Photography Accessories

by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 05/30/2022
Godox is refining and expanding its Knowled continuous constant-source LED studio light series with the addition of the four new Knowled lights—the M200 and M300—featuring daylight balanced or bi-color lights in 200W and 300W sizes. The new M200D, M200BI, M300D, and M300BI join the popular, and more powerful, high-output
by Cory Rice ·Posted 05/17/2022
Litepanels has just announced the brightest and lightest 2x1 LED to date: the Gemini 2x1 RGBWW LED Hard Panel. Building on the success of the Gemini 2x1 Soft, Litepanels has created a unit for productions prioritizing power. The new Gemini can produce a whopping 23,000 lux of hard light with the possibility of dual and quad mounting to double and quadruple output, respectively. Impressively, the entire unit, including yoke and power supply, weighs only 25.3 lb, making it easy to rig
0 Views ·Posted 04/30/2022
Professional photographer Mahesh Thapa shares what's in his travel camera backpack, including camera bodies, lenses, filters, a tripod, and other accessories. Plus, Thapa discusses the apps he uses to plan his photos, the composition rules he utilizes, and more. Whether you're capturing mountains or buildings, these travel photography tips will improve your images! What's in your camera bag? Is there something you carry that we have not included in this video? Tell us what it might be, in the Comments section! Sponsored by
0 Plays ·Posted 03/31/2022
Except for the new flagship OM SYSTEM OM-1 Mirrorless Camera (formerly Olympus), there haven’t been many major camera announcements thus far in 2022, so we thought for this episode of the B&H Photography Podcast we’d start an introductory conversation about photo accessories and the wide range of
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 03/22/2022
If you use an interchangeable-lens mirrorless digital camera, you know that one of the pleasures of mirrorless shooting is the ability to use lens-mount adapters to photograph with any number of vintage lenses (manual focus or autofocus), as well as some modern-day lenses from your favorite optical manufacturers. When using a crop sensor camera, you might have stumbled across adapters with the monikers
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 02/28/2022
There are few things as slow and tedious in the photographic world as threading a head on a tripod or a camera on a tripod head—or turning of any threaded screw, for that matter. The process of threading a camera on a tripod has been mostly eliminated by the invention of the quick-release (QR) dovetail plate. Can this concept and functionality be brought forward into the world of the modern creative? The Manfrotto MOVE Ecosystem has done just that. The previous sentence had the word “Ecosystem” in it. MOVE is truly a system of accessories and
by Cory Rice ·Posted 02/10/2022
There’s always room for improvement, even for the most tried-and-true designs. Such logic guides the thinking behind the Pelican Air™ lineup, a lightweight reboot of some of the industry’s most trusted hard cases. I tested the Pelican Air 1525TP™, a mid-size case fitted
0 Plays ·Posted 01/20/2022
Conflict photography of the past twenty years is a subject we have discussed in previous episodes with photographers, psychologists, and scholars, but
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 12/23/2021
For roughly 50 years, Manfrotto has been leading the way in delivering quality and capable camera and lighting supports to photographers and videographers around the globe. Many years ago, I was traveling to visit family in my hometown of New Orleans. I was dabbling in night photography and my grandfather’s discount-store tripod was not making the grade. I went to a local camera store and bought my first “real” tripod. Excited about my new purchase, I called my
by Cory Rice ·Posted 11/23/2021
PNY has just announced the X-PRO 90 line of UHS-II SDXC memory cards, designed to keep pace with the increasing rigors of high-resolution still and video capture. Available in 64, 128, and 256GB capacities and harnessing the power of UHS-II to reach write speeds up to 280MB/s and read speeds up to 300MB/s, the X-PRO 90 is a solid card whether your job requires capturing bursts of raw stills or recording uninterrupted
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 11/18/2021
Often, we need to add extra light to a scene to ensure we have enough light to create an image, freeze movement, or simply enhance the scene for the sake of the photograph. The primary way photographers do this is by using a flash. The electronic flash has been around since 1931 and, today, there are several variations—all with different potential uses for the photographer. Here, we will take a quick look at the types, compare them, and discuss the benefits of each type. Terminology Basics Before we dive into flash types, let’s get familiar
0 Views ·Posted 11/04/2021
Making a name for itself with powerful, compact, and durable LED lights for video and action sports applications, Light & Motion is taking things up a notch with the Reflex and Reflex S—a new breed of LED fixture that supports ultra-fast flash as well as a highly capable continuous light. It also maintains a lot of
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 10/26/2021
ProGrade has rolled out the latest CFexpress card from its factory. The ProGrade Digital 160GB CFexpress Type A Cobalt Memory Card is designed to keep up with today’s super-high-resolution digital cameras by offering 800 MB/s read speeds and sustained write speeds of up to 400 MB/s (VPG 400), designed specifically for digital video capture. The card has a maximum write speed of 700 MB/s.
0 Plays ·Posted 10/07/2021
This week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast provides a lesson we all can use: how to be better businesspeople while we are being better photographers. Much of this advice comes from our intriguing guest, photographer and educator Todd Bigelow. A longtime pro, Bigelow has freelanced for the likes of Sports Illustrated and The Los Angeles Times, among many other editorial and commercial clients, and he is a
by Cory Rice ·Posted 10/05/2021
Manfrotto has added six new covers with vintage-inspired designs to the modular EzyFrame Background System. Drawing from some of its most popular collapsible background patterns, the new options include: Ink, Sage,