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by Todd Vorenkamp · Posted 06/26/2023
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 no technique is usually worse or better than others. The only thing that really matters as you head home after the show is: You enjoyed the photographic process. You are left with a photograph or photographs that you personally enjoy. You enjoyed the fireworks show!
Although a telephoto isn’t your typical lens for landscapes, it can create a more intimate feel for your viewer and lets you share overlooked parts of nature. In this webinar, photographer and Sony Alpha Collective Member Autumn Schrock shares her tips and tricks for capturing landscapes you love in a new way. 0:00 - Introduction 0:48 - Why Telephoto Lenses? 4:52 - Which Focal Lengths Are Considered Telephoto? 6:14 - Gear 16:00 - General Settings 18:47 - 5 Reasons to Use Telephoto Lenses 54:12 - More Advice 57:03 - Q&A 1:09:09 - Final
Looking to take better portraits? Commercial and portrait photographer Oliver Covrett shares five tips to help you level up your portraits. 0:00 - Introduction 0:19 - Shutter Drag 0:46 - Continuous and Strobe Lights 1:17 - Color Contrast 1:51 - Camera Movement 2:16 - Stacking Techniques 2:50 - Final Thoughts Do you have any other portrait photography tips to share? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
by Allan Weitz · Posted 06/21/2023
If wanderlust is starting to get the best of you, consider upgrading your camera gear before heading out on your next outdoor adventure. 1. Clean Your Gear Your first order of business should be to make sure your camera bodies and lenses are clean and in proper working order. To learn more about cleaning and optimizing the performance of your cameras, camera sensors, lenses, and other photo essentials, refer to the tips I offer in
by Bjorn Petersen · Posted 06/20/2023
You might hear it all the time: "Protect your prints by storing them archivally" or "This paper is archival-rated for X years" or "Keep your film safe by storing it in an archival box." Whatever it is, it's easy to gather that you need to store your tangible photographic media in archival conditions to prolong its lifespan to the fullest and to ensure it looks just as good in several years as it does today. What Is Archival? The term "archival" is thrown around a lot in the world of storage and display methods for film and prints, but what
by Bjorn Petersen · Posted 06/20/2023
How much do you know about film photography? We dug deep into the past to find these seven pointers for you. Test your knowledge against our film tips, tricks, and lore. 1. Don’t Shake Your Polaroid Pictures Contrary to the message conveyed in the Outkast song “Hey Ya” (company policy prevents us from linking to it on YouTube), you shouldn’t shake your Polaroid pictures. Besides the fact
Arthur Morris has been photographing bald eagles in Homer, Alaska, for more than two decades with Canon, Nikon, and Sony gear. Morris shares some tips on capturing in-flight photos, camera settings, and more. 0:00 - Introduction 5:32 - The Story of Homer, Alaska, and its Eagles 9:05 - Using a Film Camera 11:22 - Other Bird Photos 12:19 - Photographing from a Boat 17:47 - Using Wind in Your Favor While Photographing Eagles 20:23 - Photographing Eagles at Sunrise 21:38 - Motion Blur 24:36 - Photographing with Canon and Nikon 27:36 -
Packing for a landscape photography trip can be stressful. Thankfully, Autumn Schrock is here to help you figure it all out. She explains what you should consider when planning a photo shoot and how to choose your gear and clothing accordingly. 0:00 - Introduction 2:52 - Questions for Preparing 14:26 - Packing List 42:20 - Camera Bags and How Schrock Packs Her Backpack 52:40 - More from Schrock 54:22 - Q&A 1:07:08 - Final Thoughts Ready to set out on your own trip to capture beautiful landscapes? Let us know what you’ll pack in the
Is your astrophotography hobby growing into something more? Join Benro’s Michael Bogue and Matt Hill, from National Parks at Night, as they go over everything you need to get started with astrophotography. 0:00 - Introduction 2:10 - What is Astrophotography? 7:40 - Why Astrophotography? 10:17 - Challenges of Astrophotography 15:22 - Star Point Photography Basics 20:58 - Basic Requirements for Astrophotography 22:39 - Helpful Apps 24:28 - The Process 26:29 - Photo Example Breakdowns 37:47 - Blending Static and Tracking 41:22 - Must-Have Gear
Color grading gives your photos extra flair. In this video, Matt Matkin walks us through his editing workflow and shows us how he color-grades a sunset image. 0:00 - Introduction 0:23 - Cropping and Light Panel 1:51 - Tone Curves 3:21 - HSL 4:09 - Color Grading What kind of style are you looking to create? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
Do you want to take your editing skills up a notch? Follow along as Alex M. López, from Capture One, covers the basics of color theory and contrast. Learn how to bring this theory into practice, thanks to the complete set of color tools in Capture One. 0:00 - Introduction 3:07 - Color Theory: How Color Affects Your Perception 4:32 - What Meanings Do Colors Hold? 7:12 - What is Color? How Does Color Work? 12:10 - Color Wheels and Color Combinations 20:00 - White Balance 25:58 – The Proprieties of Color: Hue, Saturation, Lightness 36:37 - Color
Sandra Coan explains some of the common marketing mistakes photographers make and how to avoid them. After watching this B&H video, you’ll have the basics for understanding how to craft a compelling marketing strategy that speaks directly to your ideal clients. 0:00 - Introduction 1:29 - How Coan Got Started 6:17 - Traditional Marketing vs. Modern Marketing 15:06 - Mistake #1: Doing What You Think You SHOULD Do 20:27 - Mistake #2: Thinking that Being Good at Photography Is Enough 23:13 - Mistake #3: Winging It 27:04 - How to Make a
From the accessories you need, to keeping your workspace clean, Tony Gale shares five must-know tips for photographing liquids, splashes, and pours. 0:00 - Introduction 0:10 - Speedlight 0:27 - Remote 0:41 - Keeping Your Studio Clean 0:58 - Keeping Glass Clean 1:19 - Objects 1:39 - Final Thoughts To learn more, join Tony Gale on June 12th, at 3:00 PM on BH Event Space. Are you ready to get creative with photographing liquids in motion? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
Everyone has come across a situation in which having the right equipment for the job makes all the difference. Join content creator and streaming pro Aaron Parecki as he demonstrates some of his favorite setups for streaming and recording video, using lights from SmallRig. 0:00 - Introduction 2:18 – Close-up Setup 9:17 - Studio Setup/Rig Setup 14:37 - White Balance Settings 24:05 - What Comes with the SmallRig Lights / 1 vs. 2-Light Setup 31:04 - Stage Lighting and White Balance Tips 39:09 - The Different SmallRig Lights 44:35 - Daylight vs.