In 2013, the world of mini drone cinematography and photography was in its infancy. I bought my first drone that year: the DJI Phantom 2. I had to add a GoPro to it if I wanted to capture video or photos. Flash forward a few years and drones capable of recording 4K video, omnidirectional obstacle avoidance, auto-tracking, high resolution stills, and extended battery life started to appear on the market. Today, drones that fit in the palm of your hand can deliver high-end cinematic imagery and photos for a fraction of the cost of full-sized,
Many newbie photographers tend to look for a solid detachable camera flash following their first DSLR purchase. The allure of a sweet third-party flash deal is hard to pass up, especially for fledgling photographers who might want to practice with a cost-efficient flash over an expensive name brand. Regardless of your skill level or budget, third-party on-camera flashes have a lot to offer, and we are going to highlight a couple that are worth checking out
This week at B&H we’re celebrating food photography, including the people and gear that make all those mouthwatering shots possible. As part of that celebration, we’ve put together a special themed gift guide that’s perfect for food photographers of all skill levels.
1. A Smartphone Lens
Whether you are far into your photography career or just starting out, whenever you complete a dish in your kitchen or have a plate placed in front of you at a restaurant, your nearest camera is likely a smartphone. When all you want to do is dig in, the
Typing #food into Instagram's search bar returns more than 450 million posts, making the search for food photographers on this social platform somewhat akin to "shooting fish in a barrel." Yet, while the number of followers to the most popular feeds surpasses the million mark, when it comes to the topic of food, it's a common occurrence for cookbook authors, recipe creators, food stylists, and celebrity chefs to add the term "photographer" to their skill set, thereby magnifying the popularity of this flavorful subject.
To assemble this current
Calling up the hashtag #macro on Instagram currently reveals more than 18 million posts, with #macrophotography coming in a close second at more than 10 million. Numbers like that make finding individual feeds that stand out from the pack somewhat akin to searching for a needle in a haystack. There is certainly no shortage of talent, but more often than not, individual feeds include a smattering of macro views, along with the rest of the kitchen sink.
To assemble this current selection, we sought out consistency of subject matter that included
In 1975, the Internet didn’t exist, smartphones didn’t exist, wafer-thin laptops were a pipedream, and if you were a photographer, you shot film. Thanks to a Kodak employee named Steven Sasson, all this was about to change. By hacking parts of an old Kodak Super 8 movie camera together with a half dozen or so circuit boards and a 2MP monochrome CCD sensor, Sasson created what is recognized as the first working digital camera. Though considered more of a curiosity than an industry game changer early on, photographers began reckoning with the
Whether you’re in the studio, shooting landscapes in the country, or photographing an event, chances are you’ve been looking forward to the highly anticipated EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera. The Mark IV offers a slew of upgrades, including a 30.4MP full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6+ image processor that work in tandem to enable DCI 4K video recording, a native sensitivity range of
Beep, beep, beep... that's the sound of the Nikon truck backing up to the loading dock at B&H, delivering the wealth of new cameras that Nikon is introducing for the 2015 shooting season. In addition to a D810 DSLR specifically reëngineered for astrophotography and a D750 Filmmakers Kit, Nikon has also announced nine new COOLPIX point-and-shoot cameras that are sure to please every type of shooter. And don’t forget the many new accessories that complement the use of this impressive new crop of cameras.
Sony has just announced two new cameras along with several accessories to accompany those cameras, as well as a new and innovative external flash unit. The first camera is the Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R, which is a special edition of last year’s impressive Cyber-shot DSC-RX1, the fixed-lens digital camera with a full-frame sensor
The compact camera market is broad, and Olympus holds its own as one of the top manufacturers of quality point-and-shoot devices. Their 2013 lineup offers perfect solutions for a range of both traditional and unique applications; whether it’s taking to the seas with the rugged Tough series or shooting from nearly anywhere with some of the smallest ultra-zoom cameras on the market.
The Olympus SH-50 iHS, available in black or
Samsung’s new Galaxy point-and-shoot digital camera delivers the next step in combining high-power compact photography with the familiar element of smart-device technology. The sleek GC110 Galaxy, which comes in white or black, pairs built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with Android 4.1
Nikon’s 2013 spring lineup of compact cameras brings an element of creative energy to the formerly static realm of point-and-shoot cameras. Whether you prefer ultimate manual control or look to the assistive functionality of automatic shooting modes, there’s a camera to fit your needs.
The Nikon COOLPIX A, which comes in
It seems like everything you buy these days has a video camera embedded in it somewhere. Computers, phones, gadgets, even game controllers stare back at you through unblinking, peephole-sized lenses. Whether this is a truly positive trend or the onset of Big Brother remains to be seen, but it makes you wonder how relevant dedicated video cameras are in the current landscape. The great HDSLR video revolution that started in 2008 compounded the problem for traditional video cameras: if you can get cinema-quality footage out of an
by Megan Iverson · Posted 11/16/2012
Even with the dropping prices of DSLRs and the rising appeal of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, the so called “bridge” camera is as popular as ever. “Bridge cameras” are big-bodied, big-zoom point-and-shoot cameras that have the look and heft of a more expensive and feature-heavy camera but still maintain the simplicity of the standard and compact point-and-shoot cameras.
People will usually purchase “bridge cameras” as they become more serious about photography. They may want to experience shooting with a bridge camera before