The Great Outdoors

As I sit down to write the last pages of this issue, it’s early March, yet for some reason, the weather in New York State is more like summer. Today’s high of 82 degrees is higher than the previous record set in 2000 by more than 14 degrees.

Flowers are blooming, birds are tweeting, and the sky is a deep and lovely blue. It may not be summer, but it feels like it, so you’ll be able to find me outside (as soon as I finish writing this), camera in hand, with the sun on my face and the wind in my hair.

Truth be told, you’ll find me outside with a camera in the winter, too (although I’ll be complaining much more bitterly), in the summer and in the fall. In fact, heading outside with a camera in hand is my favorite thing to do.

Don’t get me wrong; studio photography, portraits, weddings, commercial work and any other form of indoor photography is great, too, but for my money, outdoors is where it’s at. That’s why I’m eagerly anticipating both summer and the next issue of Digital Photo Pro, the Outdoors special.

In that issue, we turn our attention to Mother Nature, with profiles of some tremendous outdoor photographers, gear guides for the outdoor enthusiast and reviews of the Nikon D5 and Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.

The issue also will mark a broadening of our perspective on the business of photography, as a whole, particularly for working photographers. In addition to our coverage of photographers and the latest technology each issue, we’re adding thought-provoking pieces on the state of the industry and best business processes for pros, as well as deeper technological guides to complex shooting and lighting situations. Expect to find insightful new articles on the business of photography, an increased focus on education and a continued dedication to providing the best coverage for the professional photographer, anywhere.

Now I’m going to grab my son, a camera (for each of us) and a walking stick, and go for a hike, taking photos along the way. Maybe I’ll see you on the trail.

You can follow David Schloss on Twitter and Instagram @davidjschloss.

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