After LED panels, I felt that I should move back to still photo and on-camera flash units. The Spinlight 360 was an intriguing new piece of gear. They were giving a demonstration, and I couldn't tell you how quickly they moved through all the different options. First it was a clear dome, then a filter, followed by a snoot. It was fast, and held to the flash head really well. It also spins 360º for using half domes and similar items however you would like. Need some more control over an on-camera flash? Spinlight 360 may work for you.
Pentax has released five new K-mount autofocus lenses for its series of APS-C format DSLR cameras. The lenses are updates of existing lenses and are being released as a limited-production run with a focus on quality construction featuring updated HD lens coatings, circular aperture designs, and handsome, durable all-metal barrels.
Sony has just announced two new cameras along with several accessories to accompany those cameras, as well as a new and innovative external flash unit. The first camera is the Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R, which is a special edition of last year’s impressive Cyber-shot DSC-RX1.
Join Joseph Carey as he takes you through the basics of the often daunting world of flash photography, with a focus on Speedlites. Fulfill your creative ideas with your flash and camera rather than allow the technology to get in the way of your vision.
In this Canon-specific workshop, you can learn how to quickly create beautiful light with off-camera Speedlites. Explore the difference between on-camera flash and off-camera flash and how to select camera and Speedlite settings.
In this video from B&H, Larry Becker offers a basic introduction to the challenges of, and solutions for, shooting in low light with a DSLR or mirrorless camera. He explains ISO sensitivity, shutter speed and aperture settings and demonstrates how simple in-camera adjustments will provide marked improvements when shooting indoors.
Wireless flash is a highly effective tool that provides you with near-complete freedom to use your on-camera or studio strobes in any configuration to help you best achieve the lighting you desire. Wireless flash is, as the name states, a way for you to fire your flash or group of flashes remotely without having a physical, corded connection to your camera.
As the holidays approach, it’s a good time to get your game on, in terms of all those family photos you will be taking. Getting little Junior to smile and Uncle Harry to pay attention may be the most difficult aspects of creating a shareable family shot, but there are some technical elements surrounding quality holiday photography that we should discuss now.
At B&H, we are constantly exposed to innovative new products that help make life and work a little easier, whether you’re shooting photos, videos, making music or just relaxing at home. The most memorable aspects of this equipment often lie in the little details.
Wikipedia succinctly defines wedding photography as “the photography of activities relating to weddings. It encompasses photographs of the couple before marriage as well as coverage of the wedding and reception."
Making pictures of the bride as she prepares for the wedding requires spontaneity while catching the decisive moment with a tactful attitude. A wedding day generates tensions on all sides—and as a neutral third party you should be an understanding, positive force for the duration.
Wedding photography is obviously about the bride and groom, and their special day. While that story is told with photos of the lucky pair, and their guests, their memories of the event can be enhanced with images that might not be so obvious.
Canon’s recently introduced Speedlite 600EX-RT is the newest flagship flash unit and the successor to the popular 580EX II. This speedlight supports E-TTL II metering for an accurate, controllable flash and has a powerful zoom head that covers 20-200mm focal lengths with a guide number of 197’ (60 m) at ISO100.