Making An Image “Real”

Advertising and sports photographer Tim Tadder talks about his creative process and the integral role that printing plays in it
By The Editors
Known for his advertising and commercial work, including photographs of iconic athletes like Tom Brady and Michael Phelps, Tim Tadder is widely recognized for his imaginative images. In this video, Tadder talks about his creative process and how a sound trigger became the inspiration for a series of memorable photographs.…

High-Tech Studio: The Golden Age Of Printing

Today’s printers are technological marvels, ready to create a masterpiece at a moment’s notice
By David Schloss
The latest desktop professional printers are incredible machines—their output is astounding, and the amount of technology stuffed inside these relatively affordable little boxes is mind-boggling. At a recent press briefing with Canon for the new imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer, the product managers talked about the 27 different temperature sensors inside the…

Battery Powered Monolights

With a combination of portability, power, versatility and the ability to be used away from an AC outlet, battery-powered monolights are gaining an increasing following among professional photographers
The Editors
Monolights are self-contained pro flash units that plug into standard AC wall sockets, no separate power pack needed. All the controls are on the flash head—no need to move to a power pack to adjust power and other settings (although many newer monolights feature standard or optional remote controls). Some…

The Resolution Of Imaging

Today’s cameras, lenses, printers and scanners are sharper, more detailed and better than ever
By David Schloss
Photographic purists often will remind digital photographers that even the most modest piece of 35mm film can outperform digital photography when it comes to resolution. Film, they argue, has as much detail as somewhere between a 100-megapixel and 200-megapixel sensor, depending on how exactly you convert the resolving power of…

The Best Gear Of The Year

Some of the outstanding products that resonated with both photographers and the Digital Photo Pro editors alike
By The Editors
In the course of a year, we look at a lot of gear. Cameras, lenses, strobes, bags, tripods—you name it, at some point we have our hands on it. It’s incredible how great photographic equipment is these days—there are very few subpar products on the market. Partially, this is due…

Steve McCurry: The Most Important Part Of My Archive

Behind the print with a legendary National Geographic photographer
By The Editors
Reknown National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry talks about how he became a photographer, his passion for observing peoples and cultures, and the story behind his iconic 1984 National Geographic cover image, "Afghan Girl." {mp4}epson/EPSON_STEVE_MCCURRY{/mp4} McCurry also talks about the importance of the photographic print as the ultimate way to archive…
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