New York photographers Mindy Veissid and RA Friedman believe that wherever you are, there is fascinating raw material to use to create eye-popping photographs. A study in contrasting ways of working and seeing, Veissid, whose camera of choice is a Canon DSLR with a 24mm-70mm zoom lens, and RA Friedman, who uses a medium format, 40-year-old, 80mm fixed focal length Hasselblad with black-and-white... READ MORE
No matter how experienced the bird watcher in your life may be, there is almost certainly something missing from that person’s rig. Whether it’s a new set of compact glass or an accessory to round out their bag of tricks, this is a gift opportunity that should not to be missed. This year, instead of giving your friend or family member a gigantic tin of flavored popcorn, give them a gift that will... READ MORE
For those looking to gain pinpoint precision with their digital imaging, the Wacom Cintiq and Intous system offer unparalleled control to image makers.
In this two-hour seminar, Wacom pro Dan Johannessen demonstrates how you can increase your efficiency and creativity using the Cintiq’s pressure pen. Johannessen shows you how to set up a Cintiq and use it to apply tonal adjustments, remove... READ MORE
Painting with light is an exciting and artistic way to portray your subject in a completely unique manner. Using the darkness of night as the backdrop and any subject as the canvas, the photographer works like a painter using flashlight to illuminate, highlight, and emphasize their subject.
Using your own light source to illuminate the scene provides unrivaled creativity in rendering your final... READ MORE
From the incredible capabilities of new sensors and processors to 4K video to light field imaging, I am understandably impressed and often mystified by the leaps made in digital camera technology. However, when a wonderfully uncomplicated product comes along, it is also worth a shout out. The Lens Flipper by GoWing is a... READ MORE
“The best wide-angle lens? Take two steps backward, look for the ‘ah-ha’.” —Ernst Haas
Notwithstanding Mr. Haas’ very astute comment, I have always loved wide-angle lenses. Well, more accurately, I love the inclusive, often distorted, sometimes messy perspectives they create; those of the street photographer, the documentarian, the artist. It is often noted that a 50mm lens is closest to the... READ MORE
In the following video, Mia McCormick, of KelbyOne, discusses the features and functions of trail cameras. She covers their applications for hunting and security purposes, and offers an overview of the highlights of five models. The video demonstrates how trail cameras can work in motion-detection and time-lapse modes to capture images of wildlife or people, and how their discreet flash units... READ MORE
A camera is only as good as the eye that sees behind it, and the eye is just an extension of a photographer’s point of view. In this article, we highlight four photographers with very different points of view: a mountain landscape photographer who hangs on the edges of cliffs at the Everest Base Camp; a globetrotting dance photographer; an editorial photographer who captures the quiet interiors... READ MORE
In the following video, Allan Weitz, of B&H, provides an overview of four popular binoculars and breaks down their specs in terms of magnification, size, and lens coatings, as well as covers the benefits of Porro and Roof prisms, to help you make an informed choice. Weitz examines the similarities and differences between the... READ MORE
In this video, Allen Weitz, of B&H, discusses four different flashlights, from a small wristwatch light to a 3-lb 3,000-lumen giant. You’ll hear about what makes each one of these lights unique, whether it is the crenellated bezel of the Defender, or the batteries that power it, Weitz covers it all. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other... READ MORE
As we said in our last segment, Understanding Aperture, photography is all about capturing light. In order to expose a photograph, we have to control the amount of light that is exposed to a photosensitive surface, as well as control the sensitivity of that surface to the... READ MORE
Bristling along the sidelines of practically every professional sporting event, super-telephoto lenses are known for their ability to reach out and capture distant subjects with exceptional clarity and speed. They feel incredible in the hand, with top-of-the-line build quality and a heft that gives shooters confidence in their equipment. And, many feature a variety of switches and buttons that... READ MORE
Way back at the dawn of the 21st Century, astronomy could be difficult, confusing, time consuming, and often, simply frustrating. But now, the future is here, and astronomy has taken on an entirely new dimension. We’re going to look at the current state of astronomical instruments, and show that there truly is a telescope for anyone at every experience level.
The most common formula for people... READ MORE
It's no surprise that consumers and manufacturers alike have spent most of the year with their sights set on the mirrorless camera movement—the cameras are designed to be compact, yet fully featured. Each new release had its own special quality or feature, as well as leaps in improvement over the past generation of digital cameras. So, let’s look at the most prominent developments of 2014.
Sony... READ MORE