Yousuf Karsh was an Armenian, born in the Ottoman Empire in 1908. After his family fled, he was sent to live in Quebec, with an uncle who was a portrait photographer. Noticing young Yousuf’s interest and ability, his uncle arranged for an apprenticeship with the noted Boston photographer John Garo. After a three-year stint with Garo, Karsh returned to Quebec and began his illustrious career. In... READ MORE
In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, travel photographer Robert O’Toole talks about his favorite subjects: wildlife and Japan. In this video, O’Toole describes the tools and techniques needed to capture dynamic wildlife photographs and the challenges of shooting in cold, wintry environments.
In the following video, Allan Weitz takes a look at Zeiss’s latest lens offerings, the Batis 85mm f/1.8 and 25mm f/2 for full-frame E-mount cameras. Weitz reviews the different optical... READ MORE
If you have a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PC, you probably already got the notification from Microsoft urging you to reserve your copy of Windows 10. With July 29th almost here, you should reserve your copy to ensure you get access to Windows 10 as soon as possible. Here are the simple steps to reserving your copy.
Reserving your copy is fairly straightforward. The "Get Windows 10" app will push a... READ MORE
In the decade spanning 1990 to 2000, when video games were just beginning to enter the phase of legitimacy they now enjoy, I was a contender in the gaming industry. I wrote for the now defunct GamePro magazine, then the world’s largest video-game magazine, under the nom de plume of “Scary Larry.” If you knew anything about video games back then, you knew GamePro, and if you knew GamePro, you knew... READ MORE
Taking advantage of the advanced High Definition video capabilities of its DSLRs, Canon has just announced Video Creator Kits for theT6i,... READ MORE
With the New Horizon’s cameras sending back amazing photos of the dwarf planet Pluto this week, B&H Photo thought it would be a great time to talk cameras—especially, cameras on US interstellar space probes.
The first photograph of Earth from space was taken by the TIROS-1 weather satellite on April 1, 1960. Ever since, satellites, probes, and spacecraft have been taking amazing photos of... READ MORE
Unlike their bigger brothers—the brutish but more immobile gaming PCs—gaming laptops sacrifice a certain degree of power and customization in exchange for portability. Choosing the right one can be a difficult task. That sacrifice of power doesn't necessarily mean a huge downgrade in performance, but foregoing the ability to upgrade or customize your device easily does mean you'll be partnered... READ MORE
Since the release of the Shogun in late 2014, Atomos has steadily offered free firmware updates that expand the already rich feature set of the 4K-capable monitor/recorder. The latest update, AtomOS6.4, is one of the most exciting to date, adding eight new features in total that include the... READ MORE
In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates Universal Audio’s next-generation Apollo Thunderbolt 2 audio interfaces. This video showcases the three rackmount models, including the Apollo 8,... READ MORE
Regardless of “niche,” the one thing every working photographer needs is a portfolio. Not just any thrown-together collection of images will cut it, either. A strong, concise, and impressive showcase of your talent is crucial to developing your business. If your website is your storefront, then your portfolio is your biggest and most effective sales tool. It emphasizes who you are, it shows off... READ MORE
In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, geologist and travel photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins talks about using new technologies and camera gear that will allow a photographer to travel light and still capture exciting travel photographs.
4K is becoming a more and more desirable feature in compact cameras, and Panasonic is definitely listening, as demonstrated by the release of the Lumix DMC-GX8... READ MORE