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So, you got a friend. Maybe a niece, nephew, or kid of your own. Perhaps a grandchild, and you want your gifts to feel more relevant than the usual newspaper clipping and check for fifty bucks. And what’s this—your little buddy is making videos now? On YouTube? From the videos, it looks like they’ve got the video and lighting figured out, but maybe they could some help in the audio department. If...
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Are you creating your holiday gift list or being asked for hints as to your own gift? Here we present a grab bag of cine-style gifts for video shooters. They range from action cameras to light kits, portable camera sliders, stabilizers, matte boxes, and more, divided into three price ranges. Independent video-content creators and your film-school graduate sweetheart, friend, niece, or nephew will...
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Although a sturdy tripod is the only solution for many applications, a mini tripod is sometimes all you need. Often, it’s the better option. Mini tripods, also known as tabletop or desktop tripods, are convenient solutions for travel, vlogging, small spaces, and locations where you need to be discreet, such as the Top of the Rock on the 4th of July (as per one of our customers). Depending on...
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Macro photographs enable you to capture in-your-face close-ups of flowers, bugs, peeling paint, and—depending on your personal aesthetics—anything encrusted in rust. The following are 10 gift ideas designed to help you with tight close-ups of objects, rusty or otherwise. 1. Macro Lenses ...
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Nobody has ever complained about a memory card being too fast and, increasingly, electronics manufacturers are expecting you to have high-speed memory cards that are compatible with certain features. These days, smartphones, tablets, and even laptops often rely on memory cards for external storage. With consumers...
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Help the videographer in your life get just the look they want, or round out your own kit with the gift of a pro filter pack from B&H Photo. Enhance your exposure control to create sharp focus drop-off, subtly take the edge off wrinkles and blemishes, darken overexposed skies, lower contrast in high-exposure locations, and generally create a more “...
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Landscape photographers are a contradictory bunch. Always on the quest for gear that is simultaneously lightweight and substantial, landscape photographers, as well as travel and nature photographers, are always in search of equipment that can get them a new look, serve a distinct purpose, or be flexible enough to handle a variety of conditions. If there’s a landscape photographer in your life to...
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With the end of 2018 fast approaching, the holiday season is right around the corner. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about making your home smarter, but never got around to it. Have no worries—this is the perfect time to jump into smart home automation. With holiday lights, visiting guests, parties, and all the festivities that come during this time of year, your smart devices will be put through...
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Smartphone/tablet teleprompters have proven to be very successful for YouTube channels. Many popular YouTube vloggers list a mobile teleprompter among their YouTube gear. These prompters are compact and affordable, and both factors are right up the alley of a YouTube vlogger. They’re also easy to get started with and use. They work using one of many prompting apps that can be downloaded at the...
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It’s gift-giving season again! While many of us will be excited for any potential gifts that will be received, the idea of tracking down gifts for some of our more difficult friends makes many dread holiday shopping. I can’t help you with most of your friends but, if you have a photographer in the bunch, I think I can make some recommendations that will make life easier. All the items below won’t...
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Birds are among the most challenging subjects to capture well with a camera. Despite this fact—or perhaps because of it, bird photography has a gigantic, dedicated following. The suggestions that follow are for photographers who already have the major purchases (...
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Unsure of what to do? Suffering from restless, sleepless nights as you wonder what to get your filmmaker friend, niece/nephew, or significant other? Maybe you got some new video gear and it just won’t fit into your current gear bags? Or even better, you’ve had a very successful year and, as December 31 approaches, you realize you need some extra tax deductions. Well, whatever your reason, it’s...
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Everybody loves food. I know mouthwatering photos and videos fill all my social media feeds, and the field is ever growing. If you have a foodie in your life looking to begin their photographic journey, or have a friend already taking some sweet photos, look through this gift guide. Get Up Close Perhaps the most-used lens among food photographers is a...
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Gift shopping for photographers is easy—especially with B&H Photo and all our holiday gift guides. But, if you have a night photographer in your life, you might have noticed that they are, by the nature of the craft, equipped with a lot of the gear they need to get shots after dark. Because they likely suffer from a nighttime strain of Gear Acquisition Syndrome (G.A.S.), the gift shopper is...
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Putting my nostalgia for '90s music aside, there's also something I'm missing—a monitor. Scratch that. I mean a good, budget-friendly monitor that also lives up to my high standards. For many, any will do; however, gamers tend to be a bit pickier when it comes to display mediums, and one of the leading factors in my dilemma is this issue with syncing and graphics cards. If you haven't experienced...
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