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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 04/30/19
Join photographer Tomayia Colvin as she presents a lecture on building your personal brand, at Depth of Field 2019. Colvin emphasizes taking risks as an important step and provides a great deal of advice to help you become a better and happier photographer. If you enjoyed this video, you can find more, at BandH.com.
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Posted 04/30/19
Watch Rachel Silver at B&H’s Depth of Field 2019 discuss her motivation for creating Love Stories TV, a wedding video platform that aggregates footage from videographers and delivers it to a worldwide audience of millennial women and engaged couples. Silver also discusses the benefits of publishing wedding content online and other useful tips. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
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Posted 02/26/19
At B&H's Depth of Field 2019, photographer Peter Hurley shares a ton of great information on how to become a successful headshot photographer—including the vital role social media can play in building your business. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view our entire catalog of instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
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Posted 02/26/19
Watch Brian Smith, at B&H’s Depth of Field 2019, as he discusses his personal philosophy on effective portrait making. Smith believes the emphasis should be on the psychology of a portrait—how you, the photographer, interact and connect with your subject. Find out why in this informative presentation. When you’re finished, be sure to check out the rest of our wide selection of instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
713 Views
Posted 12/28/18
How do you create rich, smooth, buttery bokeh? First, you must start with shallow depth of field, of course. Photographer David Flores provides seven tips on how to make photographs effectively appealing by creating bokeh—an aesthetic that uses the blurry, out-of-focus portion of a photograph to direct your attention to the in-focus subject. Check it out!
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Posted 11/06/18
In this B&H instructional video, photographer David Flores shares six practical tips for making better fall photos. From identifying the perfect picture setting, awash with warm colors and gentle autumn light, to capitalizing on the vistas around you by shooting with a wide-angle lens and stopping down for a larger depth of field, let these pointers be your guide. You’ll also benefit from tips on packing the right gear, and how accessories such as a sturdy tripod and different types of filters can help you capture the subtle nuances of this most photogenic time of year. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
1206 Views
Posted 04/27/18
At B&H’s 2018 Depth of Field conference, wedding photographer Susan Stripling explains how she approaches using flash and artificial lighting to mimic the natural light of the sun. She reveals her philosophies, techniques, and setups to help us understand the importance of making specific choices as a photographer, to achieve a desired final product.
636 Views
Posted 04/27/18
Photographer Sal Cincotta joins B&H at Depth of Field 2018 to share his professional insights into wedding photography—particularly regarding lighting and equipment—as well as the philosophies that have helped him succeed as a professional photographer.
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Posted 04/27/18
At Depth of Field 2018, photographer Bambi Cantrell shares her insights into unique lighting and posing for wedding photography, explains how skillful adjustments can make for a great photo, and emphasizes that, as a photographer, learning as much about your subject as possible will help yield photos they will love. 
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