Pro Journal

Photography gear tests & more.

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.

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.

Big Sur moonrise - © Jay Goodrich

Big Sur Moonrise – Friday Photo

I was teaching a photography workshop with friend and fellow professional photographer Gavriel Jecan in California when I took this photo. It was one of those scenarios where I set up the shot in the dark, took the photo, and moved on.

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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.

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Sunrise Denali and Alaska Range by Jay Goodrich

Denali – Friday Photo

I am taking you back, WAY BACK in today’s Friday Photo. The original photos of Denali and the Alaska Range were taken in the summer of 2004 when my wife Heather and I were on a 14 day backpacking trip in Denali National Park.

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Sunrise and Arrowleaf Balsamroot over the Tetons by Jay Goodrich

Teton Wildflower Sunrise – Friday Photo

Not to exaggerate, but this photograph took a decade to create. I remember one significantly cold June morning, while visiting Jackson, Wyoming a long time ago, in a galaxy… a hard frost covering all of the balsamroot flowers that were in bloom.

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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

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Lacie DJI Copilot BOSS storage header image by Jay Goodrich

Lacie DJI Copilot

The Lacie DJI Copilot isn’t necessarily a new concept in mobile storage devices, but in my opinion, it’s superior to the GNARBOX 128GB Portable Backup

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Lightroom Develop Tips featured image © Jay Goodrich

Lightroom Develop Tips

So far we have gone through speeding up Lightroom, importing into Lightroom, and organizing your photos in the Library Module with Lightroom. Now it’s time

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Graduated Neutral Density Filters by Jay Goodrich

Graduated Neutral Density Filters

Unlike a neutral density filter, which most photographers and filmmakers use to remove overall light from an exposure, a graduated neutral density filter only darkens

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