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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by J. Carlos Perez and Shawn C. Steiner
5 hours ago
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Congrats on starting film school! Your first day of classes is around the corner and you are probably already trying to figure out what equipment you’ll need to get started. Fortunately, most programs have many important tools available for students—namely big stuff such as camcorders and lights. Still, there are accessories, expendables, and other pieces of gear that you’ll want to have on hand...
Guide to Portable Hard Drives for the Travel Photographer
1 day ago
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You finally made it to your destination, and as you kick up your feet and sip from an ice-cold drink, the last thing you want to worry about is storage. It is a little insane that you must rely on a semi-mysterious device to hold the photographs from your most recent excursion safe, especially as you plan to do a bit more shooting as you go about your travels. Hopefully, this...
2 days ago
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Printing your work is 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...
by Eric Butterfield
2 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...
1 week ago
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Even though most documents and classwork are moving into the digital domain, sometimes a good old-fashioned printout is still needed. Whether this is for your final term paper, notes for a group study session, or handouts to get everyone on the same page, so to speak, you are going to need a printer to get it done. Budding photography students also may want their own printer for complete control...
1 week ago
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Bigger and better is the best way to describe the BenQ SW270C PhotoVue 27" HDR IPS Monitor. Aimed at photographers, the SW270C is well-equipped to provide highly accurate imagery with excellent uniformity and options for customizing the appearance of many different tasks. This is essentially a 27...
2 weeks ago
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If you are going back to school, you are going to need a great backpack. We can certainly help you there and we will make sure our recommendations have plenty of pockets and security to protect your laptop, tablet, and any other tech you see fit for everyday carry. Also, these picks will help you show off a little bit of style. The only thing we can't help with is your decision to use one strap...
2 weeks ago
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If you chose to pursue a degree in a creative discipline, it is very likely that graphics and imagery are going to constitute a large part of your workload. And the only way to make sure all the colors you are looking at are right is to invest in a color-accurate display. Not only will many of these serve as color-critical monitors for reviewing your work, many can serve as a dock for when you...
Adventure Week: Colorado Edition is Winding Down
3 weeks ago
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Well, that just about does it. The second annual Adventure Week is ending, and I’m happy to say it was jam-packed with exciting and helpful content. Everything was here! From our excursion to Colorado with the Hasselblad X1D II 50C, Tamron 17-28mm, and DJI Osmo Action; content provided by even more adventurous affiliates, such as Stan Moniz, the Mandagies, and Jess Santos; and our usual fare of...
3 weeks ago
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We keep our cameras and lenses cushioned and protected, so it only makes sense that we take equal, if not more, care of our data. These days, the rugged hard drive market is booming, with new releases and new functionality arriving all the time. Many of these drives are designed to take a beating, making them perfect for travel and some more trying adventures. Here are five solid drives we...
Be Inspired to Adventure
by Sarah Hiance
3 weeks ago
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Adventure has always presented itself as an avenue of nosy exploration into worlds I knew very little about. It was a spark of curiosity and wonder that swept me, at a very early age, into the unknown. Kentucky has many natural wonders to explore, but my favorite growing up were a set of abandoned river stone steps buried deep in my backyard, compacted by fermented leaves, slick twigs,...
3 weeks ago
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Water is the mortal enemy of electronics and even though technology has been evolving, with many smartphone manufacturers realizing the benefit of waterproof devices, most camera equipment and mobile devices are still highly susceptible if they happen to take a spill in the drink. During many recent adventures, I wasn’t just going to be near water, I was going to be trekking through it, floating...
iPadOS Will Make Your iPad Pro a True Laptop Replacement
3 weeks ago
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One of the most notable announcements from WWDC 2019, even including the reveal of the new Mac Pro, was the announcement of iOS 13 and iPadOS. Hear that? iPad is getting its own distinct operating system that will bring enhanced capabilities. What kind of changes, you ask? This overhaul will transform the...
by Richard Morris
3 weeks ago
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For underwater photographers, the demands of shooting are huge: travel costs, lugging all that equipment, finding a suitable locale—the list goes on. But those demands might soon change, thanks to WeFine, a company in Shenzhen, China, that has partnered with Dive+ and Kraken Sports to produce a specialized...
Benefits of Filters for Drone Photography
4 weeks ago
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Filters are common in landscape photography. They help photographers craft images that wouldn’t be possible otherwise. For example, filters can cut reflections that are impossible to remove, permit longer exposures or wider apertures, and even provide a boost to the contrast of an image. Aerial photographers using drones should understand what...
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