Hi-Tech Studio: Wide-Format Printers

The 24-inch printer is a specialty item for most studios, but these larger printers give you some clear advantages for making gallery prints for display and for sale directly.
By Staff
The 24-inch printer is a specialty item for most studios, but these larger printers give you some clear advantages for making gallery prints for display and for sale directly. The 24-inch printer doesn't replace a high-end custom printing company where you consult with a master printer to fine-tune the nuances…

Hi-Tech Studio: Fast, Pro CF Cards

If you’re not using the right memory card, you’re truncating the power of your DSLR
By Staff
The trend today in higher-end DSLRs is to provide two media slots, but the pro models still rely primarily on CompactFlash cards because of their speed and capacity capabilities. The Canon EOS-1D X has two CompactFlash slots, and the Nikon D4, a CompactFlash slot and a slot for the new…

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…
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