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We show you tips and tricks for ring photography. Similar to our product photography video, we’ll be using a tabletop setup and a combination of natural light and...
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The art and craft of bookmaking long predates photography as an expressive medium. Like any discipline, book design/publishing comes with its own nomenclature. Below are some common terms that you may encounter when you begin making and publishing photo books. Accordion (Concertina) Fold: Parallel folds that open up like an accordion. Addendum: Information added to the end of a book after...
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If you live in the northern hemisphere, it’s summertime, which means it’s time to give thought to taking pictures under bright, sunny skies. Aside from being toasty warm, summertime also packs more daylight into our waking hours than the dead of winter. The farther north you live, the longer the sun lingers in the sky, and if you go far enough north, it never sets at all! This is all terrific but...
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For many photographers, cropping is a dirty word. For some photographers, the very mention of the “C” word is enough to make them shudder. Me? I do it all the time, and I have my reasons… lots of them. But before we move on, let’s talk about the fact that the pictures we “create” are to a certain extent pre-cropped before we even press the shutter button. “Huh?” Yes. You read my words correctly....
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Do you want to preserve the memory of that awesome neighborhood fireworks show? Let's discuss the best ways to try to make a memorable photograph commemorating the event. Before we get started, let me say that there are many ways to accomplish fireworks photography and none are usually worse or better than others. The only thing that really matters as you head home after the show is:
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SAFETY. It's a whole new world out there and, if you are reading this, chances are you've been working from home, or as it's come to be known—WFH. There are definitely pluses and minuses of WFH, but something many of us have had to grapple with is keeping our gear—and equally important, our data—safe in an environment that was most likely never intended to be a full or even part-time work center...
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In 1843, Anna Atkins made history when she bound her cyanotype impressions of algae into the first photographically illustrated book, Photographs of British Algae. A few months later,...
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A strange new acronym is suddenly everywhere: WFH, otherwise known as Work from Home. Not to be confused with WTF, Work from Home is a concept that seemed so very distant to most people saddled with the daily commute to an office job until so very recently. The sudden pressure to migrate to a 100% remote work culture...
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Not long ago, I wrote a B&H Explora “How-to” article about hand-coloring black & white photographs using toned black-and-white prints and transparent photo oils. The article was well received and fun to produce. It also got me wondering if there was a way to...
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We show you how to combine landscape and food photography at home. These photography ideas are a fantastic way to let your creativity and imagination run wild! Also check out these At-Home videos for more ways to help you stay creative at home.
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In recognition of B&H Photo Macro Week, this week's FAQ topic is—you guessed it—macro lenses. What is a macro lens? Macro lenses are generally defined as lenses that can photograph an object at life-size (1:1) or half life-size (1:2) magnification. Tamron SP 90mm f/2....
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Need a creative boost while stuck at home? Maria teaches you how to create double exposures, in-camera and with Photoshop. Also check out these At-Home videos for more ways to help you stay creative at home.
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In this Photoshop tutorial, we show you how to add lighting effects, shine, and additional light sources to your photos. Check out our other videos on editing tips you might enjoy.
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After our introductory lesson to creating narrative and telling personal stories with smartphone cameras, I asked my kids to advance their skill set by telling visual stories using a more advanced, more versatile camera. In this case, they’re using my...
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If you ask the average photographer what a wide-angle lens is good for, the response will invariably be something along the lines of "they're good for photographing small rooms, large groups of people crammed into small rooms, and landscapes." Ask the average photographer what a telephoto lens is good for and the answer will be, "they bring distant things closer to you," or something along those...
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