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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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Torres del Paine, Chile

Photo by Jay Goodrich

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

Sony Airpeak Drone head-on

Sony Airpeak Drone Footage

The Sony Airpeak Drone is officially Alive! Sony first announced its official entry into the drone sector early this year with Airpeak drone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Though there still aren’t solid details on a release date or pricing for its Airpeak drone, the company recently unveiled some stunning wide-angle footage

Mylo Fowler looking on his land

Mylo Fowler Making a Difference

Mylo Fowler is Inspiration Chris Burkard has just released his latest film, “Mylo.” In the film, Burkard follows the story of Mylo Fowler (@navajomylo), who left his life in Navajo Nation to travel and photograph the world. After realizing he had more of a connection to the land where he was raised, he

Composition Thoughts with Sean Tucker

Composition with Sean Tucker

Composition is Never Forced Photographer and YouTuber Sean Tucker is offering up an insightful video taking a look at composition. Tucker goes beyond the usual ‘rules of composition,’ imploring you to follow your intuition when framing and capturing a photograph — not unlike our “F the Rule of Thirds Post“. The 19-minute video,