Digital Photo Pro

Digital Photo Pro September/October 2019

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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in this issue

2 min.
editor’s note

In this issue, our Fashion & Portrait issue, I interview photographer Chris Buck on capturing portraits of U.S. presidents, like the one on this page, of president George H.W. Bush. Buck has a larger body of work, though, of another group of very visible subjects: Namely, celebrities. Our cover photo—Buck’s portrait of actor Nick Offerman, star of the hit TV sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” who Buck depicts wearing an old-fashioned collar that you might see in a Rembrandt painting—is a great example of Buck’s celebrity work. In tone, the cover and the portrait on this page are quite different. And since you can read more about the challenges of shooting presidential portraits later on in this issue, I’ll use the rest of this column to discuss the cover shot. When I asked Buck about the…

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Follow Amy Touchette’s Blog Posts If you’re looking for tips on becoming a successful pro shooter, check out the blog posts of Amy Touchette, who’s not only a pro street photographer but is also an author and instructor. She’s been contributing valuable blog posts on many topics on digitalphotopro.com. Geotagging With Your Phone—Part 1 & 2 Do you take a lot of travel photos? Have you heard a lot about geotagging but just never really got the hang of using it in your travel work? Brian Matiash provides a two-part blog post on how to geotag with your phone. Reports From Cine Gear Expo 2019 On HDVideoPro.com Cine Gear Expo is a small trade show for cinematographers and filmmakers that takes place each year in late spring on Paramount Studios in L.A. Find out what…

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Apple Updates Mac Pro And Announces New Display During Apple’s keynote address at its Worldwide Developers Conference, the company announced two powerful new products: An all-new Mac Pro workstation and the Pro Display XDR monitor. According to Apple, the Mac Pro is “a completely redesigned, breakthrough workstation for pros who push the limits of what a Mac can do,” and the Apple Pro Display XDR is “the world’s best pro display.” The new Mac Pro has a long list of impressive specs, including: • Intel’s Xeon processors, with up to 28 cores.• A high-performance memory system with a 1.5 TB capacity.• Eight PCIe expansion slots.• Many graphics options, from the Radeon Pro 580X at the low end to the AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo with up to 28.2 teraflops, 64 GB of HBM2…

5 min.
maria svarbova: frozen in time and space

Slovakian photographer Maria Svarbova knew from an early age that she was going to be an artist. The only question was which medium would she use as a means of self-expression? Within less than a decade of “discovering” photography as her chosen medium in 2010, she has garnered the prestigious Hasselblad Master award, had her images grace the pages of magazines around the globe, including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, and published her first book, “Swimming Pool,” with a touring exhibition. The secrets to her success include an incredible sense of design and a singular vision. It’s why she’s sought after by collectors who pay attention to her entire body of work, rather than single images, and photo editors and art directors who do their hiring based on her clearly defined vision and…

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sarah silver: moving beauty

Sarah Silver’s love of photography began in her grandfather’s darkroom. This love has never waned, but she has explored dramatically different genres of the visual medium throughout her career. The New York City-based photographer/director began her career as a photojournalist covering the Middle East, which perhaps isn’t surprising when you consider that she was born in Tokyo and globe-trotted with her parents on her father’s overseas stints for the United Nations. But it was in the Big Apple that her love of dance and photography came together and refocused her visual direction into the world of motion, fashion and beauty. Named a Hasselblad Master, Silver has a commercial client list ranging from Aveda and L’Oréal to Proenza Schouler and Swarovski and editorial work from Allure and The New York Times to Vanity Fair…

10 min.
amy touchette captures the visual personality of the street

As any New Yorker will tell you, the events of September 11, 2001, cast an indelible shadow over their life experiences. But for one New Yorker, in particular, street portrait photographer Amy Touchette, it was this very tragic experience that led her to find a calling in photography. Capturing Memories Growing up in a suburb of Syracuse, New York, Touchette gravitated to the arts at an early age. “I always had cameras, I just didn’t think of photography as an artistic thing,” she says. “I thought of it as memories, just typical photo album stuff.” During the school year, she spent a lot of time in the art room. “I was really into figure drawing,” she explains. “I liked the challenge of drawing faces because I felt like if something was wrong, it…