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If you ask most consumer-camera owners why they keep a filter on their lens, a majority will most likely reply, “For protection.” Although filters do, in fact, protect the surface of your lens against dust, moisture, and the occasional thumb print, the primary function of lens filters is really to improve the...
The One Lens Every Photographer Should Have and Use: the 50mm
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If you are stranded on a desert island and can only have one camera lens with you, which lens would you choose? If your answer wasn’t, “A 50mm (or 50mm equivalent lens),” then you might be wrong. The 50mm prime lens, or “Nifty Fifty,” is the one lens every photographer toting an interchangeable-lens camera should own…and use. Why? Before I tell you all the reasons, I will tell you a sea story....
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That time of year approaches again, and although weddings may look a bit different this year than usual, you can bet that come springtime, couples across the country are going to be tying the knot. Due to the pandemic, many of the ceremonies and receptions may be smaller than they otherwise would be, but look on the bright side—this may be a good opportunity to try your hand at shooting your...
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Just like any other genre of photography, portraiture is a creative field that knows no bounds. There are no rules dictating how a portrait needs to be made, how it needs to look, or more specifically, how it was shot. On the other hand, photographers love to categorize and label things based on “best” and “typical” usage situations (and I’m certainly guilty of doing this). One of the labels that...
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One of the most intimidating aspects of working with film today is accessibility and availability of resources for processing. With professional labs becoming rarer and rarer in most parts of the world, except for major urban centers, one of the remaining options for the photographer pining to shoot film is to develop one’s own. The good news is, however, that developing film at home is...
by Berty and Emily Mandagie
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Ready to take your film camera on your next epic summer road trip? Shooting film outside can be a grand adventure, full of future nostalgic moments, incredible landscapes, and a way to savor the rich colors of the world around you. There are so many film stocks available, which should you buy? That's where we come in! We're Berty and Emily Mandagie,...
Scanning Film: A Buying Guide
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In the age where darkrooms are scarce, yet film photography is seeing a resurgence in popularity, a scanner can be your best option for converting film originals to usable digital files for printing, sharing, and archiving. Whether you are an active film photographer or just have an archive of negatives and slides from the past, a film scanner is an incredible, dedicated tool that will breathe...
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Like vinyl records and your father’s wardrobe, instant cameras are back and as popular as ever. Alongside refurbished and reimagined analog cameras, many new hybrid models combine the benefits of digital capture with the immediacy of instant film. Polaroid and FUJIFILM continue to produce “true” instant film stock—the kind you expose and then wait to see develop. They share the market with a new...
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Recording a guitar amplifier is easy, but recording one well can be quite tricky. In addition to the guitar and the amp, the acoustics of your recording space play a big role, as do mic placement and the microphone itself. This article is intended to be a quick primer to point you in the right direction when buying a microphone to record your guitar amp. It is not intended to be an all-...
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It’s probably safe to say that PCs, especially laptops, will be practically at the center of our daily lives throughout 2021. With the increasing reliance on computers for productivity (especially when working from home), entertainment, school, and keeping in touch with others, it’s more important than ever to get as much performance as possible from portable thin and light systems. That’s where...
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From network amplifiers to soundbars to virtual assistant speakers and more, Bluesound has an extensive catalog of products. They’re now available at B&H Photo, and I’ll be walking you through it all to help you find what you need. Home Theater The POWERNODE 2i is a 2.1-channel network amplifier that’s available in...
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When speaking with wildlife and bird photographers, the subject of camouflage always initiates a rousing conversation. Some are surprisingly dismissive, others are all-in and, of course, there are those of us in the middle, who understand the benefits, but are not quite ready to order a complete ghillie suit. In fact, camouflage gear is not a panacea, and all photographers should agree that your...
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When searching for a laptop system, it’s important to consider your needs to balance between performance and budget. Fortunately, Lenovo makes the process easier by offering a broad range of portable computers that fit a variety of professions and lifestyles. Whether you’re working from home, traveling, studying, creating content, or doing a bit of everything, there’s a perfect laptop for you,...
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With more than a handful of 2.4 GHz digital wireless microphone systems available from RØDE, Saramonic, Comica Audio, Movo Photo, and BOYA, we at B&H assembled this helpful infographic to aid you in deciding which one would serve you best. From receivers that mount on your camera or plug directly into your mobile device, to important considerations such as battery life and microphone types,...
by Kerry LeVielle
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Professors, special education providers, and the like are moving mountains in efforts to create the most equitable and efficient learning experience for their students, no matter where they are. Whether you’re an educator solely working remotely, or someone who is splitting their time between in-person and virtual learning, an unrestricted workflow can alleviate any additional stressors of...
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