Polarizer, neutral density, graduated neutral density, reverse neutral density, or variable ND filter? Professional landscape photographer Mahesh Thapa shares his expertise on, and experience with, using lens filters. You'll learn why you should (or shouldn't) use them, how to use them, and when to use them.
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In 1966, a twenty-one-year-old French woman bought a one-way ticket to Vietnam, where the American military involvement was becoming a full-scale war. The young Catherine Leroy was an admirer of photographer Robert Capa and the “reportage” she grew up seeing in Paris MATCH magazine, but she had little photojournalism experience. Despite that, and despite her particularly small physical frame, Leroy began as a freelance “stringer,” photographing the growing conflict in Vietnam. For the two
Professional photographer Tony Gale shares five tips for photographing people in natural light. Gale teaches us about bouncing natural light using a reflector, backlighting your subjects, and more.
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Panasonic is launching its widest-angle prime rectilinear lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras in the form of the new Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 9mm f/1.7 ASPH with the 35mm equivalent field of view of an 18mm lens. This ultra-wide lens is also the widest Micro Four Thirds Panasonic prime optic to wear the Leica badge.
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 9mm f/1.7 ASPH
This new lens is designed to capture expansive vistas and is created for
Litepanels has just announced the brightest and lightest 2x1 LED to date: the Gemini 2x1 RGBWW LED Hard Panel. Building on the success of the Gemini 2x1 Soft, Litepanels has created a unit for productions prioritizing power. The new Gemini can produce a whopping 23,000 lux of hard light with the possibility of dual and quad mounting to double and quadruple output, respectively. Impressively, the entire unit, including yoke and power supply, weighs only 25.3 lb, making it easy to rig
What are the best settings for landscape photography? Professional photographer Mahesh Thapa covers important topics such as ideal ISO settings, RAW shooting, the histogram, and much more. Once you learn and practice his techniques, you will be able to determine the best camera settings for your landscape photos!
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This is a fun conversation—very informative, and gets the creative chemistries gellin’. Our guest on today’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast is Rhiannon Adam and, if there is anyone who knows more about instant film photography, I don’t want to meet them. Adam brings a wealth of researched knowledge about the history of the Polaroid company and also simple but effective techniques to improve your instant film photography practice
It might be easier just to stick with natural lighting for portraiture, but there are times when a portrait needs more mood than the standard light or on-camera flash can provide. The on-camera flash is a great and portable way to brighten up a scene, whether it’s in the studio or on location. Combining it with a wireless flash trigger opens up many doors for creativity and allows a photographer more control over the results.
Wireless flash triggers are usually configured in two parts: a transmitter, which is mounted on the camera—
The night sky is filled with wonders—so many that we humans build multi-billion-dollar telescopes to study them. The good news is that a lot of these wonders are available to all of us as we stargaze in our own backyards, and the easiest, fastest, and most convenient way to start exploring these is with a pair of binoculars. Even better, you don’t need to get your hands on an expensive pair of dedicated astronomical binoculars to start enjoying the night sky.
In this first
In Part 1 of this three-part series, we discussed the advantages of using binoculars for astronomical viewing of the night sky and we talked about the different types of targets you can enjoy on clear, dark nights. At the conclusion of each section, I mentioned “binocular magnification considerations.” Here, we will get into that subject, as well as other characteristics of binoculars that make them better, or worse, for studying the stars. Then, in
Now that we've discussed the advantages of using binoculars for stargazing, as well as an in-depth discussion about night sky targets, in Part 1, and then discussed characteristics of binoculars in Part 2, it is time to finish this three-part series by discussing what pair of binoculars you may want to outfit yourself with for soaking up the beauty of the heavens—and, it might be that a pair of binoculars you already own fits the bill!
How does one begin to reconcile the unspoken sacrifices a mother makes to build her children a better life? For photographer, filmmaker, and experimental storyteller Diana Markosian, the key to understanding such mysteries of her childhood was through recasting long unexplained events in a monumental art project told through an embedded narrative—a nested story to honor her mother’s sacrifice.
Photographs © Diana Markosian
Above photograph: The Arrival, 2019, from Santa Barbara (Aperture, 2020)
Markosian was born in Moscow, in 1989, to
Sony Alpha Collective member Mahesh Thapa shares all you need to know about choosing and using APS-C lenses for landscape photography. Are photos taken with crop sensor cameras of lower quality? Can you use full-frame lenses on APS-C cameras? From prime to zoom lenses, ultra-wide angle to telephoto, Thapa will help you decide when building your landscape photography kit.
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Before you venture out to photograph your first lunar eclipse, you should get some practice taking photos of the moon. If lunar photography is varsity-level stuff, lunar eclipse photography is all-pro. There are some unique challenges to the art, and great ways to get creative results, but the basics of lunar photography apply. Unlike