Here Comes The Resolution

Wedding work is ideally suited for the highest-res cameras. Which one is best for your work?
By The Editors
Back in the film era, medium-format cameras were the hot choice for wedding photographers because their larger negatives could deliver much better image quality than 35mm SLRs (35mm originally was known as "miniature format"). But, as digital took over, so did the "full-frame" 35mm DSLR for pro wedding photography. DSLRs…

Zeiss Batis Lenses Arrive

Designed to work in tandem with the Sony a7 series, the new Batis 25/2 and 85/1.8 optics deliver sharp image quality and vivid color
By David Schloss
Sony and Carl Zeiss have long had a strategic partnership—you'll find the blue-and-white Zeiss badge on products ranging from the company's compact cameras to Sony-designed lenses for the company's flagship Alpha series. With the release of their first two Batis lenses, which are only available for the Sony E-mount (such…

Portrait Lighting Essentials

The art of portrait lighting is the art of bringing out the essence of an individual.
By Staff
The art of portrait lighting is the art of bringing out the essence of an individual—identifying the person's personality and facial features, and coming up with a lighting scheme that will synchronize with them. Many photographers fall into the habit of using a stock setup for all of their work…

DPP Solutions: Lighting In A Box

The Elinchrom BRX 500/500 two-light kit provides on-location lighting that’s on par with studio gear back home
By David Schloss
Location photographers often have to make compromises when it comes to lighting, opting to carry an unreasonable amount of lighting gear in order to achieve a look similar to studio lighting, or dramatically scale back the power and performance of the studio for weight and cost savings. The Elinchrom BRX…

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…

Hi-Tech Studio: Strobes On The Go

With a combination of light weight, portability and high power, monolights are serious tools for wedding photographers who need more than an on-camera flash
By The Editors
There are two basic types of studio flash: powerpack-and-heads systems and monolights. The former provides a lot of power and control, but is a bit unwieldy, and the cables connecting the lamp heads to the powerpack are just waiting to trip someone. Monolights are self-contained; the lamp head and the…
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