The stories behind the iconic images of a master photographer
By Theano Nikitas
Albert Watson’s iconic fashion, celebrity and fine art images have graced the covers of magazines such as Vogue, Rolling Stone and Time, among many others. Major companies have enlisted his photographic talents for their ad campaigns, he has directed commercials, creating images for movie posters—the list is never ending.
But one has to wonder how...
If you're in the market for a 13-inch pro printer, the Epson P700 is one of the best we've tested
By Dan Havlik
One of the things I’ve done, somewhat obsessively, while spending a lot of time indoors during the pandemic is print my photos. And the printer I’ve turned to again and again to make gorgeous 13-inch-wide prints over the past 12 months is the Epson SureColor P700 ($799), a surprisingly compact device that produces professional-quality photos...
Compact and fast zoom for Sony's E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras packs a punch
By Dan Havlik
If you own a Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless camera and are looking for a high-performing all-around zoom lens to shoot with, you really can’t go wrong with the new Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD (Model B070). I tested this relatively compact – 4.7 inches in length; 18.5 ounces in weight – and relatively affordable – $799 – Tamron...
This inkjet paper is designed to recreate the look and feel of a traditional, fiber-based darkroom print
By Dan Havlik
If you want your inkjet prints to have the look and feel of a classic, fiber-based silver halide photo, you’ll want to choose a baryta-type inkjet paper. And if you seek the very best of the baryta paper stocks out there right now, I’d recommend Baryta Photographique II from Canson Infinity. It’s that simple.
I’ve been testing...
See how Canon’s two new full-frame mirrorless R-series cameras performed in the field
When shooting photos, I found the color accuracy was spot-on with both the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 (used here).
This year has been a dramatic one for everyone, including those in the camera industry. The coronavirus has affected every aspect of the economy and hit the camera world severely, resulting in one manufacturer, Olympus, stating that it will...
Tamron "Megazoom" covers an impressive focal range
Text & Photography By David Schloss
Most professional photographers, myself included, tend to steer clear of superzoom or “megazoom” lenses, and for good reason. Generally speaking, it’s difficult if not impossible to serve the competing masters of affordability, compact size and image quality.
I first encountered the Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD when the Tamron...
Many photographers, especially sports and wildlife shooters, have been anxiously anticipating the arrival of the Sony 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens. This super-tele lens length is vital to capturing tack-sharp, smooth background images, and the lack of a lens this long is one of the last sticking points for many photographers looking to switch. Sony Read more…
Many photographers, especially sports and wildlife shooters, have been anxiously anticipating the arrival of the Sony 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens. This super-tele lens length is vital to capturing tack-sharp, smooth background images, and the lack of a lens this long is one of the last sticking points for many photographers looking to switch.
Sony will be...
The Mavic Air may become the must-have drone for video and photo pros
By David Schloss
With the introduction of the tiny-yet-powerful Mavic Air drone, manufacturer DJI has created the first drone that I can confidently say belongs in the camera bag of every photo and video professional. While the company has previously offered drones this small, and has offered drones with this level of video power, this is the first time those have been...
An update to a popular wide-angle prime lens results in an instant classic
The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm 1.4 E ED lens replaces the venerable NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4D, bringing a modern optical and operational upgrade that gives the new lens an incredible range of sharpness, low levels of distortion, and faster focusing.
The 28mm focal length is an interesting one, sitting within the range classic landscape-friendly zooms like a 24-70mm...
One of the quirky things about language is the way in which a turn of phrase conveys something in one culture yet has a slightly different nuance in another, leaving some things, as they say, lost in translation. When Sony announced its new a7 III at its global launch event in February and proudly proclaimed it to be its “basic model,” the camera...