ZINIO logo
Digital Photo Pro

Digital Photo Pro May/June 2020

Digital Photo Pro is the serious digital photography enthusiast and professional’s guide to advanced technology and creativity. Each issue showcases the very best in photography, and helps readers navigate the sea of equipment, storage methods, electronics and more, so they can make better decisions and take better photos.

Read More
United States
Madavor Media, LLC
4 Issues

in this issue

1 min.

HDVideoPro Covers The Sundance Film Festival At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Simon Wakelin reported on some of the many premieres and presentations taking place, including a discussion with Director Tom McCarthy on what inspires him in film. Wakelin also shot video of Taylor Swift taking selfies with her fans: hdvideopro.com/blog/sundance-2020-video-of-taylor-swift-arriving-at-the-miss-americana-premiere hdvideopro.com/blog/sundance-2020-tom-mccarthy-and-the-importance-of-film-and-cinema Ready Camera 1, Take 1 “How often do you try something new in your work?” writes our Contributing Editor Daniel Brockett. “Recently, a friend who I’ve known for quite a few years approached me about helping him with a project he had going on. He’s in the live streaming business.” Find out Daniel’s take on streaming video and why he writes, “Streaming is a whole other ball game, so to speak.” You can read more here: hdvideopro.com/blog/ready-camera-1-take-1 HDR at CES Each year, attendees at the…

2 min.
editor’s note

One of the many remarkable things you’ll learn in this issue, our “State of the Art Video” issue, is that the still-camera and cine-camera industries are continuing to change rapidly in unexpected ways. In part, it’s because there’s fierce competition in all markets—hardware, software, lighting, accessories and other markets—and companies both great and small are hard at work to adapt quickly to the needs of filmmakers, cinematographers, photographers and content creators. Here are a few examples from this issue that speak to these dramatic changes: • In our story on Julian Clarke, who was the editor on the movie “Terminator: Dark Fate,” you’ll learn that he used a prototype of a new version of Adobe Premiere Pro, which included a new feature set called Productions (which you can also read about in…

2 min.
portrait contest winners

Congratulations to the winners and finalists in Digital Photo Pro’s Portrait photo contest. Featured here are the first, second and third Prize winners. FIRST PRIZE The Fashion Circus By Angela Perez “I did all the makeup and wardrobe styling as well as retouching for this photo. For lighting, I used a 16-inch gridded beauty dish with a Flashpoint 600B monolight. And for the pink backdrop, I used Savage Seamless Paper. “For this photo, which I shot in Orlando, Florida, I wanted to showcase the fun of using colors and textures creatively. I felt the combination of the model’s dark skin paired with bright colors, and her awesome smile, really radiated joy and playfulness.” SECOND PRIZE Alexa, 9 Years Old By Cheryl Clegg “I have an ongoing series of portraits, titled Downeast Harborside, that I’ve been working on since 2015…

7 min.
new tools of the trade

Fujifilm Introduces X-T4 Mirrorless Camera And X100V Advanced Point-And-Shoot This past February, Fujifilm announced two new cameras photographers, videographers and content creators were highly anticipating: the X-T4 mirrorless camera and the X100V advanced point-and-shoot. The X-T4 mirrorless camera is an update to the X-T3, popular with both photographers and cinematographers alike. The new model looks similar to its predecessor but has important updates, including: • In-body image stabilization (IBIS) system, for between 5 and 6.5 stops of IS with Fujifilm lenses.• A new swiveling touchscreen LCD that swings out to the side.• A new mechanical shutter unit, which the company says is quieter than on the X-T3 and allows for up to 15 frames per second, with autofocus and auto exposure.• A new battery. It still comes with Fujifilm’s 26.1-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor…

12 min.
five trends for creating visually authentic movies

What does “visual authenticity” mean to a film or video maker? In 2020, the term can mean many things. But, in short, visual authenticity is a catchall term that reflects the looks filmmakers and videographers are striving to create to make their work stand out, look contemporary and current and, most significantly, bring a deeper level of meaning to their stories. The following is a list of five trends visual storytellers are using right now in their quest for visual authenticity. Trend 1—A Return To Shooting Film The first is very interesting since it’s really a retro trend of sorts, technologically speaking: Many filmmakers have decided to go back to shooting film. One reason it’s intriguing is that most digital cinema cameras today, with a few exceptions, have settings that attempt to emulate film,…

10 min.
cutting ‘terminator: dark fate’

Decades after Sarah Connor (played by actress Linda Hamilton) helped prevent a catastrophic ending for humanity, a new and improved Terminator—a killing machine, Rev-9—is sent to eliminate the future leader of the resistance. In a fight to once again save mankind, Sarah teams up with an unexpected ally, Skynet’s synthetically intelligent model T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger), and an enhanced super-soldier named Grace (Mackenzie Davis) to protect future resistance leader Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes). While director Tim Miller was tasked to navigate us through this world teetering on the edge of extinction (at least for humans), it was editor Julian Clarke’s job to take the thousands of hours of “footage” and special effects and present them in a dramatic, spine-tingling cohesive manner in the 2019 film “Terminator: Dark Fate.” Not only was humanity’s…