Hacking Your DSLR

You can get increased performance and impressive capabilities if you’re willing to negate your warranty and risk turning your camera into a paperweight
By Staff
Hacks for DSLRs started to become a popular topic among motion shooters when stories began to come out regarding how regular off-the-shelf cameras were being modified by major TV and movie productions to create small super cameras. In those early days of HD video-capable DSLRs, the motion features of the…

Hi-Tech Studio: Cloud Storage Basics

Fast transfer rates and falling prices per terabyte have made the cloud an excellent option for off-site long-term archive storage
By The Editors
The art of backups. Yes, there's an art to creating a viable backup strategy, and it involves identifying your needs, then coming up with a plan that meets those needs without becoming the main preoccupation of your life. There was a man obsessed with keeping a diary. He spent hours…

Hi-Tech Studio: Wireless Flash

Untether your lighting from your camera for complete control on location
By Staff
Technology advancements have taken off-camera flash from alchemy and guesswork to lighting science. Today's diminutive on-camera flash is a location lighting supertool. Instead of having a grip truck or a large van's worth of big lighting packs, innovative pros like Joe McNally travel with a hard case containing a dozen…

DPP Solutions: Add An SSD To Your Laptop

Fast, reliable solid-state hard drives extend the life of an aging laptop
by Staff
Photographers, in particular, are drawn into the need to upgrade hardware on a regular basis because we make a living from large image files, which, naturally, take a lot of processing power to crunch. But today's resolution increases aren't of the same order as they used to be. The typical…

DPP Solutions: Phase-Detect Adapter System

The Sony LA-EA2 gives Sony shooters a powerful option for mounting A-mount lenses on an E-mount camera
By Staff
Professional photographers can't afford to wait for the camera to be ready to get a photo. This is especially true for photojournalists and street shooters who rely on instantaneous response. For many years, compact point-and-shoot-style cameras have had sufficient resolution and image quality, but their slow contrast-detect AF systems simply…

DPP Solutions: Essential Software

A quick look at what you should have on your computer
By Staff
Unless you're hoarding a freezer-full of film and chemicals and submitting your slides, negatives and prints in mailers, you're going to need to have and use at least some software. Photoshop remains mandatory for just about every pro. It's incredibly useful and powerful, but you might find that you're not…
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