Jill Waterman

Jill Waterman

While she never dreamed of being a cowboy, the gift of a cowgirl outfit brought Jill Waterman to tears, until her parents relented and replaced the dainty skirt with some pants. She caught the photography bug while studying art in Paris, and she hasn’t looked back since. After more than a decade as a photo editor (surrounded by mountains of slides of varying heights), she added writing to the mix as an editor of custom publishing projects for Photo District News. A team member of the B&H Explora blog since 2015, Waterman moonlights as a night photography specialist. Her first book, the technical volume Night and Low Light Photography, www.nightphotographybook.com, was published by Amphoto in 2006. Learn more about her ongoing project to document New Year’s Eve celebrations around the globe at www.newyearphotos.com.

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A photographer’s gift is to record his or her encounters with the world in pictures. If that photographer meets with success, pictures from their archive are published in magazines and books, exhibited in museums and galleries, licensed for commercial use, and sold as prints. With careful planning, these images have a life that endures well beyond that of the artist, through the continuing...
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Calling up the hashtag #macro on Instagram currently reveals more than 18 million posts, with #macrophotography coming in a close second at more than 10 million. Numbers like that make finding individual feeds that stand out from the pack somewhat akin to searching for a needle in a haystack. There is certainly no shortage of talent, but more often than not, individual feeds include a smattering...
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With 215 episodes in the bank and dedicated listeners in countries that span the globe, over the past five years the B&H Photography Podcast has garnered more than three million downloads from B&H Photo’s Explora blog. Our intrepid team of John Harris, Allan Weitz, and Jason...
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A strange new acronym is suddenly everywhere: WFH, otherwise known as Work from Home. Not to be confused with WTF, Work from Home is a concept that seemed so very distant to most people saddled with the daily commute to an office job until so very recently. The sudden pressure to migrate to a 100% remote work culture...
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For more than six months, Caryn B. Davis immersed herself in everything she could learn about Antarctica in preparation for an epic photo expedition in January 2020. In Part 1 of our Q&A with Davis, she offered advice on how to pack and what gear to...
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As a former mountaineer who summitted Everest, Stefen Chow is accustomed to challenge and hardship. The year 2020 started with nothing but promise for this Beijing-based photographer and director. But, as he set off with his wife and children to celebrate the Chinese New Year with extended family in Malaysia and Singapore, little did he know that both his planned assignments and scheduled...
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The forced isolation of recent weeks has left many of us with extra time to catch up on reading. With that in mind, we’ve compiled this list of ten memorable photographer interviews from the B&H Photo Explora blog, your go-to spot for inspiration, education, and entertainment about photography, video, audio, and media of all sorts. Dig in,...
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A future career path wasn’t even a blip on the radar when Sara Dietschy first displayed the determination and moxie that would catapult her to Internet stardom in the traditionally male-driven arena of tech. As a 4-year-old in Grapevine, Texas, she just wanted to play sports with the boys. Dietschy credits her parents, particularly her mother, with the total support that has allowed her to always...
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Don’t underestimate any female,” says the legendary graffiti artist and muralist Lady Pink. “I was a little Latin 90-pound weakling, or so they thought, but the heart that I displayed, and the courage that I have for this kind of work was just unstoppable.” Pink is a veteran when it comes to rising above: at just 15 years old, she started writing graffiti alongside a posse of inner-city boys who...
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Getting great pictures of your newborn or infant is certainly not kid stuff. Indeed, the window of opportunity for coaxing a perfect expression and a picturesque pose from your little bundle of joy is fleeting, at best. For parents (and others) who aspire to capture such moments, user-friendly gear, highly functional accessories, and photogenic props can make all the difference. With this in mind...
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Conserve space in your home office and travel with ease using the Canon PIXMA TR150 Wireless Portable Printer and optional LK-72 Battery Pack Kit. Designed to fit in bags...
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Sara Dietschy is an anomaly in the tech space. At first glance, you may see a bubbly social butterfly, but ask her anything about photo, video, computers, or technology, and get ready to be schooled. From a precocious beginning in her middle school video class to immersing herself in music while gigging with a band, to her status today as a social media influencer and YouTube phenom, Dietschy (...
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According to world traveler Lexie Alford, “A lot of the time women are told that they can’t pursue their dreams because it’s not within our typical stereotypes.” Through a scope of experience that belies her youth, Alford observed that the most successful people break outside such restrictions, which led her to realize, “If you can pursue what makes you different, and what makes you come alive,...
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While much has been written about the significance of color management to optimal print output, the topic of adequate lighting conditions for the viewing and evaluation of photographic prints is an important detail that's usually given short shrift. Tom P. Ashe is an undisputed expert in translating transitory images viewed on a screen to a stunning presence in print. In addition to literally...
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Storytelling is in my bones. It’s part of how I function, it’s how I move through the world,” says Caitlin Morris, one of the three co-founders of the women-in-film collective Pitch Her Productions. Launched in 2014 with two of her closest friends, Chanel Waterhouse and Gloria Munoz, this organization is not just a girls’ club, but a place where women striving to get to the top of the film...
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