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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16 hours ago
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A bit of rain never hurt anyone, and on May 5, 2019, a group of creatives and photographers proved that it wasn’t going to stop them from getting together and taking photos during the first Socality Community Event in New York City, arranged in partnership with B&H. Scott Bakken, the founder of Socality, wants to connect people online and...
20 hours ago
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As much as we like to think photography is a pure art form, we do still have to consider basic physics when we create images. One major sticking point is that when you close in on a subject, there’s something that happens all the time in macro photography: the depth of field becomes increasingly...
1 day ago
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Sometimes 1:1 just isn’t enough to capture your photographic vision, and this is where ultra-macro lenses come in handy. These options can capture extreme close-ups and reveal the minute details of subjects, opening your imaging world to even the smallest objects. One interesting note about these lenses is that many won’t focus to infinity, making them tools for only the most die-hard fans of...
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When you start getting extremely close to your subject, you may run into some difficulty with lighting. This could be because your large lights can’t get into position easily, you can’t get the type of lighting you want, or you are so close that you are casting a shadow. There are solutions to these problems, and each has its own unique capabilities and look that will help you bring your macro...
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It’s all in the details when it comes to macro photography. You are getting super close and want to see all the tiny things you never would’ve seen otherwise. Besides purchasing a serious macro lens, you can also make sure your camera of choice is well-suited to capturing and enlarging these extremely tiny subjects. Here are five that we can easily recommend for high-resolution macro photography...
2 days ago
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One hundred megapixels. The day has finally arrived when it is possible for your more “everyday” photographer to obtain and make effective use of a 100-megapixel camera system without spending a completely unreasonable amount. Thanks to FUJIFILM and the official launch of the GFX 100...
4 days ago
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One thing many photographers learn quickly is that photography can be an expensive hobby. This is especially true if you head into a niche field and need some dedicated tools to get the shots you want. Macro is one of those specialties, and it asks you to purchase a dedicated macro lens that is generally going to be pricier than your standard lenses. Fortunately, the photo world is filled with...
1 week ago
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You look like you are ready for an adventure. Be it hiking, mountain biking, skiing, surfing, climbing, or just lounging at the beach, the rugged DJI Osmo Action is ready to be your companion and will capture every second of the fun. Already a well-known name in getting cameras into tough spots with...
1 week ago
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There’s an argument to be made that 45mm is even more normal that the nifty fifty, being that its field of view comes even closer to the supposed specs of human vision. Makes sense that more and more 40-something lenses are coming on the scene with the newest being the compact and affordable AF...
2 weeks ago
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Do you need a computer anymore? Many people today can take care of 99% of their computing tasks on a phone or tablet while getting a serious bonus in terms of size and usability. It’s easy to see why tablets are now being...
2 weeks ago
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Being a writer/photographer around here means that on any given day I could be attending meetings and writing, heading out to take photos of, or with, the latest gear, or even shoot an editing video for social media or the Web. This means being prepared for anything. Unfortunately, since I live in Connecticut, I do not want to drag along anything that I don’t need or that will weigh me down. I...
2 weeks ago
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Defining and recommending bags for someone to use every day is tough, though I will say the key to any good everyday carry (EDC) bag is that it be just large enough to fit your essentials. Taking that into consideration, I’m going to try and do the impossible and recommend some bags that creatives in various...
2 weeks ago
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Avid street photographers need, or at least want, to have a camera on them at nearly all times. Not all cameras are well suited to everyday carry. Big, bulky medium-format DSLRs aren’t going to cut it here. So, check out this list of highly capable and compact cameras that belong in your everyday carry (EDC) bag. 1. FUJIFILM X100F Of course, the...
ZEISS Otus 100mm
3 weeks ago
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Most lenses tend to make some compromises in their design to make them fit a certain size, price range, and quality. ZEISS loves going for the best, however, with its Otus series. This lineup of superior full-frame lenses makes no sacrifices, so photographers can get maximum quality. Now there is an Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens joining the mix for...
Bose Frames Alto
3 weeks ago
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Just announced is a pair of classic and retro sunglasses from Bose®, not exactly what you would expect from them. However, the Alto and Rondo Frames are a bit more than just...
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