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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17 hours ago
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Working from home can be a great experience, as long as your office space is set up exactly as you want it. I know I need to have everything in just the right place to get into some serious work. If you are anything like me, you want to make sure that you have some new tech around that simply makes life better. There is always some new and current tech you can get to upgrade your home office. The...
4 days ago
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Having more megapixels and higher resolution video isn’t always a good thing. Shooting with the latest cameras is almost certainly going to fill up your hard drives quickly. I know from personal experience, having recently picked up a 61MP Sony a7R IV from which each raw file exceeds 100MB and a couple of minutes of 4K video, will take up gigabytes of space. At home, I have the luxury of a...
4 days ago
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So, the holiday season brought you your first flash. Whether that was by some self-gifting or the kindness of family and friends (lucky you!) doesn’t matter—your next step is figuring out what all those buttons do and how to use that speedlight. Shutter Speed (Almost) Doesn’t Matter One thing that will trip...
1 week ago
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Cameras are now expected to be a headline feature of the latest smartphones. Apple, Google, Samsung, Sony, and all the other manufacturers are incorporating excellent cameras, backed up by even better software. Now, the smartphone in your pocket can take photos rivaling those of point-and-shoots, and use advanced processing tricks to create photographs that mimic professional systems. The only...
1 week ago
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Smartphone photography is getting better and better each year. It’s now possible to create usable images in near pitch black and capture stunning photos of the night sky. I would advise you not to do that, at least not all the time. Dedicated smartphone photographers know this and go hunting for the best possible light for their photographs. I’m here to tell you that you no longer have to rely on...
1 week ago
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Before you come storming the front doors of the B&H SuperStore with your torches and pitchforks, complaining about yet another new type of media you have to purchase, I should tell you that the latest format is a definite upgrade. This is no simple battle between two competing formats, this is an evolution that will make things better for everyone involved. What is this up-and-coming hero?...
3 weeks ago
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Smartphones are the cameras that most people always have on them; making the smartphone their best camera. And the best can get so much better. The industry has accounted for this major shift toward mobile imaging platforms and has created amazing tools to help elevate the simple smartphone...
Apple Launches 16" MacBook Pro, Its Most Powerful Yet
3 weeks ago
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Shrinking bezels has been the trend for nearly every device with a screen. Apple did it with the iPhone, then the iPad, and, now, with its flagship MacBook Pro lineup, with the introduction of a brand-new 16" variant. It still looks like a...
4 weeks ago
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Everyone loves Pelican cases because when you pick them up, you just know that they will handle whatever abuse you throw at them, for years to come. Not everyone needs that degree of near indestructability for all their gear. The rest of us want something reliable and durable, but could do with saving a few bucks. Enter the...
1 month ago
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Whether you just picked up your first mirrorless camera or you’ve been partying with your Canon DSLR for years, there are always a few toys you haven’t managed to add to your collection and a couple you haven’t even thought of yet. Here are a few I would recommend to anyone who is looking to fill out their wish list for the coming holidays, for nearly any type of photographer. Protective Cloths/...
1 month ago
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At its most basic, tethered shooting involves connecting your camera to your computer as you shoot. You’ve likely seen it in some behind-the-scenes video for a professional studio shoot, or you just have a friend who swears it’s the best thing since sliced bread. Tethering is a shooting technique that can benefit many a photographer’s workflow significantly, though upon first hearing of it, the...
1 month ago
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“An evolution” is how Leica describes of the just-announced SL2 Mirrorless Camera, and it fits. Leica has made several notable-but-subtle changes to the exterior of their flagship full-frame mirrorless camera and some impressive updates under the hood. Ergonomics have been optimized,...
Panasonic Reveals Major Firmware Updates for S Series, GH5, GH5S, and G9
1 month ago
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Some great news for current (and potentially future) Panasonic camera owners has just been revealed in the form of firmware updates for some of the company’s most popular mirrorless models. The S1 and...
12 Great Gifts for Emerging Filmmakers
1 month ago
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Video is getting bigger and better every year, and I’m sure nearly everyone knows at least one aspiring filmmaker. I love filmmaking and photography, but the main problem I have with it is the amount of equipment one needs to get the job done. This can mean big, important pieces such as a camera or lights as well as tiny, essential accessories that make life a whole lot easier. If you are looking...
1 month ago
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Create anywhere, any time, on any device with the latest Adobe products. At Adobe MAX 2019, the curtains have been lifted on the next generation of professional Creative Cloud, including the official release of Photoshop for iPad. Looking at the updates and releases, Adobe is putting an emphasis on being able to work on whatever device is most comfortable for you, and this includes being able to...
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