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2 days ago
One of the most intimidating aspects of working with film today is accessibility and availability of resources for processing. With professional labs becoming rarer and rarer in most parts of the world, except for major urban centers, one of the remaining options for the photographer pining to shoot film is to develop one’s own. The good news is, however, that developing film at home is...
6 days ago
Despite the fact smartphones and tablets were designed first and foremost to be used as handheld devices, unless you’re taking pictures under bright sunny skies, you should mount your phone or tablet on some sort of support device if you want truly sharp results. Support devices for smartphones and tablets come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and in this roundup we will take a look at some of...
1 week ago
Audio is extremely important. Photographers haven’t really had to worry about this, but it is something that can make or break your videos. Watch some of your favorite movies and pay close attention to the sound—you will probably pick up some audio cues or effects that amplify the scene or action. If recorded poorly, audio can make something completely unwatchable. Have you ever opened a video...
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If you get separation anxiety when leaving your smartphone for more than a few minutes, but your fear of damaging its precious electronics compels you to keep it far away from water, we’re here to tell you that there is another way. Your device can stay safely in your hands, even when you venture into the pool or the ocean, thanks to waterproof housings and cases, available from your friends at B...
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If you’re a singer/songwriter, the reasons for owning a loop pedal are numerous. A basic looper will let you lay down an accompaniment for the solo break of a tune. A feature rich looper, on the other hand, can provide effectual madness for your impromptu arrangements, adding sudden glissandos or pitch freezes. Heck, with dual-track loopers, you can progressively arrange a song in real time,...
2 weeks ago
Whether you’re displaced by an emergency or natural disaster or enjoying outdoor recreation, there’s no higher priority than potable water. You simply can’t live without it for very long. The same gear used by hikers, backpackers, off-road cyclists, and other adventurers could become essential in the event of an emergency. Here’s a look at some gear for transporting and filtering water,...
2 weeks ago
Ask 10 outdoors enthusiasts, guides, first responders, or emergency managers what they consider their most essential piece of gear, and you’re liable to get 10 different answers. Outdoorsy types have developed a vast array of gadgets and devices to make life in the outdoors safer and easier, and each one has a claim to “essential” status. A good flashlight or headlamp will be at the top of some...
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Could it be coincidental that National Preparedness Month just happens to coincide with the conclusion of Season 2 of Fear the Walking Dead? Unlikely, but why not just let conspiracy theories light the path? And if it’s light you’re searching for—whether it be an everyday carry piece of equipment, planning for the next hurricane, the Zombie Apocalypse, or whatever apocalyptic day of doom you’re...
2 weeks ago
A set of lenses is to a photographer as an arsenal of paintbrushes is to a painter; lenses let photographers change the way a location is portrayed. They afford wide-angle views, tight close-ups, the ability to isolate subjects, and the option to keep everything in a scene in or out of focus. Especially in regard to landscape photography, lenses are one of the few means with which you can really...
2 weeks ago
A top priority for preparedness planners is assembling a versatile selection of lighting gear. One low-tech solution is the UCO Original Candle Lantern that delivers up to nine hours of light with a...
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A good night’s sleep will help you and yours prepare for the difficulties that accompany unforeseen events and circumstances. For this reason, it’s imperative that your preparedness measures include stockpiling essential sleeping gear. Most likely, the first item that comes to mind when thinking about sleep preparations is a sleeping bag. However, no list of sleeping essentials would be complete...
2 weeks ago
When you think about it, it’s really pretty frightening how vulnerable our eyes are. They’re big, wet, squishy orbs, liable to suffer irritation from dust and sand, inflammation from allergens, and general pain and embarrassment from stooges with poking fingers. The wind and cold can sting them, and the sun blinds them. So, what to do? Well, it’s National Preparedness Month, so we’re here to give...
2 weeks ago
For numerous types of emergencies, including snowstorms, floods, and fires, eating, and subsequently food preparation, still remains a crucial part of survival. Here are some of our recommendations for cookware items to keep on hand in case disaster strikes. Stanley Adventure Two-Pot Prep and Cook Set  If a stove or other heating means is available, a...
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If you are embracing the theme of National Preparedness Month to redesign your go bag, stock up on essentials, or create your first emergency kit, some of the most important items to have are a knife and multi-tool. So, to help you sort through the myriad items available to you, we put together a list of recommended tools and knives. We are starting out with the...
2 weeks ago
A tent can be, and often is, a key piece of emergency preparedness equipment—and when there’s no emergency, you can use it for fun things like camping. B&H carries an extensive line of tents and shelters (with more than 60 in stock and ready to ship) to suit individual needs and budgets. Here are a few...

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