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The Pro Journal studies gear, photography techniques, actual methods to creating photos, and then how to process and catalog all of that photography work.

The Pro Journal is about those little building blocks that help hold the house of photography up. A form of structure that comes from where Jay came from prior to photography – architecture.

Structure is posts, beams, walls, concrete, steel, wood. Today’s photography structure comes in the form of the portrait, the grand landscape, the action photo–any photo. In its simplest form, the Pro Journal is about creating a photograph of anyone or anything that has more meaning to it than just a simple snapshot.

We are continually building the Pro Journal into an online article platform that is now covering inspiration, travel, opinion, change, and news within the photo industry. Have a look around, hopefully we keep you coming back for more.

The Pro Journal comes to you from the heart of the Tetons in Wyoming. Every day the sun rises in different light. Welcome to the journey.

8 Reasons Capture One is the Best Image Editor screenshot by Jay Goodrich

8 Reasons Capture One is the Best

I have written multiple articles about my love affair with Capture One Pro. Being completely transparent, I switched to Capture One, then switched back to Lightroom, and now I have pretty much settled on Capture One Pro for good. Generally, because I feel that Capture One is the best image editor, with the

lightroom export tips - sunset over Grand Teton in Winter by Jay Goodrich

Easy Lightroom Export Tips

Actually, one of the best Lightroom export tips we have is that exporting from Lightroom is probably the simplest function of Lightroom Classic CC. This is basically a point, click and ship procedure. So how do I really use it.

Leica M10 and Star Wars - Burned Vader Helmet - photo by Jay Goodrich

Leica M10 and Star Wars – Just Amazing

Leica M10 – The Leica. Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. ~ That’s what they say. This post is going to be a little less about the Leica M10 and a little more about my history with photography and Star Wars. In a round about way, George Lucas and Star Wars has more to do with

Sony a7R IV Headline Photo by Jay Goodrich

Sony a7R IV – The One

I am going to begin this Sony a7R IV review by telling you that I have read a dozen other reviews of this camera prior to writing this one. I know what they are all saying. Those other reviews suck. In my opinion of course. My review isn’t going to be another band

Capture One 20 Photo of Michael Franti by Jay Goodrich

Capture One 20 is Positively Kickass

Capture One 20 from Phase One launched today. Contrary to popular belief this is the latest update to Capture One. Many are asking what happened to updates 13-19, since the last version of Capture One was 12? Phase One has stated that with a new decade launching in January, they have decided to

Switching from Leica to Sony by Jay Goodrich

Switching from Leica to Sony

It probably doesn’t come as that big of a surprise to you that I am writing about switching from Leica to Sony does it? I have never had a dislike for Sony cameras and lenses. I just had some issues with a few specifications that I felt needed refinement. My first experience with

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Landmannalaugar National Park, Iceland

Photo by Jay Goodrich

GoPro Hero 10 Black Edition

GoPro Hero 10 Black Edition Released

GoPro Hero 10 Black Edition Today, GoPro introduced their new flagship camera, the GoPro HERO 10 Black Edition, which features the new high-performance GP2 processor. GP2 delivers breakthrough image quality and blistering video frame rates that enable GoPro HERO 10 Black Edition to capture life-like 5.3K video at 60 frames per second, 4K video at 120 frames

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Feature Set Apple today introduced the Apple iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in a smartphone. Redesigned inside and out, both models introduce an all-new Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion featuring an adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz, making the

Canon EOS R3

Canon EOS R3 Announced

Images by DPReview The Canon EOS R3 – A Pro Mirrorless While sneak peaks, rumors and lite announcements have been floating around for months about the new Canon EOS R3, Canon made the official announcement last night. The new Canon EOS R3 is officially available for pre-order to the masses from B&H and

Sony Airpeak Drone head-on

Sony Airpeak Drone September 2021

The Sony Airpeak Drone September 2021! Sony announced today that the Sony Airpeak Drone with have September 2021 availability. The above video highlights the key features of Sony’s growing list of 2021 product releases. The year began with the release of the Sony α1 flagship camera and is now heading down the road at