Photo Accessories

by Rebecca Melville ·Posted 01/30/2023
Innovative pop-up pod maker Under the Weather has unveiled its latest in a series of protective tents well suited for creatives working in variable weather conditions. Of these tents, the PhotoPod is designed specifically for photographers and videographers to work comfortably while gear remains safe and dry. Meanwhile, with its larger configurations, the
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 07/27/2022
If you are regular reader of Explora, or a regular at the photography bag section of the B&H SuperStore, you might notice that Lowepro constantly keeps its lines fresh, current, and innovative—meeting the needs of modern photographers, videographers, and creatives—all while making its bags more sustainable with cutting edge, eco-friendly manufacturing
by Cory Rice ·Posted 11/09/2022
One of the leading trends in digital cameras over the past few years has been the development of advanced video capabilities in mirrorless and DSLR cameras. Features that could once only be found in costly cinema cameras now come standard in still cameras targeted toward hybrid photo-video content creators. Accompanying the interest in cameras able to create high-quality stills and videos has come a demand for lights that can be used for both purposes. While on-camera flashes and strobes have long been the standard for photographers, the short
by Jill Waterman ·Posted 08/11/2020
Like a kid in a candy store, it’s time to hustle up to the front of the counter and try Lowel’s new lineup of C-stands and grip accessories—a veritable erector set for photographers and filmmakers. Featuring sturdy aluminum-and-steel construction, Lowel’s first foray into the professional grip industry comes in two different flavors of C-stands—a turtle base and a
by Allan Weitz ·Posted 02/26/2020
Creative filters can add that “extra touch” to your photographs and videos, but holding them in place as you go about taking pictures can often become a clumsy process, with results that cannot always be easily duplicated if the shot isn’t perfect the first time. The new Lensbaby OMNI Filter System Bundles are a simple, hands-free solution to this problem and are available in two sizes: the Lensbaby OMNI System Bundle – Small for 49mm and
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 11/21/2019
Lithium-ion and lithium metal batteries can pose a fire risk, and that risk is especially dangerous aboard a commercial airliner or cargo aircraft. Most of today’s digital cameras, cine and video cameras, and portable lighting rely on lithium batteries for power and, because of the fire risk, there are regulations for packing them for flight on passenger airliners and cargo aircraft. For domestic air travel in the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), under the US Department of Transportation (DOT), sets the regulations
by Staff Writer ·Posted 09/09/2019
Manfrotto is releasing its new-and-improved Advanced II line of camera bags, shoulder bags, backpacks, messengers, and camera holsters to replace the popular bags of its existing Advanced collection. The adage suggests that you cannot keep everyone happy all the time, but Manfrotto is definitely trying to make camera bags for every photographer on the planet, with other recent releases like the
by Staff Writer ·Posted 02/19/2019
Think Tank has announced a variety of new products for photographers looking to keep their gear organized and mobile in the Studio Manager 52, Vision camera bags, and Pocket Rocket memory card cases. Studio shooters will rejoice at the Stand Manager 52, a rugged, rolling case capable of carrying up to four C-stands or multiple traditional light stands, modifiers, rolls of seamless, or other accessories up to 52" in length. Combining
by BH Online Videos ·Posted 02/23/2018
In the following video, photographer David Flores offers up some tips for photographing in the cold. Ranging from how to prepare for your shoot to how finish your shoot for the day, Flores gives insight on some simple tricks to make photographing a bit easier during this cold-but-beautiful time of the year. For further reading, check out our other cold-weather articles on Essential Tips and
by BH Online Videos ·Posted 04/13/2015
In the following video, Allan Weitz shares a useful range of tips to consider when photographing in cold weather. The video begins with a look at some common aspects of shooting that cold weather can affect the most, such as battery failure and mechanical malfunctions. From here, Weitz covers a variety of different protective options for working in cold and wet weather, such as rain covers and skins. Finally, the video wraps with an overview of some other preventative techniques for easier shooting in the cold, such as how to avoid unwanted