Big Game

0 Plays ·Posted 03/03/2017
The B&H Photography Podcast team was invited to a special event hosted by DJI and the B&H Marketing team to introduce filmmakers and photographers to the Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2 drones. Not only did we get to fly these incredible machines, but we took the time to talk with several photographers and drone experts to get their impressions, not only on the latest DJI models, but on other drone platforms and aerial photography applications. We begin this episode with Adam Lisberg, U.S. spokesperson for
0 Plays ·Posted 09/29/2016
In celebration of Gail Buckland’s wonderful new book, Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present, and the accompanying exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, we take a look at sports photography from all angles. With Buckland, we discuss the making of her book and the role that sports photography has played in the history and technology of photography. Buckland breaks apart false distinctions by including photographers as diverse as Andy Warhol, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Stanley Kubrick
0 Plays ·Posted 08/08/2016
Drones are definitely a hot-button topic and not only for photographers! Despite the controversy and legal conundrums, aerial photography is entering an incredible exciting era with the proliferation of drones. Director and photographer, Randy Slavin, founder of Yeah Drones and the New York City Drone Film Festival, provides his enthusiastic input, with product specialist Dan Campo, to a conversation about the use and misuse of drones. We talk about the legal and safety issues of flying drones, as well as the practical applications of drone
by Richard Risitano ·Posted 02/06/2018
TVs are among the most integral parts of our living room and fam-cave spaces. I say this without hyperbole because it’s the one piece of electronics toward which we face all our furniture. Maybe your cable/satellite box, receiver, Blu-ray player, or gaming console is in that direction also, but it’s the TV to which we truly direct our visual attention. We don’t want it off to the side, in our peripheral vision—we want to view it head-on. And the larger the TV is, the easier it is to view head-on because it occupies more of our field of view.
by Atane Ofiaja ·Posted 01/31/2018
So, you’ve done your homework on what to consider when buying a TV for the Big Game. You’re informed and well versed on all display technologies, from OLED to projectors. After hours
by Atane Ofiaja ·Posted 01/31/2018
If you’re looking to maximize the sound of your home theater surround sound system, you’ve most likely heard of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Understandably, while many may want to get the best sound possible out of their surround sound system, not everyone is plugged in to the latest developments and trends of the consumer electronics industry. For the layperson who isn’t up to speed, and for whom Dolby Digital, DTS, or Dolby Pro Logic were the latest audio codecs when last you bought a
by Richard L. Stevens ·Posted 01/29/2018
As the Big Game nears, it's OK to admit you've been looking at a new TV. It's completely natural; sporting events look great in HD, especially freshly purchased HD, and if you're having friends and family over, your TV will be the center of attention—it and maybe the buffalo wings. The fact of the matter is, it's easy to justify a new TV purchase this time of year because newly released models are starting to hit store shelves and not-so-old models start to see price reductions. In the world of tech, this is the natural order of things.
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 02/09/2022
Is your team playing in the final professional American football game of the current season? Or are you traveling to Los Angeles to see the Big Game? Are you a photographer wanting to capture the action of this or other professional gridiron games? Here is what you need to know! The American professional football league has stipulated requirements for what you can and cannot bring into a stadium, but individual venues have their own sets of rules. As of February 2022, the league Stadium Bag Policy basically states that you cannot bring any
by Richard Risitano ·Posted 01/11/2018
New OLED TVs from maker LG were showcased at CES 2018, and with four new series in the works, there is quite a selection coming. The B8 series, available in 55 and 65", features LG’s new α7 processor and LG ThinQ AI. The α7 processor is designed to provide more lifelike images with enhanced depth, sharpness, and color accuracy, while LG ThinQ AI enables the TV to act as a central hub for all your connected devices, with intelligent voice control, the Google Assistant built in, and Amazon Echo compatibility. Intelligent voice control and the
by Richard Risitano ·Posted 01/10/2018
Panasonic caused a buzz at CES 2018 when the company announced that it will be offering HDR10+-compatible OLED TVs soon. The new models include the FZ950 and FZ800, both of which are available in 55 and 65" sizes and feature Panasonic’s HCX video processor. The FZ950-series also has the “Tuned by Technics” Dynamic Blade Speaker, purported to produce powerful sound from a slim design. Additionally, Panasonic claims that before these TVs ship, the company will attempt to get Ultra HD Premium and THX certification for all its OLED TVs. The HCX
by Richard L. Stevens ·Posted 11/14/2017
When you hear the term “home theater accessory,” it’s natural to think of the usual suspects: universal remote controls, high-speed HDMI cables, maybe an advanced surge protector or articulating wall mount. Those accessory options are perfectly fine and, depending on your setup, that item may just be what your gear needs to take its performance to new dimensions. After all, that’s what we’re after, aren’t we? Who doesn’t want their equipment operating at its peak? If maximizing your equipment’s potential sounds appealing, we’ve rounded up five
by Richard L. Stevens ·Posted 08/07/2017
In my humble opinion, there have been three things keeping OLED TVs from reaching the maximum fandom they deserve in the consumer space—price, a sales pitch, and availability. For starters, OLED TVs are expensive. While it’s easy to argue that premium performance demands a premium price tag, an argument I’ve made more than once, you need the right sales pitch to convince customers to shell out the extra cash. The great thing about selling TVs, especially top-tier ones, is that they don’t require much “selling”—seeing can usually seal the deal
by Richard Risitano ·Posted 07/28/2017
A trifecta of HDR compatibility—HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma)—joins the benefits of OLED technology and smart TV features in LG’s new B7A-series. Available in 55" and 65" sizes, the B7A looks to fulfill many TV wish lists with the LG Content Store for app downloads, built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity, mobile device
by William Min ·Posted 02/19/2019
Whether you’re a casual player or a hardcore gamer, playing your favorite games on a high-res display is a thoroughly enjoyable experience. To get the most out of your games, you’ll not only need a decent gaming build, but also a monitor that complements your graphics card to reduce screen tearing, ghosting, and motion blur. Before you decide which display to get, here are a few things you should look out for. Screen Resolution Let’s start with the most obvious: the screen resolution. Plain and simple, the higher the resolution, the more
by John Harris ·Posted 03/03/2017
The B&H Photography Podcast team was invited to a special event hosted by DJI and the B&H Marketing team to introduce filmmakers and photographers to the Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2 drones. Not only did we get to fly these incredible machines, but we took the time to talk with several photographers and drone experts to get their impressions, not only on the latest DJI models, but on other drone platforms and aerial photography applications. We begin this episode with Adam Lisberg, U.S. spokesperson for