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September/October 2012


  • DPP Solutions: Blackmagic Cinema Camera

    A new 2.5K motion-only camera gives you pro-level performance at a stunningly reasonable price

    Accessible equipment has made it possible for visually talented individuals to leverage their abilities and break into these new and exciting fields.
  • Hi-Tech Studio: Pro Backup Cameras

    Think about going mirrorless for your go-anywhere, anytime camera. These compact systems give you high image quality and HD video capability.

    The old photo adage "The best camera is the one that's with you" especially applies to pros who are in the business of content creation and realize that having a camera with them at all times is advantageous.
  • Misinformation: Video Tech

    The relationship between shutter speed and frame rate

    Shutter speed is one of the two most basic concepts in still photography, yet when it comes to video, there's a lot of confusion as to what the shutter speed will bring to a motion image and what the difference is between shutter speed and frame rates, as well as which is the best shutter speed and frame rate to use when shooting video.
  • September/October 2012

    New Tools Of The Trade

  • The Quest For Ultimate Image Quality

    The complex relationship between cameras, sensors and noise—bigger resolution, large sensors and huge pixels won’t necessarily lead to improved image quality

    Quantum efficiency in photography is offered as a sum measurement of the effective use of incoming light information.


  • Carlo Dalla Chiesa: The Beauty Within

    Using cutting-edge RED cameras for his still + motion shooting style, Carlo Dalla Chiesa is a lawyer-turned-photographer, cinematographer, director and digital entrepreneur. He enhances his subjects instead of trying to impose a style upon them.

    When you walk onto the lot at Smashbox Studios in West Hollywood, Calif., Carlo Dalla Chiesa is immediately recognizable.
  • Joachim Ladefoged: Wide Angles

    Joachim Ladefoged of VII Photo Agency covers the full range of humanity, from tragedy and war to popular entertainers

    Award-winning Danish photographer Joachim Ladefoged has worked as a professional photographer since 1991 and has been a member of the international VII Photo Agency since 2004


  • Proper Exposure Matters!

    Translating the film-based Zone System to a digital way of shooting and seeing

    Back in the fall of 1972, my very first photo school assignment for Commercial Photography 101 was entitled "An Industrial Interior."
  • The Frame Itself

    Explore the expressive possibilities of aspect ratio

    The proportion of an image's frame (or aspect ratio) is a fundamental part of the statement it makes.
  • Viva Lucha Libre!

    How Douglas Sonders used an iPad to build trust and photograph the colorful cast of characters of the Mexican wrestling community

    As more and more images proliferate our culture, so do more and more image-making devices.


  • Social-Media Marketing Essentials

    How you can balance the need to be on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social media to build your business without letting them take over your life

    Odds are, the last time you spoke with a fellow photographer, it came up.
  • The Pinterest Conundrum

    Photographers struggle to determine whether Pinterest is a marketing savior or a copyright nightmare

    Like so many commercial photographers, I'm always looking for new ways to market my work.
  • Vision To Visuals: Wakhan Journeys

    An ethereal version of Afghanistan

    Shut your eyes for a moment and imagine Afghanistan. What do you see?

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