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Join us each week for a conversation with insightful and entertaining guests. From gear and technique to history, science and art, we discuss the topics most important to the contemporary photographer.

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New Gear Announcements from Depth of Field 2020

February 20th, 2020


This week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast is a healthy set of conversations with gear representatives and camera experts from several of the major camera and lighting companies that we  recorded at the

Protect Your Copyright, with David Deal; Episode 1 of "The Disfarmer Case"

February 13th, 2020


On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome back to the program intellectual property attorney David Deal to discuss issues …

Photographing Australia’s 2020 Bushfire Season

February 6th, 2020


On the suggestion of a listener, we contacted a few Australian photographers to get their take on the devastating bushfire season that has burned more than 18 million hectares and taken thirty-four lives, since June …

Photography Wins! Sara Bennett and Joseph O. Holmes

January 30th, 2020


I don’t know if we’ve ever had two photographers with such divergent styles on the same episode.  It would make little sense to even have them on …

To Be or Olivia Bee...

January 24th, 2020


On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome editorial, fashion, art, and music photographer Olivia Bee. That’s a lot of …

Space Odyssey - Photographing the James Webb Space Telescope, with Chris Gunn

January 16th, 2020


Imagine the privilege of being present at the creation of one of the “wonders of the world,” and then imagine being asked to document the magnitude—and the details—of that creation. Our guest on today’s episode of the

Clyde Butcher - Photographing the Everglades and Selling Clocks

January 9th, 2020


During a little holiday trip, producer John Harris made a visit to the gallery and studio of photographer Clyde Butcher. For anyone who grew up in …

The B&H Photography Podcast – Memorable Moments from 2019

December 24th, 2019


It’s hard to believe that another year of the B&H Photography Podcast is on the books and, as has become our way, we close out the year with a casual conversation about our most memorable episodes from 2019. But …

Nothing is Impossible: Imagined Reality, with Erik Johansson

December 19th, 2019


The B&H Photography Podcast wraps up 2019 expanding our minds, with the help of Swedish photographer Erik Johansson. Enabling his playful and …

Cameras of the Year, 2019

December 12th, 2019


It’s that time of year again at the B&H Photography Podcast. Now firmly established as a tradition, with the end of the year in sight and …

Celebrating Food Photography and "Eating Delancey"

December 5th, 2019


With the holiday season upon us (and today's celebration of the 86th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition) we figured it a good time to …

Dynamic Portrait Lighting, with Alexis Cuarezma

November 27th, 2019


On today’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome California-based advertising, sports, dance, and fashion photographer (and director), Alexis Cuarezma, who packs a considerable amount of practical and …

Aperture Publications and the Contemporary PhotoBook

November 21st, 2019


Of course, there are several renowned photography book publishers, but if you know just one name in photo book publishing, it should be Aperture. …

Shahidul Alam - Politics Cannot Be Separated from My Art

November 14th, 2019


With an exhibition of his 40-year photographic career opening at the Rubin Museum of Art, in New York,  photojournalist and social justice activist

Technological Evolution in Sports Photography

November 7th, 2019


On today’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome photojournalist and sports photographer Nick Didlick to our show. Didlick has been a freelance shooter, a staff photographer, an agency photographer for …

A Stroll Through PhotoPlus 2019; the Panasonic Sweepstakes Winners

October 31st, 2019


Our offices are just a few blocks from the convention center where the annual PhotoPlus Expo is held, and each year we wander over with our portable recorders to chat with the exhibitors whose new gear catches our eye. …

Vintage Dog Photography and the Museum of the Dog

October 24th, 2019


Perhaps there is one thing that all photographers agree on: we love to photograph our pets. From amateur to professional, a simple photo of our dog, cat, or guinea pig making “that face” is almost irresistible and, …

Jeff Bridges - Actor, Musician, Photographer

October 10th, 2019


“A wiser feller than myself once said, ‘Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes the bear, well, he eats you.’ ”

A few of our listeners may recognize this quote from a certain 1998 movie but, for others, well, it may …

Art Between Us -- Photography on the U.S.-Mexico Border

October 4th, 2019


We welcome to the B&H Photography Podcast two photographers who have brought their talent and dedication to bear on the complex and beautiful …

Adventure Photography with Chris Burkard

September 26th, 2019


When one of the world’s most “followed” photographers is available for a conversation, you make the time to talk with him, and when that photographer …

Day to Night, with Stephen and Bette Wilkes

September 19th, 2019


On today’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we revisit our conversation with Stephen and Bette Wilkes in honor of the release of Wilkes’s great new book Day to Night, and the accompanying gallery show at the

In the Bag - Talking Camera Bags and Cases with the Experts

September 12th, 2019


On today’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast we take a deep dive into one bag and then into another one, and another. We welcome Jeannette Garcia and Yaakov Katz, two experts from the B&H SuperStore, to …

Accept the Witness—Richard Drew and “The Falling Man” - September 11th Encore Episode

September 10th, 2019


With the anniversary of the September 11 attacks upon us again, those of us in New York City, particularly, think back to that terrible day with …

You Say You Want a Resolution; Panasonic LUMIX Sweepstakes Winners

September 5th, 2019


We have been hosting the B&H Photography Podcast Panasonic LUMIX S1 Sweepstakes for the past several weeks and, today, we are excited to …

We Are All Photographers - Elia Locardi and Alan Winslow

August 29th, 2019


On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we present two conversations from the 2019 OPTIC Photography Conference. Both chats are with photographers who understand the value of sharing their …

Narrative and Emotion with LUMIX Ambassador Shiv Verma

August 22nd, 2019


Shiv Verma is a Panasonic LUMIX Global Ambassador, so it’s no coincidence that he is joining us to discuss the LUMIX S1 Full-Frame Mirrorless …

Vince Aletti’s “Issues” - The Magazine is the Medium

August 8th, 2019


On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome a true photography legend—curator, critic, and author, Vince Aletti.  Anyone who lived in New York in the 1980s and ’90s, and is interested in …

