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At the U.S. National Drone Racing Championships, right here in New York, we follow Brian Morris, aka BrainDrain, during his time as a professional drone racer. From construction to the races on Governor’s Island, every aspect of the competition presents its own challenge, but Morris shows us what it takes to make it through the rigors of this exciting sport. We hope you enjoy the video, and...
5 days ago
Volume One of our series, Cheating Death for a Photograph, emphasized the critical importance of listening to your inner voice. In this episode, photographers Isak Pretorius, Arthur Morris, and Jeff Cable recount photographic encounters where a single misstep could—or nearly did—have...
6 days ago
On August 25, the National Parks Service celebrates its 100th Anniversary, and we celebrate the parks and all that they have provided to photography over the years. From early photographers documenting natural wonders to persuade Congress of the value of a park system, to legendary landscape photographers such as Ansel Adams, to the countless tourist snapshots of Old Faithful, and even to Apple’s...
by Todd Vorenkamp and Christopher Witt
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North American friends, mark your calendars for August 21, 2017, when there will be a total eclipse of the sun traversing the middle of the United States. The last time a total eclipse crossed the entire continental U.S. was in June 8, 1918. A total eclipse touched part of the continent in February, 1979. If you miss the 2017 eclipse, you will have to wait until 2024 for the next total eclipse...
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While digital camera manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to improve and increase resolution, dynamic range, frame rate, ISO, and…everything, a very strong counter trend has emerged that is turning back to analog, mechanical, and film techniques.  Standing out amongst these “throwback” technologies is the rising popularity of instant film and instant film cameras. Fujifilm Instax has...
2 weeks ago
There are good reasons for this episode to have a two-in-one headline. Our initial idea for this show was to discuss the role that happenstance and luck play in photography, but the conversation with our impassioned and articulate guests, Amy Touchette and Gus Powell, quickly turned to a more generalized chat on the principles and practices of street photography—and how lucky we were to have them...
3 weeks ago
One of the most surprising things about my formal photography and film education was the impact of a theory and analysis class. It seems that many institutions emphasize that they have the latest and greatest gear, or that they let students use high-end equipment and studios almost right away. Don’t get me wrong—the practical aspect is very important in our industry, but if you want to develop...
3 weeks ago
Drones are definitely a hot-button topic and not only for photographers! Despite the controversy and legal conundrums, aerial photography is entering an incredible exciting era with the proliferation of drones. Director and photographer, Randy Slavin, founder of Yeah Drones and the New York City Drone Film Festival, provides his enthusiastic input, with product specialist Dan Campo, to a...
3 weeks ago
Headed back to school and looking for some portable inspiration to capture and produce your musical musings? Look no further as we explore what B&H has to offer. Whether you are looking to record to your computer and iOS devices, or you need an ultra-portable music production station, synthesizer, or drum machine, check out this list of “must have” gear that won’t break the bank. Audio...
3 weeks ago
With the recent announcement of the Hasselblad X1D-50c Medium Format Mirrorless Camera, the debate about sensor size and resolving power has taken a whole new turn. What does the release of this impressive camera say about the future of medium format? Will this camera appeal...
4 weeks ago
Even though most documents and classwork are moving into the digital domain, sometimes a good old-fashioned printout is still needed. Whether this is for your final term paper, notes for a group study session, or handouts to get everyone on the same page, so to speak, you are going to need a printer to get it done. Budding photography students also may want their own printer for complete control...
by Patrick Chiang
4 weeks ago
These days, many classrooms have replaced traditional pen and paper with laptops. Assignments that used to be submitted on loose-leaf paper in barely legible handwriting are now prim and proper, without any spelling errors, thanks to spell check. Instead of binders and folders, we now use portable storage solutions to organize our files. It’s important that you have a copy of your files, whether...
1 month ago
Even in these halcyon, lazy days of summer, the next semester of school is looming on the horizon. While you're thinking about all the supplies, gadgets, gizmos, and gewgaws you will need to aggregate to help you get through the autumn and then to the next holiday break, we would like to offer some ideas for tablets that will help you organize your schoolwork and provide a few fleeting moments of...
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I remember sifting through college brochures when I was 16 and coming to a crossroads: following my impulses—going to art school in New York City—or heeding my mother’s wishes and going to a school with a nice campus, maybe in Rhode Island or something. Somehow, she conceded and I ended up in New York City in the fall of the following year, studying photography and trying to embrace simply...
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Filled with optimism, you selected your seat in Photo 101 with the care of a baseball fan choosing a perch at the World Series. The road to this momentous day was long and full of obstacles—the first of which was selling the financial underwriters, namely your parents, on the merits of pursuing a formal education in photography. Before the subject was broached, you knew what their arguments would...

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