Shawn C. Steiner

Shawn C. Steiner

Shawn C. Steiner is a writer, photographer, and occassional filmmaker based in the greater New York City area. Before working at B&H, he studied both cinema and photography with a strong focus in photojournalism and documentary work. You can check out his Instagram, as well as most other social media accounts, @shawncsteiner to see more of his work.

Latest Articles

1 day ago
We are now at the end of the series about learning video, and either you read it and would like to know what you should do now or you haven’t read it and are wondering why you should even bother learning video as a still photographer. To help you out, I have compiled a list of ideas and projects that can help explain how this video knowledge can perfectly complement your still image skills....
1 day ago
Now you are really on your way to becoming the director or cinematographer you always dreamed of being, or at least getting your feet wet with the idea. If you aren’t you can check out the first three parts of this series: Getting Started,...
4 days ago
While battery-powered monolights have slowly but surely taken over the industry, Impact has taken it a step further to develop the super-compact Venture TTL-600 Monolight, a lightweight option that can...
4 days ago
Making a huge splash at Photokina, Panasonic has just unveiled early specifications and plans for the highly anticipated DMC-GH5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera. This camera offers some massive video improvements and some other nifty tricks, so here is a list of five reasons...
4 days ago
Lifting the curtains on its still-in-development flagship update, Olympus has begun to unveil the specifications of its OM-D E-M1 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera, set for release later...
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Leapfrogging the more conventional full-frame formats of most companies, Fujifilm has made a daring leap into the medium format realm with the introduction of its GFX camera system. The star of this show is obviously the large 43.8 x 32.9mm 51.4MP CMOS sensor at the heart of the GFX 50S Mirrorless Camera. This is going to produce incredible images with outstanding color and detail. Along with...
5 days ago
Leica has come to Photokina this year with a lot of promises for its young SL system, including five lenses and an advanced handgrip. These lenses will expand the full-frame lens system dramatically throughout 2017, the expected release window, and will include the previously mentioned Summilux-SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH., as well as an APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH., APO-Summicron-SL 90mm f/2 ASPH.,...
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Olympus has apparently been busy over the last few months. The company is opening up Photokina with a packed announcement consisting of a trio of M.ZUIKO Digital ED lenses, including a 30mm f/3.5 Macro,...
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...
1 week ago
Able to scan your 4 x 6” prints at a seriously impressive rate of one scan per second at 300 dpi, the FastFoto FF-640 from Epson, which is now in stock, is...
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Zeiss has extended their compact, manual-only Loxia line into the telephoto realm with their release of an 85mm f/2.4 Lens. This lens perfectly complements the existing set of 21mm,...
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Slowly expanding its mirrorless lineup, Canon has just unveiled the new top dog in its series of compact interchangeable-lens cameras, the EOS M5 Mirrorless Digital Camera. This model features a built-in electronic viewfinder and...
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It’s been a few weeks since the last gold medals were handed out at the international summer games, but Profoto has just laid claim to another world’s-fastest title with the release of the D2 AirTLL Monolights. Available in...
1 week ago
After building a successful business by creating a variety of wired solutions for photographers, Tether Tools is now cutting cords with the release of the Case Air...
1 week ago
Taking their first dive into the full-frame mirrorless pool, Tokina has just launched the FíRIN 20mm f/2 FE MF Lens as the first in a series of lenses for Sony E-mount cameras. Designed to pair perfectly with...

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