Digital Photo Pro

Digital Photo Pro November 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.
gabe rogel   made the switch

Adventure sports photographer Gabe Rogel grew up loving mountain climbing and snow skiing. While studying photography in college, he sold a few photos and that led to a realization: “This is what I want to do.” He did it, too. And now he’s doing it with Sony mirrorless cameras. Rogel loves the space savings of the a7, but size wasn’t what first inspired him to abandon a bulky DSLR for a compact mirrorless camera. “The biggest thing is that I was getting into video pretty heavily,” he says, “and I knew Sony was doing some really cool stuff with video. And from the little bit of research I had done, they had some video features on their DSLRs that Canon didn’t have, and still doesn’t have. I think Sony is on to…

3 min.
editor’s note

The other day, as I often do, I was killing time by flipping through images on Instagram. I’ve been on Instagram for a long time, and I follow a huge array of friends and photographers (and friends who are photographers). When I first started participating in the Instagram community, image quality and photographic technique weren’t paramount. There were a lot of photos of people’s kids, a lot of pictures of barbecues and graduations, and a decent variety of photographic talent. Over time, though, the images started getting better and better. Even my friends who are not photographers started to post more compelling, better-looking and better-composed images. Pictures of children are framed against the setting sun. Barbecue shots became tightly cropped food photography, and graduations turned into photojournalistic looks into cap and gown…

4 min.
first takes

First Place | Alejandro Merizalde | “San Giacomo di Rialto” Canaletto was known for his depictions of Venice, Italy. He covered every angle of the city in his canvases, [including] the church of San Giacomo di Rialto and the Rialto Market. My photograph, done in the same spot, but at a slightly lower vantage point, shows what the area currently looks like. It was taken last year. Runner-Up | Ivana Larrosa | “The Forge of Enric” A photographic interpretation of the Velázquez painting “La Fragua de Vulcano” (“The Forge of Vulcan”) from 1630. Apollo, in this case, Ramon Marti (1917-2011), visits the forge of Vulcan where his family works preserving their family’s trade from their great-grandfather’s time. Three generations in the same studio: Ramon Marti, 94 years old, his son, Valenti, 56 years…

2 min.
introducing blackmagic ursa mini, the lightweight super 35 4.6k digital film camera with 15 stops of dynamic range!

Introducing URSA Mini, a handheld Super 35 digital film camera with an incredible 4.6K image sensor, global shutter and a massive 15 stops of dynamic range! The super compact and lightweight design is perfectly balanced, making it comfortable enough for all day shooting. URSA Mini lets you shoot at up to 60fps, features a 5" foldout viewfinder, dual RAW and ProRes recorders, and more! Incredible 4.6K Sensor URSA Mini can capture images at a resolution and dynamic range that goes well beyond that of traditional motion picture film so you can shoot your own epic, cinematic masterpiece! You can capture images up to 4608 x 2592, which is larger than 4K DCI, with 15 stops of dynamic range so you get incredibly clean pictures with amazing detail in everything from the darkest…

11 min.
dpp in focus

Canon Ultra-High-Sensitivity Camera The impressive new ME20F-SH multipurpose video camera from Canon features a 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor and can do color Full HD video in light levels dimmer than 0.0005 lux at a maximum 75 dB gain setting—that’s an ISO equivalent of over 4 million! That ultra-high sensitivity will prove useful in cinematic and nature/wildlife work, and many other applications. The sensor features 2.26-million, 19-micron pixels, much larger than those of, say, Canon’s EOS-1D X (6.94 microns). The camera can shoot 1080p, 1080i and 720p at 60/50/30/24, and uses Canon’s EF lens mount (Cinema Lock type). There are HDMI and 3G/HD-SDI video output terminals, plus remote and stereo mic jacks. The body measures 4.0x4.5x4.4 inches and weighs 2.4 pounds. Estimated Street Price: $30,000. Contact: Canon, usa.canon.com. Phase One Industrial Aerial Cameras Medium-format…

5 min.
visioneer’s gallery

“The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight.” The underlying restlessness in our acts of seeing to which John Berger refers amplifies even further when that which we know as existing in faraway lands confronts us, fixes its gaze upon us and reveals something beyond our realm of knowing. Drew Tal, an artist who works at the overlap of photography, painting and digital imaging, carefully constructs for us such confrontations from around the globe and makes us see that which we know as belonging to the exotic and inaccessible. A tapestry of undulating white suddenly interrupted by a set…