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Canon Professional Services: Should You Join CPS as a Photographer?

As a professional photographer, it's highly important to know you have support from a manufacturer to maintain your equipment. Canon knows this, which is why it provides a dedicated Canon Professional Services (CPS) for its customers; here's a look into what the service is and whether you should become a member.

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6 Signs You Don’t Have What It Takes To Be a Pro Photographer

Being a professional photographer is often a flashy “seemingly easy” career in which anyone with a camera and a lens can succeed. But why then do so many fail? Having talked to many successful photographers, I’ve noticed certain patterns that they all share.

To Make Money from Photography, You Should Know Your Value Chain

I am writing this article because I see a lot of photographers asking the same questions over and over and thought it would be nice to give you all the tools to answer your own questions. Or at least the 2% of you who search before asking questions.

From Homeless to Pro Photographer: What it Actually Takes to Make it as a Photographer

Perhaps you have a dream of becoming a professional photographer or you have already started your professional photography business. If for you it’s still a dream what is it that’s holding you back? If you have already started how was it for you? Did you start part-time, nervous about taking that first step or did you, like me, jump straight in?

A Fully Loaded Apple Mac Pro Will Cost You $52,600

The Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR officially went on sale today, allowing us to answer the question that has been on everybody's mind ever since Apple's desktop powerhouse was announced: how much will it cost to buy a fully spec this monster out? The answer: a cool $52,600.

Amateur with Fuji GFX 50R Takes On Pro with Google Pixel 3

The folks over at popular tech channel Linus Tech Tips recently did something fun. They combined your standard Amateur vs Pro photography challenge with the Pro Gear vs Smartphone trope to answer a different kind of question: Can a rote amateur with an expensive camera beat a professional who's using only a smartphone?

11 Tips for Photographing Your Dog or Cat Like a Pro

In order to make your snapshots stand out above the rest by making them look professional, incorporating several creative elements can do just that. I am often asked by pet owners how to get the best shots of their furry companions with a basic camera.

What IS a Professional Photographer?

The phrase heard every day in the world of photography is “I am a professional photographer.” This statement must be viewed in the context that 8 out of 10 people with a DSLR refer to themselves as professional photographers. Of course, this statistical claim is a MUS (Made-Up-Stat). OK, the math is fuzzy, but in reality, the claim is not that outlandish.

Reality Check: What Counts as ‘Pro’ Photography Gear?

The short answer: whatever works for you. In this short video/soliloquy, photography educator Matt Granger takes a break from looking at the best pro photo gear, to help define what exactly "pro gear" means to him, and what it should mean to you.

Zero Optik: High-End Pinhole Lenses Designed for Pros

When you think pinhole lenses, you probably think cheap, low-fi lenses created by hand for DIY photography projects. Zero Optik takes things in the opposite direction: it's a new line of high-quality pinhole lenses that are designed for professionals.

In Defense of Sony’s Pro Mirrorless Cameras

The photographer Sator has created quite a buzz with his article "Why Sony’s Full Frame Pro Mirrorless Was a Fatal Mistake." I thought long and hard about whether I should response to this or not. I think there are many things omitted in his analysis and I want to point out some of those points.