This week in the news: Canon announced the PowerShot G16, S120, SX170 IS and SX510 HS digital cameras, as well as the EF-S 55-250mm lens and two new PIXMA printers; Fujifilm unveiled their new Mini 90 Neoclassic Instax camera; Wacom introduced Windows and Android tablets, and the Intous Stylus for iPad; and TiVo announced the new Roamio line.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for August 23, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
Montreal-based artist Benjamin Von Wong is known for creating evocative, otherworldly images, and last month he gained notoriety as one of the creators behind the viral hit Nikon Symphony—which made music with the electronic sounds of 14 different DSLR bodies. Ben inhabits an uncanny ability to inspire others through his work. We caught up with him in Vancouver, Canada, to find out how he feels about collaboration, limitation, and the tricky balance of being a technician and an artist. Read on to get a taste of his infectious enthusiasm for life and creativity.
This week in the news: Fujifilm released a dedicated iOS app for their X-Series cameras; Magic Lantern announced a "dual ISO" capability that adds 14 stops of dynamic range to the Canon 5D Mark II and 6D; Pioneer unveiled a new line of powered monitors for DJs; Tamron announced a three-day repair service for lenses; and ASUS officially announced the MeMO Pad FHD 10 LTE tablet.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for August 16, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
This week in the news: Panasonic unveiled the Lumix GX7 Compact Digital Camera; Canon announced the Vixia mini camcorder; Sigma introduced a new mount-conversion service and extended warranties; Panasonic announced the Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 lens for Micro Four Thirds; and Radiopopper announced the Nano system.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for August 2, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
My father was indirectly responsible for my introduction to non-traditional photo techniques around 35 years ago. When I told him of my intentions to become a professional photographer, he convinced me that one practical option would be to earn a certificate in medical photography. However, taking pictures of impaled eyes, severed heads and bloody surgical procedures was of less interest to me than shooting with infrared film.
This week in the news: Hasselblad announced the Stellar compact digital camera; Google released a new version of the Nexus 7 tablet and the new Chromecast HDMI media-streaming device; Fujifilm updated their roadmap, revealing a new lens; and the SanDisk Connect was announced, which offers up to 32GB of storage for mobile devices.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for July 26, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
We humans looooove color! All you have to do is walk down the aisle of your local supermarket, and you can see how important color is to us humans. We’re pretty color-conscious—even if we’re not consciously thinking about it. If you’re into “visually communicating,” an eloquent way of saying “taking photographs,” then you need to be tuned into colors. And just for the record, black and white are colors. You shoot in color—but do you think in color? Do you consciously use it, manipulate it, and make it an important element in your photo, like that little thing called light?
I still remember some of the images that made me want to learn photography. Many of them involved long exposures. They were often taken at dawn or dusk. Those hours typically offer softer and more colorful light than we see when the sun is up. Long exposures during those hours blur unnecessary details in a way that yields a simpler and, to me, more satisfying image.
Editor's Note: This is a guest blog post from Don Peters
I’m a Canon girl, although the first photos I took were on an Olympus D-380 that my parents gave me for the holidays when I was twelve years old. My dad was a photographer, and when I was growing up he had a disposable camera in the glove compartment of his car at all times. We’d be driving down the street, and he’d pull over anytime he saw something he liked. He’d make me get out of the car and stand next to him as he told me how he was composing the shot, and why he was doing it one way or another. Despite that, my old Olympus sat on a shelf for two years, until I hit high school. I started taking photos of all of my new friends, documenting our daily lives, as a way to mask the fact that I felt totally awkward.
"Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” George Eastman.
Having been involved in professional photography for over 30 years, I've tested a wide range of equipment and used a variety of camera bodies to achieve the huge library of work that I presently have. I'm happy to share how I got this particular photo, and the story will probably surprise you as much as it did me.
Do you remember that feeling when you were a child and fireworks started bursting in the sky? As a photographer, I think I have that same child-like joy reaction—because I know I am going to get some amazing photographs. Since Fourth of July is right around the corner, I thought I’d share some of my habits, tips and processes when shooting fireworks. Most people try to capture a few pretty fireworks shots when they shoot. I aim for about 50.
Editor's Note: This is a guest blog post from Luke Ballard.
Is Jeff Cable a smooth, Vegas-style crooner? A flügelhorn virtuoso? A singing cowboy? Nope. Jeff is a talented photographer and an excellent public speaker, and B&H has been fortunate to have him host a number of lectures at our Event Space. Recently, it came to our attention that the YouTube videos of his presentations have racked up nearly half a million views, which is impressive, considering that most of them are well over an hour in length. We decided to mark the occasion by sharing this collection of Jeff Cable’s Greatest Hits.
When you’re taking the leap into shooting photos or videos professionally, there are many things to consider. However, one element that doesn’t occur to most people is the need to acquire insurance to protect yourself, your team and the equipment being used. Budgets are typically very limited, and additional expenses are surely unwelcome. However, even though insurance is completely removed from the creative process, the protection it offers is indispensable. Read on to find out why most professionals insist on it.
I wanted to be a wildlife photographer in the worst way! Having been very fortunate to spend most of my youth in the great outdoors, watching such programs as Mutual of Omaha's 'Wild Kingdom' on TV, and being influenced by my older sister (who is an amazing artist), it just seemed that it was where I should be. But I was not even 20, with the limited funds and limited gear that comes with that age. My longest lens was a 200mm, and while I accomplished enough to get the “nice photo, you should become a photographer” comment from friends, it wasn’t good enough. More importantly, my photography wasn’t growing, and the fun was becoming frustration. The commitment had to be made—in for a penny, in for a pound!
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