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Holiday 2012: Breakthrough Photographic Products

With 2012 drawing to a close, let’s take a few paragraphs to mention some of the more notable cameras and photographic accessories that debuted in 2012. Not simply new items, but products that really impressed our customers and/or blazed a new path for their specific company or for photo technology in general.

A Guide to On-Camera Flash

An on-camera flash is an indispensible accessory for many photographers; it provides additional light when conditions become too dark to  handhold your camera comfortably, allows you to achieve more balanced exposures in daylight conditions, permits freezing of fast-moving subjects and can also be used to control or trigger other flash light sources.

 

Holiday 2012: Family Pictures in Low Light

As the holidays approach, it’s a good time to get your game on, in terms of all those family photos you will be taking. Getting little Junior to smile and Uncle Harry to pay attention may be the most difficult aspects of creating a shareable family shot, but there are some technical elements surrounding quality holiday photography that we should discuss now.

 

Holiday 2012: Great Design Awards

The New Nikon 1 V2 Mirrorless Digital Camera

Nikon has just announced the latest advanced interchangeable-lens camera, the Nikon 1 V2 Mirrorless Digital Camera. Following up on the success of the Nikon 1 V1, the 1 V2 is equally compact with the same sized (13.2 x 8.8 mm) CX CMOS sensor, but has an increased resolution of 14.2MP effective pixels.

 

Lighting Gear for Outdoor Portraits

Creative Lighting Techniques for Big Events

Wikipedia succinctly defines wedding photography as “the photography of activities relating to weddings. It encompasses photographs of the couple before marriage as well as coverage of the wedding and reception."

 

Personalize Your Gift with the Accessories Mom Needs

Mother’s Day is coming, and there’s not much time left to get your mom that perfect gift. You could always pick up some flowers or candy, but you’ve probably given her countless bouquets and sweets over the years, so that wouldn’t be much of a surprise, would it? 

The Art and Craft of Point-and-Shoot Macro Photography

I’ve been a fan of pocket-size cameras since they passed the six-megapixel mark some years ago. Since then point-and-shoot digital cameras have become progressively better with every round of upgrades. 

 

The B&H Speedlight Buyer’s Guide

In this buying guide from B&H, you will learn about on-camera flash, also known as a speedlight or speedlite, which is an indispensible accessory for serious photographers. 

 

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