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From where do all the celebrity photos in People, Us Weekly, Vanity Fair, and other magazines come? They come from hard-working professional photographers plying their trade, and the agencies that distribute and license these images, of course. On today's episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we will discuss the nuts and bolts of...
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For the working photographer, a great bag is like a soft, portable treasure chest. Think of all the fun and useful camera equipment and accessories you can hold in its numerous pockets, compartments, nooks, and crannies. To help you realize the full storage potential of your bag, and to give you gift ideas for the photographer in your life, B&H has a superb assortment of items in virtually...
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Hey, it is the 11th hour! Are you like me (and many others), who cannot figure out what to get for all but your closest friends, family members, and romantic partners? Well, here are a few ideas for those with the dreaded gift-giving block. These aren’t just my ideas, some of my colleagues at B&H told me what was on their last-minute wish lists, as well! 1. Freehands Men’s Stretch Thinsulate...
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Any place can be a destination in the winter, but the general idea is to explore a few locations that offer wonderful photographic possibilities in winter that they might not offer in summer. We can always blend in a bit of that warm escapism we all crave after a few months of short days, snow, and cold. Starved Rock State Park, Illinois “Starved what?” you might ask, with a stereotypical New...
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Wide-angle lenses often add depth and drama to landscapes, architectural photographs, still-life, and other genres of photography. When employed judiciously, these lenses make a great addition to the kits of sports, adventure, and wildlife photographers, and are also an important option for portraitists who wish to include an environmental context. For the casual photographer, they are...
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I am a sucker for design. Style is subjective. Design is art and, therefore, subjective. Does form follow function, or does function dictate form? In the world of photography, just like in many product lines, the camera has run the gamut, from utilitarian tool to work of art. Some of those utilitarian cameras were unintentionally beautiful and some cameras had attractive designs that got in the...
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You just got a shiny new digital (or film) camera. Of course, you can just pop the battery and a memory card or film in and start shooting, but there are some things you may want to consider before you head out into the world to make art. 1. Charge your battery It is likely that the rechargeable battery that...
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Canon has made some significant strides in its printing division, having recently released a series of professional inkjet printers that are optimized for fine art and high-end photographic production. The educators at the School of the International Center for Photography (ICP) are finding that these advancements are ideal for their demanding...
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Peak Design has just revealed an updated version of the popular Capture Camera Clip, now up to v3 and available in black or silver. Made of weatherproof aluminum, this...
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Almost every fashionista out there knows about the power and importance of accessories. Photographers, fashionistas, or not, also know that accessories are not only niceties, they are downright mandatory for all photographers in the digital age. Let us look at some innovative accessories that have hit B&H Photo over the past couple of years. 1. Gnarbox There are portable backup devices for...
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With the end of the year and the holidays nearing, many photographers are filling up their wish lists with gear they’re hoping to receive. Among the most popular categories of photographic equipment for shooters to desire is a brand new DSLR, and there’s nothing more exciting than beginning the new year with a new camera to inspire your creativity. Here’s a look at some of the most wished-for...
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With the proliferation and improvement of cellphone cameras, even the idea of a stand-alone point-and-shoot camera is becoming obsolete. Or is it? Despite the inarguable decline in sales of the traditional point-and-shoot digital camera and its decreasing number on store shelves and in jacket pockets, there are still cameras defined as “point-and-shoot” that are solid sellers, and those that...
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No matter how many lenses a photographer has, there are often lenses that we still wish for and after which we lust. There are so many options out there that choosing your next lens can be a dizzying cavalcade of manufacturers, focal lengths, prime or zoom functionality, auto or manual focusing, and price. Here, we will help you choose the best lens to fit your specific needs, or at the very...
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Leave it to the world of photography to confuse size and speed. In lens speak, the term “fast glass” refers to lenses with large apertures. The aperture is the opening of a lens. Its size is expressed as a number that shows the ratio of the opening to the size of the lens. This number is...
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What defines an ultra-telephoto lens? Of course, it’s the “ultra” (or at times “super”) prefix that we are concerned with when talking about these lenses, which enable photographers to get a close-up view of something from which we normally remain very distant. These lenses are used primarily for photographing wildlife, sports, journalism, and perhaps paparazzi or “stake-out” photography. If most...

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