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Show Us Your Shot: Dolly or Zoom?
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In this segment of Show Us Your Shot, filmmaker Steven Gladstone shares with us the differences between a dolly and a zoom. He begins by recreating a two-dolly combination move using a skateboard dolly and a slider, and then moves on to examine the choice between zoom in and dolly in. “With the small size and lightweight nature of today’s equipment, once-difficult shots become easier to pull off...
Wildlife Photography on the B&H Photography Podcast
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At the B&H Photography Podcast, we pride ourselves on the wide variety of photo-related topics we cover, including the art, history, science, techniques, and the gear of photography. Over the course of 180 episodes, we have discussed wildlife photography on more than one occasion. Below are a few of our favorite episodes on the...
by John Harris and Cory Rice
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Photography is a tool. To be used to get at what you’re trying to say. To speak back to your life experiences and the world at large. —Nydia Blas, artist Photograph © Cory Rice...
Clay Bolt and his Quest to Save a Species with Images
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Wildlife conservation photographer Clay Bolt says, “As far back as I can remember, I've been fascinated with insects, and little things like frogs. My other twin passion was always art, particularly illustration, and later on painting. So, I’ve always gone back and forth to combine these two loves of my life.” Growing up in South Carolina, Bolt was drawn to nature, but had yet to discover the...
Wildlife Photography, with Nate Luebbe
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Fresh from a trip to Alaska and a bit of backpacking in the Arctic Circle, landscape and wildlife photographer Nate Luebbe has joined us for a short conversation on wildlife photography. How did you get started with wildlife photography? Nate Luebbe: Honestly, by accident. I was and still am a landscape photographer and, if you spend enough time outside, you are bound to have some incredible...
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Cristina Mittermeier was hardly seeking to change the world with photography when starting her career as a marine biologist. Trained as a scientist and armed with a degree in biochemical engineering in the exploitation of marine resources from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), in Mexico, Mittermeier’s early work consisted largely of scientific papers filled with...
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This is “Wildlife Week” at B&H Explora and, for our contribution, we offer this most excellent episode of the B&H Photography Podcast. Truth is, serendipity is a goddess, and our B&H colleagues made it easy for us to bring you such great guests—the...
Planetarium Projection Systems
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Prepare yourself for the ultimate adventure through time and space, from the comfort of a reclining seat inside a domed theater. Planetarium shows never fail to deliver awe and wonder to people of all ages and backgrounds. At the center of many planetarium theaters is a projector. While a lot of these awe-inspiring shows are now digital, there are few machines in the world that are as beautiful,...
Keith Ellenbogen: Cartier Bresson of the Deep
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To succeed as an underwater photographer, one needs to cultivate a subtle balance of preparedness and patience. For more than two decades, underwater conservation photographer Keith Ellenbogen has done just that, to offer us rare glimpses of the elusive marine life he photographs within the short window of his air supply. In the following interview, Ellenbogen sheds light on how his early...
by Linda LeNoir
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Are you ready for some photographic tips for your upcoming African safari? In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the things you need to do to prepare for your trip. Part 2 delves into photo gear [every B&H Explora reader’s favorite subject]. And here, in Part 3, we share some essential tips for getting great photos once you have embarked on your safari. Above photograph: Mother and Child....
African Photographic Safari, Part 2: 9 Recommendations for Your Photo Gear
by Linda LeNoir
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Welcome to Part 2 of this three-part series on information for African photographic safaris. In Part 1, we discussed choosing a safari and the preparation for that trip. Here, in Part 2, we will look at how to prepare for the safari, photographically. Depending upon where you are visiting, your needs may vary. Your safari company will give you advice on what you will need for imaging, but do not...
Birding USA: 10 Western Hotspots for Photographing Birds
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This article is the final installment of our three-part series covering the best locations in the United States for birdwatching and bird photography. Don’t forget to check out 10 Eastern US Hotspots and 10 Central US Hotspots for even more bird-friendly travel destinations. Finally, no birding trip is complete without a...
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The photographic divide between art and tech is a curious thing. In my experience writing about the field, I’ve found that when photographers gather to discuss the medium’s connection to technical or scientific concerns, shoptalk is ubiquitous, and chatter about gear flows from the lips. Yet when photographers are immersed in more of an arts-oriented environment, responses to questions about...
Ami Vitale Advocates for Mother Earth
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Ami Vitale has a remarkable affinity for life-changing events. A native of South Florida, Vitale was a self-described shy, gawky child who, like many young girls, possessed little confidence. The assessment of a grade school teacher, who told her she was not very good at English, stuck with her for years. “I just thought that I had no ability as a writer, or as a creative person,” she says. “I...
Shangyu Li: What is Photography?
by John Harris and Cory Rice
1 week ago
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Photography is a different way of seeing life, sometimes it takes you outside of life, like a magic portal. Photography is a mirror and also visual connection between me and others in the world. I see lives, people, emotions, and spirits with my empathy, and...
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