Todd Vorenkamp

Todd Vorenkamp

Senior Creative Content Writer for Explora, Todd Vorenkamp has been taking photographs for almost 30 years. A photographic artist, he has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography from the Academy of Art University and is an adjunct instructor of photography at Dakota College at Bottineau. He is a former US Navy and Coast Guard helicopter aviator and a licensed merchant marine officer. His personal website is www.trvphoto.com.

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Planetarium Projection Systems
5 days ago
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Prepare yourself for the ultimate adventure through time and space, from the comfort of a reclining seat inside a domed theater. Planetarium shows never fail to deliver awe and wonder to people of all ages and backgrounds. At the center of many planetarium theaters is a projector. While a lot of these awe-inspiring shows are now digital, there are few machines in the world that are as beautiful,...
2 weeks ago
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Do you want to preserve the memory of that awesome neighborhood fireworks show? Let's discuss the best ways to try to make a memorable photograph commemorating the event. Before we get started, let me say that there are many ways to accomplish fireworks photography and none are usually worse or better than others. The only thing that really matters as you head home after the show is:
  • You...
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Many interchangeable-lens cameras, be it DSLR or mirrorless, are sold today with what we call "kit" lenses. Current kit lenses, in general, thanks to computer technology and advanced manufacturing techniques, are more capable and of higher quality than those of yesteryear. However, many of us who use interchangeable-lens cameras feel the gravitational pull of other lenses that are not yet in our...
2 weeks ago
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Did you know there is a virtually separate camera store that lives inside the B&H Photo SuperStore, in New York City? Now you do. The B&H Used Department can be found at the top of the staircase leading to the second floor of B&H Photo’s expansive showrooms. There you can sell your used gear, or...
2 weeks ago
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Where do I begin with the Nikon F4? Is my love of this camera rooted in the fact that four is my favorite number? Is it because one of my favorite jet warplanes as a child was the McDonnel Douglas F-4 Phantom II? Or, is the fact that I just love the look of Giorgetto Giugiaro’s Italdesign bodywork? Is it because when I started out in photography with my...
Happy National Camera Day!
2 weeks ago
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Are you aware that June 29 is National Camera Day? At B&H Photo, the camera is the core of our very existence and, therefore, it’s a pretty momentous holiday. Decorations, balloons, festivities, and gifts! (Hey, where are my gifts?) Whoever you are, wherever you are, stop what you are doing and celebrate by taking your favorite camera out for a walk and snapping off a few photos. Film,...
1 month ago
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You are passionate about photography. You are passionate about travel. Maybe you just want to combine your passion for photography with travel to a destination you have always dreamed of visiting. Whatever the reasons for being there, participating in a photography workshop while travelling is a fantastic way to not only improve your photography skills, but also to experience the people and...
10 Tips for the One-Lens Traveler
1 month ago
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At some point, in the photographic journeys of many of us, we suffer from a chronic (or acute) case of Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS) and we keep buying stuff (thank YOU for shopping at B&H Photo!) that ends up in our camera bags. We launch into a holiday or family vacation wanting to be...
1 month ago
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Manhattanhenge is a twice-per-year astronomical event that wreaks havoc on New York City traffic and directly results in a #Manhattanhenge explosion on social media. Are you ready? Let's submit the phenomenon to the Five W's so you can get prepared for the event. ...
1 month ago
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Nothing can put a damper on a photography outing like a rainy day. Of course, rain and wet ground can make for some spectacular photos if you have the right gear and the right mentality to go out in the wet, but there are times when even the most hard-core photographer sees falling precipitation and says, “I think I will stay indoors today.” Because not all of us have a beautiful photo studio in...
1 month ago
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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....
Three Ways to Do Macro Photography
1 month ago
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One of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to expand your photographic horizons is to use your camera to explore the world on a very small scale. Close-up, or macro photography, can turn everyday objects into visually interesting images and bring a new dimension to your photography. As in almost...
2 months ago
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We all know that cameras make fantastic gifts for Mom on Mother’s Day (or on birthdays and holidays as well!), but what if Mom is already a photographer? B&H Photo has you more than covered! Is Mom a professional photojournalist? Or, is she the designated shutterbug for the local Scout troops? Maybe she is totally into floral macro photos. Or, is Mom responsible for the awesome family...
2 months ago
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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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