Supercharging Your Connection

Photographers can transfer files and connect to the Internet faster than ever—but only with the right gear  
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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... Read more

RED WEAPON Of Choice

With the 8K camera in hand, Vincent Laforet can time-travel to the past and see the future of photography
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Photography, as we know it, is about to change. The much-promised convergence of photographic and videographic cameras has arrived, thanks to professional-grade 4K cameras and their cinema glass. Instead of shooting 8 or 10 or 20 fps, a photographer can shoot at 30 fps or even 60 fps and pull out high-res images. Imagine the kind of cameras we will... Read more

PhotoJoseph On Think Tank Photo’s Airport Advantage Plus Rolling Camera Bag

A video review of the new roller, which can hold a huge amount of gear with some creative division of compartments
Think Tank Photo Airport Advantage Plus rolling camera bag
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... Read more
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Photography By Bike With A Good Light

With the Lustra 50, PRL has figured out LEDs so photographers don’t have to
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Last week in Seattle, on Tuesday, when I was writing about dreariness (I called it dreeping), it was three times darker than the solar eclipse. THREE TIMES, and that reminded me to share with you how I’m getting street shots, even on the darkest days. It’s the Lustra 50 light, and what you need to know is that PRL has figured out affordable high-quality... Read more

Upgrading Your Kit Doesn’t Have To Cost A Fortune

Building a kit for photography can be very expensive, with the costs of high-end DSLRs, specialist lenses, and high quality accessories all adding up. Don’t let this put you off though—there are ways to minimize the cost of expanding and upgrading your setup.
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Building a kit for photography can be very expensive, with the costs of high-end DSLRs, specialist lenses and high-quality accessories all adding up. Don’t let this put you off, though—there are ways to minimize the cost of expanding and upgrading your setup. Forget New. Go ‘Like New’ Buying new may seem appealing, but it isn’t necessary—you... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: John Sterling Ruth

When you’re hanging from a car barreling down the highway at 70 mph, you need a camera you can depend on
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
A typical day for commercial photographer and Olympus Visionary John Sterling Ruth finds him hanging out of a car window, hurtling down a deserted road at 70 mph, while photographing a semi-truck barreling alongside him. For Ruth, who has been a photographer for more than 30 years and has clients including Mack Trucks, Volvo, Penske and International... Read more

5 Pro Studio Gear Guides

From LED lighting to wireless flash to large-format printers, these solutions will maximize your productivity in the studio so you can deliver the image to your client
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From LED lighting to wireless flash to large-format printers, these solutions will maximize your productivity in the studio so you can deliver the image to your client. 1. The Mixed Studio If you’ve been to any photo trade show or video shoot recently, you may have seen a new lighting trend emerging: LED continuous lights. Read More… 2. Monolights... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: Lighter And Better

The small size of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, combined with its high resolution and industry-leading image stabilization, make it the perfect choice for landscape photography.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F/4.0 IS PRO, 1/60 sec., ƒ/20, ISO 200, 13mm focal length When you’re setting out on a 10-day backcountry trip to capture an iconic landscape photo, you need to have the right gear with you—but you also need to pay attention to every ounce in your pack. “You have no control over... Read more

Network Attached Storage

Forget the cloud. Keep files on your desktop and access them across the globe.
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For many video-based creatives, editing is a solitary process, countless hours spent heads-down, culling images and footage, tweaking audio, correcting color, revising endlessly and culminating in creating a final product for a client. Increasingly, the various specialties required to create broadcast or cinema content require collaboration. As video... Read more

Storage Wars Of A Different Kind

Do we invest in our existing archives as a potential revenue source, or keep the material but not spend the hundreds of hours it will take to catalog and keyword all the files?
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I’m at war with myself. Well, perhaps war is too strong of a word. Let’s tone that down to “in conflict” with myself—over drives. A few weeks ago, I decided to do some end-of-summer housekeeping in our edit bay. I went through every hard drive that my company owns. I took screen captures and created a file folder using screen caps of file... Read more