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…

Full-Frame Roundup

For most pros, the full-frame format is the tool of choice for the bulk of their work. The range of what’s available has grown, and we break down some of the new options.
By DPP Mag
A few years ago, it looked like the major camera manufacturers were on the verge of all but completely eliminating full-frame products. That has changed, and today there are more full-frame options available than ever before. For pros, especially fashion-oriented pros, a full-frame DSLR is the tool of choice. Here's…

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…
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