Most photographers keep their camera safely suspended by a protective neck strap, ensuring that they don’t drop it. They go wherever they have to in order to get the shot they’re after. But some photographers have to operate multiple cameras, sometimes mounted far out of reach, triggering them remotely when the time is right.
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.
Every photographer has their favorite accessory, the one item that makes their work that much easier or interesting and that offers the simple pleasure of realizing how a little addition to your camera setup can make a big difference in your final product. This article is a kind of a mixed bag, touching on a variety of items, any one of which has the potential to be a photographer’s new, favorite accessory.
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.
We took a few minutes to speak with Mr. Joey Quintero, professional photographer and lecturer at the B&H Event Space, about ways we can improve our photography, especially in terms of portraits and basic lighting techniques.
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.
As 2012 draws to a close, we have the opportunity to take a look back at a year which saw many innovations in the world of HDSLR video. One of the most prominent trends of 2012 has been the continuing blending of still and video acquisition technologies into the same tools.
Photographing lightning strikes and other ultra-high-speed events is next to impossible without the aid of some kind of triggering system, due to the rate at which these anomalies occur. Ubertronix Strike Finder triggers are an intelligent solution.
The Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger and Remote Control brings wireless functionality to most cameras for triggering remote flash units at a distance, or for wirelessly releasing the camera shutter where delicate, hands-off operation is required.
If you are about to be married and you’re an avid tinkerer, dabbler or hobbyist—and you are looking for some creative and fun ways to shoot, or include, photography at your wedding—you will be interested to know we have a bunch of ideas right here for the do-it-yourselfer in all of us.
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."
If you’re shooting photos or HD video with a Canon DSLR, the Okii FC1 USB Focus Controller might become one of your most indispensible tools. It works with Canon’s USB protocol and lets you conveniently pull focus from one object to another without losing your preset focal points.
Photographers may want to remove their earphones for this one. There’s an unlikely reason to use the headphone jack on their iPad, iPod touch or iPhone. By connecting the ioShutter Shutter Release Cable between it and your Canon, Pentax or Hasselblad, among other cameras, you’ll have touch-screen control through a free downloadable app.
The PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver is a camera and flash trigger and receiver that represents a marked improvement and refinement over the earlier Plus II and it accomplishes the same tasks with equal efficiency.
The blueSLR for Nikon line of accessories makes it possible to wirelessly control your Nikon DSLR using a remote device you may already be carrying: an iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android device or BlackBerry.