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May-June 2014

May-June 2014

Buyer's Guides

  • Canon EOS Rebel T5 Canon's new EOS Rebel T5 replaces the T3 as the entry-level model in the large EOS DSLR lineup, improving on its predecessor in a number of ways.
  • Fujifilm X-T1 The newest member of Fujifilm's X-Series mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera lineup may well be the best.
  • Nikon D4S Nikon's new professional flagship is the D4S, and it's the fastest Nikon DSLR.
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 The new Olympus OM-D E-M10 is the entry-level model in the OM-D line, combining the OM-D E-M5's 16.1-megapixel Live MOS image sensor with the OM-D EM-1's TruePic VII processor.
  • Panasonic Lumix GH4 Panasonic's new LUMIX GH4 looks much like its GH3 predecessor, but features a new 16-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine with quad-core CPU that make possible 4K video.
  • Sigma dp2 Quattro Sigma's original DP cameras introduced the concept of a big DSLR sensor in a truly compact body.
  • Sony Alpha a5000 The new Alpha a5000 upgrades Sony's entry-level NEX-3N mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera with the excellent 20.1-megapixel Sony Exmor APS-C sensor introduced in the a3000.
  • Sony Alpha a6000 Sony's replacement for the NEX-6 is the new Alpha a6000, which has a similar form factor, but improves many areas.


  • May/June 2014
  • The Do-It-All Lens

    All-in-one zooms that can cover wide-angles to telephoto

    Over time, many pros build up an impressive arsenal of lenses for specialized use, but if you're just starting out, superzooms are a great way to save on cost while still being able to cover most subjects.
  • Toolbox: The Basic Pro Kit

    Essential gear that every pro should have on hand

    Putting together a basic kit that will cover most photo assignments doesn't require that you spend a lot, but it does take some forethought.


  • Art Of The Diptych

    When two is better than one

    We strive in photography to shoot "the shot," often concentrating on one singular image at a time.
  • From Flat To Fairy Tale

    Use special-effects software—and your imagination—to add feeling to an image

    When I teach digital enhancements, I suggest to my students that the subject itself often recommends a certain special effect, filter or plug-in.
  • Let Patience Yield The Magic

    Finding new perspectives in over-photographed surroundings

    Earlier this year, my daughter and I visited the Magic Kingdom.
  • Lighting For Success

    Three simple, classic portrait lighting setups that will generate income

    Three types of portraits have generated a lot of business for me through the years: executive headshots, sports portraits and beauty shots. I
  • Sharpness Is Essential

    Tools and techniques for perfect focus

    If you're going to make money with your photography, you absolutely have to make sure your images are sharp.
  • The Beauty Of Available Light

    Location, timing and creativity are the keys to out-of-the-studio portraits

    When many people think of a professional portrait photographer, this often conjures up images of someone like Richard Avedon, darting around frantically with a light meter, taking readings from all different angles in a high-paced and frenetic setting at a large industrial space.
  • The Painterly Portrait

    Re-create classic paintings for a fun, artistic spin on portraiture

    While studying the painting, I observed the shadow and highlight areas of the painting, as well as the highlights on the girl's hair and arms.
  • The Professional Print

    Outside the digital stream of quickly forgotten images, the fine-art print endures

    With a camera on every smartphone and the explosion of photo capturing and sharing, we're constantly surrounded by images.
  • Your Studio Online

    Free and paid services to create your portfolio website

    For photographers who want to earn money with their craft, a presence on the web isn't really optional anymore.

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