Holiday 2012

Holiday 2012: Guitar Amplifiers

Whether you’re performing in live situations, practicing in your living room or looking for that natural sound for recording original music, an electric guitar amplifier is a must-have item. There are scores of them available. Determine which type you need by reading more below, and whether or not it will help you fulfill your musical goals.

Holiday 2012: Get the Most from Your New DSLR

So, you just bought your first DSLR camera and you are interested in joining the ranks of image-makers everywhere who find pleasure and creativity in documenting the world as they see it. What are you gonna do now?  Do you know how to set your aperture? Or what ISO is? Did you know that DSLR stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex?

Holiday 2012: Advanced Composition

In this B&H Video, David Brommer starts with cave paintings, quickly works his way through Egyptian and Medieval art and arrives in the Renaissance to demonstrate the advancement of composition and the birth of the Rule of Thirds.

Holiday 2012: Producing Prints

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 actually owning a photograph.

Holiday 2012: GoPro HERO3 Action Cameras

This B&H holiday video examines in detail the specs and features of the GoPro HERO3: Black Edition and Silver Edition action cameras. Both models are more compact than the HERO2 and they both feature integrated Wi-Fi as well.

Holiday 2012: Key Accessories for Keyboards

If you decide to take up horseback riding, a few key accessories will be required when you arrive home with your newly acquired thoroughbred. Besides a saddle, you’ll also need horseshoes, a stable, bales of hay and a trough from which your new horse can drink.

Holiday 2012: The Year's Intriguing Lenses

2012 has played host to numerous camera and lens announcements, many of which are improvements over past products, while others are entirely new designs full of intrigue. The main innovative duty of lenses is to keep up with the cameras themselves and to capture greater detail and information.

Holiday 2012: Upgrading Your Computer

Whether you’ve just bought a retail computer or built one yourself, there’s one thing that happens to both of them the moment you turn them on: they quickly become obsolete. Technology is always changing and you’ll find yourself constantly trying to keep up with the latest upgrades. A quad-core processor may seem like a fast processor, but now AMD makes an eight-core processor.

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.

Holiday 2012: Low-Light DSLR Photography

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.

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