Extreme-Weather Photography and Storm Chasing

August 1st, 2019


This week, we welcome two photographers who know the joys of spending a late afternoon waiting for super cells to form, or that perfect lightning …

Mansions and Milestones - The Sony Alpha a7R IV

July 25th, 2019


For this episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we took our portable recorders to an elegant mansion along Central Park, which had been decked out by Sony as a series of stylized photography sets, complete with …

Pictures of Buildings and Building of Communities, with Ashok Sinha

July 18th, 2019


On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome photographer Ashok Sinha to talk about his forthcoming book Driver-full City: …

The Copyright Infringement Superhighway

July 4th, 2019


This is a conversation we wanted to last another hour. Talking with intellectual property attorney (and accomplished photographer) David Deal about copyright protection and “fair use” in the Instagram era was such an …

That Life and Photography Balance

June 27th, 2019


Today’s conversations address the challenges photographers encounter when “real life”—children, family, economic changes, even personal …

Printers, Full-Frame Mirrorless, and Sweet Glass at OPTIC 2019

June 20th, 2019


B&H recently hosted the OPTIC Outdoor, Photo/Video, Travel Imaging Conference, which gave us an opportunity to sit with many wonderful …

Photography with Red-Green Color Blindness

June 13th, 2019


It has been a short but busy week at B&H Photo and we hosted several wonderful conversations at this year’s OPTIC Photography Conference, so …

Lost Rolls America – Telescope into the Past

June 6th, 2019


Do you have undeveloped rolls of film that have been sitting around forever? Maybe you don’t even realize that you have unprocessed rolls from the …

D.I.Y. Camera Makers

May 30th, 2019


On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome four “makers” who have designed and built impressive imaging tools with their …

Survive that Day - Freelance Photojournalism, with Adriane Ohanesian

May 23rd, 2019


Adriane Ohanesian has been on the B&H Photography Podcast in the past and we are very excited to welcome her back to discuss her photojournalistic work in Africa. As many of our listeners will recall, Ohanesian …

Animal Photography -- Wild and with Respect

May 16th, 2019


I think it’s fair to say that animals, even more than cars, sunsets, and children, are the most photographed subject by listeners of the B&H Photography Podcast and, on this week’s episode, we speak with two …

Milk Factory – A Mother's Day Chat with Corinne May Botz

May 9th, 2019


As we prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day, we welcome an artist to the B&H Photography Podcast who is using her camera to examine quotidian spaces and further a conversation about the “deeply felt subjective …

Railroad Photography and the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike

May 2nd, 2019


On May 10, 2019, the 150th anniversary of the “golden spike,”—the ceremonial completion of The First Transcontinental Railroad, will be celebrated, …

Black and White and Blue—Underwater Fine Art Photography

April 25th, 2019


Today we present an encore episode of the B&H Photography Podcast and revisit our conversations with two incredible photographers, Christian Vizl and Hengki Koentjoro.  The timing is ideal as both photographers …

Camera Clubs and the Coney Island School of Photography and Art

April 18th, 2019


The first amateur photographic entity in the United States was the Amateur Photographic Exchange Club, New York City, which existed from 1861–1863. …

Car Photography, from Advertising to Motorsports

April 11th, 2019


This is one of the more informative and hands-on practical episodes of the B&H Photography Podcast that we have produced in some time. Obviously, it helps if you are “practicing” car photography, but the insights …

Commitment to Community-- Rhynna Santos, Michael Young, and the Bronx Documentary Center

April 4th, 2019


On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome two photographers who are part of the diverse and thriving cultural and …

Humor, Vulnerability, and Instagram - A Talk with Artists Mitra Saboury and Ben Zank

March 28th, 2019


Is it necessary to have fun to create work with humor, what is the line between humor and discomfort, can art that is funny have a serious message? How does Instagram success translate to the art world? These are some …

Sweepstakes, Resolutions, and Sony Portrait Photographers

March 21st, 2019


This week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast is a bit of a grab bag. We start with an update of our new B&H Photography Podcast Facebook group and announce the winners of the SanDisk 64GB memory card

It is What It is—Mark Mann on Portrait Photography

March 14th, 2019


Today, we welcome portrait photographer Mark Mann to the B&H Photography Podcast, and as Allan notes at the top of the show, if you name a …

B&H Photography Podcast Facebook Group and SanDisk Sweepstakes Promo

March 11th, 2019


The B&H Photography Podcast Facebook Group is live and we encourage all our listeners to join.  The Facebook Group will be your way to engage with Allan, John, and Jason of the B&H Photography Podcast and to …

Mick Rock: The Name Says It All

March 7th, 2019


The name does kinda say it all, doesn’t it? On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we speak with legendary rock ’n’ roll …

Memory Card Myths and Storage Solutions

February 28th, 2019


On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome representatives from SanDisk, Lexar, and B&H writer John-Paul Palescandolo …

New Gear Announcements - 2019

February 21st, 2019


We’re not even two months into 2019 and there have already been several announcements for new cameras, lenses, and even a new format for a major camera manufacturer.  On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography …

Finding Your Niche in Wedding Photography

February 14th, 2019


The wedding-photography business is very competitive, so, to have a distinct client base and a way to stand out from the crowd is crucial—almost necessary. On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we …

Albert Watson at the 2019 Depth of Field Conference

February 7th, 2019


At the B&H Depth of Field Wedding and Portrait Conference, being held this week in New York, we were fortunate to sit down with a straight-up …

The Life and Death and Life of LIFE Magazine

January 31st, 2019


In terms of its sheer reach and influence on photographers, there is no magazine that compares to LIFE. From the 1930s into the 1970s, it was the weekly go-to for news, lifestyle, entertainment and, of course, world …

Conflict Photography – Motivation and Consequence

January 24th, 2019


On this episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome neuropsychiatrist Anthony Feinstein, and the Director of Editorial Content at Adobe,

