Photographing holiday lights and candles is one of the most fun holiday adventures any photographer can have and a great way to explore and enjoy the festive lights in your neighborhood and home.
Here are some tips on how to make the most of your captures of holiday lights while you wait to receive gifts from your B&H wish list!
1. Use Low-Light / Night Photography Techniques
The best time to view holiday lights is when the lights go down (indoors and outside). Therefore, you will benefit from the tried-and-true practices of
John Kingston of @Roaming Lost shares five important tips to make your digital nomad life easier, from staying organized to being connected when off the grid. We also take a look at how his van is set up for roaming!
0:00 - Tip 1
0:57 - Tip 2
1:41 - Tip 3
2:41 - Tip 4
3:30 - Tip 5
4:29 - Final Thoughts
In this B&H video, Scott Kelby will change how you, as a photographer, think of your iPhone's camera. Follow along to learn how to use your mobile phone as your second camera while travelling and still produce awesome photos.
0:00 - Benefits of Using a Smartphone
5:06 - Change How You Think
11:11 - 20 Tips for Better iPhone Photos
44:03 - Final Thoughts
It’s true that keeping your equipment clean and in tip-top shape can be a chore, but it’s unfortunately a chore that everyone needs to take on at some point. Right now might just be the perfect time to take on the arduous tasks of giving your lenses a good cleaning, as well as maybe stepping up to the intimidating process of cleaning your sensor. Keeping both of these tools clean helps to ensure the highest image quality when you get back to shooting, and will also make your post-production life a bit more efficient. It’s also a good thing to
Great products deserve (and often receive) great product photography. Whether you are photographing items for online sales, Internet auctions, or simply taking still life photos of a prized possession, there are some simple (and relatively inexpensive) gear and tips that can help your photos stand out from the others.
Online Auctions & Internet Marketplaces
We’ve all seen sub-par product images online. Let’s face it, they do not want to make you reach for your credit card or increase your bid. Smartphone snapshots are perfectly fine if you
Professional photojournalist Michael Brochstein teaches you how to get started in the field of photojournalism. He will cover topics such as how photojournalists are hired, what gear and software to use, how to obtain "media access," and so much more!
0:00 – Introduction
1:19 – Genres of Photojournalism
2:32 – What Gets Published
3:26 – Employment
8:55 – Different Angles
13:48 – Terminology
20:08 – Photographing Talking Heads
23:48 – Post-Production Software
25:19 – Workflow: General
30:40 – Workflow: Captioning
32:33 – Workflow: Culling
Watch as professional cityscape and landscape photographer Jennifer Khordi breaks down her process of planning and shooting the Milky Way and the Moon over New York City. Khordi demonstrates how she plans her shots using PhotoPills and shares her favorite photos.
0:00 - Introduction
0:40 - Gear for Photographing the Milky Way
1:02 - Imagine, Plan, Shoot
3:28 - Composition: Know Your Subject
5:45 - Photos of the Milky Way at Different Times
7:55 - Using the Photopills App and Light Pollution
15:20 - Blended Photos of Blue Hour
23:12 - Gear for
In this tutorial, learn how @Kyler Steele accomplishes his cinematic, vintage look through color grading in Lightroom, as well as how to apply these techniques to your own photos.
Care to share your own tips for color grading? Post in the Comments section, below.
0:00 - Introduction
0:18 - Profiles
0:40 - HSL
1:34 - Calibration
2:12 - Reference Tool
2:41 - Presets
3:46 - Final Thoughts
This is your introduction to drone photography and videography! As a beginner, it might seem daunting to know where to start, but Matt Zefi has you covered with tips on safety, taking different types of cinematic shots, composition, finding the best lighting, and more. Zefi uses the DJI Mavic 3, but many of his tips apply to myriad drones.
0:00 - Introduction
0:30 - Safety Regulations, Training, and Preparations
1:24 - Drone Basics (Photo and Video)
3:26 - Speed vs. Altitude
3:56 - Creativity
One of the leading trends in digital cameras over the past few years has been the development of advanced video capabilities in mirrorless and DSLR cameras. Features that could once only be found in costly cinema cameras now come standard in still cameras targeted toward hybrid photo-video content creators. Accompanying the interest in cameras able to create high-quality stills and videos has come a demand for lights that can be used for both purposes.
While on-camera flashes and strobes have long been the standard for photographers, the short
How unfortunate is it that some of the best photographic opportunities present themselves when it's miserably cold outside? It doesn't matter what kind of camera equipment you're using; proper preparation and knowledge of your gear and environment are essential to helping ensure success when you're out in the cold, making photographs.
Before we talk photography, let me say this: be smart. Cold causes hypothermia and frostbite. There is no potential photograph
Are you interested in stepping into the wide and wonderful world of photography? Well, you’ve certainly come to the right place! This short checklist of a dozen items is designed to get you started in digital or film photography and headed in the right direction!
The first thing you need is an interest in photography. If you are reading these words, you likely already checked that box. If you are debating whether to take the dive into photography, you might want to give it some careful thought, or cater your purchases toward your
Simi Jois shares her process for creating light and airy still life photos using natural light. Join her as she demonstrates how she styles food in an appealing way.
Do you wish to improve your food photos? Watch this B&H Event Space video!
Click here to watch Part 1
0:00 - Introduction
1:02 - Recap
6:40 - Demo
48:43 - Q&A
Want tack-sharp wildlife photos or an easier way to hold your telephoto lens? Whether you're photographing birds or bears, gimbal heads are a great accessory to level up your photography game and your game photography. In this tutorial, Matt Zefi shows you how to balance a gimbal head, and demonstrates its use in the field.
Do you use a gimbal head to level your wildlife photos? Have you never used one and are
Outdoor photographer L. Renee, aka Urban Climbr, shares five tips for preparing for an adventure photo shoot, such as choosing your gear, getting creative, and other important items to bring along.
0:17 Tip 1
0:58 Tip 2
1:40 Tip 3
2:21 Tip 4
2:40 Tip 5
3:32 Final Thoughts