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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No matter how many lenses a photographer has, there are often added lenses we still wish for, and even more lenses after which we lust. There are so many options that choosing your next lens can often involve a dizzying cavalcade of choices—manufacturers, focal lengths, prime or zoom functionality, auto or manual focusing, and price. Below, we offer up some thoughts on what your next lens might...
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Instead of an apron, food photographer Joanie Simon wears many hats—commercial and editorial imagemaker, recipe developer, photo educator, Blogger, YouTube Influencer, Livestreamer, and content creator extraordinaire. Over the past ten years, Simon has built her brand into a powerhouse of creative content and learning, leading us to invite her to appear as our next B&H Creator of the Week. By...
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Each autumn, as the days get shorter and the weather cools, chlorophyll production slows in hardwood trees and bushes, causing leaves to lose the vibrant green of summer. As these conditions overtake the map, nature puts on a brilliant show of color in many parts of the United States. The changing of the leaves follows a rough pathway from north to south, starting in early September and often...
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Photographer, physicist, philosopher, horologist—these are just a few of the many facets that define the indefatigable Ming Thein. Armed with a camera since age 16, his photographic career has spanned a wide range of subjects and an even more impressive reach. His extensive musings on photography, as catalogued on his eponymous blog, amount to more than 1,800 articles, two million words, 200...
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Time flies and the seasons are changing… so get cracking and submit your most creative autumn pictures to the B&H Fall Photo Challenge. Following on the heels of two popular B&H Photo Challenge Sweepstakes that we ran earlier this year, we’re now inviting you to show us your best efforts across these seven autumn-inspired photo categories: Colors of Fall, Fall Textures, Natural Abstract,...
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Once considered a mysterious and challenging creative endeavor, night photography is now more accessible than ever, thanks in part to the awe-inspiring workshops led by the five partners behind National Parks at Night (NPAN). With more than 400 successful workshops completed between them, Gabriel Biderman, Tim Cooper, Matt Hill,...
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Photography is notable among the arts for its ability to make change in the world. This can take many forms, from documentation of hardship to inspire social change to the exploration of invisible realms, leading to scientific discovery. Equally relevant is the use of photography as a teaching tool, dedicated to building confidence and affecting change in the lives and ambitions of underserved...
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Photo education has undergone significant changes since the story Photography Student? Here Is Some Advice from Teachers was published last year at this time—changes that are no less dramatic than the process of teaching and learning as a whole. With the sudden...
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As described in our companion article that makes up Part 1 of this story, both teachers and students scrambled to face unique challenges and solve unforeseen problems with the sudden shift from face-to-face classes to remote learning in March 2020. Since a new school year is now upon us, we asked a diverse group of educators for updated tips, as well as insights about the online teaching/learning...
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Like a kid in a candy store, it’s time to hustle up to the front of the counter and try Lowel’s new lineup of C-stands and grip accessories—a veritable erector set for photographers and filmmakers. Featuring sturdy aluminum-and-steel construction, Lowel’s first foray into the professional grip industry comes in two different flavors of C-stands—a ...
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Sidney Baker-Green was still in high school when he first embarked on his creative journey as a wedding photographer and content creator, which now spans still photography and filmmaking. Over the past seven years, he has shared a wide variety of image-making adventures, gear reviews, business advice, and tech tips with a growing audience on social media, leading us to invite him to collaborate...
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It sure is hot out there… so let’s have some hot fun in the summertime with the B&H Summer Photo Challenge. Following up from the B&H At-Home Self-Portrait Sweepstakes earlier this spring, we’re now inviting you to step outside and show us your best pictures across these seven summer fun categories: Stay Cool, Sunset Silhouette, Summer Palette, What’s On Your Plate, Summer Nights, Summer...
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Ever since Olympus announced its intention to transfer its imaging business to Japan Industrial Partners, Inc. (JIP), on June 24, we’ve been anxious to learn further details. For 84 years, the Olympus brand has been synonymous with innovative camera technology and unique product development. What effects will this transfer have on the current and upcoming Olympus product line? What will it mean...
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Typing #food into Instagram's search bar returns almost 400 million posts, making the search for food photographers on this social platform somewhat akin to "shooting fish in a barrel." Yet, while the number of followers to the most popular feeds surpasses the million mark, when it comes to the topic of food, it's a common occurrence for cookbook authors, recipe creators, food stylists, and...
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Commercial photographer and film director Jay P. Morgan is a showman at heart, a talent that’s on full display in the photo and video tutorials and reviews on his website, The Slanted Lens. From camera basics to lighting tutorials, workflow recommendations to special effects segments, business tips to imaging trends, Morgan is renowned for insightful content that’s as educational as it is...
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