Summer Adventure Week Promo

by Sarah Hiance ·Posted
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, salamanders, and clouds of mosquitos. Days were spent excavating these steps with my Mom’s garden shovel, and a paint brush, and the collection of fossilized
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted
FUJIFILM’s series of INSTAX Mini cameras have been some of the most popular cameras of the past few years, despite their being instant film cameras. There is the simple pleasure of producing a physical print after each photo you take; it’s a unique keepsake of the moment. But for those times when uniqueness might not be the ultimate requirement, when you want to be able to share your images with others, there’s the INSTAX Mini LiPlay
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We took a look at the new a7R IV Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera, with Sony Artisan Colby Brown, to find out how this latest release from Sony compares to previous models. Brown, a landscape, wildlife, and travel photographer, took the a7R IV to Alaska for 12 days to test it. In this interview, he shares his many thoughts about the new design and features. Click on the link to read more about our exploits during
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Armed only with the Hasselblad X1D II 50C medium format mirrorless camera, photographer Bjorn Petersen attempts to capture America's majesty. Come with us on a journey to the American west to discover how this medium format mirrorless camera can breathe life and light into even the most challenging landscapes. Click on the link to read more about our exploits during Summer
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted
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 filters are available and which they can use to get the best possible photos and video. Drone Filters Are
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted
If you are here I’m guessing you’ve done a time lapse or two, maybe read our introductory article or Stan Moniz’s night-specific piece, and want to see how you can make your time lapses even better. I’ll admit it, time lapses are tough. There is a ton of information you need to know about photo and video to make
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted
Pop on a pair of (decent) sunglasses and not only are your eyes less strained, things just look better. The reason for this is likely the polarization effect. Colors may appear more saturated, bright blue skies can take on a deeper hue, and some pesky reflections just vanish. All of these can benefit certain photographs and make the circular polarizer filter one of the best—and most difficult—filters to use.  Exactly What Does a Polarizer Do? It’s both simple and
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted
Even in the crowded photography market, there are still underserved areas that deserve attention. Tamron seems to understand this better than most with its latest f/2.8 zoom for full-frame E-mount cameras, the 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens, which offers excellent quality at an excellent price and in a small, lightweight package—it's also a perfect match for the much-loved
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted
When I was asked to join the fun of B&H’s Adventure Week, I was tasked with deciding on which camera to bring. I needed to photograph everything from striking scenery to some fast-paced action, and I needed a portable system to bring on crawls up mountains and hikes over sand dunes. Maybe not the expected choice, but I opted for the brand-new Hasselblad X1D II 50C, a
by Emily Mandagie ·Posted
"Alright, your time in flight will be approximately twelve minutes." Berty and I swallowed that weighted sentence and nervously nodded in response. Smiles were on the outside, but deep inside we were wondering how in the world we were going to make the most of those fleeting seconds in that helicopter and capture exactly what we wanted from the sky! Aerial photography can be exciting and exhilarating. But it can also come with a lot of added challenges, such as time limits, weather conditions, and—let's be real—a large expense! (Flights aren't
by Allan Weitz ·Posted
With the exception of sky diving or zipping yourself into a wingsuit and jumping off a cliff, flying in an open cockpit biplane is about as exhilarating as air travel gets. There’s a small windscreen, but other than that, you are one with the wind, and the taller you are, the more with wind you are. And it’s noisy—crazy noisy, but that’s the price of a genuine thrill ride.
by Jess Santos ·Posted
Imagine yourself in the middle of nowhere, before sunrise, there’s a quiet around you, the stars start to fade and the light of the sun begins to bring everything to life in blue hues. There’s a magical moment that happens in between day and night. Light gets softer and the glow of the sun still affects the landscape in a beautiful way. Most people underestimate this time of day, forever chasing golden hour and the colors against the clouds as the sun sets, but this has easily become my favorite time of day to photograph. I’ve become obsessed
by Stan Moniz ·Posted
It's no secret that photographing the night sky and everything astrophotography related has been a big part of my life for many years now. Staring up at the sky on a dark night is so inspiring. It's a time where I can relax, but at the same time find that creative spark that keeps me moving forward in my career as an action/adventure photographer. It just never gets old. Every year, I set a new goal. Moving forward and keeping things new and always learning has been my basic philosophy during this walk in the creative arts and recently, I’ve