August 27, 2008 Great Photos Start with Great Equipment By ODEAdev16 Published in Posts Great Photos Start with Great Equipment Digital Photography for the Emerging Pro Top Techniques and How-Tos Thinking Outside the Studio 9 New D-SLRs: Hot 2008 models add high-tech features for less money. By Mike Stensvold Accessories To Choose And Use Filters, field storage, tripods, cleaning kits and more—the essential items for a digital photographer By Harlon Mitchell Big Storage: Give your photo library some elbow room with high-capacity external hard drives. By Dave Willis Building A Pro Workstation: What to consider when upgrading your Macintosh or Windows hardware. By Jon Canfield and Tim Grey Digital Projectors By Maura C. Lanahan D-SLRs For The Landscape: Choose the best camera for your landscape photography. By The Editors GADGET BAG: Have Tripod, Will Travel Take along a tripod when away from home to ensure sharp photographs. By Ibarionex R. Perello GADGET BAG: The Long View Compact super-zoom cameras offer tremendous telephotos in portable packages. By William Sawalich GADGET BAG: Multimedia Storage Viewers Back up and review your images in the field with handheld media devices. By Jon Sienkiewicz GADGET BAG: The State Of Memory Cards Storing images in your digital camera has never been faster or cheaper. We’ll take you through the current selection of cards and options. By Jon Sienkiewicz Get The Most From Your Batteries: Don’t run out of power before you run out of pictures. By Jon Sienkiewicz GADGET BAG: GPS Why this technology is a must-have addition to a photographer’s bag. By Harlon Mitchell Guide to Inkjet Printers: What you need to know about photo printers today. By Mike Stensvold The Handheld Meter: Far from becoming obsolete, handheld exposure meters are at least as useful in the digital age as they are for film photography. By Charles Glatzer Hi-Tech Studio: The Case for a Light Meter There’s no substitute for getting the right exposure, and there’s no better tool for that than a precision handheld meter. By Alex Calhoun Hi-Tech Studio: Monolights Having tools that let you take your studio on the road can open the door to more and better-paying jobs. Hi-Tech Studio: Portable Hard Drives Take copies of your most important files wherever you go, with the peace of mind that only redundant data provides. By Jon Sienkiewicz GADGET BAG: Memory Cards What you need to know about digital camera storage media. By Mike Stensvold New Nikon SB-900 Speedlight Advances Flash Technology: Nikon’s Newest Flagship Speedlight Offers a Powerful Addition to Nikon CLS. By Staff The Really Wide View: Panoramas are hot with a lot of clients right now, but shooting them well takes specialized skill and attention to detail. By Robert Hawk The Right Tool For The Job: Graphics tablets offer superior control for precise image adjustments. By Ibarionex Perello Securable Memory Cards: LockTight technology has some interesting possibilities for ramifications and professional photographers. By Christopher Robinson Sensors Exposed: More than just megapixels—what you need to know about your digital camera’s core component. By Mike Stensvold Sigma DP1: A compact digital camera with the sensor—and sensibility—of a D-SLR. By The Editors Small-Format Wide-Angle Zooms: You don’t need a “full-frame”-sensor D-SLR to do wide-angle photography. By Mike Stensvold Toolbox: D-SLR Camera Bags Travel light with one of these distinctive bags designed for mobility. By Ibarionex R. Perello Toolbox: Flash Enlighten your photography with the illumination of accessory flash. By Dave Willis Toolbox: Photo Filters They may seem like old tech for the digital photographer, but traditional photo filters are still important photography tools. By Dave Willis Toolbox: Tripods Give your camera the support it needs for the sharpest shots possible. By The Editors Ultimate Systems: Speed through digital darkroom work with these powerful computers. By Wes Pitts Working In A Flash: Portable strobes offer power and versatility for photography in the field. By Ibarionex R. Perello No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Void where prohibited. For complete Official Rules, click here.