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.
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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.
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In the following video, Allan Weitz, of B&H, presents a brief overview of four popular DSLRs available at B&H, and summarizes their main attributes and features. Including the Sony Alpha a77 II, ... READ MORE
In the following video, Allan Weitz, of B&H, presents a variety of lens adapters designed specifically to enable the use of a wide variety of different manufacturers’ lenses with mirrorless digital cameras. This video focuses on four lens adapters that add to the basic functionality of an adapter. Profiled first is the... READ MORE
An on-camera flash is an indispensible accessory for many photographers; it provides additional light when conditions become too dark to handhold your camera comfortably, allows you to achieve more balanced exposures in daylight conditions, permits freezing of fast-moving subjects and can also be used to control or trigger other flash light sources. Additionally, a flash can be used as a highly... READ MORE
Photography is all about capturing light. In order to make a photograph that we can see, we have to control both the amount of light that is exposed to a photosensitive surface, be it film or a digital sensor, and also control the sensitivity of that surface to the light. In this three-part series, we will discuss light and how a camera and lens combine to control exposure.
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Camera bags, just like cameras and the photographers who use them, are not created equal. That means there’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to finding the perfect bag. Most photographers will find that the type of bag they need varies from one shoot to the next—and may even depend upon where they’re going and what they’re shooting.
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With much of photography’s attention being devoted to the sole creation of the image, and more recently the virtual and instant sharing of those images, the art and practice of physically producing prints is becoming less of a requirement than in the past. This scarcity of physical prints does have immense benefits, though, as it is still the best and most revered method of owning a photograph.... READ MORE
In the following video, Larry Becker, of KelbyOne, presents an overview of four different advanced mirrorless digital cameras, including their unique features and benefits, and offers an idea of some general-use lenses for each camera. Beginning with the Sony Alpha a6000, Becker describes the versatile feature set of this... READ MORE
Although visually understood as “the type of camera the pros use,” DSLRs comprise a wide-ranging genre of cameras with numerous options available for all skill levels. Offering significantly more control while photographing than nearly any compact point-and-shoot camera available, DSLRs are a tried-and-true design that blends an air of intuitiveness and familiarity with the most current and up-... READ MORE
Photographers love their gadgets, and gadgets are fantastic go-tos when gift-giving season rolls around. There’s certainly no shortage of toys on the market, but it's overwhelming figuring out what's worth the buy. If the photographer in your life hasn't provided you with a wish list, it feels like a shot in the dark trying to pick out what they need. This might help. Here are ten key photography... READ MORE
In the following video, Larry Becker, of KelbyOne, presents an overview of four different intermediate mirrorless digital cameras, and compares some of their feature sets. Beginning with the Sony Alpha a5100, Becker takes you through the 24.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor, 179-point phase-detection hybrid AF system, and some of its... READ MORE
There is elegance in the application of excellence, and one look at the Hasselblad Stellar Special Edition Digital Camera should crystallize this concept. For those who appreciate the beauty of ultimate design, the value of fine materials in an era of plastic, and the cognizance to employ a graceful and... READ MORE
Reducing the file size of JPEG images in order to share them with clients or use them on the Web has always required making a compromise between image quality and how large a file you're creating. However, if you have a piece of software called JPEGmini Pro, this... READ MORE