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by Todd Vorenkamp · Posted 04/19/2023
When the moon passes directly between Earth and the sun, those on Earth are treated to one of nature’s greatest spectacles—a total solar eclipse. It is a phenomenon that almost every observer would like to capture in a photograph. Due to the rarity of the event, the short duration in which to capture it, and the dynamic nature of the subject, it is one of those photographic opportunities that requires the proper gear, setup, planning, and practice. Eclipse and solar photographs © Todd Vorenkamp I cannot emphasize the previous sentence enough.
by Robert Sansivero · Posted 04/17/2023
If you’re just getting started with food photography, you probably have some questions. I certainly did. There are countless ways to set up a beautiful shot of a meal or enticing ingredient. Where to start? This three-part series will focus on how to light food for photographs. We’ll start with natural light since it is the most abundant and affordable light source. Many successful food photographers create stunning images using only natural light. Next, we will consider continuous lights, ranging from incandescent bulbs at home to tunable
Portrait photography isn’t as difficult as you think. Follow along as Miguel Quiles Jr. shares five steps to help you improve your portrait photography and capture more powerful images. 0:00 - Overview 7:27 - Step 1 17:27 - Step 2 25:51 - Step 3 31:39 - Step 4 35:28 - Step 5 and Q&A Did you find these tips helpful? Let us know in the Comments section, below. Sponsored by
“Do I really replace lenses or just buy more of them? That’s the major question,” says Kevin Rickert, B&H Photo’s Senior Sales Trainer for cameras and lighting, in the heat of discussion for our Notable Lens Releases of 2022 and 2023 episode. Listen in as we assess the latest crop of optics from Canon, FUJIFILM,
Anything you have the power to dream up, you have the power to create. Nikon Ambassador Dixie Dixon explains why the Nikon Z9 and NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S allow her to find inspiration for her portraits, while also focusing on capturing photos. 0:00 - Dixon’s Career 9:42 - Nikon Z9 and NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S 28:00 - Photoshoot Behind the Scenes 30:53 - Working with Animals in Fashion Photography 40:06 - Getting Creative 47:27 - Q&A
In this video, Sam Hurd discusses why he uses the word “craftsman” instead of “storyteller” to describe himself as a photographer. Hurd also shares how he finds creative inspiration when feeling burned out, and how he views his career. 0:00 - Overview and Hurd's Work 5:33 - “Artists Are Ultimately Craftspeople” 13:29 - Hurd's Journey and the Creative Mindset 26:07 - Career Arc 34:22 - AI Tools 42:58 - Simply Being a Photographer 44:15 - Q&A What words would you use to describe yourself as a photographer? Let us know in the Comments
Are you new to the world of ultra-wide lenses? Follow along as Matt Zefi shares his favorite tips and tricks for capturing incredible images using an ultra-wide focal length lens. 0:00 - Introduction 0:14 - What is an Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens? 0:38 - Distortion 1:33 - Compositions in Landscapes 2:22 - Wide-Angle Portraits 2:48 - Filters 3:17 - Must-Know Tips Do you shoot with ultra-wide lenses? Share your tips in the Comments section, below.
From behind the wheel to behind the camera, Justin Bell always manages to forge personal connections with the subjects of the portraits he takes. In this video, Bell sits down with us to discuss his love of racing and photography. 0:00 - Introduction 3:08 - Bell’s Love for Art and Racing 10:32 - Why Bell Photographs with Leica 19:05 - Bell’s Racing Photography Has its Own Unique Look 25:30 - Bell’s Favorite Images 41:32 - Leica SL vs. Leica Q2 47:42 - Who is Still Shooting Film? 52:06 - Leica Maintains its Value 53:30 - Life with Legends 57:
Get ready for a crash course in professional pet photography. Watch and learn as Sigma Ambassador Anabel DFlux shares her approach to photographing pets. She lets us know which lenses she uses, the settings she chooses, and other helpful tidbits. By the end of the video, you’ll be ready to put your new pet photography skills to use. 0:00 - About Anabel DFlux 1:36 - The Camera 5:50 - The Lenses 16:31 - Additional Gear 19:49 - Camera Settings, Depth of Field, Nailing Focus 28:12 - Panning 29:21 - Metering 32:52 - Portrait Tricks 38:07 - Candids
Join Scott Kelby (@KelbyOne) in this presentation as he shares 10 tips that will help you think differently about making portraits. 0:00 - Overview 2:58 - Style Guide 10:35 - The Importance of Connection 18:11 - Great Light 20:51 - Responsible Retouching 28:49 - Good Color and Skin Tone 30:50 - The Eyes 31:56 - The Background 34:51 - Lens Selection 40:30 - Emotion and Expression 43:09 - Solid Composition 44:48 - Bonus Are you a portrait shooter with some tips to share? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
Grab a friend and head outdoors! Whether you're a travel photographer looking to go beyond the typical tourist photo, or a landscape photographer trying to add a subject to your image, Maria Perez is here to help. In this video, she shares her tips for choosing a lens focal length, composing your frame, and posing your subject outdoors. If you have any other tips on taking great portraits while traveling, let us know in the Comments section, below. 0:00 - Introduction 0:21 - Wide-Angle Portraits 1:03 - Standard Lens (35mm or 50mm) 1:27 -
Join Sony Artisan of Imagery Mike Colon as he takes us through his editing process. Learn Colon’s tips for culling, organizing, and getting the most out of your images. 0:00 - Introduction 3:25 - Going through Photos 5:48 - Adjusting the Crop 10:13 - Adjusting Levels with Gradient and Layers 16:36 - Eliminating Distractions 21:45 - Searching for an Image that Stands Out 25:33 - Editing Process 32:15 - Editing in Photoshop 50:55 - Revisiting Photos 56:20 - Making Your Work Look More Natural 1:01:10 - Final Thoughts Sponsored by
In this video, Monica Sigmon explains how powerful family portraits can be. If you want to learn how to brand and price your work properly, plan your photoshoots, run your studio, and more, let Sigmon be your guide. What is your process for taking family portraits? Tell us about the gear and lighting you prefer in the Comments section, below. 0:00 - Clayton Singleton, "I See You" 2:59 - About Sigmon’s Work 6:33 - The Power of a Portrait 8:01 - Having an Investment-Worthy Product 16:25 - The Processes 25:19 - Confidence 31:42 - Pricing 37:02
In this video, Kristina Sherk presents a talk on Adobe Lightroom Classic's updated features for 2023. These AI-powered tools will streamline your portrait-editing process, saving you hours of work. 0:00 - Introduction 1:21 - Content-Aware Remove Tool 12:32 - Select Background 21:13 - Intersect and Select Object 35:07 - Select Specific Features and Sync 46:11 - Q&A 48:57 - Presets 50:08 - Detecting and Masking Multiple People 53:06 - Notes for This Presentation Watch more presentations from
Join astro/landscape photographer Matt Hill as he shares a few simple tips to get beautiful dusk and golden-hour photos full of rich, vibrant, and accurate colors. 0:00 - Introduction 3:46 - Why Night Photographers Photograph the Sunset and Twilight 11:03 - Good Capture Leads to Good Edits 14:04 - What Color is Twilight? / Mojave Case Study 24:59 - Twilight Capture Settings 27:16 - Color Checker 29:24 - Editing in Lightroom Classic 33:13 - How to Apply Color-Checker Calibration to Photos 44:58 - Creating a Signature Method 47:42 - The Color