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Posted 01/09/18
In this B&H Event Space video, photographer Stephanie Sinclair describes her experiences photographing people in their native surroundings. A faithful practitioner of environmental portraiture, Sinclair describes her approach to photographing her subjects in remote corners of the world for National Geographic, the New York Times, and other photojournalistic outlets. Topics covered include equipment, best methods for working under less-than-desirable lighting conditions, gender and other cultural issues, conflict photography, and other elements that contribute to producing powerful portraits, regardless of where your work takes you.
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Posted 01/17/18
In this B&H Event Space video, Jem Schofield, founder of the production company and educational resource the C47, walks you through the challenges of and effective solutions to film production as a solo endeavor or with a small crew. While film production equipment has gotten better and less expensive in recent years, the size of film crews have shrank. Companies are building small in-house production teams to create ongoing and high-quality content for their web and social media outlets, and corporate video production companies have also changed in terms of their structure and resources. Most significant, clients expect higher quality content for the same or less money. In addition to demonstrating specific equipment ideally suited to smaller crew production, including companies such as Triad-Orbit (T-O), for lighting / audio support and grip solutions, and Westcott for lighting and light shaping tools, Schofield discusses the big picture of modern digital camera systems from a technical standpoint. He addresses the realities of production from today into the future, focusing on the tough transitions from standard resolution to full HD to 4K acquisition, post and delivery. After watching, you’ll have a better grasp of how to seek out solutions, as well as how to be more efficient on set when working alone or with a smaller crew.
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Posted 12/11/14
It is that time of year again, when all those kids are getting ready to graduate from high school and move on to the next stage of their lives. And with that, photographers and photo enthusiasts get requests to capture senior portraits. Jeff Cable shows you some of his favorite senior portraits and tells you how he captured them. He provides photography tips, tips for shooting locations, talks about how to capture the personality of the senior in your photos—and how to make money doing it. Cable's talk will surely educate you and entertain you at the same time. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com Jeff Cable  started his professional photography career in the San Francisco Bay Area, photographing Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Since then, he has earned respect around the globe, capturing images at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, serving as the official photographer for Team USA Hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, and serving as the official photographer for Team USA Water Polo at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Cable is best known for his artistic passion, his easy-going attitude, and his ability to capture the emotion of any moment. He embraced digital cameras before they were widely accepted by the industry, and has continued to leverage the latest in technology to provide the best images with the best equipment. Cable has taught photography classes around the world, and fills his classes with useful information and lots of fun, too. He is one of our most requested speakers at B&H Photo, and when you watch this video, you will know why.
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Posted 07/31/14
The dawn of a new era is upon us.  For more than 100 years, camera companies have been trying to squeeze the best specs into the smallest available formats. Smartphones and point-and-shoot cameras are too limiting, and digital SLRs are too bulky. Enter the Mirrorless Generation. Now, we can pack big image quality into a small, travel-friendly package. Whether you are looking for a new camera or one to complement your existing system, Gabriel Biderman will help you wade through the latest crop of mirrorless cameras. With some companies offering up to five levels of mirrorless cameras, we will focus on the higher-end ones that Biderman feels can replace your DSLR—in most situations. 
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Posted 03/16/14
In this lecture, Philip Bloom provides an examination of what the options out there are for people wishing to move to the next level from Video DSLRs.
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Posted 02/25/20
Creating portraits on location can open up all kinds of opportunities for creativity but can also come with its own challenges. Sony Artisan of Imagery Tony Gale discusses how he approaches those challenges while shooting on location. Topics in this tutorial include environmental portraiture, outdoor versus studio portrait photography, scouting out a location, outdoor lighting techniques, and more. Sponsored by Sony
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Posted 12/06/17
It is that time of year again when all those high school seniors are thinking about their pending graduation. Both them and their parents are also thinking about senior portraits. And no we are not talking about the canned images taken by the school, we are talking about the creative photos taken outside in various locations. Jeff Cable is back once again to share his photos and business advice to help you take better senior photos and make money doing so. Jeff likes to keep it simple and will be showing you how he captures great images with one or two flash units and not much more. Jeff Cable Photography http://www.jeffcable.com/phototours http://www.jeffcable.com/
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Posted 12/11/18
Environmental portraits tell a story, by allowing a glimpse into the world of another individual, with a depth that surpasses the expressive capacity of a formal portrait. The subject is revealed by the photographer’s use of design, and composition of the background setting, with special attention to light, posture, expression, composition, and rapport. Each element divulges another aspect of the subject’s personality, requiring careful attention to detail. The technical concerns about light, camera angle and lenses, backgrounds, selective focus, and composition can sometimes overshadow the importance of making a connection with another human being. Honoring, respecting, and communicating with your subject are the first steps to making a meaningful, and storytelling photograph. However, it’s imperative to use good lighting techniques, both natural and with flash, to create the mood, and description of the scene, and capture the essence of the subject. Patience and observation help the photographer choose the right time and place, to capture the subject appropriately.
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Posted 04/03/20
Perhaps you want to create a consistent look for your Instagram feed or improve your photos, in general. Sarah Chaput de Saintonge, of Rocky Mountain School of Photography, encourages you to think about your personal style and how to show it in your photos. In this talk, she discusses photographic style, reviews Lightroom Classic’s editing tools, demonstrates editing techniques and how to create a preset. More photo editing tips: How to Create a Preset in Adobe Lightroom How to Clean up Your Mess in Adobe Lightroom Wedding Lightroom Presets with Jide Alakja
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