Digital Photo Pro

Digital Photo Pro January/February 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.

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Madavor Media, LLC
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1 min.

Adobe Announces Photoshop Camera App, Details On Photoshop On The iPad & Creative Cloud Updates At Adobe MAX 2019, Adobe announced Photoshop Camera, a new mobile app, plus news on Photoshop on the iPad, and a slew of updates to the apps in the Adobe Creative Cloud service, the company’s subscription-based set of online applications and services. How To Organize Your Digital Archive Professional photographers find that the ongoing management of their digital archive is one of their most important administrative duties. Find out why in Amy Touchette’s blog post at digitalphotopro.com/blog/how-to-organize-your-digital-archive/ HDVideoPro.com Wireless Video In Production Have you heard the siren song of wireless video? What exactly does the phrase “wireless video” mean in the context of video production? Find out more about this somewhat amorphous term in contributing editor Daniel Brockett’s blog post at…

2 min.
editor’s note

When I think about black-and-white photography, I wonder if the next generation will be as excited about the topic as I've been and continue to be. Personally, I believe working in black and white helped me develop my artistic vision as I was shooting, developing and enlarging my own images since I was 11 or 12 years old. I then continued to do so through high school and college. Such a hands-on approach gave me insight into the great masters of the past as well as photographers working in the present day. I also learned valuable lessons on how to set the proper exposure for specific effects and how to frame my composition in-camera so I could enlarge it to produce a more compelling image. I even experimented with solarizing, dodging…

6 min.
new tools of the trade

Canon Announces Development Of EOS-1D X Mark III And Two Lenses Less than two months after Nikon announced the news that it was developing the Nikon D6, which will become the new pro flagship DSLR for that company, Canon announced that it's developing an update to its flagship pro DSLR: The new model will be the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR, which will be the successor to the EOS-1D X Mark II, introduced in early 2016. Because this is a development announcement, Canon couldn’t provide all the specifics, such as availability and price, but it did give some details: • The new flagship will have superior performance to the previous version, shooting up to 16 frames per second (with AF/AE tracking) and a RAW max buffer that will be five times faster…

13 min.
the photographic haikus of michael kenna

Some photographers circulate their work via magazines and newspapers (although more and more those entities exist solely online, as websites and social media channels). Others, who have chosen the world of commercial photography, distribute their images as ads, in marketing or branding campaigns, which range from traditional print to many diverse forms in digital platforms. But for the master landscape photographer Michael Kenna, who was born in Lancashire, England, but now is based in Seattle where he produces ethereal photographs that often portray hints of humanity in timeless natural landscapes, the path is a bit different. Instead, Kenna shares his lyrical work through fine-art exhibitions and more than 20 books, including his latest, Beyond Architecture (Prestel Publishing), Oiseaux (Editions Xavier Baral) and Rafu (Nazraeli Press). Digital Photo Pro: How did your passion…

10 min.
capturing the icons of activism

PHOTOGRAPHER AND AUTHOR KK Ottesen’s most recent book, Activist: Portraits of Courage (Chronicle Books, published October 2019, 7 x 9 ¼ in, 300pp, hardcover $35), contains the words and portraits of 41 American activists. The photographs represent activists, ranging in age from 21 to 94, who have been engaged in a broad range of issues from a variety of perspectives. It's why in this volume, which presents first-person interviews alongside the black-and-white portraits, you’ll not only find longtime icons—Harry Belafonte and Angela Davis, for example—but also new faces, such as Indivisible co-founders Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg. The project grew out of Ottesen’s longtime interest in activism and the roles people play in an active democracy. “In recent years, as the discourse has frayed and with all the crazy stuff that’s…

10 min.
as i found it

When my mother’s dementia became so severe that she could no longer stay in the rambling New England Victorian where she had lived for 40 years, most of that time with my father, it fell to me to empty and sell the creaky old manse. Once my mother was out, I essentially moved in and spent the better part of a year sifting through a dense environment created by decades of hoarding, deeply compounded by the Yankee habit of saving too much from past generations. The house contained thousands of cardboard boxes, often several nested inside a larger one, stacked up in layers against the walls. In the attic, these stacks created a virtual maze. Despite my mother’s ceaseless accumulation, a lot of what she left behind in her boxes was neatly…