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.

Latest Articles

Wildlife Photography, with Nate Luebbe
4 days ago
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Fresh from a trip to Alaska and a bit of backpacking in the Arctic Circle, landscape and wildlife photographer Nate Luebbe has joined us for a short conversation on wildlife photography. How did you get started with wildlife photography? Nate Luebbe: Honestly, by accident. I was and still am a landscape photographer and, if you spend enough time outside, you are bound to have some incredible...
10 Tips for Making the Most of Your New Photo Printer
5 days ago
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You have finally joined the ranks of people who own their own photo printer. Congrats! I’m sure some of you enthusiastically researched and made a well-thought-out purchase or were recommended a solid model by a B&H expert. I’m also certain some of you received your printer as a gift or, perhaps, it was an...
Printing Surrealistic Color
1 week ago
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Screen technology has dramatically changed the everyday consumption and expectations of imagery. Laptops, cell phones, and TVs are all so much better than they were just a few years ago. Instagram, especially, has even given your average user the ability to get a nice-looking image very quickly simply by applying a filter. The technology has also made the idea of making a physical print that...
1 week ago
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Archival is a term that has been overused. Unfortunately, the term has found its way into all sorts of marketing jargon when it comes to printers and printing. Today, we are hoping to give everyone a solid understanding of what a true archival print is and what it takes to make one yourself. The Core Meaning At its simplest, being “archival” means that the product is designed to last for a long...
3 weeks ago
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Lights, lights, lights, lights, and more lights. You’ll find them all here at B&H and, even if you are a professional photographer with decades of experience, the sheer number of lighting options today can drive you mad. It drives us mad. You might be thinking, “Where do I even start and how do I find the...
Hands-On Review: The Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens
3 weeks ago
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Portrait photographers have long clutched their precious 85mm f/1.4 lenses. They have had good reason. The 85mm is seemingly a Goldilocks length—not too long, not too short—and the f/1.4 provides that creamy bokeh we always want when photographing people. I think the 85mm can step aside to make...
3 weeks ago
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Not exactly a brand-new technology, apodization has taken off in recent years, with major manufacturers releasing new lenses that use the fancy filters. A relatively simple idea, apodization works without all that much tech behind it. However, it gets tough to explain the effects and potential drawbacks to these optics. Basically, it’s all in the name of good bokeh. What is an Apodization Filter...
Hasselblad Reveals X1D II 50C Medium Format Camera and XCD 35-75mm Lens
by Staff Writer
3 weeks ago
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Hasselblad continues to expand and adapt its legendary medium format systems to provide the best quality and performance for photographers. The latest in this journey is the upgraded X1D II 50C, a next-gen mirrorless camera with numerous changes that should make the X System even more appealing and...
1 month ago
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Keeping your data and files safe is arguably one of the most important things you can do. Photographers on the move should take special care to protect their files, because one accident can mean the loss of invaluable images and video. This is why I greatly appreciate the explosion in “rugged” hard drives that are perfect for travel, no matter where that travel takes you. The latest drive to find...
1 month ago
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Monitors are getting bigger and better. And I’m loving it. The latest monitor to make its way to my desk is the BenQ DesignVue PD3220U 31.5" 4K HDR Monitor, and it is one of the best I’ve seen so far. Not only does it display fantastic colors and support for plenty of color spaces, it...
5 Tips for Choosing an Autofocus Lens for Stills and Video
1 month ago
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DSLRs and the video revolution resulted in a boom of people who previously shot photos exclusively to add video to their tool set and vice versa. Unfortunately, this meant that the previously split cinema lens and photo lens...
1 month ago
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My favorite camera I never bought was the original Sony RX0. Weird, I know, to start off a review of its next generation this way, but I just want to emphasize how appealing the design of the RX0 is to certain individuals. Deciding not to purchase it came down to a single, fatal flaw: no internal 4K. That’s why, when Sony dropped the...
1 month ago
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WWDC is arguably Apple's biggest event of the year, although it focuses mostly on software. This year, all eyes were on Apple to launch its promised redesign of the Mac Pro, and Apple has delivered. Professionals have been asking for a long list of features, although all of them center on two things: modularity and power. Both of these are the focus of the latest Mac Pro. That is not the only pro...
Panasonic Reveals Lumix S1H 6K-Capable Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
1 month ago
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Good things come in threes, and the most interesting of Panasonic’s fledgling S Series full-frame mirrorless system is the cinema-focused monster, just-announced Lumix S1H. The “H” references the hybrid nature of this camera, matching that of legendary GH series—which continues to have a huge presence in the cinema world today—and taking things to a new dimension. Blending the best of the GH...
1 month ago
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The day has come: V-Log is now available for the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 Mirrorless Camera! This optional upgrade unlocks the full video potential of the S1 by adding V-Log...
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