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For some reason, any web search for “extreme macro photography” takes you on an express train to the land of bugs. But, if you are like me, and not a fan of close-up macro photos of bugs, you might enjoy this guide on how to do extreme macro photography because we will not be seeing any bugs here! Sorry, entomologists, I prefer non-organic subjects for my extreme macro work....
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Macro photography is a specialized genre that has wide appeal. Despite its familiarity to most as just being “close-up shooting,” there are a variety of terms and tools that come up in the macro photography field that don’t seem to affect other broader, more general shooting methods. Let’s take a look at some of the specialized nomenclature and tools of the macro trade. 1. Macro Starting with the...
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For many photographers, the lure of a machine is an addictive draw to the camera and lens. Airplanes, cars, trucks, tractors, wristwatches, cameras, super colliders, and factory machinery are the subject of many photographs around the world. And, for a small group of passionate photographers, the appeal of photographing railroads is forever intoxicating. Locomotives, commuter trains, subways, and...
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Join high-school portrait photographer Tomayia Colvin as she shares three quick tips on how to develop a brand identity for your photography. In the video, Colvin stresses the importance of authenticity, consistency, and hard work when creating and maintaining a successful brand. Be sure to drop by BandH.com for more videos,...
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Generally, photographers are taught to shoot in the early morning hours, or around the “Golden Hour” (sunset/twilight hour) for the best light, because the light of midday afternoon is too harsh or too bright for making well-balanced exposures. However, if we were limited to just those nominal number of hours per day to capture a photo, we would miss many opportunities for great photos and...
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Many new photographers question how they can break into photography on a professional level when they have little to no experience with photo shoots. The best way to gain the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to conduct photo shoots of your own is to become a photographer’s assistant. Above Image: On the shoot with a photography assistant Yann Bizeul I have found my assistants to be...
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More than 85% of images uploaded to the Internet are used without permission or license, so image theft has become a problem that affects all photographers. In this informative talk, Kain Jones aims to offer useful advice and solutions that every photographer can use to protect their photos online. The workshop will cover all the dos and don’ts of posting your work online. Photographers learn...
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Join photographer Tomayia Colvin as she presents a lecture on building your personal brand, at Depth of Field 2019. Colvin emphasizes taking risks as an important step and provides a great deal of advice to help you become a better and happier photographer. If you enjoyed this video, you can find more, at BandH.com.
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There is something magical about creating an image from a tiny amount of light that traveled through the smallest of holes—regardless of whether the image is captured on film or on a modern digital camera sensor. Pinhole photography is, arguably, the purest form of the art and, if you can mentally handle the...
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In this video, professional wedding photographer Cliff Mautner lays out his five essential tips for telling a story while shooting a wedding. Follow along as Mautner shares invaluable insights that will help you become a better wedding photographer. When you’re finished, be sure to check out the rest of our wide selection of instructional and...
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You may be thinking, "What a boring subject for an article," and you would be right. However, as boring as the interface between your camera and lens might be, the significance of your camera's specific mount, along with which lenses can be used on your camera, which lenses can be adapted to your camera, and why some lenses work and others do not, can prove to be a more interesting subject that...
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When you photograph a wedding, you are faced with a wide array of lighting conditions, ranging from bright sunlight to dimly lit interiors. Using ambient light as your main source is often preferable; however, in a situation such as a wedding where time is of the essence, you will need to know how to properly expose all these varying scenes using both natural and artificial light sources. Being...
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For a beginner, few things seem more intimidating than photographing a wedding. A sense of anxiety is perfectly normal if you haven't yet spent much time in the field. It's important to remember that we all begin somewhere, and even the most experienced pros were also novices at one point. With practice and education, nerves begin to morph into confidence. No two weddings are the same, but...
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In this installment of our night photography series, Gabe Biderman, from National Parks at Night, teaches us how to capture star trails effectively. Good technique is critical to photographing star trails, as is having a stable tripod and the proper settings, so be sure to listen to Biderman’s excellent tips. For more on night photography and everything else photography, make sure to stop by...
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