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…

Hi-Tech Studio: The Era Of The Tablet Is About To Change How You Work

Apple says their iPad Pro is the future of computing. We say it will change your photography workflow.
By David Schloss
In 2010, Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad, Apple's legendary tablet, saying that the world needed something "better than a laptop, better than a smartphone," yet living in a space between the two. While the iPad has become increasingly powerful, it still has fallen short of being a professional device. Jobs…

Road Warrior: Packing Light & Packing Right

A well-stocked computer bag can be the difference between a successful shoot and a lost client
By DL Byron
For many people who make their living capturing images and telling stories, the phrase "travel photographer" has a double meaning. First, there's the (often misguided) romance of visiting foreign lands and basking in culture. Then there's the (more accurate) reality of slogging between cities laden with heavy bags of gear.…

Replacing The Desktop

Can photographers streamline their workflow by ditching their desktop computers?
By David Schloss
Forget frames per second. Forget phase-detection points. Throw buffer size out the window. The speed and power of a camera doesn't mean a thing if a photographer gets hamstrung when he or she is processing images. I know countless photographers who spend top dollar on a pro DSLR and then…

Hi-Tech Studio: 4K Vs. 5K

What’s the best way to take advantage of today’s new display standards?
By David Schloss
Spend any time in a camera store (or the camera department of a big-box store), and you'll notice that more and more cameras are touting their ability to capture video in 4K. Where HD video capabilities were a selling point just a few years ago, full-blown 4K has swept the…

Hi-Tech Studio: Film Scanners

Discover the hidden value in your film archive when you digitize your slides and negatives
By Staff
Film scanners let you convert slides, negatives and even prints into digital images for yourself or your clients. They're a great way to convert your old film archive into digital form. Mastering scanning takes a while, and if you just have a few film images or prints you want digitized,…
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