Industrial Photography and the Recovery of Flight 1549

January 17th, 2019


This week we recognize the 10th anniversary of the “Miracle on the Hudson.” On January 15, 2009, with both engines crippled, US Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency landing in the icy waters of the Hudson River, with …

The Digital Photo Collage

January 10th, 2019


On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome two artists whose work blurs the lines between street photography, …

Photography Resolutions for 2019

January 3rd, 2019


As a companion to last week’s end-of-year review episode, and as a way of kicking off the new year, we will discuss our own photographic new year’s …

Clip Job - Favorite Moments from 2018 

December 27th, 2018


It has been a fabulous year for the B&H Photography Podcast, with an incredibly diverse set of topics we discussed and guests we welcomed. The …

Photography is…

December 21st, 2018


On today’s show, we discuss a portrait and interview project that was created for B&H Explora, our online magazine and home base of the B&H Photography Podcast. The project is titled “What is Photography?”

Cameras and Lenses of the Year, 2018

December 13th, 2018


It is that time of year, when we chat about the cameras that have been announced in 2018 and toss in some commentary by our in-house experts. We also make time for our favorite new lenses and a few accessories and …

Jazz Photography and “Harlem 1958” by Art Kane

December 6th, 2018


In 1958, Art Kane, already a successful art director looking to jump-start his photography career, pitched the idea of a “class photo” for Vogue

Building and Curating a Photography Blog

November 30th, 2018


On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome photographer Rick McGinnis and curator Julie Grahame, to discuss blogging and …

Shooting Hoops—Basketball Photography with the NBA's Best

November 21st, 2018


Today we welcome two of professional basketball’s best photographers, and that’s not just me talking.  Nat Butler is Senior Photographer for NBA Entertainment and has worked the last thirty-three NBA Finals. He is also …

Lumix Day Sweepstakes at the B&H SuperStore

November 16th, 2018


We tried something new for this episode of the B&H Photography Podcast—we ventured into the B&H SuperStore to interview camera shoppers, fans of the podcast, and attendees of the Panasonic Lumix Day Event. We …

Jay Maisel, Stephen Wilkes and the Documentary, "Jay Myself"

November 8th, 2018


When we finished recording this episode, Jay Maisel asked us which podcast episode was our favorite. It didn’t take Allan a second to answer, “This one!” While we have almost one-hundred and fifty to choose from, there …

“Still” Photography for Film and Television

November 1st, 2018


When you think of an image from your favorite movie, what comes to mind? Is it a well-edited sequence, a dramatic crescendo, or perhaps simply a static photo, maybe even the poster art itself? If it is a static image, …

Landscape Photography Takes Flight with Drones

October 25th, 2018


Can you imagine a better perspective? On today’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome two shooting buddies who, perhaps not so coincidentally, happen to be talented and inspirational landscape …

Night Photography - Exploring the Creative Possibilities

October 18th, 2018


On this week's B&H Photography Podcast we dig deep into the vault for one of our most successful early episodes. 

In less than an hour, this …

New Gear from photokina 2018

October 11th, 2018


On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we get the old band back together for one more gig. Joining us are Explora writers and …

Photoville 2018

October 4th, 2018


Under starry skies, we took our recorders and headphones to a collection of shipping containers in Brooklyn, known as Photoville 2018 and Photoville …

Whoever Saves One Life, Saves the Entire World—A Secret History of Leica

September 27th, 2018


The oft-quoted line paraphrased for our headline, and notably used in reference to Oskar Schindler and Chiune Sugihara, can also be applied to industrialist and Leica camera manufacturer Ernst Leitz II, who used his …

Hip-Hop Fellini – Anniversary of “The Greatest Day in Hip-Hop” by Gordon Parks

September 20th, 2018


This year marks the anniversary of the shooting date of two iconic photographs, taken at the same location, forty years apart. In 1958, Art Kane created the image that has come to be known as “A Great Day in Harlem.” …

Fujifilm and Canon Sweepstakes Winners, Past and Present

September 13th, 2018


On today’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we speak with the winners of our two 2018 sweepstakes. During the first part of our show, we meet the winners of our Fujifilm X-H1 Sweepstakes, get to know a …

Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras from Nikon and Canon and Fujifilm Winners

September 6th, 2018


We had planned a different podcast for this week, but when news broke that Nikon and Canon had announced new full-frame mirrorless camera systems, we …

Tennis Photography and the U.S. Open, 2018

August 30th, 2018


Today, we discuss tennis photography from two distinct points of view. Our first guest is an independent photographer with twenty years of tennis photography experience to his credit, and later, we’re joined by …

The Many Lives of Color

August 27th, 2018


Edvard Munch noted that “colors live a remarkable life of their own after they have been applied to the canvas” and, on today’s episode of the

Deadline: The State of Newspaper Photojournalism

August 16th, 2018


It’s no news that the print newspaper business is going through tough times and that newsroom staffs, particularly photographers, often bear the …

The Analog Renaissance and Brooklyn Film Camera

August 9th, 2018


There is no doubt that a film photography renaissance is in full swing… just ask anyone under the age of 25. And to be fair, there are many wonderful …

Why Do You Love Photography?

