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Although a sturdy tripod is the only solution for many applications, a mini tripod is sometimes all you need. Often, it’s the better option. Mini tripods, also known as tabletop or desktop tripods, are convenient solutions for travel, vlogging, small spaces, and locations where you need to be discreet, such as the Top of the Rock on the 4th of July (as per one of our customers). Depending on...
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Macro photographs enable you to capture in-your-face close-ups of flowers, bugs, peeling paint, and—depending on your personal aesthetics—anything encrusted in rust. The following are 10 gift ideas designed to help you with tight close-ups of objects, rusty or otherwise. 1. Macro Lenses ...
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Landscape photographers are a contradictory bunch. Always on the quest for gear that is simultaneously lightweight and substantial, landscape photographers, as well as travel and nature photographers, are always in search of equipment that can get them a new look, serve a distinct purpose, or be flexible enough to handle a variety of conditions. If there’s a landscape photographer in your life to...
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It’s gift-giving season again! While many of us will be excited for any potential gifts that will be received, the idea of tracking down gifts for some of our more difficult friends makes many dread holiday shopping. I can’t help you with most of your friends but, if you have a photographer in the bunch, I think I can make some recommendations that will make life easier. All the items below won’t...
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Birds are among the most challenging subjects to capture well with a camera. Despite this fact—or perhaps because of it, bird photography has a gigantic, dedicated following. The suggestions that follow are for photographers who already have the major purchases (...
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Everybody loves food. I know mouthwatering photos and videos fill all my social media feeds, and the field is ever growing. If you have a foodie in your life looking to begin their photographic journey, or have a friend already taking some sweet photos, look through this gift guide. Get Up Close Perhaps the most-used lens among food photographers is a...
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Gift shopping for photographers is easy—especially with B&H Photo and all our holiday gift guides. But, if you have a night photographer in your life, you might have noticed that they are, by the nature of the craft, equipped with a lot of the gear they need to get shots after dark. Because they likely suffer from a nighttime strain of Gear Acquisition Syndrome (G.A.S.), the gift shopper 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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While specific bags are a matter of taste, you don't have to sacrifice style for solid protection of your camera gear. If you are looking for a fashionable camera bag as a gift for yourself or your favorite photographer, here are some camera bags that allow for practical protection of expensive gear and...
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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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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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If you’re reading this article, there is a good chance that you’re “the photographer” in your family. While this reputation may do little to advance your chances of earning a Guggenheim Fellowship or getting your photos on the walls of MoMA, it is usually accompanied by a set of expectations from relatives during the holiday season. Among them, the all-important family portrait. If you, like me,...
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Diversification and specialization has been a major trend in photography equipment in the past few years. Panasonic has gotten its own super trio of cameras for Micro Four Thirds, helping nearly anyone find a model that works best for their specific needs and shooting situation. This includes the all-around...
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There’s no law that says cameras must look boring. Not that there’s anything wrong with boring-looking cameras, but there’s something to be said about a camera that turns heads out of curiosity, intrigue, confusion, or a combination of the three. The following cameras are “statement makers” that are guaranteed to turn heads and, better yet, elicit wonderful smiles. 1. Polaroid Originals 600 96...
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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...
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