Diving Deep Into HDSLRs

So you bought an HDSLR to add motion to your repertoire. Now what? We’ll help you navigate the technology to give you a running start.
By The Editors
The first video-capable DSLRs were aimed at photojournalists, but were quickly adopted by wedding photographers and even serious filmmakers. The large sensors (relative to those found in pro camcorders) allow for cinematic limited depth of field and thus effective selective-focus shots. HDSLRs are much smaller and far less costly than…

Ultimate-Resolution Cameras

When it comes to resolution, for most pros some is good, more is better and too much is just right
By The Editors
There's more to image quality than just pixel count; color reproduction, dynamic range and low-light/high-ISO performance quickly come to mind. But the more pixels an image sensor contains, the more detail its images can reveal, and the larger you can blow them up before the pixels themselves become visible to…

Street Shooters

Catch the decisive moments like a modern Cartier-Bresson with a dedicated street camera
By The Editors
Street photography was first made famous by Henri Cartier-Bresson and his focus on movement and the typical Parisian. It spread to America where Robert Frank developed a raw expression outside of mainstream photography, often linked with the Beat Movement. This fresh street style was noted for its spontaneity, intimacy with…

What’s New In Medium-Format Digital

When nothing short of maximum resolution and image quality will suffice, medium-format digital is still at the top of the pyramid
By The Editors
The death of medium format has been greatly overstated. It's true that 35mm-sized DSLRs are much more common among pros, but that's always how it's been. Medium-format digital, like medium-format film, has a dedicated cadre of users for whom these tools are the perfect choice. That's because their image quality,…

The 4K Range

From the high-end, state-of-the-art RED EPIC DSMC camera to the midrange SCARLET and Canon Cinema EOS-1D C to the recently introduced GoPro HERO3, the 4K world is getting more crowded for photographers who are expanding into motion
By Staff
The convergence story continues to evolve. Pro photographers need to be ever more aware and fluent in motion capture, whether your goal is to create narrative films or to shoot motion vignettes as added benefit for your clients. For motion capture, the current mainstream format is commonly called "full HD"—1920x1080…

Cameras For A Modern Cartier-Bresson

New small, but highly capable cameras give street shooters and photojournalists some interesting options for making top-quality images
By The Editors
Henri Cartier-Bresson was a brilliant photographer who saw the potential of the 35mm Leica M camera for capturing intimate and decisive moments. That Leica changed everything, for photojournalists, in particular. An extremely compact body using 35mm movie film and capable of rendering crisp, clear, sharp photographs, the Leica was nothing…
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