August 2nd, 2018


Our B&H Photography Podcast FUJIFILM X-H1 Sweepstakes is still going strong and, in a nod to FUJIFILM, we speak with a few X-Photographers during our show but, in general, we break a bit from the norm and …

Dance Photography Encore Presentation and FUJIFILM X-H1 Sweepstakes

July 27th, 2018


In recognition of our B&H Photography Podcast FUJIFILM X-H1 Sweepstakes (and because we were at Podcast Movement 2018 this week) we are presenting an encore episode of our Dance Photography episode with the …

FUJIFILM X-H1 Sweepstakes

July 26th, 2018


We are excited to announce the B&H Photography Podcast FUJIFILM X-H1 Sweepstakes! The B&H Photography Podcast continues to be one of the …

Rabbits, Hats, and Other Stories from OPTIC 2018

July 19th, 2018


Anecdotes with insight are an important part of any good conversation, and we certainly heard some wonderful anecdotes from our guests at the OPTIC …

Legends – Keith Carter, Douglas Kirkland, and Joyce Tenneson

July 12th, 2018


 Sometimes you just have to shake your head and say, “Wow, it was a good day.”  When you have the opportunity to sit and chat about photography with 

GIF Magicians - Sam Cannon and Matthias Brown

July 5th, 2018


The spot where still photography, video, animation, and drawing on your shoes meet is where you can find Sam Cannon and Matthias Brown. They may not always be together at that spot, but they’re sure to be within …

That Human Dance—Collaboration between Fashion Model and Photographer

June 28th, 2018


Model Jayne Moore and photographer Michael Sanders join us on this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast to discuss the creative and …

Kamoinge Collective and “The Black Woman: Power and Grace”

June 21st, 2018


On this week’s B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome three members of the Kamoinge photography workshop and, through their collective eyes, we …

Street Photography—Two Eyes Are Better Than One

June 14th, 2018


For this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we return to our conversations from the 2018 OPTIC Conference, hosted by B&H Photo. …

Art Streiber--The Answer is Yes

May 31st, 2018


From huge ensemble photographs to celebrity portraiture, advertising high-rollers, and about every movie and television poster you’ve ever seen, Art …

Greg Constantine—The Story Demands More

May 24th, 2018


What makes a photographer follow their moral compass and photograph the stories they feel need to be told, no matter what the personal costs? …

Beef, Chicken, or Fish—A Wedding Photography Smorgasbord

May 17th, 2018


The two-day Depth of Field Conference, hosted by B&H, was an impressive gathering of wedding and portrait photographers, each sharing their unique talents, styles, and techniques with a receptive crowd.  We had our …

Elinor Carucci—A Hurricane in Its Perfect Power

May 9th, 2018


Appropriately, this is our Mother's Day episode, and our title borrows Maya Angelou’s description of her mother from “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Photographer Elinor Carucci struck us with some of her own perfect …

Deep in Gear at Depth of Field

May 3rd, 2018


B&H Photo recently hosted the two-day Depth of Field Portrait, Wedding, and Event Photography Conference, in New York City, and invited many talented, experienced photographers to speak and show work. The …

Street Portraiture -- Intention and Interaction with Ruddy Roye and Amy Touchette

April 26th, 2018


The simple theme for today’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast was to be “how to speak to people in the street when you’d like to take their photo.” For this conversation, we invited two of the best street …


April 19th, 2018


We took our mics to a basement laboratory on East 30 Street, in Manhattan, where legend tells of a scientist and his cohort who perform ungodly experiments, attempting to bring life to subjects long considered dead. …

Time Vector--Day to Night with Stephen and Bette Wilkes

April 12th, 2018


The “Day to Night” series that Stephen Wilkes has been working on for several years has received much deserved attention and has grown from its New York roots to encompass locations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and …

GI Diary and The Vietnam Slide Project

March 29th, 2018


March 29 is now the official National Vietnam War Veterans Day, set aside to “observe with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities” the commemoration of the war. More important than commemorating a war is to …

KODAKOne and Blockchain for Photographers

March 22nd, 2018


If you follow photography industry news, two words that may have caught your attention recently are “Kodak” and “cryptocurrency,” and the fact that …

Aerial Photography with Jeffrey Milstein

March 15th, 2018


As Allan Weitz says in the introduction, when you see a Jeffrey Milstein photo, you know it. He has a distinctive style, which is not an easy accomplishment for an aerial photographer. But, of course, not all his images …

Grunge! British Fashion Photography of the 1990s

March 8th, 2018


Are the 1990s history? Well, for today’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we look back to that decade when a new aesthetic in fashion photography was born in England, and later spread to the United States …

News and Gear from CES and WPPI 2018

February 28th, 2018


On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we’re talking gear—specifically, the latest gear announced at the two most recent trade shows, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and Wedding and Portrait …

Get Serious with Chris Buck

February 22nd, 2018


We are delighted, at the B&H Photography Podcast, to present our chat with acclaimed portrait photographer Chris Buck. Buck is an in-demand celebrity and advertising photographer, but he also maintains ongoing …

3D Virtual Reality and the Vuze Camera

February 15th, 2018


For the average photographer, many aspects of the technical side of virtual reality imaging are confusing, and when you add 360° and 3D to the equation, we can really be in over our heads. Fortunately, on this episode …

Murray Fredericks--Reflect the Divine

February 8th, 2018


Murray Fredericks considers his landscape photography series, “Vanity,” as just one aspect of a larger body of work, a project for which he has spent fifteen years shooting in southern Australia’s remote Lake Eyre-Kati …

Embracing Technology in the "New" Landscape Photography

February 2nd, 2018


This week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast posits the notion that we are in a “Golden Age” of landscape photography, and a fundamental …

The Joys and Challenges of Super-Telephoto Lenses

January 25th, 2018


We welcome back Chris Williams, of Lens Therapy Live, and photographer David Speiser, of, to the B&H Photography Podcast for a discussion on the applications, techniques, and specific features of …

Norman Reedus--Art Is as Art Does

January 19th, 2018


For some photographers, the phrase “run and gun” has a negative connotation, but when you’re Norman Reedus, that description takes on a much cooler …

Latest from Canon and the 5D Mark IV Sweepstakes

January 11th, 2018


If you are a regular listener to the B&H Photography Podcast, you’ve probably heard us talk a lot recently about our milestone 100th episode and …

Cig Harvey — Think, See, Make, Listen

January 4th, 2018


What a start to the New Year for the B&H Photography Podcast. We are incredibly fortunate to kick off our year with photographer Cig Harvey and …

The Year-End Schmooze: Favorite B&H Podcast Episodes from 2017

December 28th, 2017


For the B&H Photography Podcast, 2017 has been a wonderful year. We published our 100th episode, surpassed one million downloads, and reached #1 …

Food Photography and "Eating Delancey"

December 21st, 2017


Photographing food is far from being a new facet of photography. Whether for commercial or artistic purposes—think William Henry Fox Talbot, Edward Weston, Irving Penn—it can be found throughout eras and styles, but it …

Celebrity News Photography

December 14th, 2017


From where do all the celebrity photos in People, Us Weekly, Vanity Fair, and other magazines come? They come from hard-working professional photographers plying their trade, and the agencies that distribute and license …

Are Point-and-Shoot Cameras Still a Thing?

