Accessories are keeping pace with all the many changes in the world of photography and content creation
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...
There are few items in the digital photographic chain more important than the monitor, as it’s literally impossible to accurately evaluate and edit digital images without an accurate display. Monitors need to be sharp, color accurate and easily able to be brought into calibration so that the results are the same when images are shared with other calibrated...
These tech items, gadgets, gizmos and services can make life better for any creative
Get a group of shooters together, and talk will soon turn to the various accessories inside our camera bags. Because we all like to take better photos with less effort, we spend a lot of time discussing the accessories we use to improve our photography. I’ve spent countless hours debating the best flash trigger or circular polarizer, and I’ve hunted...
Thirteen ports, perfect functionality make this hub the go-to choice for Mac users
Last year I earned the dubious distinction of having flown 100,000 miles, a schedule of working travel that’s familiar to many a photographer. Spending weeks at a time away from home as I do, I’m a big proponent of the idea of making a laptop computer your only computer, something I wrote about here in Digital Photo Pro.
Photographers can transfer files and connect to the Internet faster than ever—but only with the right gear
By David Schloss
Professional photographers are keenly aware of the benefits of keeping their computers up to date, often upgrading to the fastest models as soon as more powerful versions come out. There’s a clear and direct correlation to the speed of a computer and the speed with which one can edit files and get them ready for output.
Fewer photographers spend time...
A video review of the new roller, which can hold a huge amount of gear with some creative division of compartments
Do you like bags? Of course, you like bags. You’re a photographer; these seem to go hand-in-hand! The problem with bags is that you need *the right one* for every occasion, such as when you need to carry a lot of gear on a plane, but don’t want to have to check it. Airline bag restrictions are tight, and if your bag is an inch oversized, it could...
USB-C is about to change the way you connect all of your devices, but are you ready?
By Melissa Perensen
Last month we looked at how changes to storage cards are going to speed up digital camera performance dramatically—if anyone will actually buy the cards. This month, we look at USB-C, the new standard debuted by Apple on its MacBook portable computer.
USB-C is sort of a panacea for connectivity, combining standards such as USB 3, Thunderbolt and monitor...
The tools and tricks you need to capture perfect black-and-white photos
By David Schloss
Monochrome images have a power that color images lack. It’s the abstraction in black-and-white that I think makes it so special—removing color from a scene allows the brain to perceive it differently. While color images stand out thanks to what they have, monochrome images stand out because of what they’re missing.
It’s possible to take any...
Some of the outstanding products that resonated with both photographers and the Digital Photo Pro editors alike
By The Editors
In the course of a year, we look at a lot of gear. Cameras, lenses, strobes, bags, tripods—you name it, at some point we have our hands on it.
It’s incredible how great photographic equipment is these days—there are very few subpar products on the market. Partially, this is due to the maturity of the camera market—a lot of the dominant players...
Apple says their iPad Pro is the future of computing. We say it will change your photography workflow.
By David Schloss
In 2010, Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad, Apple’s legendary tablet, saying that the world needed something "better than a laptop, better than a smartphone," yet living in a space between the two. While the iPad has become increasingly powerful, it still has fallen short of being a professional device.
Jobs said that the first iPad had...
A well-stocked computer bag can be the difference between a successful shoot and a lost client
By DL Byron
For many people who make their living capturing images and telling stories, the phrase "travel photographer" has a double meaning. First, there’s the (often misguided) romance of visiting foreign lands and basking in culture. Then there’s the (more accurate) reality of slogging between cities laden with heavy bags of gear.
Can photographers streamline their workflow by ditching their desktop computers?
By David Schloss
Forget frames per second. Forget phase-detection points. Throw buffer size out the window. The speed and power of a camera doesn’t mean a thing if a photographer gets hamstrung when he or she is processing images. I know countless photographers who spend top dollar on a pro DSLR and then purchase an entry level desktop or laptop to save money....