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B&H Prospectives: Modifying Speedlites

Introducing B&H's new video series, "Prospectives," an in-depth look at the professional perspective from the very best in their field. In this first episode of Prospectives, Syl Arena takes us through the various techniques for modifying the light emanating from speedlites.

Holiday 2012: Better Product Shots

Whether it be jewelry, posters or a shiny model car, when selling an item online, the better your photograph of that product, the better your chance for a sale. It’s just simple math.

Building the Dramatic Portrait, Sponsored by Westcott

Joel Grimes is commonly referred to as a commercial advertising photographer. However, he’d rather define himself as an artist, not in any pretentious way, but because it accurately describes what he does and how he goes about his work. And in doing so, he extends that appellation to all those that choose to follow the call of their unique talents. But what has this to do with dramatic portraiture?

Holiday 2012: 50 Under 50

Looking for a quick gift idea to give to a photography, video or pro-audio fanatic? Check out this no-nonsense list of fifty gifts that each costs less than fifty dollars. There's even stuff in here that grandparents and grandkids will appreciate.

Guerilla Shooting on the High Line with Off-Camera Flash

Off-camera flash is usually associated with studio environments. However, in this twenty-five minute presentation, professional photographer Robert Harrington addresses a group that is about to go to a nearby location for some “guerilla-style" shooting. For Harrington, this style provides an opportunity to throw planning out the window and roll with whatever happens.

On-Camera Flash Buying Guide

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.

Holiday 2012: 40 Under 40

These days holiday cheer is synonymous with holiday gifts. One usually leads to the other. Unfortunately, shopping for everyone on your list can turn holiday cheer into a holiday nightmare. That’s why we came up with this gift guide that features 40 B&H photo, audio and entertainment products that cost less than $40. It’s one-stop shopping for everyone on your list.

Holiday 2012: Great Design Awards

Beauty Dish Hack using a Flash

In this video, we teach viewers how to make their flash units fit into an Interfit Beauty Dish.

Lighting Gear for Outdoor Portraits

After posing for a few gigabits of formals in a hall, you can sense the wedding party’s palpable relief when, weather permitting, it’s time to take it outside. If you’re lucky enough to have nicely landscaped grounds, it’s a great opportunity to stop fighting with the tungsten light sources inside and take advantage of that flash-friendly sunlight.

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