To give you a heads-up for gift giving this holiday season, we’ve compiled a scrumptious selection of awesome gifts for the photo enthusiasts in your life that are guaranteed to put a smile on their faces and enhance their shooting experience. Our bodacious baker’s dozen includes items ranging from cool compact cameras to ingenious bags and straps, and more.
Manfrotto has introduced a line of magnesium-alloy ball heads that feature the Q6 Top Lock Quick-Release. The company that has made myriad quick releases and plates has decided to put its own spin on the classic Arca Swiss format.
The Aviator Travel Jib is a gem of compact, lightweight design that folds up to just 24 inches. Most jibs are much heavier, bulkier, and more expensive—they're simply overkill for shots using lightweight DSLRs and camcorders. The aluminum/magnesium-alloy version of the Aviator Travel Jib weighs less than 4 pounds.
16x9 Inc. has unveiled its Movcam Cage system and accessory packages for the Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 cameras. The system follows Movcam’s philosophy of providing ergonomic functionality in a sturdy design that provides a generous number of 1/4”-20 and 3/8”-16 accessory mounting points. The design and construction of the cage allow camera operators to add accessories along the body of the cage.
MeFOTO is a new brand of tripods, designed to be the ideal travel companion while still remaining a fully functional and robust camera-support system. While inherently designed as travel-sized tripods, these tripods incorporate numerous qualities that blur the line between full-size tripods and travel-size tripods.
Wedding videography, like event videography in general, is an art form in full bloom. Relatively recent advances in video technology have arguably raised the wedding video's potential to equal that of still photography. To be fair, perhaps the burgeoning popularity of Internet videos is equally responsible for the medium's newfound stature.
This video covers the basics of working with a camera slider. Mia McCormick demonstrates the Glidetrack HD, the Varavon Slidecam Mini and the Cinevate Atlas 10. You’ll learn about the relative merits of a ball bearing and friction free sliders, as well as some tips and tricks for making smooth camera movements.
When Blackmagic Design announced their new Cinema Camera at NAB 2012, the camera was instantly recognized as a game changer. Previously, the Melbourne-based company was established as a leading manufacturer of hardware and software for video recording, editing and conversion.
Your first day of film school is right around the corner and maybe you’re already thinking about what kind of gear you’ll need to make the most of it. Sure, you’ll most likely get access to a lot of great equipment through your film school, but what if you want to practice framing a shot, lighting an interview subject, or capturing sound on your own?
Thanks to amazing advancements in portable media, you can now capture gorgeous still images and video with your smartphone, as well as with your tablet PC. Of course, you need not use these devices exclusively for photography or videography.
Whether you're shooting with DSLRs, camcorders or point and shoots, B&H has a broad array of compact tripods, bean bags and more for photography and videography in every style imaginable to suit your needs. You can even find pedestals specifically for pro video and broadcast applications.
So, you’ve got yourself an iPhone, and now you want to know how to get better images and video with it. Luckily for you, Action Life Media (ALM), a manufacturer of iPhone accessories, makes a couple of rigs designed to do just that.