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We’re Giving Away a $1,500 Gift Card to B&H

Update: This giveaway is now over. Please see the update at the end of this post.

Ready for another awesome photo giveaway? We are too. Let's do it. Today we're giving away a $1,500 gift card to B&H, one of the biggest and baddest camera stores in the world.

We’re Giving Away a $1,000 Gift Card to B&H Photo Video

Update: This giveaway is now over. Please see the update at the end of this post.

We love our readers. As a thank you for being a faithful follower of this blog, we're doing another big giveaway. One lucky reader will receive a $1,000 gift card to B&H Photo Video for anything in the store your heart desires.

10 Tips for Optimizing Your Photos with Lightroom: A Primer on Basic Techniques

If you're just starting out in Adobe Lightroom and would like some guidance on how you can use the software to improve your photographs, here's a free lesson that may be of interest to you. Photography instructor Tim Grey shares his top 10 tips for optimizing photographs in Lightroom.

The talk runs for nearly 2 hours, so you'll need to carve a chunk out of your day to watch it, but it could be helpful for anyone in need of a primer on some basic tools.

Jerry Ghionis On Capturing Striking Images with Any Light Source in Any Environment

Jerry Ghionis is a man who knows how to make the most of almost any environment. Whether he’s in a proper studio setup or is trying to make the most of one of his ‘MacGyvered’ setups, he always seems to find a way to nail the lighting and produce an extraordinary photograph.

In the two-hour presentation above -- a recording of one of his B&H classes -- Ghionis covers almost every detail of his methodology for lighting images in tricky situations.

PSA: Why You Need to Be Careful When Placing a ‘Preorder’ with PayPal

There are a lot of reasons people use PayPal to pay for things online. It's convenient, it's (or at least it should be) secure, and the option is available on pretty much any site where you can buy things. But there are also cons, not the least of which being that pre-ordering things with PayPal can be a risky and dangerous game to play.

B&H Photo Debuts One of the Most Comprehensive and Useful Canon Lens Guides You’ve Ever Seen

Earlier today, B&H officially launched a new online resource called the Canon Lens Experience. It’s a dedicated microsite that takes a comprehensive look at the various lenses Canon offers, presenting unique and interactive features that demonstrate the various capabilities.

Even more interesting is the series of interviews which features 15 well-respected photographers from different fields, each of whom talk about their experience as a photographer and how their respective Canon gear have helped them make the iconic shots they’ve captured.

Tutorial: How to Properly Pose Subjects in Every Circumstance

As much as composition, proper exposure, and location can affect how good your subjects look in a photo, posing plays a very crucial and often overlooked role -- well, overlooked until you realize that all of your portraits look awkward and unnatural.

Fortunately, there are resources out there to help. And so if you're one of those photographers for whom posing individuals and groups doesn't come naturally, this fantastic seminar put together by B&H should help a great deal.

Wedding Photography Tips: Ryan Brenizer on How to Shoot Engagement Sessions

Leave it to none other than award-winning wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer to create a wonderful breakdown on how best to approach engagement photography. In this eight and a half minute video created by B&H Photo, Brenizer does an incredible job of running through all of the critical aspects of planning for and going through with an engagement shoot.

Canon 3D Appears Briefly on B&H Before Vanishing Into the Night

Canon's rumored-but-yet-to-be-announced 46-megapixel DSLR may be named the Canon 3D after all. While browsing camera store B&H last night, the folks over at Nine Volt randomly decided to search the site for "Canon 3D". They were surprised to find that the actually returned a result.

Lightroom 3 Priced at $70 at B&H for 24H

Adorama had a Valentine's Day discount on Adobe Lightroom 3 yesterday, pricing it at just $80. It's back to $135 now, but if you missed out, you now have another chance: B&H has decided to one-up Adorama by selling the program for just $70. The sale will last until the end of today, so you might want to act fast this time if you've been on the fence.

Insane Discounts on SanDisk Compact Flash Cards at B&H

In the market for memory cards? B&H is currently offering SanDisk Compact Flash cards at crazy prices. They're listing Extreme Pro cards at less than 50% of the price offered at other retailers. For example, a 16GB Extreme Pro card currently costs $60 (with free shipping in the US) from B&H but $130+ at most other places.

Photos Found on Memory Card Offer a Glimpse Inside B&H Photo Video

Photographer Linhbergh recently purchased a used camera from B&H Photo Video and found a Compact Flash card left inside the camera containing photographs taken from inside the store offices. They offer an interesting glimpse into the operations at the largest non-chain photo equipment store in the United States.