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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6 days ago
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Leica has been a prestigious brand for decades. That prestige brought high price tags and eminently covetable gear. This is why last year’s launch of the CL Mirrorless Camera was such an important release for this company, and one that should be very appealing to a wider range of...
by Staff Writer
6 days ago
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Still hot off the presses, the Panasonic Lumix S1H is getting an extra boost in the future, from a partnership with Atomos that will bring...
First-Year Photo Student? Here’s What You Will Need!
1 week ago
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Congratulations! You are just about to start your adventure in photography and, while the school may provide you with a list of equipment to have on hand, it may give you some freedom in what you choose. Not to fear! We have put together our own list, complete with recommendations, to guide you. Let’s get started! Camera Okay, this is the obvious one. If you are going into photography as your...
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Portable digital audio recorders and their built-in microphones have made it easier for everyone to capture high-quality audio. Ambient sounds, podcasting, and live music are obvious uses for these highly capable devices, but one of the most significant areas for portable digital recorders is in film...
by Staff Writer
2 weeks ago
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There are many things that happen every four years, and one of them is the release of a new flagship DSLR from Nikon. Today, we had our first peek at the upcoming D6 and a brand-new AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR Lens. I do mean just a peek because, besides the names and a couple of photos, Nikon is keeping the remaining details and specifications of these exciting products under wraps...
3 weeks ago
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Sony is serious about APS-C and today’s announcements are proof of that. Just announced were a new high-end APS-C mirrorless, the a6600, an upgrade to Sony’s entry level in the a6100, a...
New Panasonic Lumix S1H Takes the Lead in Full-Frame Mirrorless Video
by Staff Writer
3 weeks ago
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Video has never been this good in a full-frame mirrorless camera. The now officially released Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H is the new leader in full-frame video and once again proves that Panasonic is willing to give filmmakers the features they need. Part of this is accomplished...
by J. Carlos Perez and Shawn C. Steiner
4 weeks 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 month 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...
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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
1 month 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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