Digital Photo Pro

Digital Photo Pro January - February 2015

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.

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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
rising above the noise

It’s been said that the prerequisite for being a photographer is owning a DSLR camera. As established professionals we know that’s not true. It takes a lot more. Most of us have studied and trained for years to hone our craft and consistently deliver professional-quality images, yet amateur or unexperienced photographers often undercut our experience and education with unsubstantiated claims that they have the same abilities. lo how do you set yourself apart in today’s challenging and competitive photography environment? Professional Photographers of America (PPA) helps 27,000+ photographers with different educational programs and marketing tools, giving them what it takes to stand out from the seemingly ever-growing competition. Some photographers take the extra step of getting certified. The certified professional photographer (CPP) designation from PPA assures potential clients that you, as a…

1 min.
learn from the best of the best.get your extra inspiration boost!

PhotoVision is a popular bimonthly DVD and streaming photography learning program founded by Ed Pierce, M.Photog.Cr. Now in its sixteenth year, PhotoVision offers professional photographers education and solutions through 800+ cinematic HD videos from some of the biggest names in the industry. PPA is proud to offer professional photographers PhotoVision’s monthly online streaming option at 50% off the normal price, that’s only $9.99 a month! Go to PhotoVisionVideo.com and use promo code PPA to get your 50% off.…

2 min.
editor’s note

Kicking off the beginning of 2015, we’re dedicating considerable space in this issue of DPP to self-promotion. When I was picking up some extra money in school by doing headshots and other small photography jobs, a roommate and I decided to start a little business. We spent a few late nights working on logos and putting together our books. Because we wanted to be taken seriously, we budgeted a few hundred dollars—a small fortune for us at the time—for our portfolios. That budget might have been big for us, but it was the bare minimum at the time if you wanted to have something distinct and high end and more than just a basic black case. Made of aluminum and faux leather, they were clean and pretty cool-looking. We made…

1 min.
first takes

Dana Neibert is known for his lifestyle-related imagery. Coming from a journalistic perspective, he uses an environmental perspective to highlight his subject. Sometimes, this means going to great lengths to shoot a BMW i8 inside the Washington D.C. Metro system, taking advantage of the Metro’s futuristic look. “I don’t really care what the subject matter is or where I have to go to shoot it. I bring my spin, my eye, to whatever the subject is, whether it’s cars or people on a beach,” says Neibert. You can see a portfolio of Neibert’s work in this issue. During a Four Seasons Magazine shoot, Dana Neibert explored the island of Lanai, Hawaii. Days started early, with model Lauryn in hair and makeup at 3 a.m. and gear moved to the location at…

2 min.
fusion 7

Fusion is the world’s most advanced compositing software for visual effects artists, broadcast and motion graphic designers and 3D animators. With over 25 years of development, Fusion has been used on over 1000 major Hollywood blockbuster feature films! You get a massive range of features and effects included, so you can create exciting broadcast graphics, television commercials, dramatic title sequences and even major feature film visual effects! Hollywood’s Biggest Blockbusters Thousands of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters and hit television shows use Fusion to create their groundbreaking visual effects. Fusion has been used on feature films like Thor, The Amazing Spiderman 2, and The Hunger Games, as well as hit television shows like Orphan Black, Breaking Bad, Grimm, Adventure Time, Downton Abbey and the Emmy award winning Battlestar Galactica. Nodes, A Better Way to Work! Fusion…

9 min.
dpp in focus

Nikon D750 Nikon has introduced the D750 with a 24.3-megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 Image Processing Engine. The camera has an ISO range of 100-12,800 (50-51,200 extended) with a 51-point AF system, and the Advanced Multi-Cam 3500-FX II AF tracks quick-moving sports and wildlife at a 6.5 fps burst rate. With the same full HD video features as the D810, the D750 has full manual control with Power Aperture for smooth transitions between adjustments. Recording can be done with dual SD cards or to HDMI output. For ease with shooting angles and video viewing, the D750 is Nikon’s first FX-format DSLR with a tilting Vari-Angle 3.2-inch, 1229K-dot LCD screen. It’s also the first Nikon DSLR with built-in WiFi for remote use with your smartphone or tablet. List Price: $2,299…