December 7th, 2017


With the proliferation and improvement of cellphone cameras, even the idea of a stand-alone point-and-shoot camera is becoming obsolete. Or is it? …

Industry Trends for 2018 and Episode 6 of "Dispatch"

November 30th, 2017


In the previous episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we talked about the best-selling, the most important, and our favorite new cameras from 2017. In this week’s episode, we look ahead to 2018 with a discussion …

The 2017 Cameras of the Year and Best Sellers

November 16th, 2017


We’re offering our annual end-of-year listicle of a podcast a bit early, but it comes with a good deal more information than usual. We polled the …

A History of Hip-Hop Photography

November 9th, 2017


With great thanks to Vikki Tobak and the Contact High Project, we welcome three photographers to our studio who are responsible for some of the most iconic images from the history of hip-hop. Janette Beckman, Eric …

A Walk through PhotoPlus Expo 2017

November 2nd, 2017


New York City affords a photographer many opportunities, including the annual gathering of photo professionals at the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo. Founded in 1983, it is the largest photography and …

Bird Photography

October 26th, 2017


Bird photography is a big deal around B&H, and we’re not just talking about the lenses needed to get those wonderful close-ups of warblers, …

The Markers of Our Bliss—Lynn Goldsmith, KISS, and Rock ’n’ Roll Photography

October 19th, 2017


With her latest book, KISS: 1977-1980, just released, legendary rock ’n’ roll photographer Lynn Goldsmith joins us to talk about her time with this …

The Passionate Photographer and Episode 5 of "Dispatch"

October 4th, 2017


Steve Simon is The Passionate Photographer, and in the short conversation we had with him at the 2017 OPTIC Conference, it became clear why. Not only does he exude a passion for photography (and for cameras) but his …

"Learn Travel Photography, Best"

September 28th, 2017


If inspiration is what you are looking for, the story of how Eric Kruszewski became a photographer should supply you with plenty of it. Of course, it …

Photoville 2017

September 20th, 2017


This week we took our mics and questions to Photoville, the free nine-day photography festival held in in the shadow of the beautiful Brooklyn …

Tilt-Shift Lenses

September 14th, 2017


Canon has recently announced the addition of three new tilt-shift lenses to its lineup, a relatively big deal for a type of lens often considered …

BONUS CONTENT - Richard Drew

September 12th, 2017


On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast we spoke with AP photojournalist Richard Drew about his powerful and haunting photograph, “

Accept the Witness—Richard Drew and “The Falling Man”

September 7th, 2017


“The Falling Man” is the name that has been given to the photograph of a man falling from the north tower of the World Trade Center during the attacks of September 11, 2001. The image depicts a lone figure falling …

Conflict and Compromise - Ben Lowy and Marvi Lacar

August 31st, 2017


On today’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we continue our exploration of photographic collaboration with photojournalists Ben Lowy and

The Japan Camera Hunter

August 24th, 2017


I don’t think I’ve ever seen Allan as happy as he was during our recording of this episode and, if you are into vintage cameras, lenses, and all things film photography, just sit back and enjoy our conversation with …

Photographing and Viewing the 2017 Solar Eclipse *ENCORE PRESENTATION*

August 17th, 2017


On August 21, 2017 there will be a total solar eclipse passing across the United States from the northwest to the southeast.  While the path of …

Seeing in Sixes with Brooks Jensen and Episode 4 of “Dispatch”

August 11th, 2017


Structure and limitation is a key to the artistic process. This is the idea that opens our conversation with photographer and publisher Brooks Jensen. In addition to his work as a fine-art photographer, Jensen is well …

Irving Penn - Many Versions of Perfect

August 3rd, 2017


We tried something a little different with this episode of the B&H Photography Podcast. We took three writers from our Explora blog along with …

Fast, Wide-angle Lenses

July 27th, 2017


On this week's episode of the B&H Photography Podcast we take a look at wide-aperture, wide-angle lenses. With our guest, Neil Gershman, a lens expert from the B&H Superstore, we touch upon the history of …

Night Photography—From Film into Digital

July 20th, 2017


When you get a chance to speak with an expert, you take advantage. At this year’s OPTIC 2017 Conference, when Lance Keimig and Chris Nicholson passed …

Why Do It Twice? - Visual Engineering with Steve Giralt

July 13th, 2017


Steve Giralt is an accomplished still life, food, and product photographer and director with a list of advertising clients that includes Harman Kardon, Godiva, BBDO, Starbucks, PepsiCo, Petrossian, and Verizon. With a …

Road-trippin’ for Fun and Profit and Episode 3 of “Dispatch”

July 7th, 2017


We return to OPTIC 2017 this week for two wonderful conversations with photographers who ply their trade on the road. First, we speak with Jonathan …

Can A Photograph(er) Make a Difference?

