Shawn C. Steiner

Shawn C. Steiner

Shawn C. Steiner is a writer, photographer, and occassional filmmaker based in the greater New York City area. Before working at B&H, he studied both cinema and photography with a strong focus in photojournalism and documentary work. You can check out his Instagram, as well as most other social media accounts, @shawncsteiner to see more of his work.

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4 days ago
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I solemnly swear that I am up to no good. Wait, no, that’s for something else… Here we go! The actual pledge is, “I solemnly swear to back up my important documents and precious memories on March 31.” That is the pledge for World Backup Day (www.worldbackupday.com), an organization whose goal is to make sure your personal data is safe....
5 days ago
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After the camera, a photographer’s next closest friend should definitely be a hard drive. Think about it. For the modern digital photographer, hard drives are the new albums full of negatives. They hold all your work and, if backups are being performed regularly, they keep your images safe and sound for many years, letting you pull up archived images quickly with speedy searches, as opposed to...
by Eric Butterfield
5 days ago
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If you work with libraries of large image files, or in audio or video production, you need to be selective about your external hard drive. Reading and writing files directly from or to an external drive can incur some hefty performance demands, so it's best to determine your needs before you buy a drive. With...
by Rosie Record
1 week ago
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What is childhood? Now hum it. Most people wouldn’t know where to start, perhaps their mind would flicker to memories of nighttime lullabies or morning cartoons, but this is the kind of challenge film composers face daily. Logically, a good starting point would be a rudimentary happy or sad, then build from there. Happy is generally more upbeat, lighter instruments like guitar or piano, while sad...
by Nate Luebbe
1 week ago
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Astrophotography is a nearly inevitable trajectory for any serious landscape photographer. It’s not surprising, really: spend enough evenings perched on a hillside documenting sunsets and you eventually get curious about what comes next. The world doesn’t disappear when the sky goes dark, and neither does the potential for striking photos. While, of course, the most basic equipment necessities...
2 weeks ago
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Printing your work can be a very satisfying experience. The level of control you have when you do it yourself is unmatched and can be extremely rewarding. There’s also the feeling you get when you’re holding one of your photographs in your hand, which just can’t be beat. Sticking with classic glossy, luster, or matte...
2 weeks ago
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These are trying times for all. The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, has led governments to take drastic actions, put strains on businesses, and has affected all individuals in a personal way. It is incredibly important that we all do our part during this time. As photographers and filmmakers ourselves, we want to make sure that there are some key guidelines out there...
3 weeks ago
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Photographers have asked, and asked, and asked, and Canon finally has an answer to “What’s next for its mirrorless system?” That answer is the EOS R5. This camera isn’t here quite yet, but Canon is revealing some key details and information with today’s development announcement. There’s 8K, in-...
1 month ago
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If you haven’t shopped for a computer monitor in a few years, you have missed a great deal. HDR, 4K, are shrinking bezels are among the highlights. A rising star in the space is BenQ, consistently managing to produce displays with incredible specs and (relatively) affordable prices. The latest display it has created for photographers and video editors is the...
1 month ago
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Whether you are the bride, groom, or photographer, there are plenty of reasons to consider bringing instant cameras to your wedding. They are fun, somewhat retro these days, and can add another element to a wedding photography package with very little investment. As a photographer who was recently married—...
by Shawn C. Steiner and Alec Kubas-Meyer
1 month ago
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FUJIFILM has continually refined its APS-C mirrorless line, making it arguably the most complete system on the market. The recently revealed X-T4 elevates this manufacturer’s standing once again by implementing in-body image stabilization, using a larger battery, and making many...
1 month ago
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I have a very accurate display already sitting on my desk. I made sure to calibrate it when it arrived, and I figured it would be fine to check it only once in a while, even though I am well aware that isn’t the ideal process. Then the NEC MultiSync PA311D showed up, and showed me just...
1 month ago
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Elinchrom continues to refine its range of lights, adding new features and models to reach larger, more varied audiences. The latest from the respected company are the ELC Monolights, distinctly modern takes that are designed to be ready at all times to let photographers work faster....
1 month ago
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The day has arrived! Nikon has released official details and final specifications for its latest flagship DSLR: the D6. We received bits and pieces when the D6 was first revealed, late last year, but now we know everything. Topping the list of new features are an exceptionally powerful autofocus system...
1 month ago
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Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow this year, meaning an early spring where we can all get outdoors and have some fun! If you are going to do that, you will want a camera that will hold up to your adventures. The just-announced Ricoh WG-70 Tough Camera is a perfect choice. This is...
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