It's time for the latest BPW Student Spotlight, where we highlight a different member of our talented community to learn more about how our students turn their passion for photography into freelance work, fulfilling hobbies, or even full-time careers. This month: wedding and event photographer Chris Williams!
As a photographer, you probably have folders full of images that mean a lot to you, from special vacations to day-to-day moments with your loved ones. Once you get those photos off of your camera and onto your computer, the next crucial step is to protect them from getting lost with some simple backup solutions.
While natural light is a great choice for a number of photographic situations, having the gear and know-how to use a basic lighting system is an important step in any photographer’s journey.
Contrary to popular belief, a fundamental lighting kit doesn’t have to break the bank, or be overly complicated. Here, we’ve laid out two basic lighting kits—one very simple and cheap, and one with a few more bells and whistles—as well as some extras that any photographer using external light sources will find handy.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the BPW’s second annual Student Showcase at our opening reception on December 5, 2018! This year’s group of artists created a collection of stunning imagery, from landscape and travel to food and nature. We couldn’t be prouder of you all!
Check out this year’s submissions in the gallery below, and feel free to come and view the photos in person at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge, open Monday-Friday, 10:30am-6pm, now through January 4. Many of the prints are also for sale if you’re looking for a special holiday gift (proceeds benefit the artist)!
One of the most popular questions we get from entry-level photographers here at the BPW is “What camera should I buy?” If you’re in the market for a good starter camera for yourself, or even a special holiday gift for the photographer-in-training in your life, here are three of our 2017 favorites to help point you in the right direction!
Struggling to find the perfect gift for the shutterbug in your life? The BPW has got you covered. The holiday season is right around the corner and we found some fun and inexpensive gifts for your photographer friends and family — or for yourself!