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B&H Removes Employee Over Anti-BLM Posts

Yesterday, an employee in retailer B&H Photo's Human Resources department posted some controversial anti-Black Lives Matter content to his public social media accounts. Today, that employee has been "removed from his position."

B&H Will Refund All Sales Tax for Every Customer with Its New Credit Card

Online shopping used to give buyers the perk of not having to pay sales tax, but the Supreme Court ruled last year that states can force online retailers to collect taxes. B&H just unveiled a solution to this "sales tax problem": it launched a new credit card that refunds all sales tax on all orders for all customers.

These Photos Take Us Inside B&H Warehouses in NYC

The camera gear retail giant B&H is working to defend itself this month after the US government filed a discrimination lawsuit against the company -- allegations B&H calls "inaccurate" and "bizarre." In an effort to clear its name, B&H is offering the public a glimpse inside its NYC warehouses.

B&H Responds to US Govt Lawsuit, Calls Claims ‘Inaccurate’ and ‘Bizarre’

One of the big stories in the photo industry this month was news that the US government is suing the camera superstore B&H Photo Video for discrimination and harassment of its workers.

After initially refusing the comment to the media, B&H yesterday published a statement about the lawsuit and offered its defense. The store calls the governments claims "not only inaccurate, but bizarre."

These Horrifying Camera Death Scenes Will Make You Die a Little Inside

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Canon is currently running a special promotion in which photographers purchasing gear through authorized dealers will receive a free 13 months of CarePAK priority service and accident insurance (which protects from accidents such as careless drops and spills).

To promote CarePAK coverage of its products, B&H recently published the video above that shows careless and unlucky photographers having their gear damaged and destroyed in all kinds of painful ways.

Photographer Accuses B&H of ‘Bait and Switch’ After $7,100 Mistake

Camera gear retailers almost always have legal disclaimers that protect them from major pricing mistakes -- if a $10,000 item is accidentally priced at $10, the order can be cancelled and there's no obligation to honor the order and take a huge financial hit.

But, as one photographer just found out, pricing errors can sometimes hurt quite a bit. He's accusing photo megastore B&H of a "bait and switch" move after a $7,100 mistake involving a Hasselblad camera kit.

B&H Photo Warehouse Workers Vote to Unionize

B&H workers have unionized after passing a 200-to-88 vote yesterday to join the United Steelworkers (USW) union. Last month, nearly 200 workers launched a protest and unionization campaign, accusing the photo retail giant of subjecting employees to long hours, unsafe work environments, inadequate training, and discrimination.

B&H Slammed with Accusations of Mistreatment and Discrimination

B&H is one of the biggest retail names in the world of photography, but it's also the one at the center of a new controversy after nearly 200 workers launched a campaign to unionize. The disgruntled employees accuse the photo retail giant of widespread racial discrimination, wage theft, and unsafe working conditions inside the Brooklyn-based warehouses.

We’re Giving Away a $1,000 Gift Card to B&H Photo Video

Update: This giveaway is now over. Please see the update at the end of this post.

We love our readers. As a thank you for being a faithful follower of this blog, we're doing another big giveaway. One lucky reader will receive a $1,000 gift card to B&H Photo Video for anything in the store your heart desires.

In-Depth Presentation Demystifies the Gray Areas of Copyright Law for Photographers

Update on 12/16/21: This video has been removed by its creator.

This hour and fifteen minute-long presentation is one of the most detailed and useful videos on copyright law for photographers that we've run across. Put together by B&H in New York, they asked the The Copyright Zone guys, photographer Jack Reznicki and lawyer Ed Greenberg, to tell viewers and attendees "everything you wanted to know about copyright but were afraid to ask."

Deal Alert: Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II for Only $1,800 ($500 Off)

The Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II is a great lens, but with a normal price tag of $2,300 it can be hard to justify over some third-party alternatives. Once in a while, though, a great deal comes along that substantially narrows that gap, and such a deal is on at B&H Photo right now.

Deal Alert: B&H Offering Some Great Last-Minute Holiday Discounts

Admittedly, it's not last-minute Christmas shopping until 10 minutes after the stores close on Christmas Eve, but if you plan to order your photography gifts online, you might want to get on that so you're sure they arrive in time for the big day.

Then again, there are benefits to having waited this long. Namely: we just got an email from B&H Photo about some awesome discounts that may have you tempted even if you've already finished gift shopping.

Humor: 10 Videos of People Using Their Gear in Strange and Silly Ways

Back in the beginning of August, NYC-based camera superstore B&H Photo Video launched a lighthearted contest called "That's Not What It's Meant For!" It asked for videos of photographers and videographers using technology and equipment in unintended ways.

The submission phase ended recently, and now 10 wacky videos have been selected as finalists. Here they are for your enjoyment.