DPP Solutions: HMI
In the realm of continuous lighting, these lamps are king, and for good reason
Even though strobes are favored by many pros, there's definitely a core group who prefers continuous lights and, in particular, HMIs. They have a phenomenal watt-to-luminance ratio, produce comparatively little heat, are flicker-free, and emit a quality of light that's something to behold.
New Tools Of The Trade
The Best D-SLRs Get Better
In this year's most significant camera announcements for professional photographers, Canon and Nikon both have announced a pair of new D-SLRs
In this year's most significant camera announcements for professional photographers, Canon and Nikon both have announced a pair of new D-SLRs. The Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III and Nikon D3 are taking their places as the pro models at the top of each company's respective lines while the Canon EOS 40D and Nikon D300 come onto the scene as potent backups.
Gary Land - In the Right Place
Working with people who are short on time and don't necessarily love a photo session, Gary Land gets the shot fast, then spends the time placing his subject in the perfect 'background'
Gary Land is an overnight sensation, though it took him years of hard work to get here. In less than a year, he has gone from salary man to success story, photographing musicians and athletes for some of the biggest names in advertising.
Parish Kohanim - Split Personality
Parish Kohanim embraces a variety of genres as he captivates and ensnares his viewers. His images are bold, dramatic, vibrant and whimsical—and he always delivers the goods.
Parish Kohanim's work isn't easy to categorize. The Atlanta-based photographer doesn't do just one thing; he photographs people and products, in the studio and on location, for advertising as well as fine art. The only common thread that runs through his work is that he makes it all beautiful.
Curving RGB Color
Color correcting by numbers is a combination of art and science
The digital darkroom offers more control over the imaging process than ever before with the promise of higher quality and quicker, easier results. The price is a steep learning curve and a plethora of creative choices that often leave us scratching our heads wondering where to begin. Mostly, we need to begin, after the image capture, with color correction.
Exposing For RAW
There are special considerations to take into account if you're shooting RAW and you want to be sure that you're getting a proper exposure
You wouldn't think changing image capture from film to digital photography would require a new way to think about exposure, but it may, depending on how you use your digital camera. This is because a digital camera sensor behaves quite differently from how film and our human visual system respond to light intensity.
Book Smart - Creating Your Own Photo Book
The process of landing a book deal is a combination of hard work, critical evaluation and no small amount of luck
The process of landing a book deal is a combination of hard work, critical evaluation and no small amount of luck. Perseverance pays off because there's no substitute for pounding the pavement and making the phone calls to reach the key decision makers.