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Posted 05/01/20
See how refraction works and how to be creative with it in your photography. There are various ways you can use this phenomenon, such as with water drops, a glass ball, or even a glass of water. These photography tricks work for either outdoor or indoor photography, so let your creativity flow! Also check out these At-Home videos for more ways to help you stay creative at home.
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Posted 04/21/20
Just because we can’t travel right now, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy outdoor photography! During this DIY home photo shoot, Maria Perez talks about long-exposure photography settings (such as ISO, aperture, and shutter speed) and gear to use, such as an ND filter. Watch along as she experiments with photographing a DIY waterfall, a bonfire, and light painting. Also check out these  At-Home videos  for more ways to help you stay creative at home.
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Posted 04/07/20
Looking for things to do when you’re bored and social distancing? Get your family or roommates involved with some portrait photography! Maria, with her roommate as her model, shares some of her ideas for home portrait photography. Using natural light, she demonstrates a few DIY lighting tips, as well as photography tricks using props from your backyard. Also check out these At-Home videos for more ways to help you stay creative at home.
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Posted 09/02/19
Sony Kando is a week-long experience for photographers and videographers to learn and network with fellow creatives. B&H's Jake Estes used his time at Kando 3.0 to learn about everything from long exposure and wildlife photography to portraiture and more. He spent the week in Oregon, learning from Sony Artisans such as Katrin Eismann, Colby Brown, and Sara France, and talking with Sony Alpha Collective members and photographers from around the world. Check out the video to see how it went!
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Posted 06/20/19
In this B&H interview, wedding/portrait photographer Sam Hurd offers five simple tips to help you add a creative element to location portraits in any environment. When shooting with a prime lens and shallow depth of field, mask distracting elements from a scene by holding the side of a basic cell phone in front of your lens, creating a reflection on demand. A six-inch triangular glass prism can be used in the same way to enhance a portrait with dual reflections, or even flares and distortions if you pivot the prism and shoot at an angle. Pick up an unmounted double convex lens to create imperfect reflections and explosions of bokeh in scenes with small bright light sources, especially at night. An old anamorphic lens takes on new life when held in front of your prime, to distort an image in a fun house mirror effect. Undistort the perspective in post using Lightroom or Photoshop, to achieve a cinematic perspective with shallow depth of field. And, in sunset conditions or a harsh light situation, hold a 1 x 1" copper or metal pipe in front of your lens to enable controllable dramatic flare, which Hurd calls a ring of fire.
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Posted 05/07/14
In this special on Wedding Tips, famed wedding photographer Joe Buissink visited the B&H studio to discuss the importance of storytelling and artistry within your work.
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Posted 04/11/14
In this B&H video, renowned wedding and portrait photographer Moshe Zusman displays the contents of his camera bag and explains the importance of all his gear. His philosophy: “quality, not quantity.” Zusman shows off his camera—and stresses the importance of carrying a backup camera—and reviews his favorite lenses and why they work well for his style of capturing a wedding. In addition to these basics, Zusman talks about speed light flashes, wireless triggers, speed light clamps, memory cards, and battery power. Watch this video and you will know more about how to equip yourself for shooting a wedding without worrying. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&H.com.
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Posted 04/11/14
In this quick tutorial, wedding photographer Moshe Zusman talks about how he handles lighting with different tools and light shapers. He suggests using off-camera flash for more creativity; you can start with speed lights, and then advance to studio systems with light-shaping tools such as softboxes, grid diffusers, and umbrellas. For more flexibility, you can use wireless triggering systems to fire your camera and flash. Zusman likes grid diffusers on a softbox because the light is more angular and he has more control; it’s easier to balance exposures with off-camera lighting—and you get better skin tones. The tutorial also provides advice about when to use on-camera flash (for the processional only, not during the ceremony), building a studio-lighting setup on the site (key and fill, rim lights, umbrellas, softboxes to control light, and more), making wedding party portraits, and the idea of creating “first look” portraits of the bride and groom so you won’t have to squeeze their portrait session into a 15-minute cocktail hour. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&H.com.
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Posted 04/02/14
In this segment from B&H's "Wedding Event of the Season" seminar, recorded live at the New Yorker hotel, Mel DiGiacomo shares pearls of wisdom he's gathered during a decades-long career as a photographer.
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Posted 03/18/14
Join renowned wedding photographer Moshe Zusman as he explains his approach and shares some of his techniques for posing brides, grooms, and wedding parties. If you want your wedding portraits to possess pizzazz, character, elegance, and a natural feel, Zusman suggests that you treat each image as though it were part of a high-fashion shoot. You can achieve the best images by posing your subjects assertively—and you can imprint ideas in your consciousness by posing your friends, spouses, or relatives in practice. Plan in advance, scout locations, use natural light whenever possible, consider what your backgrounds look like, and let your subjects know that you wish to create a “GQ” vibe in their portraits, to set the mood and bring out their best attitudes. Zusman says the best photos come when you avoid having the bride, groom, and wedding party members stand up stick-straight; he explains how to make them look beautiful, fluid, and interactive. Zusman also discusses how groups will be affected by the environment in which you are photographing them, and then how you can use that space to craft luminous, attractive group portraits. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&H.com. Click to view all wedding videos and articles.
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