Some films are just meant to be seen in IMAX, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is one of them. When director Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend, Water for Elephants) took over the series, he knew right away that he wanted to shoot the 50-minute arena sequence using IMAX cameras. As Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) ascends in her tube and enters the games, the frame expands vertically to fill the entire IMAX screen. The result is both subtle and startling. You feel like you’re sucked straight into the middle of the arena with Katniss and the other 23 tributes, fighting for your life.
Editor's Note: This post was written by Justin Dise
Recent news: Tokina announced that their 11-16mm f/2.8 II lens is coming to the Sony Alpha mount; Glyph Technologies released the affordable BlackBox mobile hard drive; and the popular iOS photography app VSCO Cam arrived on Android.
This is your B&H Gear News Roundup for December 6, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
Rumors of the original Canon 5D started circulating in early August of 2005. A few other full-frame digital cameras existed at the time, but their large physical size and hefty price tags were deal breakers for the majority of photographers. It seemed like everyone wanted the same thing—a DSLR with a full-frame sensor that didn't have a crop factor, in a body size that was reminiscent of a 35mm film SLR, and at a price that was more within reach. On August 22, 2005, the 5D delivered.
With a maximum aperture of f/1.8, a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor, the Canon PowerShot G15 is a formidable little shooter that fits in a coat pocket. But don't take my word for it. When you're looking for an objective opinion about how good (or bad) a product is, the Customer Reviews section on the B&H website is an invaluable resource. We spent some time reading through the reviews on the G15, and collected some highlights in this post.
The big story in video production for the past five years has been shooting HD video on DSLR cameras; however, in 2013 there is something even hotter—shooting aerial footage with affordable multi-rotor aircraft. In this post, we take a look at three incredible videos that were shot with drones, and we find out how they were made from the people who created them.
This week in the news: Rode announced the new VideoMic Go, a battery-free shotgun microphone for cameras; the Looxcie 3 wearable camera was unveiled; Sound Devices released the compact and powerful 633 field mixer/recorder; the Windows Phone platform received an official Instagram app; and ExpoImaging announced the ExpoDisc 2.0.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for November 22, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
The new Nikon Df full-frame DSLR garnered lots of attention recently, due in large part to its traditional design and controls. However, not every camera adheres to this traditional form factor, and some offerings are so far removed from tradition that they seem like visitors from an alternate universe. Join us as we veer off the beaten path, for a look at twelve truly peculiar cameras.
This week in the news: The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was updated with RAW recording capabilities; the innovative Lytro camera now has 3D viewing support; we took a closer look at the new Tamron 150-600mm f/5.6-6.3 Ultra Telephoto Zoom Lens; and there were software updates for Adobe Lightroom and Nikon's Capture NX and View NX.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for November 15, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
Making a podcast can be as simple as setting up a USB microphone, or putting your DSLR into video mode and pressing Record. But there's something to be said about a show that harnesses audio, video, graphics, remote guests, live streaming and more. Sonic TALK is a weekly, UK-based audio/video podcast about music technology, and its host, Nick Batt, has incorporated a variety of technologies in order to make the show more dynamic.
This week in the news: Nikon unveiled the classically-styled Nikon Df full-frame DLSR, and the new 50mm f/1.8G lens; Profoto announced the battery-powered B1 off-camera monolight with wireless TTL compatibility; DJI announced the Phantom 2 Vision quad-copter that features a built-in camera; and new lenses were announced by Tamron and Ricoh.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for November 8, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
While the GoPro HERO action camera is an amazing tool for capturing high-speed sports and stunts, it also has the uncanny ability to transform seemingly mundane activities into striking visual marvels. Here's a collection of five videos that demonstrate how this tiny camera radically alters perspectives of everyday life.
Baja California has some of the most spectacular wild coastlines anywhere, and it's also the best place in the world to see and photograph whales and dolphins. But on this particular morning, it was all about the light.
This week in the news: Olympus announced the new Stylus 1 digital camera, which features a constant f/2.8 zoom; iON released the Air Pro 3 Wi-Fi action camera; Nikon released several "Pure Photography" teaser videos that seem to hint at a new camera system; and Canon updated the firmware of the 5D Mark III.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for November 1, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
The annual Maine Media Workshops Alumni, Faculty and Friends party took place at the B&H SuperStore on October 23, 2013. A good time was had by all, and we've got the photos to prove it. If you're not familiar, Maine Media provides a variety of programs on photography, filmmaking, multimedia and writing. Classes take place at their serene campus in Rockport, Maine, and offer a rare opportunity for you to completely immerse yourself in your craft. Take a look at their schedule of upcoming workshops, and check out the rest of these party pictures—so you know what you're getting yourself into.
When you head out into the unknown with a camera around your neck, there's always an element of uncertainty. At the end of the day, we're just mortals, who can rapidly make the transition from predator to prey. From the jowls of giant watery creatures to the horns of charging bulls, we present the top five encounters with giant beasts.
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