Photographer: Do You Need a 100mpx Camera?


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Who in the world needs a ONE HUNDRED Megapixel camera? Why? The camera is the Hasselblad H6D-100c Medium Format DSLR.

Surfing through a photography Facebook group last week, I stumbled across a guy who owns one, and actually earns a living with it. Full disclosure: When I see someone online talking about their newest gear/fanciest widget/shiniest new whatnot, my initial reaction is to tune out. "It's not about the gear," I chant in my head, "it's about skill meeting art."

This particular guy, though, I couldn't ignore.

I've known Photographer John Hartman for a few years now. Maybe you've heard him on The PhotoTellers discuss light painting HERE, or marketing for Photographers HERE. Aside from his time on the show, I've shared a couple of meals with John, so I knew two things:

  1. John isn't the kind of guy to buy gear sheer for fun--he buys an INVESTMENT that he expects to show a (financial) return.
  2. John isn't trying to "buy" his way into great photography. Some guys buy expensive stuff to compensate for weak work. Not John.

So I pinged John, 32 minutes later we connected on Skype. Today's episode is that conversation.

What can you expect from today's episode?

  1. Obviously--John's opinion regarding the Photographer who can most benefit from this camera
  2. Why John says it's actually not about the megapixels
  3. The benefit of a 15 stop dynamic range
  4. Important insight for the landscape Photographer
  5. How John ran a test-run before he bought the camera
  6. Is it difficult to handle such large files?
  7. Can clients see a difference?
  8. Why does John print so much on metal prints?

If you have questions for John, you want to see this camera in action, and/or you want to explore the world of light painting, join John's Fall tour of light painting workshops! Learn more by CLICKING HERE, and tell him that The PhotoTellers sent you.

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