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. 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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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
20 hours 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...
1 week 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...
1 week 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...
2 weeks ago
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Regardless of your occupation or location, the things in your everyday carry (EDC) kit will often be essential to get you through the day. I have several pseudo-EDC kits in my life. I have a kit in the car, one on the boat, one in my bike pannier and, when on foot, a few items that make me feel unbalanced in their absence. Most EDC kits comprise what some consider essential gear, but if you are...
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Fluidity is the key to my everyday carry (EDC). Besides my day job as a writer and photographer here at B&H Photo Video, I also teach sailing on the Hudson River, do freelance commercial architectural photography, teach college photography, commute to Manhattan from Brooklyn by bicycle, and ride commuter trains to Rhode Island on weekends. While my bicycle pannier has its own EDC items (...
2 weeks ago
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It is probably safe to say that many of us photographers have, either with our cameras or smartphones, tried to capture a close-up image of an insect, flower, toy, or other object. We have an idea of what we want this photograph to look like as we prepare to capture the image. We have seen and admired beautiful close-up images before but, when we nose the...
3 weeks ago
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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...
3 weeks ago
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Just in case you missed the parades, banquets, gifts, and fireworks on May 1, the month of May is National Photography Month! And, as a dedicated reader of this blog or patron of the SuperStore, you probably know that we consider every month of the year B&H Photo Video is Photography Month. Even though we...
1 month ago
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Imagine changing your photography instantly. Like many photographers, I am always on a quest for optical sharpness, and only B&H Photo and a few local camera stores know how much this quest has cost me over the past 30-some years. When handed an optic like the new Lensbaby Edge 35, my first...
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For an inside look at the Wedding and Portrait Photographer International conference, I followed my former MFA classmate and Flagstaff, Arizona-based photographer Jamelle Kelly around the exhibition floor for a day to see exactly what matters to a professional wedding photographer, and what her thoughts are on the latest and...
1 month ago
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Traveling photographers are always looking for the perfect portable device, not only to upload their photos, but to edit them, as well. Many factors come into play, including dimensions (screen and device), weight, battery life, and more. Sleep is lost as one wrestles with the purchasing decision. Should a laptop be packed? No, it’s too big to nestle into a camera bag. It will fit in a carry-on....
1 month ago
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Are your creative juices in need of a refill? Has photography gotten a bit stagnant for you? Don’t panic—it happens to all of us from time to time. Photographer and member of the B&H Photo Social Media Team Andrea Ortado created a fantastic 31-day “Photo of the Day Challenge” that should...
1 month ago
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I don't know what it is like in your home, but the person I live with only temporarily tolerates my photographic filth. I have issues with putting my camera bag away in a closet—that seems sacrilegious—so it stays out most of the time, but when lenses, lens hoods, tripods, lens caps, memory cards, nodal rails, macro rails, dust blowers, and adapters end up strewn across the place, there is the...
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Let's start with some facts:
  • Dirty optics can and will affect your image quality.
  • There are correct methods and tools to clean lens and filter optics.
  • There are incorrect methods and tools to clean lens and filter optics.
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