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Even though it saddens me to admit it, many of today’s photography programs are being taught using digital working methods exclusively. While I wish that every photo student had access to a traditional darkroom, I have to admit that printing digitally is certainly more in line with contemporary production and is a valuable skill that every student should learn. As a photo student, you’ll...
First-Year Photo Student? Here’s What You Will Need!
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Congratulations! You are just about to start your adventure in photography and, while the school may provide you with a list of equipment to have on hand, it may give you some freedom in what you choose. Not to fear! We have put together our own list, complete with recommendations, to guide you. Let’s get started! Camera Okay, this is the obvious one. If you are going into photography as your...
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I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I have absolutely no idea where summer went. I haven’t been to the beach yet and it is already August. For us working stiffs, August signifies the approaching end of summer and little else, but for all you studious folk out there, it’s time to start prepping to return to the halls of higher education. For better or for worse, you’ve also decided to be a...
Guide to Portable Hard Drives for the Travel Photographer
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You finally made it to your destination, and as you kick up your feet and sip from an ice-cold drink, the last thing you want to worry about is storage. It is a little insane that you must rely on a semi-mysterious device to hold the photographs from your most recent excursion safe, especially as you plan to do a bit more shooting as you go about your travels. Hopefully, this...
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Printing your work is a very satisfying experience. The level of control you have when you do it yourself is unmatched and can be extremely rewarding. There’s also the feeling you get when you’re holding one of your photographs in your hand, which just can’t be beat. Sticking with classic glossy, luster, or matte...
Back to School: What You Want vs What You Need
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As a student, much of your life is about making choices and sacrifices. “Should I skip this class and sleep in?” or “Should I go to class even though I’m too tired to pay attention?” There are a lot of hard decisions to make as a student, especially if you’re a burgeoning photographer looking to attain professional status. But, as a student, means are often limited and you need to be more...
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So you’ve been accepted to art school, or you’re complementing your general studies with some photography classes, or maybe you’re just taking a continuing education class to learn more about film photography—regardless of the reason, you’re taking a class on film photography and need to prepare with some basic equipment and maybe a few other items to help your studies. While film photography...
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If you are going back to school, you are going to need a great backpack. We can certainly help you there and we will make sure our recommendations have plenty of pockets and security to protect your laptop, tablet, and any other tech you see fit for everyday carry. Also, these picks will help you show off a little bit of style. The only thing we can't help with is your decision to use one strap...
Scanning Film: A Buying Guide
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In the age where darkrooms are scarce yet film photography is seeing a resurgence in popularity, a scanner can be your best option for converting film originals to usable digital files for printing, sharing, and archiving. Whether you are an active film photographer or just have an archive of negatives and slides from the past, a film scanner is an incredible, dedicated tool that will breathe new...
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When it comes to image quality, the one piece of gear everyone recommends is the tripod. A good-quality tripod is one of the most important accessories you can get for your camera, but with so many new brands and options out there, choosing the right one can be a challenge. For this article, I spoke to the experts at the B&H SuperStore and have put my hands on 10 different full-sized tripods...
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What is the best camera for beginners? While this seems like a straightforward question, it is somewhat complex. Giving this question some thought and considering a few options may pay future dividends as a novice photographer evolves into a photographic artist. One certainty is that an entry-level camera should be easy to use, convenient to carry and employ, as well as being intuitive, while...
The One Lens Every Photographer Should Have and Use: the 50mm
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If you are stranded on a desert island and can only have one camera lens with you, which lens would you choose? If your answer wasn’t, “a 50mm (or 50mm equivalent lens),” then you might be wrong. The 50mm prime lens is the one lens every photographer toting an interchangeable-lens camera should own… and use. Why? Before I tell you all the reasons, I will tell you a sea story. But, before that,...
ZEISS Look Batis Lenses
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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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Do you always want your selfies to be captured on tiny, tiny sensors through tiny, tiny lenses? You might, at first, say, “Yes, that is fine.” But think about it for a few minutes and realize that you want your beloved friends, adoring family members, and admiring fans to enjoy your self-portraits in the highest possible quality—captured by a capable camera that is practical and versatile. Right...
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Sand and water get everywhere. Anyone who has vacationed at the beach knows that. Also, not surprising is that these are the two worst possible things to get into electronics, since a single drop of water or grain of sand can quickly cause absurd amounts of damage. Enter the tough camera and its flexing muscles, demonstrating that not only is a little water not a problem—you can try to crush it,...
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