Tough and Rugged Point-and-Shoot Cameras

When you read the selling points of professional-grade cameras such as Canon’s 1D series and Nikon’s D3 series, the manufacturers make a point of discussing the heavy-duty construction and exhaustive measures of weatherproofing that go into their respective cameras.

Holiday 2012: Using Macro Lenses

There’s something rather thrilling about being able to examine something up close, and it can be anything, a common object or otherwise. If it’s in print form, so much the better, because when viewing prints—especially larger prints—you don’t have to squint through a viewfinder to see it.

Rugged Point-and-Shoot Cameras

“Summer” is short for “let’s get out of the house and hit the shore, the trails, or anywhere else one can get out and enjoy those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer…” and don’t forget the camera.  But before you start wrapping your digital camera in bubble wrap to protect it from the ravages of surf and turf, you might want to check out the dozens of waterproof, crushproof and shockproof pocket cameras we stock at B&H.

Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS Underwater Camera Now Marks the Spot

Beyond the Pentax Optio WG-1  GPS cameras already available in black, purple or yellow/green comes a model so colorful that in water you might mistake it for an orange ruffy. But we’ve yet to meet a fish that could register its own latitude and longitude.

Lighting Systems for Wedding Photography

After cameras and lenses, the third slice of your wedding gear triad is your choice of lighting gear. The most basic system revolves around a dedicated TTL (through the lens) flashgun mounted on your camera’s hot shoe (or preferably on an adjustable flash bracket). 

The Wedding Photographer's Guide to Outdoor Lighting

With the right tools, outdoor wedding photography can be a nice contrast to the more formal, controlled-light look of photographs taken within the confines of a catering hall or other wedding-centric indoor location.

Who Brought Us the SLR?

As SLR users, we are all aware of the many components and features of the cameras we shoot with every day, because the SLR has become the universal standard for today's professional and serious amateur photographers. But where did this highly successful camera design come from, and what turned the SLR into the success that it is today?

Selective Focus: A Tale of Two Formats

There are a number of reasons and advantages for choosing to shoot with wider-aperture lenses. Included are the ability to capture sharp, low-light imagery at slower shutter speeds, quicker autofocus and exposure response times—which in turn reduce shutter lag times—and the option to capture your subject in a narrow, selective band of focus.

Image Stabilization: When to Use it and When to Turn it Off

Image stabilization, or “vibration reduction,” “O.I.S.,” Optical SteadyShot, SR, VC, VR, MegaOIS, and other equally catchy monikers, are technologies that enable photographers to take pictures under lighting conditions that once upon a time would have been considered too iffy for capturing sharp still images.

Viewfinders, LCDs and Fields of View (Is What You See What You Get?)

When qualifying a photograph as being good, amazing, strong, or merely so-so, one of the main criteria for giving a thumbs up or thumbs down to a photo has to do with the composition of the picture and how well the subject fills the frame.


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