Photos with Purpose
Benjamin Lehman Blog
by benjamin
3M ago
This blog post is a bit different from my usual ramblings. In the not-too-distant past I had the opportunity to spend a few days with our local regional food bank – traveling between their satellite pantries, and I thought I’d share a glimpse into this meaningful experience. As a photographer, I’m used to capturing moments — the laughter of friends, the beauty of a sunset, or the quiet stillness of a forest. But this time, I aimed my lens at something more profound: the efforts of our community to fight food insecurity. The days started based on the individual foodbank and panty schedules, w ..read more
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2023 Gear In Review
Benjamin Lehman Blog
by benjamin
5M ago
All The Stuff - Old and New! 2023 Gear In Review Another year, another Gear in Review! 2023 was a very special year for me. As some of you may, or may not, know, photography is 50% of my professional life. The other 50% is spent as a creative director – something I’ve done for almost 30 years for the largest Tech companies in the world – and 2023 marked the year where both sides of my professional life thrived! On the photography side of things, we found ourselves working both locally and on location for all types of fun commercial shoots; album covers, product shots, editorial commercial w ..read more
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Mastering Street Photography: Gear, Style, and Safety Essentials
Benjamin Lehman Blog
by benjamin
5M ago
Gear, Style, and Safety Essentials Mastering Street Photography Street photography is an exhilarating art form that requires a unique blend of technical prowess, style, and awareness of your surroundings. While the right camera equipment is essential, there’s more to successful street photography than just lenses and settings. In this article, we’ll delve into five key aspects of street photography that encompass gear choices, attire, safety, and presentation. Lens Choice: The Freedom of Expression Street photography is a canvas for creativity, where the choice of lens is a personal decisi ..read more
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Increase Sales with Product Photography
Benjamin Lehman Blog
by benjamin
5M ago
Look Great, Sell More Increase Sales with Product Photography In the ever-evolving landscape of e-commerce and online marketing, the significance of product photography cannot be overstated. With the rapid growth of digital platforms, product photography has emerged as a critical tool that not only showcases products but also significantly impacts purchasing decisions. In this blog, we will delve into the ways in which product photography can elevate your sales strategy and drive business growth. 1. First Impressions Matter: The old adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover” might hold true fo ..read more
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Mega Lens! Photography with the 85mm F/1.2 Lens
Benjamin Lehman Blog
by benjamin
5M ago
In The Field With The 85MM F/1.2 Mega Lens Is This The Best Lens Money Can Buy? In the realm of photography, most of the focus (pun alert) is placed on newest generation of cameras. However, lenses are the unsung heroes that bring images to life. While there are countless options available to photographers, one lens stands head and shoulders above the rest: the 85mm f/1.2. This marvel of engineering has captured the hearts of professionals and enthusiasts alike, offering unrivaled image quality, exceptional low-light performance, and breathtaking bokeh. Join us as we explore why the 85mm f ..read more
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Turn any old camera into a modern one with Lightroom’s new Denoise tool!
Benjamin Lehman Blog
by benjamin
5M ago
Old digital cameras can compete with modern ones using Lightroom's new Denoise tool! Just going to come straight out and say it – Lightroom’s new Denoising tool is a game-changer. Argh, I know, that’s such a cliche phrase for any new feature, but I am being honest. If you follow my blog or YouTube channel then you may know I released an “Old Camera” challenge video on April 19th. In that video I lamented about how noisy the image quality of the photos taken with this old camera were. By weird coincidence and unbeknownst to me, Lightroom’s new denoise function was released on that same day. It ..read more
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Is This A Usable Cheap, 1st Generation Mirrorless Camera for Street Photography?
Benjamin Lehman Blog
by benjamin
5M ago
In street photography, capturing the ever-in–motionessence of a city is a fast-paced task. It requires the ability to react quickly to the changing environment, and to do so with a camera that can keep up with the challenge. Unfortunately, for those who rely on a generation 1 mirrorless camera, in this case the Panasonic Lumix G7 , these challenges can become overwhelming.   The Lumix G7 was introduced in 2015, and while it was a capable camera for its time, it has since been surpassed by newer models. One of the biggest issues that street photographers face with the G7 is its high IS ..read more
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Rust Belt Photography Challenge – Street Photography in Mansfield, Ohio
Benjamin Lehman Blog
by benjamin
5M ago
Rust Belt Photography Challenge – Street Photography in Mansfield, Ohio Mansfield, Ohio the ultimate representation of a once great big-little city, stuck in the heart of the result belt. The city’s diverse neighborhoods and unique architecture provide a canvas for capturing candid moments and interesting scenes. In this blog, we will explore some of the best spots in Mansfield for street photography. The first place to start is downtown Mansfield. The historic district is a popular location for street photography, with its mix of Victorian-era buildings, murals, and public art installations ..read more
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