Joining the vlogging party, Nikon has just announced the Z30 mirrorless camera: a decidedly compact and connected camera built for creators looking to record and share their everyday adventures. This DX-format cam borrows specs and capabilities from other Z cameras, including their renowned image quality and advanced autofocus performance, but sports an all-new design and purpose-built handling that prioritizes video and single-shooter productions
Continuing the theme of compact, lightweight long lenses, Nikon has launched its latest super-telephoto prime, the NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S. This new telephoto follows in the footsteps of the impressive Z 800mm f/6.3, and Nikon describes it as “the smallest, lightest 400mm” the brand has ever created. Providing a healthy mixture of reach and portability, this lens promises to be an excellent option for nature and wildlife photography, especially
Profoto has created a world where studio-quality lighting can be used virtually anywhere with the new, ultra-compact A2 Flash Head. Capable of producing 100Ws of power while taking up about as much space as a can of soda, the A2 can be easily handheld, mounted on a stand, or rigged in creative ways impossible with larger, heavier lights. Add compatibility with Profoto’s
Whether you're photographing frogs in the Amazon or insects in your backyard, in this B&H video, Sony Artisan Colby Brown shares his most important tips for photographing wildlife at a macro scale.
0:00 - Introduction
0:19 - Tip 1: Lens Type
0:55 - Tip 2: Off-Camera Flash
1:36 - Tip 3: Learn Your Subject
2:04 - Tip 4: Respect the Creatures
2:37 - Tip 5: Bug Spray
3:25 - Final Thoughts
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Berty Mandagie discusses film photography tips that beginners need to know!
0:00 - Intro
0:14 - Tip 1 - Shoot with Confidence
0:36 - Tip 2 - Know Your Camera
1:06 - Tip 3 - Try Them All
1:43 - Tip 4 - Prime Lens
1:59 - Tip 5 - Remember Your Camera Settings
2:35 - Final Thoughts
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Whether you're engaged in the process of photography, videography, livestreaming, zoom meetings, or vlogging, the Luxli Cello² can be used creatively in any situation. Luxli Product Trainer and photographer Stephen Gomez shows you how to use this RGBAW light in various photography and video lighting setups.
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Building on the popularity of last year’s 28-70mm f/2.8, Sigma has just announced the 16-28mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary. Portable, versatile, and all about wide angle, this sleek little zoom balances two of the most desirable assets in lens design: compactness and speed. And with those two attributes, this lens is positioned as a go-to choice for architecture, landscape, and travel shooting—instances where you value an ultra-wide field of
Professional photographer Tony Gale shares five tips for photographing people in natural light. Gale teaches us about bouncing natural light using a reflector, backlighting your subjects, and more.
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Panasonic is launching its widest-angle prime rectilinear lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras in the form of the new Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 9mm f/1.7 ASPH with the 35mm equivalent field of view of an 18mm lens. This ultra-wide lens is also the widest Micro Four Thirds Panasonic prime optic to wear the Leica badge.
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 9mm f/1.7 ASPH
This new lens is designed to capture expansive vistas and is created for
For Mother’s Day, let’s learn how to take photos of your mom that she will really like. Whether you're photographing a mom and her kids or a solo portrait, Maria Perez’s five tips, such as finding the right lighting or taking candid photos, will help you highlight her beauty.
Do you have any tips to share on how to take great portraits of mom? Use the Comments section, below, to describe your technique.
We test the new Rotolight NEO 3 in a studio portrait photo shoot. Don't be fooled by its compact size—the Neo 3 packs a huge punch in terms of power. It operates as a continuous light and a strobe light, and it offers more than 16.7 million color variations. Whether you use it as an off-camera flash or a continuous light source, your creativity will flourish with the Rotolight NEO 3!
If you have any questions or bold statements to make about this
Luxli has introduced the newest member of its Orchestra Series, the Luxli Timpani² ! This LED light panel offers a color temperature range of 2800 to 10,000K, 150 colored filters, 10 customizable animated effects, and more. Plus, the new High Frame Rate (HFR) mode allows users to shoot at high frame rates without unwanted banding. Join Doug Guerra in the studio as he tests the Luxli Timpani² in various setups.
Over the course of six years, Sony’s G Master lineup has offered some of the best lenses in the business—and yet Sony still pushes itself to get even better. With the release of the FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II, it’s easy to see Sony’s drive to improve in action based on all the upgrades made to one of its earliest, and still good, G Master lenses. Sony also appears to be watching industry trends, further tuning its optics and handling to suit the demands
Go beyond conventional beauty standards when looking for portrait subjects. Professional photographer Shotti shares his tips and advice on photographing people with unique features.
Do you break the boundaries of conventional beauty in your portraiture? Tell us why this excites you, in the Comments section, below.