Back to School

by Rebecca Melville ·Posted 07/18/2022
With excitement for the new academic year kicking up, we are looking for the right products to bring the comforts and security of home to college. Big transitions, such as leaving for school again, or for the first time, can be difficult for many of us. As a college grad with a younger brother going away to school for the first time, I have been thinking about how to prepare him for anything college life can dish out. Here is a handful of products I’ve shown him that you might also consider bringing along as you embark on a new semester. The
by Rebecca Melville ·Posted 07/19/2022
Configuring a desk area with limited space can be a daunting task. Whether you are alternating between in-office and at-home work, downsizing, or going away to school, having a functional desk setup is essential to productivity. Fear not, dear reader, a small desk doesn't need to be a problem—with some intention and a bit of finessing, you can cultivate a sleek, functional, and beautiful setup without compromising on quality.  Do Away with Your Monitor Base  If you find yourself constantly shifting your monitor around to make room on your desk
by Rebecca Melville ·Posted 06/15/2022
Even though most documents and class assignments are moving into the digital domain, sometimes a good old-fashioned printout is still needed. Whether this is for your final term paper, notes for a group study session, or handouts to get everyone on the same page, so to speak, you are going to need a printer to get it done. Budding photography students also may want their own printer for complete control over their final images. Here are a few options that would make a great choice for a dorm room or apartment. The Workhorse: Brother HL-L2350DW
by Jill Waterman ·Posted 10/04/2021
Heading back to school today means starting from a clean slate, with both students and those who shop for them discovering that—in addition to a fresh wardrobe—tools for study, storage, and safety could use a total refresh. There is a lot to consider when adding to a tech-savvy student’s back to school arsenal, and many essential items can get overlooked. We’ve created the short list below to help you shop smart and pinpoint the right tools for your needs. Hi-Tech Writing Implements Yesteryear’s essential supplies of paper notebooks and
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 09/14/2021
Right now, the idea of heading back to school means different things for different people. For some, it means returning to a full-time schedule on a conventional campus or classroom. For others, it’s attending a virtual classroom or participating in some variation of remote learning. But regardless of what “back to school” means to you, there are plenty of great headphone options to address all your wants and needs. Here are some of our top choices for best
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 08/05/2021
Yes, there are a number of photography workshops in the world, but few carry the same weight as Maine Media Workshops + College and Santa Fe Workshops—two of the most renowned photographic workshop institutions on the planet. Did you know that B&H Photo has a long-running partnership with MMW and SFW through our EDU Advantage Program (@
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 08/19/2022
Fall is nearly upon us, which means many recent high school grads will soon be heading off to college. To help incoming freshmen thrive during their first year on campus, we’ve put together a list of useful computer tech we think will benefit them in and outside of the classroom. Essential: Laptop A good, reliable laptop is arguably the most important piece of computer gear a student can take with them to college. Regardless of their field of study, students need a laptop that offers solid
by John Harris ·Posted 08/26/2021
My twelve-year old son is a budding manga artist and, last year, we purchased a tablet and pen for him just as school-from-home was becoming a reality. He took full advantage of his new gadgets, drawing his favorite characters from Naruto and Demon Slayer and creating his own. Seeing him embrace this talent was a point of bright light in a difficult year and, now that in
by Jason T ·Posted 08/25/2021
If you’ve never tried noise-canceling headphones before, you may be wondering how they differ from regular headphones, and with school back in session, now is the perfect time to learn how they can help you work or study. While they do bear some similarities to conventional headphones in the way that they combat background noise, they also have some key differences. Conventional headphones rely
by Jill Waterman ·Posted 11/25/2021
Teaching and learning on the fly took on a whole new meaning since spring 2020, when educators and students alike had to quickly shift focus and reconfigure their workstations and computer setups. If there is one thing to be learned from all the Zoom conferences and Microsoft Teams meetings held since then, it’s this: Most people do not have an adequate laptop, notebook, or monitor support system in place—and it shows in the video footage. In addition to the bad aesthetics, inferior positioning of one’s monitor, notebook, laptop, or tablet
by Jill Waterman ·Posted 09/06/2019
There is nothing better for an emerging imagemaker looking to advance in a crowded field than the fresh insights and valuable contacts to be gained from a photographic portfolio review. Earlier this year, I was invited to the annual Portfolio Day organized by New York’s International Center of Photography (ICP) to view the work of select alumni and current graduates. ICP’s one-year certificate programs in Creative
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted 09/06/2019
Some of the most cherished memories of my photographic education revolve around spending long hours in the darkroom, making prints into the wee hours of the night. While not as commonplace as it once was, if you’re fortunate enough to have a traditional black-and-white darkroom at your school, be sure to make use of it while you still can. Regardless of whether you’re taking an intro black-and-white class or an intensive printing class, one of the keys to becoming adept at black-and-white printing is, quite literally, to print! And print a lot
by William Min ·Posted 08/30/2019
With the start of the school year fast approaching (or already here for college students), there’s a good chance you know a student asking for an Apple product. Whether it’s a MacBook Pro, an iPad Air, or just a pair of 2nd-Gen AirPods, we’re here to break it all down for you. MacBook Air What is it? Apple updated the MacBook Air to feature True Tone technology for a more natural viewing experience. The MacBook Air also features a 13.3" Retina Display, Touch ID, improved performance, and a more portable design. The combination of the Touch ID
by William Cannon ·Posted 09/10/2019
Summer is over, and that means students have returned to the classroom and, perhaps, the dorm room. Aside from the basic school supply list, you should also start upgrading your tech for the upcoming academic year, and adding a smart speaker with a virtual assistant is a good way to go. With a smart speaker in your home, you can have questions answered, control smart home gadgets, play music, order food, and much more. Here’s a look at the best smart speakers for students. Sony LF-S50G Doing homework is easier than ever with the
by John Foldi ·Posted 09/16/2019
The evolution of learning toys is a long road, littered with toys that introduced children to subjects and ideas that, in the least, provided education and fun and, at best, laid out stepping stones of inspiration toward careers later in life. From the early 20th-Century engineering toys of Erector sets, Tinkertoys, and Lego®, to the late-century rudimentary programming of robotic toys, such as the Big Trak or 2-XL, products have been developed to grow and adapt with the times. Today, with the trend of STEM-related (Science, Technology,