B&H Creator of the Week

by Jill Waterman ·Posted 03/22/2022
A thirst for discovery and lust for adventure is the fuel behind automotive and adventure lifestyle photographer Shelby Knick. After sampling the rarefied world of high fashion merchandising, Knick reinvented herself by chasing down pictures on the racetrack, and her career has skyrocketed from there. Among the many accolades from her global trek to capture elegant living and all things fast, Knick is one of the first Hasselblad Heroines, leading us to celebrate her many accomplishments in honor of
by Jill Waterman ·Posted 06/21/2021
After bonding over a mutual love for exploring and some crazy outdoor adventures during college, Berty and Emily Mandagie honed their respective photography and writing chops before starting their blog, The Mandagies, in 2016. In the past five years their eponymous brand has grown into one of the Internet’s leading Pacific Northwest travel resources, leading us to invite them onboard as our next B&H Creator of the Week. In our conversation below, the Mandagies share their love for the Oregon coast
by Jill Waterman ·Posted 04/24/2021
Welcome to the world of Steve Giralt, where speeding matter, splashing fluids, and powerful lights converge under millisecond timelines to crystallize as iconic advertising campaigns. In his remarkable transition from advertising photographer to visual engineer, Giralt has concocted a secret sauce that fuses elaborate technical feats with an irresistible element of play. That, and his constant passion for bigger challenges ahead, leads us to welcome him as our next B&H Creator of the Week. By means of introduction, we recently asked
by Jill Waterman ·Posted 02/08/2021
Esther JuLee and Jacob Fu started Local Adventurer with the goal of moving to a new city each year and sharing their discoveries in a visual feast, while engaging a dedicated audience in the process. In fewer than 10 years, their creative efforts have expanded into a veritable cottage industry of content, earning them more than 350,000 unique visitors monthly, 99K YouTube followers, a stellar list of brand partnerships, and more. Given these stats and their super-informative bucket lists, we’re
by Jill Waterman ·Posted 11/06/2020
Hybrid creator Jason Vong credits friends from school with helping him cultivate the storytelling abilities that are the driving force behind his thriving YouTube channel, as well as his talent for wedding videos. Vong’s insightful reviews of the latest gear and his expertise with Sony cameras have earned him a devoted audience of nearly 250,000 followers to date, leading us to connect with him as our next B&H Creator of the Week. In our conversation below, Vong reminisces about his
by Jill Waterman ·Posted 03/29/2022
From her humble beginnings as a technophile seeking to jailbreak her phone, the YouTube influencer known as TechMeOut has established an enviable platform for sharing her savvy with an audience of nearly 400,000 followers to date. Covering everything from the latest Android and iOS apps to must-have smart home gadgets, she breaks down the details with a laid-back, conversational approach. As part of our celebration of Women's History month, we welcome her trademark mix of practical insights and
by Jill Waterman ·Posted 03/22/2022
Instead of an apron, food photographer Joanie Simon wears many hats—commercial and editorial imagemaker, recipe developer, photo educator, Blogger, YouTube Influencer, Livestreamer, and content creator extraordinaire. For more than a dozen years, Simon has built her brand into a powerhouse of creative content and learning, to whet the appetites of both foodies and photographers alike. Her straightforward approach to this specialized field is of value to shutterbugs at all levels of experience, from beginners on cell phones to experienced pros
by Jill Waterman ·Posted 09/24/2020
Photographer, physicist, philosopher, horologist—these are just a few of the many facets that define the indefatigable Ming Thein. Armed with a camera since age 16, his photographic career has spanned a wide range of subjects and an even more impressive reach. His extensive musings on photography, as catalogued on his eponymous blog, amount to more than 1,800 articles, two million words, 200 hours of educational video, a hundred thousand comments, and an enviable recommended gear list, leading
by Jill Waterman ·Posted 09/11/2020
Once considered a mysterious and challenging creative endeavor, night photography is now more accessible than ever, thanks in part to the awe-inspiring workshops led by the five partners behind National Parks at Night (NPAN). With more than 400 successful workshops completed between them, Gabriel Biderman, Tim Cooper, Matt Hill, Lance Keimig, and Chris Nicholson are well versed in sharing their expansive photographic knowledge with an enthusiastic and growing audience in spectacular outdoor
by Jill Waterman ·Posted 07/31/2020
Sidney Baker-Green was still in high school when he first embarked on his creative journey as a wedding photographer and content creator, which now spans still photography and filmmaking. Over the past seven years, he has shared a wide variety of image-making adventures, gear reviews, business advice, and tech tips with a growing audience on social media, leading us to invite him to collaborate as a B&H Creator of the Week. By means of introduction, we recently asked Baker-Green to respond to a
by Jill Waterman ·Posted 07/03/2020
Commercial photographer and film director Jay P. Morgan is a showman at heart, a talent that’s on full display in the photo and video tutorials and reviews on his website, The Slanted Lens. From camera basics to lighting tutorials, workflow recommendations to special effects segments, business tips to imaging trends, Morgan is renowned for insightful content that’s as educational as it is entertaining. He comes to this role with more than two decades of experience in photography and film work that exudes two special qualities: a keen