Owning his niche: Todd Klassy’s agricultural photography

March 2017 issue Profiles

When Todd Klassy was 9 years old, his father was badly injured in a tractor accident while working on the family farm. He spent months laid up and recovering from his injuries. Devastated emotionally and financially, the family wasn’t sure how they’d get through the upcoming harvest. What happened next was like a scene out of a feel-good TV commercial. At harvest time, all the farmers in the county showed up with equipment to help pick corn. Women arrived with plates of food, and the... Continue Reading >

First Look: Sony RX100 V steps up

10.24.2016 News

Now in its fifth generation, the 20.1 megapixel Sony RX100 V is a pocketable powerhouse. Like its predecessors, the RX100 V is compact, solidly constructed, and full of features. The camera is also outfitted with a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens.Built around a newly developed 1.0-inch stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor, the RX100 V also features an improved image processing system with a new front-end LSI chip and a Fast Hybrid AF system. While its specs are impressive (you can read... Continue Reading >

Get Better Video

May 2016 issue Tech

Blackmagic Video Assist DVR: Codecs, Color Sampling and CardsEver since the DSLR first started making waves as a serious, high-definition video capture device, there have been a number of sacrifices made for video capture on DSLRs and mirrorless interchangeable-lens (MIL) cameras. Some of those sacrifices include lower quality video compression, lower quality color sampling and bit depth, no peaking or zebra stripes (explained later), and file conversion needed for editing. These sacrifices... Continue Reading >

New Lexar 200GB High-Performance microSDXC UHS-I Card Announced

3.23.2016 News

Lexar has announced the new 200GB Lexar High-Performance microSDXC UHS-I memory card. These cards are primarily designed for sports camcorders, tablets, and smartphones, and this UHS-I, U1 microSDXC card has read transfer speeds up to 95MB per second and can capture up to 17 hours of 4K and Full HD video, 33,000 photos, or 28,000 songs. “Professional and everyday photographers are now more passionate about shooting high-quality video, on everything from digital SLRs to sports and aerial... Continue Reading >

Weddings in motion

September 2015 issue Profiles

Victoria Grech began her journey into professional photography like so many people bitten by the shutterbug: She discovered the magic of capturing a great photograph. Straight out of school, the London-based Grech passed up an opportunity to take over her family’s fashion business and instead went into investment banking. For nine years, she worked in the business of making money until a vacation to Kenya changed her perspective. To take better photos on the trip, she purchased a digital SLR... Continue Reading >