One camera, one lens, and one flash—if you've got these you can create compelling portraits. Some important things you must be familiar with in order to achieve ideal illumination of your subject: bouncing your flash, flash modifiers, F-stops, shutter speeds and ISOs.

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For those of you that have never visited the B&H SuperStore, you're in luck. Each week we'll feature photos of a different department or section in order for you to get to know us a bit better. This week, we are showing off the Pro Video Counter located on the first floor. The Pro Video counter features a slew of camcorders on display for you to test out. This, combined with the friendly aid of our experts, helps you make the right choice.

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For those of you that have never visited the B&H SuperStore, you're in luck. Each week we'll feature photos of a different department or section in order for you to get to know us a bit better. This week, we are showing off the Film Counter located on the first floor. We sell many different types of film for different purposes, formats, etc. The film counter has shrunk over the years with the rise of digital photography; but we probably still sell as much film as any other store out there.


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Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a time of year to recognize women throughout history and today, all around the world. While the photo industry is still dominated by men, women have made tremendous progress over the last several years by breaking new ground across multiple genres, and excelling in a myriad of photo professions. Since its inception, the B&H Event Space has invited talented women to speak about their photography and their path towards success. In honor of International Women’s Day, the Event Space will be hosting a panel of women photographers to discuss the methods, subject matter, personal vision, and processes used for creating their extraordinary bodies of work.

The date of the panel is Sunday, March 27th, 1pm-4pm, and will include Amy Stein, Cara Phillips, Jane Tam, Ellen Carey, and will be moderated by Karen Marshall. Full details are here: Women in Photography: A Panel Discussion and Slideshow.

Who are your favorite women photographers? Leave your comments below.

(Photo courtesy of j3net )

 
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You've probably heard of the megapixel wars—the race between companies to cram more megapixels onto their sensors. The 5D Mk II, for example, has 21MP. With many of the entry- and mid-level DSLRs starting to creep into that area, users should consider whether or not they really need that many megapixels. To demonstrate what can be done with 21MP, we'll take as an example something I shot years ago. 



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For the last two weeks of December and most of January, I was on the road for work, fun and family reasons. I learned a few new things—and reconfirmed a few old ones—while I worked in different parts of India and Vietnam, and spent some time in Singapore. Always the teacher, I was watching my own photographing process to see if there were any lessons worth sharing. One thing struck me as a potentially interesting lesson for any serious photographer.

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We recently had the pleasure of talking to John Maloof, the young man who stumbled upon the work of perhaps one of the greatest unknown street photographers of the 1950's. Maloof answered questions about Vivian Maier, the great responsibility he just inherited, and more.

All photos in this posting were used with permission from John Maloof.

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I was trained by the school of photography that forced me to try to create compelling images with any camera that was handed to me. My mentor is a Pulitzer Winner for New York Newsday and always shot Nikon, but I went with Canon. So as a 5D Mk II and 7D user, holding and using the Canon 60D felt just like I was home again.


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