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2 days ago
Not long ago, mobile phones were judged by their sound quality. Nowadays, phones are judged by their image quality. “Can you hear me now?” has been replaced by “Your phone has how many lenses?” But while image quality continues to improve in quantum leaps, the lighting systems built into our mobile communication devices are “quaint,” at best. Your mobile device undoubtedly has a flash or LED...
3 days ago
Coney Island and photography have been together almost since birth. There is a great tradition of photography associated with this beach, located at the last stop of the D, F, N, and Q trains, in Brooklyn. Our guest, photographer Mark Hartman, created an intense summer project of walking the beach at Coney Island photographing the...
1 week ago
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available on September 15, 2016, and we’ve organized an episode to celebrate iPhone photography, including a hands-on review of the new iPhone 7 Plus. Joining us are three photographers who bring unique perspectives to the imaging capabilities of the iPhone. First, we speak with...
by Allan Weitz
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Have you ever wondered how B&H manages to sell fresh rolls of film in spooled sizes that were discontinued by Kodak (and everybody else) 20 years ago? Me too; so when I found out we were purchasing the film from one of, if not the last guy re-spooling film for long-gone film formats, I knew I had to meet him. Above photograph: Dating back to 1845, the old red mill that sits adjacent to...
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Long the standard bearer for delivering portable audio, the 3.5mm headphone jack had its plug pulled one final time, in Cupertino, on September 7, 2016, and reportedly met its fate with a steely courage you don’t often see outside of Apple designers. In its long and storied life, it survived countless audio formats, from vinyl to 8-tracks, cassette tapes, and CDs. In recent years, it had even...
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September 8, 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek The Original Series (TOS), and as I write this piece (with my Tasha Yar and Hugh the Borg action figures staring back at me from my desk), it’s hard not to dwell on the legacy of this franchise with which I have a borderline odd preoccupation, going to the lengths of getting B&H’s head editorial honcho to agree to let...
2 weeks ago
In Part II of our series on astrophotography, we talk with Ian Norman, founder of Lonely Speck, a site dedicated to making astrophotography easy and accessible to all photographers. The website is loaded with great advice, gear reviews, and simple tutorials on how to photograph the night sky and specifically, the Milky Way. Our conversation...
2 weeks ago
Danger is all around us. We don’t generally like to think about it, but the world is full of life-threatening forces—and one day, we may come face to face with them in the wild, far from the comforts of home. How we fare will depend largely on our level of preparedness. Throughout centuries of experience and technological advancements, humanity has developed...
2 weeks ago
Our series on Cheating Death for a Photograph, Volumes One and Two, focused, respectively, on listening to your inner voice and keeping your balance. In Volume Three...
3 weeks ago
In the first of our two-part series on astrophotography, we are fortunate to be joined by two scientists responsible for some of the most awe-inspiring images ever created. Astrophysicist Dr. Jeff Hester was a member of the team that built the camera on the Hubble Space Telescope and is credited with taking the “Pillars of Creation,” an...
3 weeks ago
Last week's exciting and long-anticipated announcement of the Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR camera has created a lot of buzz in the photography world. It has also generated a lot of questions from those considering using the camera. Here are some of the top questions the B&H experts have fielded on...

3 weeks ago
At the U.S. National Drone Racing Championships, right here in New York, we follow Brian Morris, aka BrainDrain, during his time as a professional drone racer. From construction to the races on Governor’s Island, every aspect of the competition presents its own challenge, but Morris shows us what it takes to make it through the rigors of this exciting sport. We hope you enjoy the video, and...
1 month ago
Volume One of our series, Cheating Death for a Photograph, emphasized the critical importance of listening to your inner voice. In this episode, photographers Isak Pretorius, Arthur Morris, and Jeff Cable recount photographic encounters where a single misstep could—or nearly did—have...
1 month ago
On August 25, the National Parks Service celebrates its 100th Anniversary, and we celebrate the parks and all that they have provided to photography over the years. From early photographers documenting natural wonders to persuade Congress of the value of a park system, to legendary landscape photographers such as Ansel Adams, to the countless tourist snapshots of Old Faithful, and even to Apple’s...
by Todd Vorenkamp and Christopher Witt
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North American friends, mark your calendars for August 21, 2017, when there will be a total eclipse of the sun traversing the middle of the United States. The last time a total eclipse crossed the entire continental U.S. was in June 8, 1918. A total eclipse touched part of the continent in February, 1979. If you miss the 2017 eclipse, you will have to wait until 2024 for the next total eclipse...

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