B&H Pulse Weekly News Round-Up: February 24th, 2012

This week in the news: PocketWizard announced their new Plus III Transceivers; SanDisk gets into the world of itty bitty memory chips; a flash that promises not to become your next deep fryer; word of a Flickr redesign; and Pentax's Q-Series cameras get some ultra-fast glass.

This is your B&H Pulse news feed for February 24, 2012.

Meet B&H: The Tripod Rows

The tripod has been an essential piece of gear in the photographer's kit for years. Over the years, different types of tripods (and accessories) have emerged to accommodate the needs of media professionals. Fortunately, we feature almost every type of tripod, for every type of media professional. You name it: big, small, bendy, sturdy, photo, video—we've got it. Not only do we have them on display for you to try, but our professional staff is on hand to assist you, and answer any questions you may have.

Begin your brief tour of the Tripod section after the jump.

Copying Artwork Made Easy

As artists, we can appreciate the value in having our creations reproduced with precise accuracy. So there’s no difference when it comes to artists of other mediums such as paintings, sketches and sculptures. At the Charleston Center for Photography, we have plenty of artists from all over who entrust us to digitally capture their work.

Puppy Portraits

 Create a fun portrait of your four-legged family member in just a few quick and easy steps.

Table-top Tripod Tales

For the last two weeks of December and most of January, I was on the road for work, fun and family reasons. I learned a few new things—and reconfirmed a few old ones—while I worked in different parts of India and Vietnam, and spent some time in Singapore. Always the teacher, I was watching my own photographing process to see if there were any lessons worth sharing. One thing struck me as a potentially interesting lesson for any serious photographer.

Wildlife, Pets & People–Keep Those Eyes Sharp!

There's nothing that ruins an otherwise great image faster than a subject with eyes that are not sharp. By following a few simple guidelines, you'll be well on your way to avoiding this pitfall.




Triad V Adapter Plates

Choice is a good thing.  We love the ability to choose what we have for dinner or what cell-phone plan to purchase and, if you work with pro video, what gear and accessories to buy for your camera. So it’s exciting that B&H is now carrying Triad’s line of professional mounts, plates, sunshades and monopods for ENG, HDV and DSLR cameras.  

Use a Tripod to Boost Image Quality, Composition and Creativity

At, I've seen many photographers improve the overall quality of their work, thanks to the regular use of this valuable accessory: the tripod.

When I started using a tripod consistently for stationary subjects, two awesome things happened: 1)  using a tripod regularly soon became a habit; and better still, 2) my photography improved immediately.

Photographing Wildlife Eye to Eye

There is no better way to portray animals than at eye level. It’s true for birds but even more true for large mammals. One of the best parts of my yearly trip to lead photo safaris to Alaska, where we photograph Alaskan Brown Bears (also called Grizzly Bears), is that we can photograph them from the ground, at eye level.

Getting to Know Sachtler Tripods

Cameraman Wendelin Sachtler developed a tripod with a gyroscopic head, in a garage in
in the late 1950s. Sachtler’s creativity, combined with a good business sense, helped create a brand name that has been highly respected by industry professionals for more than 50 years. In fact, it's the 50 years of customer feedback that has enabled Sachtler to fine-tune its products to the point of near-perfection.



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