Key Photography Accessories

Photo essentials from tripods to cases and tech extras to help you up your game
They’re the unsung heroes of your photography gear collection. They’re your dependable workhorses, your trusted friends when you head out for a shoot. They hold your precious photography cargo and lend support to your cameras and lenses when they need it most. They’re steady, reliable, always at your side, and ready to stand up for... Read more

Portable Strobes

Lightweight, powerful flash options for studio-quality light anywhere
“Can you stand in front of this thatched hut?” I ask Dewi, a friendly Balinese woman I met a few days before. “I’d like to include more background elements in this portrait.” The jungle heat and bright sun are palpable, and my eyes are stinging with sweat. But I am thrilled about this portrait coming together. Ever since landing in Denpasar,... Read more

Professional Cameras

A look at the latest cameras and technology trends for professional imaging
For at least the past year or two, the professional camera market has seemed hyper-focused on the full-frame camera segment. Last year, in particular, seemed like the year of the full-frame mirrorless camera, with expanded offerings from Sony, another option from Canon’s burgeoning EOS R series and Panasonic’s big debut into this market... Read more

Choosing A Printer Or Print Lab

Desktop printers have never been better, and pro lab printing has never been easier
WhiteWall’s alternative print shapes are one option for printing “outside the box.” Back in the analog era of photography, making a print required a choice: serious photographers could take a D.I.Y. darkroom approach or drop film for processing and printing at a local color lab. Color printing was technically possible in a home darkroom,... Read more

Backup And Storage Systems

Safeguard your photos and videos using a reliable, foolproof system that integrates seamlessly with your workflow
For image makers, there’s perhaps nothing more boring among our administrative duties than implementing and managing backup and storage systems—but they’re of critical importance. Many of the people reading this article have lost data and know the pain and devastation of those ordeals. If you don’t have a reliable, foolproof backup and storage... Read more

Budget Lens Options

These new lenses can add creative adaptability to your system at an attractive price
Don’t let the term “budget lens” fool you. Affordability and quality aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive. In fact, there are plenty of lenses around or below a $1,000 price tag, yet they deliver when it comes to performance, features and image quality. While major manufacturers’ legacy lenses have been well established for decades, available... Read more

Realize Your Vision

Create gallery-quality prints at home with Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series printers
Canon imagePROGRAF printer in studio setting
The perfect expression and gesture. Dramatic illumination. Backdrop, wardrobe and makeup. So many details come together, orchestrated to produce a stunning image for your client, culminating in a print that fully expresses your creativity. Your clients—and your portfolio— deserve the finest printing capabilities. The incredible resolution and color... Read more

Bags, Tripods And Other Photography Accessories

Accessories are keeping pace with all the many changes in the world of photography and content creation
Bags, Tripods And Other Photography Accessories
Camera supports and gear bags seem to have one important thing in common: You can never be satisfied with just one. Today, it’s even harder to resist with so many advancements in image creation that have revolutionized the products used in all aspects of the field, from the ever-increasing miniaturization and ease of use offered by mobile phones to... Read more

Compact Cameras And Camera Bodies

With increasingly advanced features, better build quality and impressive image quality, the range of enthusiast camera options is better than ever
Not long ago, hobbyist photographers who wanted a “serious” camera looked solely to the DSLR. But today, compact cameras and mirrorless bodies complement DSLRs as legitimate options for photography enthusiasts. We’ve now got cameras that pack the power of “serious” DSLRs into the compact form factor of a point-and-shoot. Whereas photographers... Read more

Making An Impression: Printers And Services

Discover some of the printers and services available to bring your digital images into print
Printers and services
Epson Expression Photo XP-970 Like silver halide crystals in days of yore, pixels have become a photographer’s creative stock-in-trade. Even photographers who still shoot film usually scan their negatives or slides to create a digital file. Then, image files are either printed at home or sent to a lab.  The great majority of photographers who... Read more