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by Todd Vorenkamp
8 hours ago
Night photography is full of challenges. One of the biggest for beginners and pros alike is the difficulty of achieving accurate focus in very dark scenes. However, autofocus systems are constantly improving and many of today’s modern DSLR cameras can focus in darkness that would have short-circuited the autofocus systems of cameras made just a few years ago. Yet, the downside of most autofocus...
10 hours ago
When Apple redesigned the Mac Pro in 2013, the architecture of its internal components was reorganized to maximize performance and minimize heat via a unified thermal core. What resulted was a streamlined system that was leaner, lighter, and quieter. While users are now able to engage in more advanced tasks, such as 4K video editing and intensive RAW photo processing, one thing missing was the...
1 day ago
Much like I wish I were the kind of traveler who only packed one bag, I wish I were the kind of photographer who only used one camera. Instead, I always have two or three bags and two or three cameras. Despite my best intentions, I can’t seem to go on a trip with just one of each. Even if I wear the same outfit or shoot with the same camera for three days straight—both of which have been known to...
2 days ago
In writing about various computer products, the question of storage is always at the top of one’s mind. Does this laptop, smartphone, tablet, or desktop PC have enough storage? Basically, it boils down to how much storage is enough and, inevitably, how do I get even more storage? Among the aforementioned products, another series of products, which are computers in their own right and also rely...
3 days ago
Things change so quickly in the tech space that even professionals sometimes find themselves stymied by the incessant and confusing terminology surrounding certain protocols. I remember the days of 8-track tapes, but I also remember when tapes were surpassed by CDs, and CDs were surpassed by MP3s, and now how MP3s are being taken over by streaming music sources. Thinking back on those days, I was...
3 days ago
Conversations about the rules of composition tend to annoy me. Perhaps it’s just my disposition about rules in general, but try talking to your favorite photographer about composition rules and the technical details of their greatest photo and you may be ignored, or worse. Let’s face it—nobody ever liked a photograph because it adhered to a rule. Perhaps the best you can say about any rule of...

1 week ago
In the following “How To” video, Robert Rives demonstrates how to automate the parameters on a delay plug-in to create a dub-style feedback effect for a transitional break in an EDM style track. Rives shows you how to set up your tracks, buses, and the tape delay plug-in. Using touch automation, he records parameter automation for feedback delay, panning, high and low cut filters, and mute, to...
1 week ago
Drones. Literally, they're everywhere. Whether it’s zipping through the skies, performing aerial acrobatics indoors, or lovingly stalking you from a user-defined distance, there’s no escaping them. And thanks to a rapidly evolving technology base and consumer interest that's steadily on the rise, it looks as if drones are poised to dominate both the air and the airwaves for years to come. If you'...
1 week ago
As B&H’s chief machine biologist, I get asked a lot of questions from technology owners all over the world: What sort of kibble should I buy for a Nikon D810? Lithium Bits, fortified with extra ions. How tall will a...
1 week ago
We are about a year into the B&H Photography Podcast and, while we still have a lot to learn, our success in this relatively short time has been inspiring. In addition to the wonderful guests who continue to come to our studio, our listenership and subscriber list have steadily grown over the months, and we were even...
2 weeks ago
You are likely aware that there are many uses for drones outside of film and video production, but you may be surprised how many and how varied the uses are. And the number is growing fast. In fact, according to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), optimal integration of drones in the U.S. will result in the creation of about 100,000 jobs and an effect of $82...
2 weeks ago
It is much too easy to take our sense of hearing for granted. However, let’s face it—if you saw someone walking around treating one of their other senses the way our hearing gets abused, you’d call social services. It’s common sense not to stare directly into the sun, or not to pick up a hot pan with your bare hands, but we regularly expose ourselves to the damaging sound pressure levels (SPLs)...
2 weeks ago
This article should not be taken as legal advice. It merely reflects the views of its author. Please consult with an attorney to determine what, if any, legal requirements or restrictions apply to the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in your area. In response to booming popularity, many people have been seeking information about the legality of using unmanned remote-controlled aircraft. Drones—...
2 weeks ago
Many photographers have niche specialties for which they are known, intentionally or otherwise. My niche (one of them anyway) is… boat photography, a specialty I innocently and unintentionally stumbled into many years ago. Photographs © Allan Weitz...
2 weeks ago
Drones, quadcopters, unmanned aerial vehicles. No matter what you call them, by now you’re no doubt familiar with these radio-controlled marvels. However, what you might not be familiar with is the latest craze currently sweeping the aerial R/C community. I’m talking about the increasingly popular sport of First Person View (FPV) drone racing. FPV puts you, the pilot, inside your drone’s cockpit...

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