June 29th, 2017


Many photographers begin their careers wanting to “make a difference” with their photography, to bring some good to the world, or at least to the people they photograph. It’s one of the greatest aspects of the craft and …

The State of the Industry and New Gear at OPTIC 2017

June 15th, 2017


At this year’s OPTIC Photography Conference, we sat down with representatives from camera and gear manufacturers to talk about their latest products, and question them on their company philosophies and the general …

Take the Plunge—Underwater Wedding, Portrait and Art Photography

June 8th, 2017


Underwater photography does not have to include sharks, whales, or seals and, for that matter, does not even have to utilize scuba equipment or be near the ocean. Our second episode on underwater photography profiles …

Spring Cleaning and Episode 2 of “Dispatch,” with Adriane Ohanesian

June 2nd, 2017


It’s a short week here at the B&H Photography Podcast, so we thought we’d take care of some cleaning that we have put off all winter. Unless one …

Black and White and Blue—Underwater Fine Art Photography

May 25th, 2017


Today we welcome two photographers from two distant parts of the globe, but both share a sense of a serene underwater world that they envision mostly in black-and-white. Perhaps, surprisingly, Hengki Koentjoro and …

Macro Lenses and Advancing Your Photography with Marc Silber

May 18th, 2017


It has been “Macro Week” at B&H Explora, and this week’s episode will put a nice bow on all the articles and photos we have published on the subject, with an overview of what type of macro photography lenses and …

Multicultural and Destination Wedding Photography

May 11th, 2017


A simple twist of fate (OK, I clicked a link) introduced me to the wedding photography of Jide Alakija and I immediately knew he should be a guest on …

Talking Dollars and Sense with The PhotoCloser and Episode 1 of “Dispatch”, with Adriane Ohanesian

April 27th, 2017


We start this week’s episode on a congenial and practical note with Frank Meo, aka “The PhotoCloser,” talking about what can be a very difficult …

Conservation Photography with Art Wolfe and OPTIC 2017 Preview

April 6th, 2017


Conservation photography can take many forms and we will offer our definition, but more importantly, we will speak with noted outdoor photographer

When Was the Last Time You Touched a Photograph?

March 30th, 2017


This is one of our most informative and, dare I say, best episodes yet. We talk about emulsion-based and inkjet photographic paper, with an emphasis …

New Gear from CP+ and WPPI and a Chat with Pepe Castro

March 23rd, 2017


What are the latest camera and lens offerings announced at recent trade shows? We’ll let you know, and throw in our two cents regarding their purpose and performance while we’re at it.

In February, the WPPI and CP+ …

In-game Photography

March 16th, 2017


We replace a camera with a controller for this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, but if artistic interpretation of your surroundings …

The Eyes Have it—Ophthalmic Photography, with Mark Maio

March 10th, 2017


Today’s episode broadens our normal photographic sphere as we discuss ophthalmic photography and how the eye’s own optical system is used in conjunction with camera equipment—some very common, some not so—to examine the …

The DJI Phantom 4 Pro and the Latest on Drone Technology

March 2nd, 2017


The B&H Photography Podcast team was invited to a special event hosted by DJI and the B&H Marketing team to introduce filmmakers and photographers to the Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2 drones. Not only did we get …

LED Lighting for Photography

February 16th, 2017


On this episode of the B&H Photography Podcast we talk LED lighting for photography. We start with an introduction to the basics of LEDs, discussing their advantages and disadvantages compared to tungsten and …

Taking the Long View — Social Documentary Projects

February 9th, 2017


On today’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we discuss long-term documentary projects, particularly those that deal with immigration and …

Canon, Epson and Digital Printing Options for Photographers

February 2nd, 2017


As we asked in an earlier episode, “When was the last time you touched a photograph?” It’s an interesting question and some of us are still enjoying the tactile nature of a print, or our time in the darkroom, but most …

Around the World with Daniel Kordan

January 26th, 2017


On today’s show, we continue our conversations on landscape photography with Daniel Kordan, one of the most interesting nature and landscape photographers working today. Amongst his many accomplishments, he can count …

Ethics of Landscape Photography, with Ryan Dyar and Adam Burton

January 19th, 2017


We are in a Golden Age of landscape photography. Digital cameras and improved software enable the kind of imaging that until recently was only …

Third-Party Lenses

January 12th, 2017


This week's episode of the B&H Photography Podcast is on third-party lenses and the alternatives to the “glass” produced by the major camera manufacturers. From high-end optics to affordable knock-offs to respected …

Post-Processing & Digital Asset Management with Katrin Eismann and Peter Krogh

January 5th, 2017


On today’s episode, we welcome Katrin Eismann and Peter Krogh to our studio and, with a chance to speak to the “Photoshop Diva” and the man who wrote "The DAM Book", you count your lucky stars and soak up as much …

Cameras of the Year, 2016

December 22nd, 2016


Join us as we talk with two of our most regular and insightful guests about new cameras that were announced in 2016. We hesitate to use the phrase …

Never Say Die – Film Rescue and Re-Spool

December 15th, 2016


You need film stock for your 1947 Brownie Target Six-20 camera? Film for Classics has it. Found an undeveloped roll of film while cleaning out your …

The First Frame is Mine – Big Cat Photography, with Steve Winter

December 7th, 2016


Continuing with our series of conversations from the Eddie Adams Workshop, we sit with National Geographic photographer Steve Winter to talk about his work and career, specifically on capturing images and telling the …

Crime-Scene Unit Photography

November 17th, 2016


We have been looking forward to this conversation for weeks. On today’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we sit down with retired …

To Make Other People's Work Great – An Editor's Roundtable

November 10th, 2016


The B&H Photography Podcast was very fortunate to be invited to the 29th Eddie Adams Workshop this year. The annual workshop, officially sponsored by Nikon, with support from B&H, is a unique and inspiring …

Conversations from the Eddie Adams Workshop: The Thread with Tim Rasmussen

November 3rd, 2016


The B&H Photography Podcast was very fortunate to be invited to the 29th Eddie Adams Workshop this year. The annual workshop, officially sponsored by Nikon, with support from B&H, is a unique and inspiring …

Conversations from the Eddie Adams Workshop: To Serve and to Soar with John H. White and Endia Beal

