“Lanikai Sunrise” is featured in Exit in the Summer 2017 issue of Digital Photo
“Lanikai Sunrise” was featured in Exit in the Summer 2017 issue of Digital Photo.
“The photo was taken on Lanikai Beach on Oahu in February 2016,” writes photographer Frank Silva. “The two islands in the distance are known as Na Mokulua (“the two islands,” in Hawaiian), also commonly called The Mokes. Lanikai is one of the most beautiful...
I was looking at the photos from the editor, and it made me think about finding angles
Photo by David Schloss
Scrolling through a gallery of images taken by my editor from a recent trip abroad, I noticed a couple of interesting photos. I don’t mean “cover of a magazine” interesting or maybe even Instagrammable, but for where the focal point was in a very difficult scene.
In this instance, the scene was Kendo practice in a setting...
Consider the advantages of purchasing second-hand gear through reputable dealers
Building a kit for nature photography can be very expensive, with the costs of high-end DSLRs, telephoto lenses, durable and weatherproof 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,...
On a first-ever trip to Sony’s Japanese image sensor factory and headquarters, much was revealed about Sony’s photographic business
Digital Photo Pro, Digital Photo’s sister publication, was among a select group of U.S. media invited by Sony to make a trip to Japan to visit the company’s Kumamoto sensor factory and its Tokyo-based global headquarters. At the meetings at the locations, Sony revealed quite a bit about its recent sales successes, as well as some of the missteps...
A self-assigned challenge to leave the camera home and enjoy the moment
As I wrote in my weekly Digital Photo blog post, I didn’t try to shoot the Total Solar Eclipse; instead, I was in the moment and enjoyed it immensely.
Wired took a similar approach, leaving the solar photography to the astrological pros and NASA. The Guardian asked their readers to share their underwhelming photos, too. Eclipse photography is tricky,...
Running September 8-10 in LA, the acclaimed documentary photographer’s class will be held in conjunction with the Leica Gallery exhibition, “Fearless Genius: The Next Generation”
Photo by Doug Menuez
Photographer Doug Menuez, who we profiled with his long-term documentary project that focused on early Silicon Valley, including Steve Jobs, who gave Menuez unprecedented access—and who recently contributed to our blog post on finding a camera system that’s right for you, is holding an upcoming workshop in Los Angeles, September...
One of our contributors is based in the Midwest, where he witnessed 100% totality. Here’s how he captured this image of the eclipse.
DPMag / Photo By William Sawalich
Whether you were able to photograph it, watch a live stream of it or catch it in person, the Great American Eclipse was a breathtaking event. The coast-to-coast total solar eclipse began in Oregon at 10:15 a.m. PST, traveling across the country to coastal Charleston, S.C. at 2:49 EST.
Contributor Editor William Sawalich, who’s based in St. Louis,...
What to do next week when the sun is entirely hidden
Photo courtesy of NASA
In case you missed it, the solar eclipse is on Monday, August 21, 2017, and I don’t even have glasses yet. So I’ll probably wear a pinhole camera box on my head, but I have a nice camera kit from Canon, the EOS 5D Mark IV, and maybe should at least try to get a shot.
I’m based in Seattle, and we’re on 92% of the totality...
As photographers, filmmakers and video creators, most everything we try to achieve visually with lighting, a camera and storytelling through composition goes back to the Masters
“The Supper at Emmaus” by Caravaggio. The lighting is a wonderful example of chiaroscuro, translated from Italian meaning literally “light-dark,” but for those of us who create images, both filmmakers and photographers, this is a common method we use to create contrast, mood and, most significantly, depth and dimension.
I recently visited a...
Now that iOS supports RAW, Canon’s app is even better
If you’re a photographer uploading photos to Instagram and trying to do so efficiently, you’ve probably already figured out not all apps are the same.
Sure, they all perform the same functions, but some are better at it than others. An app’s usability comes down to the company’s resources and developers also keenly listening to their users.
Use the versatile Changer-20 shoulder bag to ride into work, then attend meetings and carry around town all day
The Manfrotto Manhattan Changer-20 three-way camera bag is a surprisingly well-designed shoulder bag from the Italian manufacturer’s lifestyle line—it surprised me because the understated design doesn’t indicate how functional the bag is. Compared to the leather “fancy bag” I shared last month, this is a carry-on for a short trip, a run-and-gun...
A high-performance NAS for small- to medium-sized studios
The Synology DS916+ set up in my office next to the WiFi and my favorite plant.
Following up on my story about storage solutions for small studios, there’s a company called Synology that makes a very high-end NAS, which is great for video-editing outlets and for huge studios. Synology competes with companies like G-Technology (the RAID cited in my...