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15 Last-Minute Photography-Related Gift Ideas

Hey, it is the 11th hour! Are you like me (and many others) who cannot figure out what to get for all but your closest friends, family members, and romantic partners?

Well, here are a few ideas for those with the dreaded gift-giving block—some from my colleagues at B&H who told me what was on their last-minute wish lists!

Ten Tips for Creating an Awesome Photo Booth

Photo booths are fun. Photo booths at parties are extra fun. Whether you’re stepping back in time to sit in a vintage “two-seater” with someone you love or standing in front of a sparkly backdrop with several friends at a wedding reception, chances are you’ve enjoyed the printed results—so much so that you’ve decided to make your own photo booth for your upcoming holiday party or your own wedding reception.

Hurry, Hurry. Get in the Picture.

Let’s say you are at an event like a birthday party, a family reunion, or a holiday get-together, and you want a group photo that includes everyone. No one should be left out just because they have to operate the camera and be the acting photographer. So, what are the options for including the photographer in the shot?

Self-Timers

The first option has played out in so many comedic scenes in movies that it seems like a forgone conclusion that it will end in a botched photo.

Made in America: 10 Companies with Products Made in the USA

In an era that has witnessed rampant outsourcing of products and services, and innumerable items manufactured in foreign lands, you should find it heartening to know that the B&H website offers more than 8,000 products boasting “Made in U.S.A.” status.

Featured below are 10 such companies, and their associated products that caught our attention. 

An Introduction to Tethered Shooting

At its most basic, tethered shooting involves connecting your camera to your computer as you shoot. You’ve likely seen it in some behind-the-scenes video for a professional studio shoot, or you just have a friend who swears it’s the best thing since sliced bread. Tethering is a shooting technique that can benefit many a photographer’s workflow significantly, though upon first hearing of it, the idea of tethering can be something that first requires a bit of education. Hopefully, this introduction will help get you started.

Stay Connected with the Tether Tools TetherBoost Core Controller

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Tether Tools Solutions for Photographers

Tether Tools is a line of cleverly designed products and accessories that provide tethering and workstation solutions for photographers in the studio or on location. It all started with the Aero Standard Tether Table. Fabricated from T6 Aerospace aluminum, the 18 x 16" table allows you to mount your laptop on any 5/8" light stand or on tripods and accessories with 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 female mounts.

Holiday 2012: Accessories for Your iPhone Camera

With each new iPhone release, Apple continues to improve on its camera - they always take their camera/phone integration seriously. The standardized size of the phone has opened up a great market for camera accessories, and when you consider the iPhone’s popularity and the innovative features on both the front and rear cameras, it’s no surprise that there are dozens of manufacturers producing all types of iPhone camera accessories.

 

Holiday 2012: Gadgets for Vehicles

It would be best if people willingly turned off and put away their personal electronic devices when they got into a car, but most folks routinely ride in vehicles with their handheld gadgets in hand, hurriedly multitasking as they barrel down the highway. Thankfully, there are numerous accessories available at B&H that succeed in getting these devices out of people’s hands.

Holiday 2012: Tethered Shooting

Before talking about a number of tools, tables and accessories that will improve your tethered photography, let’s just be clear about what we mean by tethered photography. Of course, like so many things, it’s not as complicated as it might seem.

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