October 28th, 2016


The B&H Photography Podcast was very fortunate to be invited to the 29th Eddie Adams Workshop this year. The annual workshop, officially sponsored by Nikon with support from B&H, is a unique and inspiring event, …

Camera Collecting and Photography Auctions

October 14th, 2016


Is your Leica M7 worth more than what you paid for it? How about the value of that Brownie in your grandfather’s closet, or even your first digital camera from 1995? With Heritage Auctions preparing to host its …

New Cameras and Lenses from photokina 2016

October 6th, 2016


Photokina is the world’s largest trade fair for photography, and this year’s affair saw 983 exhibitors from 42 countries fill the Koelnmesse …

Sports Photography — More Than the Eye Can See

September 29th, 2016


In celebration of Gail Buckland’s wonderful new book, "Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present", and the accompanying exhibition …

Beach Photography - A Coney Island of the Mind*

September 22nd, 2016


Coney Island and photography have been together almost since birth. There is a great tradition of photography associated with this beach, located at the last stop of the D, F, N, and Q trains, in Brooklyn. Our guest, …

iPhoneography and the iPhone 7 Review

September 15th, 2016


The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available on September 15, 2016, and we’ve organized an episode to celebrate iPhone photography, including a hands-on review of the new iPhone 7 Plus. Joining us are three …

Shooting Stars, Part II - Dark Sky D.I.Y.

September 8th, 2016


In Part II of our series on astrophotography, we talk with Ian Norman, founder of Lonely Speck, a site dedicated to making astrophotography easy and accessible to all photographers. The website is loaded with great …

Shooting Stars, Part I – Imaging from the Hubble Space Telescope

September 2nd, 2016


In the first of our two-part series on astrophotography, we are fortunate to be joined by two scientists responsible for some of the most awe-inspiring images ever created. Astrophysicist Dr. Jeff Hester was a member of …

Photography and the National Parks Service Centennial

August 24th, 2016


On August 25, the National Parks Service celebrates its 100th Anniversary, and we celebrate the parks and all that they have provided to photography over the years. From early photographers documenting natural wonders …

The Impossible Project and the Rebirth of Instant Film

August 18th, 2016


While digital camera manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to improve and increase resolution, dynamic range, frame rate, ISO, …

Collaborating with Chance and the Essence of Street Photography

August 11th, 2016


There are good reasons for this episode to have a two-in-one headline. Our initial idea for this show was to discuss the role that happenstance and …

Medium Format Goes Mirrorless

August 4th, 2016


With the recent announcement of the Hasselblad X1D-50c Medium Format Mirrorless Camera, the debate about sensor size and resolving power has taken a …

Why is 4K Video in a Point-and-Shoot Camera?

July 28th, 2016


Digital video is a huge a part of “photography” now. There are almost no digital cameras introduced without some kind of video capability and, in some cases, “still” cameras are the go-to choice for professional …

Selfie or Self-Portrait

July 21st, 2016


What will our future selfies be like? Our guest, Stephen Mayes, suggests that they may be images of what we think rather than what we see. For those of you exasperated by the deluge of duck faces in your social media …

Dance Photography with Lois Greenfield and Omar Z. Robles

July 14th, 2016


Are dance and photography natural enemies? Well, of course not, but one art form is about the still, captured moment, and the other about …

The Best Gear at Mid-Year

July 7th, 2016


As summer rolls around it’s a good time to assess the best of the new products that have been announced thus far in 2016. With two of our most …

Travel Photography: Travel or Photography?

June 30th, 2016


At the 2016 OPTIC Imaging Conference, we were immersed in the riches of nature and travel photography; so many talented and distinguished photographers were displaying work and discussing their experiences and craft. We …

The Mirrorless Divide—Fuji is for Artists, Sony is for Pros?

June 23rd, 2016


With deference to Linda Richman, today’s podcast offers its version of the 'Coffee Talk' skit from Saturday Night Live—Fuji is for Artists/Sony is for Pros… discuss! We realize, of course, that any camera—used well—can …

Landscape Masters: Michael Kenna and Paul & John Paul Caponigro

June 16th, 2016


The OPTIC 2016 Imaging Conference provided numerous opportunities to talk with some of the most respected nature and landscape photographers working today, but the highlights of our two days at OPTIC had to be our chat …

Gear Insights from the Major Manufacturers at OPTIC 2016

June 10th, 2016


Every year, B&H hosts the OPTIC Imaging Conference, showcasing the best nature, landscape, and travel photography. The 2016 edition was a stellar outing, with presentations by the most interesting photographers …

If You Could Only Use One Camera, Which Would It Be?

June 3rd, 2016


Today we talk cameras! In this episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we invite two respected members of the B&H team to tell us which one …

Alternative Process Photography in the Digital Age – Penumbra Foundation

May 26th, 2016


Wet-Collodion, Daguerreotype, Tintype, Calotype, Gum Bichromate, Van Dyke Brown. Oh my! On this week’s podcast, we welcome Geoffrey Berliner, …

The Prize—Two Photojournalists Reflect on Winning a Pulitzer

May 19th, 2016


The Pulitzer Prizes for Feature and for Breaking News Photography are the highest honors that a photojournalist can receive and, between our two …

Legends of Photojournalism – The Pulitzer Prize Celebration

May 13th, 2016


Some days, I love my job, and this was most definitely one of those days. We were in a room of heroes, not just heroes of mine, but actual heroes, people who fill their lives, risk their lives, for passion and for the …

Concept to Cover: Collaboration in Fashion Photography

May 5th, 2016


In addition to her fashion and commercial photography, Lindsay Adler is a much sought-after speaker and educator and, after listening to this episode, there’ll be no surprise as to why. With clarity and conviction, she …

Not Believing in Roadblocks- A Conversation with Photojournalist Adriane Ohanesian, Part II

April 21st, 2016


Not Believing in Roadblocks, Part II – The Making of a Photojournalist Photojournalist and 2016 World Press Photo award winner Adriane Ohanesian joins us for a captivating two-part conversation on her work in South …

