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From stunning still-life shots to capturing the energy of a Michelin-starred restaurant, photographer/director Jim Sullivan’s skillful eye takes us through the kitchen and onto the plate. In this B&H Event Space video, we talk to Sullivan about how he got started in his career and personal projects. 0:00 - Introduction 2:24 - Sullivan’s Background and Food Photography 10:34 - Gear, Film, and Prints 19:14 - Staying Motivated 30:04 - Staying Inspired 36:49 - Sullivan’s Work 54:26 - Talking Food 57:50 - Final Thoughts Are you a fan or
This episode of the B&H Photography Podcast was originally released on November 10, 2017. We revisit it today in honor of Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary, and the holiday of Thanksgiving. With great thanks to Vikki Tobak and the Contact High Project, we welcome three photographers to our studio who are responsible for some of the most iconic images from the history of hip-hop. Janette Beckman, Eric
Make your photographs jump off the page (or screen) with the lessons Melanie Dunea has learned over the years. Her insight goes beyond manuals and gear—the experience and labor behind her photos convey the passion she has for her images. 0:00 - Introduction 2:33 - Overview of Dunea’s Work 5:41 - The Bone 10:29 - The Crooner 13:34 - Wonder Woman 15:48 - The Balloon 20:19 - Ian McKellen 23:38 – Passion Are you a fan of Dunea’s work? Tell us what grabs you the most about her images, in the Comments section, below.
1950s America proved fertile ground for photographers Robert Frank and Todd Webb, who both received Guggenheim Foundation grants to traverse the country in 1955 and record their respective visions. While Frank’s resulting book, The Americans, eventually made him a legend, Webb’s photographs remained unpublished, and were all but lost to history due to a 1970s-era business deal gone bad. The saga of Webb’s unaccounted-for archive and its eventual recovery is one of the juicier tidbits from today’s show, which focuses on the long-awaited
Sports photographer Jean Fruth does more than take pictures. She tells stories, giving you a sense of place and culture. Journey with Fruth as she shares her thought process when photographing a professional or amateur game. 0:00 - Jean Fruth’s Approach to Sports Photography 4:10 - From Grassroots to the Pros 11:58 - Giving Back 17:55 - Women and Girls in Baseball 30:26 - Final Thoughts Are you a sports photographer with tips to share? Please do so in the Comments section, below.
Do you need to publish a book to thrive as a fine art photographer? Photographer RJ Kern is here to answer that question. In this video, Kern explains the benefits of publishing your work, as well as the steps to make this happen successfully. 0:00 - Introduction 2:22 - Presentation Outline 5:28 - Don't Just Be Different, Be Even More Different 11:26 - How Important Is Publishing a Book? 15:27 - What Are the Outcomes? 18:50 - How to Find a Publisher / Self-Publishing 28:14 - Making Money from Your Published Books 42:47 - Colophon Examples 44:
Photographer Andrei Duman discusses his latest unique project, X-ray photography. Duman explains how he started this project, acquired an X-ray camera, and decided which items to X-ray. 0:00 - Introduction 2:00 - The Start of This Project 9:25 - The X-Ray Machine 14:08 - The Items He Chose to X-Ray 26:20 - Lego® Under the X-Ray 34:02 - Continuing the Project with Different Items 37:36 - Final Thoughts 40:18 - Q&A Are you curious about X-ray photography? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments section, below. Sponsored by
Join Westcott Top Pro Ian Spanier for an in-depth look at preparing for a photo shoot, from start to finish. Spanier shares his tips, from how to scout locations to his photo-editing workflow. 0:00 - Introduction 4:52 - Presentation Overview 7:28 - Tips from the Start 11:03 - Location and Setup 27:14 - Post-Photoshoot Plan 33:22 - Editing the Photo 1:01:15 - Final Tips/Thoughts Did you find these tips helpful? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
B&H recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary, hosting a spectacular two-day celebration for the creator community, Bild Expo 2023, at New York’s Jacob Javits Center. The podcast’s past three episodes have featured in-depth interviews with a few of the esteemed speakers who graced Bild’s four presenter stages. If you haven’t already done so, please give them a listen, and then—hold on to your hats—in this episode we’re trying something different! Above photograph courtesy of B&H
Photographer Jared "FroKnowsPhoto" Polin gets personal and shares the story behind one of his early photography projects. 0:00 - In This Video 3:06 - A Personal Photo Story 33:27 - Q&A Do you have any interesting stories about your own photography to share? Regale us in the Comments section, below.
Join us as we sit down with Mark de Paola and Phil Penman to peel back their creative processes and examine what makes them unique in the manner in which they capture images. 0:00 - Introduction 2:40 - The Commonalities that de Paola and Penman Share 9:46 - Keeping the Vision & Working with Others 17:24 - Parallels in de Paola and Penman’s Work and Working with Each Other 29:08 - Justifying What You See 31:53 - Exposing Your Mind to Ideas 38:22 - How Life Influences Their Work 44:20 - Diving into de Paola and Penman’s Work 1:16:09 - Final
Have you ever struggled with editing your images to present in a portfolio or as a story pitch? If so, our conversation in this podcast might be of some help. We recently had the great fortune to speak with one of the finest picture editors in the business, former National Geographic photographer, photo editor, and director of photography, Sarah Leen, who we interviewed as part of our coverage of B&H’s 50th Anniversary Bild Expo 2023. Leen has worked all sides of the table, starting
As Deanne Fitzmaurice describes it, a photojournalist's job is part sociology and part archeology, but most important, it's being on the cutting edge of what's happening, telling stories about people. It's this combination of varied disciplines, connecting with subjects, and learning something new every day that has held her fascination from her very beginnings at the San Francisco Chronicle through to the rich tapestry she's woven as a visual storyteller today. We recently sat down with Fitzmaurice to gain insights into the many facets of her
by Bjorn Petersen · Posted 10/18/2023
Canon’s RF-mount mirrorless system enjoys a well-rounded portfolio of lenses. Coupled with an ever-evolving selection of powerful mirrorless cameras, photographers are afforded the option to tailor a camera-lens kit that can address specific shooting styles. Whether you are looking a sleek and portable landscape shooting kit, or a speed-minded professional setup, there is an
by Nwakego Nwasike · Posted 10/17/2023
Are you interested in shooting portraits outside but don’t know what gear you’ll need or how to use natural light to your benefit? Nikon Ambassador Jerry Ghionis is here to help. Learn the ins and outs of outdoor portrait photography in this new five-part series. Ghionis will teach you how to prepare for an outdoor shoot, how to use off-camera flash, and much more.