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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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You’ve shot, edited, and finished your film. You’ve sent it off to the festival circuit, and you’ve been getting accepted. Congratulations. And yet, each festival is asking you for promotional material, on-set stills or behind the scenes (BTS) video. Sadly, all you have is a picture or two from just before you started shooting, and one that the crew sent around—of you, passed out from exhaustion—...
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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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Does your system use an SSD or HDD? What if I told you HDD users that you could bring new life to your system with a simple upgrade for the price of less than a dinner for two? And no, the answer is not by downloading more RAM. (Jokes aside, this is not a real thing. Do not pay to download RAM.) Interested? While it sounds like snake oil at first, Intel® Optane™ memory packs memory advancements...
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At NAB 2019, word on the convention floor is that 8K is here! With new 8K cameras, displays, and video gear surrounding the show floor, Doug went around to find out just what the 8K buzz is all about. After you’re done watching, be sure to check out all our NAB 2019 coverage at BandH.com.
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Right off the bat, it is clear that these nascent raw formats are good news for the industry. Apple and Atomos teamed up for ProRes RAW—which is going to be compatible with the Nikon...
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