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Audio-Technica has long been well known as a maker of fine headphones and microphones. It stands to reason that the company would combine its expertise in those two areas to create broadcast headsets that are well suited for news, sports, and theater production. While the infographic below shows the differences between them, shop confidently knowing that all six variants boast a strong common...
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Interested in night photography? Want a deep dive into the types of cameras that are best suited to this genre? You are in luck! Educator, author, and co-founder of National Parks at Night, Gabriel Biderman is here to give us a seriously detailed look at some of the most popular cameras for night photography. Biderman talks about megapixel counts, sensitivity ranges, and other concerns...
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Almost every camera sold at B&H contains a light meter designed to calculate extremely accurate exposure readings, typically with a choice of Spot, Average, and Segmented metering modes. Good as they are, handheld light meters still have the upper hand when it comes to analyzing light. For starters, the meter in your camera only reads reflected ambient light. If you’d prefer to take an...
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There are a few names in the photo industry that inspire confidence. ZEISS is certainly one of them. Just seeing its logo can make a product—be it a lens or a smartphone camera—appear trustworthy. This work goes beyond simply making lenses. A core part of its imaging business involves partnerships with other...
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Pancake lenses, those small fixed focal length lenses that barely protrude from your camera’s lens mount, are becoming increasingly common, and for several reasons. Most commonly based on a simple Zeiss Tessar lens design that dates back more than a hundred years, pancake lenses have come back into vogue mostly due to size—they extend an inch or less from the camera body—and weight, which on...
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When working with flash lighting, it is rarely the case that bare-bulb flash is the ideal choice for lighting subjects, especially when those subjects are wedding participants and your objective is to create inviting, flattering light. Flash can be modified in several ways, which all effectively diffuse and redirect the initial light source into a broader, more aesthetically pleasing source that...
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Many wedding photographers are eschewing heavy and large DSLR systems for the lighter and more compact mirrorless camera systems from manufacturers like Fujifilm, Sony, Olympus, and Panasonic. And, with the introduction of the Fujifilm GFX medium format system, some photographers are realizing they can shoot medium format images in a pro-DSLR-sized form factor. But, when it comes to the DSLR,...
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Wedding photography has become an extremely popular and lucrative specialty. First and foremost, a wedding is a grand, unrepeatable, emotionally charged event at which expectations run high, and second best won’t do. Being a wedding photographer requires dedication and talent, but having the right equipment is crucial if you expect to achieve sharp, well-composed, well-lit images that depict...
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If you’ve been tasked with documenting a friend or relative’s intimate wedding, due to the simple fact that you own a decent camera, chances are you haven’t given much thought to best practices for capturing the audio. While many of today’s DSLR and mirrorless cameras can capture top-notch video, most of them lack a high-quality built-in microphone; and beware—no matter how great a video is to...
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Over the past few years, professional-caliber photo printers have come a long way, and today’s top models can turn out large prints of impressive quality rivaling those made by the high-end printing services catering to commercial and art photographers and demanding enthusiasts. The latest pro-grade inkjet printers all offer pigment-based, multi-cartridge ink systems with multiple monochrome inks...
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Many hobbyists reach a turning point in their craft when they decide to pursue wedding photography seriously. With the transition to pro comes the task of updating your lens kit accordingly, and most photographers would agree that investing in quality glass is essential. Unlike the rapid turnover of DSLR bodies, lenses will last for years and can make all the difference in creating truly...
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When the first few generations of mirrorless cameras began arriving on our shores, they weren’t taken seriously by wedding photographers, due to sluggish autofocusing (compared to DSLRs) and, more importantly, the dearth of lens options. That’s no longer the case. Today, Sony offers an attractive selection of fixed prime and zoom lenses to go along with its greatly improved mirrorless cameras....
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The Micro Four Thirds system is becoming popular among a passionate group of wedding photographers. The compact size of the cameras and lens system, as well as the sheer number of available lenses from Olympus, Panasonic, and other manufacturers, not to mention the nearly limitless option of adapted lenses, means that the wedding photographer has many options for capturing the action. Portrait...
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Although photographing a wedding usually conjures the image of primarily working in a handheld fashion, there are often moments in the course of events that can truly benefit from the use of additional camera support by using a tripod. When it's possible to plan your shots in advance, a tripod will add increased stability to ensure sharper imagery and greater control and refinement possibilities...
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As a professional photographer, you have many options for printing the photos you shoot. The kind of printer you choose is based not only on the type of photos you make and who your clients are, but on how you want to present your work and what style of personal promotion interests you. As a wedding photographer, you might want to present acceptable work prints to your clients and have a lab...
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