The new Sony a7R II Mirrorless Digital Camera was the star of the show during a live-streaming panel discussion, hosted by B&H, with noted professionals discussing their impressions after using this outstanding camera. We’ve compiled five “takeaways” from the conversation, highlighting the... READ MORE
Terry White brings his pleasant charm and easy-to-understand explanations to the latest version of Lightroom, providing an insight into its new features, which include HDR and Panorama Merge and Facial Recognition technology. He also makes a pitch for the Creative Cloud Photography Plan but, most important, gives us a detailed walk-through on how to improve your workflow using Lightroom 6,... READ MORE
Today Samsung added two new and impressive devices to its extensive smartphone lineup, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy 6 Edge Plus. Both of the devices feature a large 5.7" Quad HD Super AMOLED display and gracefully toe the line between smartphone and phablet. They can also record vivid 4K video, allowing you to capture detailed footage of the world around you. On the back of each smartphone you'll... READ MORE
In this video, the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference photographer Tony Sweet talks about the creative aspects and benefits of making photographs with iPhone cameras. Supplement your iPhone creativity with a series of images, creative app use, and short process videos. With the iPhone becoming the world's most popular camera, the increased resolution can deliver print-quality and even gallery-... READ MORE
In this B&H Event Space video, New York Times food photographer Andrew Scrivani discusses how professional and amateur photographers alike can develop strategic plans to promote and share their photography. Scrivani discusses popular sites like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others.
In this video from the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, wildlife photographer Moose Peterson offers tips on how to best capture stills and video of smaller animals out in the wild. With simple biology combined with technology, you can bring back not only those memorable photographs, but also the stories that reach out and touch the heartstrings of your viewers. All it takes is a basic... READ MORE
Smartphones are pretty ubiquitous. Almost everybody has one, and many of us spend more time on our phone than we do on our personal computers. Yet, in the United States, most people still purchase their smartphones from the same companies that provide cell phone service, which is quite odd if you think about it. People don't purchase TVs from cable companies or computers from their Internet... READ MORE
In the following video, Allan Weitz, from B&H, demonstrates the features of the Lomokino 35mm Movie Camera. He discusses the functionality of the camera, how to use it, what you can expect from it, and what you need to know when you get your film developed. Weitz also goes over useful accessories for the camera, including a viewer that allows you to view your film directly, as well as... READ MORE
Photographer Jeff Cable, who presented the very successful, 15 Features of Your DSLR, is back to offer an insightful talk on the thought processes we should go through as we prepare to take a photograph. From the most basic camera settings to more intricate thoughts on focus, lighting, composition and lens selection, Cable walks us through his decision-making process as he approaches a wide range... READ MORE
Mini PCs are a dime a dozen—okay, maybe a few more dimes than that—and their appeal is apparent the minute you see one on your desktop. Nothing reduces clutter more than a fully functional PC that measures only 2.2" high, with the exception of an all-in-one computer, but an AiO will set you back much more than a mini PC in... READ MORE
Oh, back to school time. That wonderful, delicious time of the year when the days get shorter, the seasons change, and you get some semblance of normality back. It’s the pits for kids, but oh, so awesome for parents. But it is a money hog of a season—in addition to all the back-to-school supplies, clothing, and other amenities you’re shelling out for, this is the time of the year when students... READ MORE
If you’re going away to boarding school or college, you’re going to be spending a lot of time in a small-sized dormitory room, probably with a roommate, and definitely without your parent or guardian around. You need to make some smart choices regarding the equipment you have with you. You need to make some serious choices. You need to make some fun choices. No pressure.
But there are things you... READ MORE
Why should you worry about going back to school without considering your storage options? Well, that’s like saying why even take your backpack to school? You don’t need all that weight, strain, or stürm und angst, right?
Right. You need storage the same way you need a place to put your music player. Although this applies more to college than high school, storage options should always be at the... READ MORE
You want to pare down a tricky list? Try finding out what the top recommended laptops are for students. The reason it’s so tricky is because it depends on the laptop’s intended use. Design students need graphic power, film and video students need 4K resolution and a high-end processor, liberal arts majors need a serious gaming machine... But in order to hone that list even further, you have to... READ MORE