Not Believing in Roadblocks- A Conversation with Photojournalist Adriane Ohanesian, Part I

April 21st, 2016


Not Believing in Roadblocks, Part I – Women and Photojournalism Photojournalist and 2016 World Press Photo award winner Adriane Ohanesian joins us for a captivating two-part conversation on her work in South Sudan, …

Lens Adapters—Your Link to Creative Photography

April 14th, 2016


Lens adapters are certainly not new items in the savvy photographer’s gear bag, but they have taken on an added significance since the onset of …

On "AIR" - An Interview with Vincent LaForet

April 7th, 2016


Pulitzer Prize and Cannes Lion award winner Vincent LaForet has accomplished so much in still and motion photography, yet he continues to push …

Greatest Hits, Volume I

March 31st, 2016


The B&H Photography Podcast has been streaming for almost six months and we have had some incredible guests, and discussed aspects of photography from gear to technique to art to funding your work. We pride …

Inspiration over Imitation – Developing Your Wedding Photography Style

March 23rd, 2016


Has your wedding photography gone stale? Do your photos look just like everyone else’s? Perhaps you need to inject a little bit of you into your photography. Kristi Drago-Price knows wedding photography from all the …

The Wonderful World of Photography Workshops

March 17th, 2016


For many, photography is a solitary endeavor. We enjoy the time alone or the one-on-one interaction with a subject, but how do we improve our skill …

Innovative Approaches to Funding Your Photography

March 10th, 2016


With the prevalence of “staff” photography jobs dwindling and the number of “photographers” increasing, finding regular freelance work and funding …

Defining the Iconic Photograph

March 3rd, 2016


We run a little long on this episode, but when you have guests of this caliber, it’s well worth the extra time. Today we welcome legendary AP photo editor Hal Buell and Time LightBox photo editor Olivier Laurent. …

New Flagships and the Future of the DSLR

February 24th, 2016


In the past few weeks both Canon and Nikon have announced their latest flagship DSLR cameras, the Nikon D5 and the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II. Our expert guests, Levi Tenenbaum and Shawn Steiner have had a chance to play …

Night Photography- Exploring the Creative Possibilities

February 17th, 2016


In less than an hour, this podcast will teach you everything you need to know about night photography. Seriously. While our show is not a tutorial, the conversation is deep and broad; it touches upon every aspect of the …

MoMA’s Ocean of Images: Art, Photography and Post-Internet Reality

February 10th, 2016


If you’ve ever doubted that photography is a multi-faceted endeavor, this episode should cure you of that delusion. Here at B&H, we deal with the …

Get Off Your Fat Blog and Take a Photo

February 3rd, 2016


Despite poking a little fun with this episode’s title, we are big fans of photography websites and camera blogs, and if you are reading this, you probably are, too. On this week’s podcast, we are fortunate to have Kevin …

A Coffee Klatch on Creativity - Photography Tips for Your New Year

January 27th, 2016


We're none of us perfect, and thank goodness for that. As my favorite saying goes, perfection is the opposite of good, but that doesn’t mean we …

The Stock Answer: Can You Prosper in the Stock Photography Market?

January 20th, 2016


Anyone, I mean, anyone can submit their photos for sale in the stock-photography market. (Are you a foaper?) But the question remains: is it worth it? No doubt, the industry has been transformed by corporate …

Instagram: “As it is Intended to be Used”?

January 13th, 2016


Well, what does that mean? Yes, it’s owned by Facebook and yes, Taylor Swift has 62 million followers, but we asked two professional photographers …

Do You Have Gear Acquisition Syndrome (G.A.S.)?

January 6th, 2016


My apologies for the personal question, but we all suffer from Gear Acquisition Syndrome in one form or another, and it’s good to talk about it, …

Cameras of the Year, 2015

December 10th, 2015


Gearheads, tech geeks, fanboys, and all you gift givers—this is the podcast for you. In this episode, we sit with two of our favorite guests and, fortunately, two very knowledgeable photographers, Matt Hill and Levi …

From Photojournalism to Fine Art: Three Photographers Document Climate Change

December 2nd, 2015


Guests: Greg Kahn, Ed Kashi and Carolyn Monastra On the historic occasion of more than 150 heads of state gathering in one place on one day (Monday, …

Whoever Saves One Life, Saves the Entire World: A Secret History of Leica

November 24th, 2015


Guests: Frank Dabba Smith and Jill Enfield The oft-quoted line paraphrased for our headline and notably used in reference to Oskar Schindler and Chiune Sugihara can also be applied to industrialist and Leica camera …

Film versus Digital Imaging, with Harvey Wang

November 18th, 2015


Guests: Harvey Wang and Todd Vorenkamp Have you ever shot film? Do you still shoot film? Does it make a difference in your work? Is your work defined by it? This episode of the B&H Photography Podcast addresses an …

Cult Cameras and Why You Can’t Find a Used Hasselblad: The Used Camera Market

November 11th, 2015


Guests: Jason Wallace and Chris Koentje Five years ago you could buy a quality 35mm film camera for the song playing in your head. Used medium format …

The Benefits of a Long Term Project For Your Photography

November 4th, 2015


The Benefits of a Long Term Project For Your Photography Guests: Dennis Livesey and John Harris While their approaches are distinct, photographers Dennis Livesey and John Harris both have benefited from taking the long …

Are You Down with Drones? The Latest on Aerial Photography Platforms

October 28th, 2015


The Latest on Aerial Photography Platforms Guests: Randy Scott Slavin and Dan Campo Drones are definitely a hot button topic and not only for photographers! Despite the controversy and legal conundrums, aerial …

From Classroom to Real World: How Young Photographers Are Succeeding in a New Environment

October 21st, 2015


From Classroom to Real World- How Young Photographers Are Succeeding in a New Environment Former Director of Photography at New York magazine and renowned professor Jordan Schaps offers his insight, experience, and …

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