The Resolution Of Imaging

Today’s cameras, lenses, printers and scanners are sharper, more detailed and better than ever

Photographic purists often will remind digital photographers that even the most modest piece of 35mm film can outperform digital photography when it comes to resolution. Film, they argue, has as much detail as somewhere between a 100-megapixel and 200-megapixel sensor, depending on how exactly you convert the resolving power of film’s chemical process... Read more

Steve McCurry: The Most Important Part Of My Archive

Behind the print with a legendary National Geographic photographer

Reknown National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry talks about how he became a photographer, his passion for observing peoples and cultures, and the story behind his iconic 1984 National Geographic cover image, "Afghan Girl." jwplayer('playeroWkiyIsapAaRepson-epson_steve_mccurry').setup({ abouttext: "Digital Photo Pro", ... Read more

Don Smith Made The Switch

A sports shooter turned landscape photographer, Don Smith’s switch to Sony mirrorless cameras was, like his entire career, all about the light.

Don Smith has always been an early adopter of the best new technologies. In 2002, as a working sports photographer, he invested in the first widely available, reasonably affordable DSLR—the Canon EOS D30. In recent years, having traded sports for landscapes, Smith made another big switch—from a bulky DSLR to the next big thing: the Sony A7 line... Read more
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Ben Moon Made The Switch

Adventurous lifestyle photographer Ben Moon calls the Sony a7R II his “everything camera.”

Ben Moon has crossover appeal. He’s not just an outdoor adventure photographer with a portfolio full of tremendous climbing and surfing photos—though he is most definitely that. He’s also a skilled portraitist with a love of music and a number of prominent performers as clients and even several album covers under his belt. And he’s a filmmaker... Read more

Hi-Tech Studio: The Era Of The Tablet Is About To Change How You Work

Apple says their iPad Pro is the future of computing. We say it will change your photography workflow.

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... Read more

Road Warrior: Packing Light & Packing Right

A well-stocked computer bag can be the difference between a successful shoot and a lost client

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. As... Read more

Shooting With Sony's "Disruptive" a7R II

The latest camera in Sony’s mirrorless lineup is positioned to take down the kings of the DSLR world. We put it through its paces to see if it lives up to the hype.

Sony’s new a7R II is a shot across the bow of Canon and Nikon. Spend anytime with Sony’s engineers, and you’ll hear them describe their new system with the term "disruptive." Based around a new Sony-designed sensor, the a7R II is a clear sign that Sony has their competitors in their sights and is gunning for their market... Read more

Chris Burkard Made The Switch

This world-traveling photographer chose Sony because he was looking for something “pocketable but powerful.”

For nature and travel photographer Chris Burkard, surfing and climbing and kayaking are more than just the subjects he photographs. They’re integral to the life he lives. In fact, he says, it’s by incorporating the outdoors into his daily life he’s able to make photographs from the perspective of a participant rather than an outsider. His passion... Read more

Replacing The Desktop

Can photographers streamline their workflow by ditching their desktop computers?

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.... Read more

Gabe Rogel Made the Switch

Adventure sports photographer Gabe Rogel loves his Sony mirrorless cameras because they’re light, they’re fast, and they shoot beautiful video.

Adventure sports photographer Gabe Rogel grew up loving mountain climbing and snow skiing. While studying photography in college, he sold a few photos and that led to a realization: “This is what I want to do.” He did it, too. And now he’s doing it with Sony mirrorless cameras. Finding equipment that’s both compact and light is important to... Read more