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
For Mother’s Day, let’s learn how to take photos of your mom that she will really like. Whether you're photographing a mom and her kids or a solo portrait, Maria Perez’s five tips, such as finding the right lighting or taking candid photos, will help you highlight her beauty.
Do you have any tips to share on how to take great portraits of mom? Use the Comments section, below, to describe your technique.
A few years ago, I published the groundbreaking article 8 Mistakes I Have Made in Photography and How You Can Avoid Them—a mea culpa that exposed me to endless ridicule around the halls of B&H. Well, I am back with another confessional—this time focusing on mistakes I have made in the dark while engaged in night photography. Although I made some of those
One of the first words I learned how to say was, “Moon.” All of my life, I have been fascinated by our natural satellite and I have been photographing it for as long as I have had a camera. My photos have gotten better over the years, but I still search for the perfect photo of the moon. Here are some tips and thoughts for your own lunar photography.
Above photograph: A waxing gibbous moon the day before the full moon. FUJIFILM X-T1; Leica APO-Televid 77 spotting scope @ 1000mm (1500mm, 35mm equivalent); f/13, 1/500-second, ISO 200
The question: What can you do with a macro lens? The answer: Just about anything! If you want to get into close-up photography, the best tool for the job is almost always a dedicated macro lens—preferably one that does life-size (1:1) reproduction. An alternative 1:2 (half-size) macro lens is nothing to sneeze at and could easily fall into the “best tool” category as well. Having said that, a macro lens is also a supremely capable tool for capturing portraits,
Go beyond conventional beauty standards when looking for portrait subjects. Professional photographer Shotti shares his tips and advice on photographing people with unique features.
Do you break the boundaries of conventional beauty in your portraiture? Tell us why this excites you, in the Comments section, below.
Adam Goldberg shares five tips for photographing pets in the studio, from camera settings to unique composition.
Do you like animals? Do you prefer them to humans? What are your own favorite tips for pet photo shoots? Let us know in the Comments section, below!
Trying to photograph the night sky but light pollution is getting in the way? Landscape and astrophotographer Jess Santos shares her knowledge regarding light pollution and how to combat it when you’re taking nightscape images. Watch and learn to understand the Bortle Scale, how to find locations, what filters to use, and more.
Where do you want to take night landscape photos? Let us know in the Comments section, below!
Professional photographer Sandra Coan takes you behind the scenes with this instructional video on using strobe lighting to photograph newborn babies. Learn how to recreate natural lighting, how to diffuse light, where to place your strobes, how to pose babies, and more.
Have you done any photographing of newborns using strobes? Did the bright flashes of light startle them and make them cry? Tell us about your adventures photographing babies, in the Comments section, below.
If you use an interchangeable-lens mirrorless digital camera, you know that one of the pleasures of mirrorless shooting is the ability to use lens-mount adapters to photograph with any number of vintage lenses (manual focus or autofocus), as well as some modern-day lenses from your favorite optical manufacturers. When using a crop sensor camera, you might have stumbled across adapters with the monikers
If you've always wanted to get better results from your portrait photography lighting, but are fearful of the process, then JC Carey has a simple solution! In this B&H Event Space video, Carey discusses how lens selection, camera settings, and the lighting gear itself will inform your creative choices during a photo shoot. At the end of this presentation, you will know the three steps for setting up your off-camera flash outdoors!
Are you fearful of setting up portrait lighting? Watch this video and fear no more!
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Nikon Ambassador Kristi Odom is in the field to teach you how to compose striking wildlife photographs, how to choose your camera settings, and how to be creative in your wildlife photography. Using the Nikon Z9, she photographs wolves, buffalo, and other species of wildlife.
On what kind of wildlife adventure do you want to go?
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Professional photographer Joe Edelman walks through the portrait lighting setups he's used during his creative photo shoots, including how to use color gels for lighting. Want to know more about planning a portrait photo shoot? Watch this video.
Do you have any tips of your own to share? Do it, in the Comments section.
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Canon Explorer of Light Michele Celentano shares five tips for more successful family photo shoots, from consulting beforehand to directing children. If you’ve ever had to wrangle a family for a portrait, this video could be very beneficial to you.
How do you go about photographing a family? Share in the Comments section.
Brandi Nicole shares five creative photography ideas for using the Nanlite Pavotube II 30X Lighting Kit. Go behind the scenes in her home studio and learn how to use these RGBWW LED tube lights. We hope these portrait photography tips inspire you to try your own photo shoot at home.
How do you get creative with your photography lighting? Tell us, in the Comments section.