by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 03/14/2018
As if there weren’t enough acronyms and phrases in the photo and video industry, Hybrid-Log Gamma (HLG) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) are probably ones that you should take care to learn more about, because they are going to become more important in the coming months and years. If you follow photography and video news, you may have heard these terms thrown around, most notably with the introduction of the Sony a7R III and
For the last installment of our series on holiday lighting displays, we feature light shows in the states of New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin, to aid you in capturing photogenic moments that convey the spirit of the season. As noted in Part 1, operating hours, dates, and admission costs for each venue vary widely, so please check event websites for specifics before planning a visit. As for cost, many of the venues have a primary goal to raise money for local charities. In
For the second installment of our series on holiday lighting displays, we feature light shows in the states of Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, and New Mexico, to aid you in capturing photogenic moments that convey the spirit of the season. As noted in Part 1, operating hours, dates, and admission costs for each venue vary widely, so please check event websites for specifics before planning a visit. As for cost, many of the venues have a primary goal to raise money for
Tis the season for holiday lights, with festive displays dotting the landscape from coast to coast to brighten the waning daylight hours. From the graceful lights and majestic tree in New York’s Rockefeller Center, to the whirlwind of sound, color, and lighting in a holiday theme park, such displays are a fantasy land for photographic exploration. To aid you in capturing photogenic moments that convey the spirit of the season, we’ve developed this list of popular holiday lighting displays in locations throughout the United States. Above
by BH Event Space… ·Posted 07/13/2016
In this B&H Video, Matthew Bourgeois of Lume Cube demonstrates creative lighting techniques using the Lume Cube—a 1500-Lumen LED lighting device that measures a scant 1.5" square. The Lume Cube is designed for use with smartphone cameras, GoPro, and similar action cameras, as well as other imaging devices.
by John Harris ·Posted 10/14/2015
The Sony Alpha a7R II Mirrorless Digital Camera will now have uncompressed 14-Bit RAW image capture, thanks to a firmware update that will be available on October 19, 2015. The uncompressed RAW format will improve dynamic range and limit digital artifacts in imaging. This new firmware, version 2.0, will be available for download on Sony’s e-support site, on the product page for the a7R II (model ILCE-7RM2). In
2,901 Views ·Posted 04/02/2015
Dynamic Range is the difference between the brightest part of the scene and the darkest part. Our eyes can see 11 stops of difference between bright light and darkness; a camera can only see five stops. So what we see with our eyes we cannot always capture with a camera. Think of a scene shot from indoors with a window in the background. Invariably, either the window’s light looks nice while the interior is too dark to be seen or if the interior is exposed properly, the light from the window is a washed-out blob of white. The capabilities of
5,405 Views ·Posted 09/11/2014
Watch as Washington, DC-based photographer Tim Cooper as he explains the value of High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography in practical, everyday applications. Cooper walks us through the process, step by step, for measuring the brightest and darkest areas of a photograph and then taking a series of bracketed photographs that can be combined in HDR to compress the dynamic range and render a beautifully exposed image.