Moving To Motion

Key gear to take your movie work from static to dynamic
By DPP Mag
Most professional photographers make their first forays into motion by leveraging their still photography equipment. Everything, from the motion-capable DSLR to the usual collection of lenses to the tripod and head, was ported from still capture to motion capture. Any prolonged work in shooting motion requires some additional gear. Continuous…

Monochrome Capture

Dedicated black-and-white digital cameras can deliver better and sharper images for those who don’t have a need for color
By DPP Mag
There are three basic ways to produce a monochrome (black-and-white) image with a digital camera: Shoot it that way using your camera's monochrome mode; convert a color image to monochrome using your RAW converter, Photoshop or specialized monochrome software; or shoot with a monochrome digital camera. Using your camera's monochrome…

Full-Frame Roundup

For most pros, the full-frame format is the tool of choice for the bulk of their work. The range of what’s available has grown, and we break down some of the new options.
By DPP Mag
A few years ago, it looked like the major camera manufacturers were on the verge of all but completely eliminating full-frame products. That has changed, and today there are more full-frame options available than ever before. For pros, especially fashion-oriented pros, a full-frame DSLR is the tool of choice. Here's…

ISO How High Can You Go?

Today, cameras are made with ISO capability of 204,800 and more, but is it even remotely usable? We unravel what ISO is, how it works in a modern camera and how it can work for you.
By Staff
Back in the film era, ISO 800 was high. Use a film rated higher than that, and image quality definitely fell off. The fastest films available were ISO 1600 and EI 3200 (EI, or exposure index, meaning it didn't meet the ISO standards criteria for an ISO rating). Today, we…

Hi-Tech Studio: Compacts For Pros

Small cameras with big sensors put superior image quality in your pocket
By Staff
As a pro photographer, you use gear that provides the results you need, that satisfies your clients. But you can't always carry that gear with you everywhere you go. Sure, an iPhone is nice and gives you a lot of flexibility, and it's always with you, but having something a…

RED For Still & Motion

With cameras that are making an impact in Hollywood, RED is poised to become a major player with its Digital Still & Motion Camera technolog
By Staff
DSLRs are the primary tools of professional photographers, so we naturally feel like any feature or technology that's built into them is a feature of which we should be masters. In 2008, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II came onto the scene and perhaps accidentally launched still photographers into the…
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