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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.

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

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 System that I tested a few years back. GNARBOX holds a few new cards of their own. If you visit the GNARBOX website version 2.0 is for sale.

Light Table

Torres del Paine, Chile

Photo by Jay Goodrich

Adobe Lightroom Classic Update Screenshot by Jay Goodrich

Adobe Lightroom Classic Update

Adobe Lightroom Classic Update Adobe has just released an update to Adobe Lightroom Classic (version 10.2) focused on mainly on performance upgrades to the Library and Develop modules. Adobe has also included a Beta version of tethering for Nikon in this release. Additionally, Adobe has announced updates for Lightroom and Lightroom for mobile. Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop M1 Mac Native

Adobe Photoshop M1 Mac Native

Adobe Photoshop M1 Mac Native Now Adobe announced Adobe Photoshop M1 Mac native compatibility this past week. Internal tests show that Photoshop delivers significant performance gains across the application for customers using these latest Macs with the M1 chips. Adobe Photoshop M1 Mac Performance Photoshop now runs natively on Macs powered by the

Capture One 21 (14.1.0) by Jay Goodrich

Capture One 21 (14.1.0) released

Capture One 21 (14.1.0) Update Capture One 21 (14.1.0) was released this past December and its first major update is now available to current users for free. Capture One 21 (14.1.0) is a feature release that contains new functionality, new camera and lens support and bug fixes. New features added to Capture One

Sony A1 in the office by Jay Goodrich

Sony A1 Has Arrived

Sony A1 First Impressions FedEx delivered the brand new Sony A1 to our front door today. At first glance you would be hard pressed to think it was a new camera. The A1 has the same styling as Sony’s current Alpha line (closer to the a9 II than others), but when you turn