Where does Google Earth get their images? What tools do emergency responders use to strategize the containment of a forest fire? How does a local government map out infrastructure developments? Why is there a red Lexus parked in your driveway?
Satellite imaging of the earth is now a common tool, used to handle situations from the mundane to the monumental, and DigitalGlobe is the company at the... READ MORE
Since the introduction of Creative Cloud, the question has been: does Adobe's move mean a radically altered workflow for content creation professionals, particularly video editors? For the moment, the answer is probably not. For all intents and purposes, Creative Cloud applications remain ordinary desktop applications; Adobe has merely eschewed the traditional perpetual license in favor of a... READ MORE
In a joint effort to develop a new standard for optical discs, Sony and Panasonic have unveiled the new “Archival Disc” format, with planned storage capacities up to 1TB per disc. Citing their ability to handle dust, water, and changes in temperature and humidity better than hard drives, Sony and Panasonic clearly see optical discs as the way forward for long-term data storage. The development of... READ MORE
Louis Lumière was a pioneering French filmmaker, and in 1935, he took the concept of “the remake” to another level when he reshot the famous Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat in 3D. To those who don’t know, the original 2D version was among the first publicly shown films when it premiered in January of 1896. It has since become a classic for anyone interested in the history of cinema, and created... READ MORE
America’s national parks, along with being natural treasures, are a gift to photographers of all levels. Chris Nicholson discusses how to go about researching a shoot in the parks, the best photo gear to bring along, the ancillary equipment and logistics for maximizing the experience, how and why to geo-tag images, info on the most accessible parks for photographers based in the Northeast, and... READ MORE
Noise is a given part of our daily lives, and if you live in a bustling area like B&H’s home in New York City, the clamor of buses, trains, construction, and people can be downright overwhelming. New Yorkers love to get away on weekend trips to quieter, rural locales. But is there such a thing as too quiet?
Two NASA engineers inspect a test setup in an anechoic chamber in preparation for the... READ MORE
"What's In My Bag" articles have become so popular these days that they're evolving into a full-blown independent media genre. It's a topic we often cover here at B&H, and everyone from National Geographic to The Verge has contributed to the trend. What you can discern about someone by examining the contents of their to-go bag is always a fascinating exercise, and the images can inspire... READ MORE
B&H will be hosting a live webcast on the new Sony Alpha a7 and a7R full-frame mirrorless cameras on Tuesday, March 18th, at 1 p.m. EST. The show will feature a panel... READ MORE
Michael Christopher Brown is a Magnum photographer who has shot multiple stories for National Geographic, and was a subject in an HBO documentary about photojournalism. Currently, he’s on an assignment in Africa, but was kind enough to answer a few questions about the benefits and drawbacks of using a smartphone to capture images in the field.
What do you find appealing about shooting with a... READ MORE
This Week in the News:
The new Panasonic 4K VariCam 35
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- Panasonic announced the new Super 35mm 4K VariCam 35 Cinema Camera
- Roku is releasing the compact and affordable Roku Streaming Stick
- Apple unveiled their CarPlay technology, which integrates the iPhone with automobiles
- K-Tek has a new audio bag that's ideal for the Sound Devices 633