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Canon is making a big splash with a trio of new zooms for its EOS R mirrorless system: the RF 24-105mm f/2.8 L IS USM Z, the RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM, and the RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM. Each of
Posing subjects has been the highlight of Roberto Valenzuela's photography career. In this video, Valenzuela shares the most important lessons he's learned when posing his subjects, from models to families. 0:00 - In This Presentation 2:26 - Three Stages of Posing 5:33 - The Spine 19:08 - Have a Vision 22:15 - Snapshot vs. Portrait 25:47 - Movement 31:44 - Communication 40:15 - Corrective Posing 42:32 - Energy 44:41 - Editorial 48:45 - Lens Compression and Distortion 50:28 - Free Form Posing Challenge 52:45 - In-Camera Techniques Do you have
by Rachel Leathe · Posted 10/31/2023
There's nothing quite like the thrilling spontaneity of grabbing your camera and stepping out the door with no plan other than to point and shoot at whatever captivating scenes you encounter. In the realm of professional photography, where meticulous control over light, talent, and location is the norm, street photography throws all of that out the window, transforming the world into your unscripted canvas. The absence of predetermined variables and the sheer randomness of it all can be an incredibly liberating and enlightening experience for
by Rachel Leathe · Posted 10/30/2023
What makes a good landscape camera? Is it the megapixel count? Sensor size? Ergonomics? This article will help you develop a personal metric for finding your ideal camera to capture everything from stunning mountain ranges to star-strewn night skies. We'll help you wade through all the technical mumbo jumbo to figure out what specs really matter for the type of landscapes you want to photograph. Megapixels It doesn't get much more basic than megapixels. They're like the atoms of photography. But just how many do you need exactly? The age-old
If you are stranded on a desert island and can only have one camera lens with you, which lens would you choose? If your answer wasn’t, “A 50mm (or 50mm equivalent lens),” then you might be wrong. The 50mm prime lens, or “Nifty Fifty,” is the one lens every photographer toting an interchangeable-lens camera should own… and use. Why? Before I tell you all the reasons, I will tell you a sea story. But, before that, know that in the world of different sensor (and film) sizes, there are different focal lengths that produce a field of view
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.
by Josh Taylor · Posted 10/30/2023
Many experienced photographers think of fast moderate telephoto lenses, as “portrait lenses” because so many professional portrait photographers rely on them. Lenses in the 85-105mm focal length range with maximum apertures between f/1.4 and f/2.8 can capture frame-filling headshots and head-and-shoulders portraits at moderate shooting distances, thus minimizing apparent perspective distortion—the dreaded “big-nose effect”—in close-ups. And they deliver very shallow depth of field at their widest apertures, creating compelling pictorial
Have the sparkling new images from the James Webb Space Telescope made you, or someone you know, want to explore the cosmos from your backyard? If the answer is “Yes!”, then you have come to the right place because B&H Photo is your one-stop shop for some great, out-of-this-world gifts and gear. Here is a quick guide to just some of the binoculars, telescopes, and other astronomical gear we have for your off-world adventures. Binoculars By far, the easiest tool to improve your stargazing is a good pair of
I recently had an appointment with Dr. Google that culminated in a self-diagnosis of Raynaud’s disease. I wanted to find the best “photography gloves” for my condition so that I can keep shooting through the cold of winter, but with so many options, I was immediately left adrift in a cold sea. All my life, my hands and feet
Gift shopping for photographers is easy—especially with B&H Photo and all our holiday gift guides. But, if you have a night photographer in your life, you might have noticed that they are, by the nature of the craft, equipped with a lot of the gear they need to get shots after dark. Because they likely suffer from a nighttime strain of Gear Acquisition Syndrome (G.A.S.), the gift shopper is left with limited options. Never fear, however, here are a few ideas with the specific needs and wants of the night photographer in mind! 1.
In the final part of this series, Sony Artisan of Imagery Tony Gale shares his entire post-production workflow. You'll learn how to transfer, organize, import, backup, edit, export, and distribute your photos. 0:00 - Introduction 7:51 - In This Webinar 8:39 - Transferring to a Computer 13:09 - Importing, Renaming, Organizing Images 19:09 - Backing Up Files 21:54 - Rating Images 25:05 - Different Editing Apps 26:55 - Editing in Sony Imaging Edge 33:32 - Editing in Capture One 38:48 - Editing in Lightroom Classic 44:42 - Retouching and
by Shawn C. Steiner · Posted 10/27/2023
Leica has been laying on the announcements for two consecutive weeks! Last week the brand introduced a pair of SL lenses; this week, Leica revisits the classic rangefinder with the launch of the M11-P. This more discreet and slightly upgraded version of the M11 has a potentially game-changing innovation: the ability to encrypt metadata and copyright info using technology from the Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI). But
by Rebecca Melville · Posted 10/26/2023
What do street photographers really need? Give them a compelling scene, contrasting characters, and a stealth camera to capture it all, and they’re happy. While there aren’t really accessories that can make or break a street photographer’s ability to create, there are certainly things to make the workflow smoother, the load lighter, and the photos a little better. Let’s check out a few options you might consider gifting, below. Camera Grips Lightweight and easily concealed, compact cameras are the preferred choice of street photographers.
Sigma's 10-18mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary is the perfect lens for hybrid shooters working with APS-C cameras. Vloggers and photographers will enjoy its small form factor and wide f/2.8 aperture. Watch to learn all about it. Will you be adding this lens to your kit? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
The NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S offers Nikon users another super-telephoto lens from its comprehensive lineup. How does this differ from its f/4 counterpart, as well as the NIKKOR Z 180-600 f/5.6-6.3? Nick Brigadier takes the Nikon NIKKOR Z 600m f/6.3 VR S out for a spin to test its wildlife and portrait-photography capabilities. 0:00 - Introduction and Key Specs 0:39 - Detailed Specs, Sample Photos, and Video 3:06 - This Lens vs. NIKKOR Z 180-600 f/5.6-6.3 vs. NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 3:47 -